Visiting Pittsburgh

Downtown Pittsburgh is an extremely walk-able city, and there’s a lot to see and do when you’re there.


The Art Insitute of Pittsburgh is located at 420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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If you’re looking for a place to stay, there are many hotel options in Downtown Pittsburgh. Most of them charge for parking in addition to your stay. If you are driving to Pittsburgh and are looking for a cheaper option, the hotels in Green Tree are just outside of downtown. You would then need to drive into downtown, where Saturday parking is usually in the $5 to $6 range for the day.

Sheraton Station Square
Station Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 261-2000

Station Square is just a short walk/drive across the Smithfield Street Bridge from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. If you happen to venture there, you’ll have access to something uniquely Pittsburgh – the Duquesne Incline. You can ride the incline up the hill to Mount Washington and take in the gorgeous view of Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 471-4000

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Downtown
250 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 281-5557

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
One Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 281-5800

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown  
600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 391-4600

You can get more information about accomodations in on the Downtown Pittsburgh website.

There are also some accomodations available a little outside the city, along the most common route from the Airport into the city:

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh/Greentree
555 Trumbull Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 922-0100

Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh West-Green Tree
401 Holiday Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
(412) 922-8100


Pittsburgh also has a few listings on airbnb, though most are outside of the downtown core and are not walkable to the venue.


The closest airport is Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).

Pittsburgh International Pittsburgh
1000 Airport Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15231

If you’re flying into Pitsburgh, here’s some transportation options available at the airport.

Public Transit

Pittsburgh does have a limited bus and light rail system, though service is limited in many areas on the weekend. Learn more at Port Authority’s Website.

Pittsburgh also has Uber and Lyft.

Parking Near the Art Institute

There are lots of places to park in the area. Below are some of the closer parking garages. If you’re staying at an area hotel, you might want to ask if there’s shuttle service available if you want to avoid driving in an unfamiliar city.

InterPark Garage
200 Smithfield St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
*This garage is the closest to the Art Institute and has reasonable day rates on Saturday.

Pittsburgh Parking Authority Garage
232 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Pittsburgh Parking Authority – Third Avenue Garage
238 4th Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
*This garage has been under construction and has some limited parking areas.