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walking and where to stay

I found a great location & price to stay on Airbnb ( Wood St.) but our dates are not available. Other than the ball game on the second night we want to explore the Point Park and Ft Pitt , do a walking tour (downloaded from Robert Morris U.) around downtown and also Carnegie Science including the submarine . The first night we hope to take in jazz the first night if there is not too much jet-lag..

Specific Q's - about how long a walk would it be from the water steps to Carnegie?

about how long from PNC to Grant ST?

One for me expensive option is staying at the Hyatt next to PNC ' but very convenient.

the other cheaper would be staying say on Fisk St..

How much time are we going to waste of our two days if we stay further from downtown as opposed to paying more for location? yes a general question which is perhaps not easy to give a full answer but any input will be appreciated.

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1. Re: walking and where to stay

From Carnegie Science Center to the water steps, the Casino, or PNC Park is a nice walk. There is a paved walking trail that runs along the river connecting all of those points. PNC Park to Grant Street would be a bit of a hike. It would mean walking across the Clemente bridge and then maybe 1/2 mile to a mile in town, depending on where you are going. You could cut through Market Square which is a nice little park with restaurants. There is a subway that runs from the North Shore near PNC Park which will take you to downtown Pittsburgh or to Station Square where the inclines are. The subway is free and something to consider. You can probably get a subway schedule from the Pittsburgh Port Authority.

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2. Re: walking and where to stay

The water steps to the Carnegie Science Center is about a 5 minute walk. You could either walk on the Riverfront Walk or up top on the sidewalk along the main road. From PNC to Grant St would be a 15-20 minute walk depending on which end of Grant St.

If you stay on Fisk St, then I would recommend renting a car and that would negate the savings on the hotel. You would not want to walk from downtown to Fisk St after dark...not much pedestrian traffic and I would not feel comfortable. Have you considered the Hampton Inn in the Strip District or Courtyard by Marriott in town? Those might be less expensive options than the Hyatt. If it's not a significant savings, then I would definitely stay at the Hyatt. It sounds like an ideal location for the things you are looking to do during your visit.

europe
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3. Re: walking and where to stay

thank you

europe
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4. Re: walking and where to stay

Thank you very much . Your input as to walking nights thru downtown especially helpful. I guess the Hyatt will be the answer.

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5. Re: walking and where to stay

If you decide to stay in Lawrenceville the bus is another option. You should be able to get from Lawrenceville to downtown in about 15 minutes on the bus, I would think. You can get more info at the link. http://www.lvpgh.com/Public_Transportation. Perhaps the airbnb hosts would have more insight on that.

One thing to consider about Fisk Street is that you will be in the middle of a vibrant residential and commercial community with bars, restaurants, coffee shops, etc., nearby. A bit more of a glimpse of "real-life" Pittsburgh than you would get downtown.

europe
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6. Re: walking and where to stay

Thank you all three of the responders to my two questions. This morning I ordered a room at the Hyatt . From there everything is in walking distance. Do any of you have any experience of the jazz venues in the city?

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7. Re: walking and where to stay

Looks like Little E's is the top club. http://www.littleesjazz.com/ I have no personal knowledge of it.

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