Pittsburgh International Airport is the starting point after taking a Pittsburgh flight. If you have a little extra time, it is worth it to shop the airmall. When you are ready to leave, you have several options for reaching your accommodations. There are limousines, taxis, and shuttles. Buses depart every twenty minutes. Rental cars are available from Hertz, Alamo, and other major companies.
Airfare to Pittsburgh is easy to find and the city is not difficult to navigate. Like many other large cities, if you are staying in the downtown area you will be able to walk to most places. There is some public transportation, but you may still find walking to be just as fast. For forays further out into the city or if you are not staying downtown, your cheap flight to Pittsburgh should leave you the extra money to take a taxi or rent a car.
Much of what there is to do in Pittsburgh bears the Carnegie name. There is the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Carnegie Science Center. The Heinz Museum is also a wonderful way to spend the day. Scale Mount Washington in an original cable car at the Duquesne Incline. If your visit coincides with baseball season, check out PNC Park, one of the nation's best ball parks. No flights to Pittsburgh would be complete without checking out the Pittsburgh Zoo. The National Aviary, featuring thousands of birds, is also a great place to visit.
Located along the Monongahela River, the Southside Works offers a variety of shopping from boutiques to department stores. There are also restaurants and a walking trail. Downtown Pittsburgh offers some familiar names like Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue. Whatever you are in the mood for, Pittsburgh probably has the restaurant that serves it. There is American, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, or French, just to name a few. Our Place is noted for its home-style cooking. Tavern 245 has great casual dining by an exciting chef. As in any city, the nightlife runs the gamut from small local pubs to live music and dancing. Once a speakeasy during Prohibition, the Squirrel Hill Cafe, also known as "the Cage," hosts a mixture of students and locals with jukeboxes that play all sorts of music. For something completely different, hear slam poetry at the Shadow Lounge.