The Pittsburgh Tour Company's guides cart guests around on classic red double-decker buses straight out of London. These experienced guides divulge interesting factoids along the tour's 21 stops, which include a fish market, Heinz Field, and the city’s depository of old chewing gum that has been scraped off school desks. The company's fleet of four buses offers up the chance to view the city from the second story of closed or open bus tops.
A decade ago, Scott and Michelle Urso devised Urso Bus, LLC as an easy, reliable way for people to get from place to place without worrying about driving themselves. Urso’s eponymous buses transport groups to destinations and occasions of all kinds, charting courses to weddings and sporting events and running regularly scheduled trips to casinos. From behind the bus’s tinted windows, passengers can relax knowing that they’re in the hands of a friendly driver who prioritizes promptness and avoids popping wheelies to impress passersby.
Searching for parking spots downtown can lead to frustration and dangerous driving conditions due to tear-slicked steering wheels. Bypass the nuisances of no-parking zones, fire hydrants, and meters with your month and a half of surefire parking. Use your premium parking position to stroll the short, three-minute walk between the lot and the new Consol Energy Center on game days for the Penguins' upcoming season, park close to work, or enjoy a romantic dinner in the front seat of your car. Parking is subject to availability and is based on a first-come, first-parked service.
Central Parking of Pennsylvania is but one branch of a nationwide business that stations cars in more than 1.2 million spaces throughout 2,500 garages. The coveted spots are located in the heart of each city near renowned hotels and destinations, housing rides near Pittsburgh's Mellon Arena or the salsa-dancing shadow of Sylvester Stallone that still shades a famous set of Philadelphian steps. Commuters snag discounts on Zipcars, which take up residence in more than 100 of the parking facilities.
Browse Golden Triangle’s bikes and rates to find the proper urban steed for slick city cycling. Ride upright in comfort on a hybrid bike built to ride most trails ($8/hour, $30/day) or upgrade to a hardtail Kona Mountain Bike to take on the wheel’s natural enemy, steeply sloped curbs ($10/hour, $40/day). Nothing says I love you and I trust you like riding a tandem bike for two ($12/hour, $40/day), except for riding a four-wheeled surrey equipped to seat up to three adults and two children, or a pair of figure skaters and one fourth of a barbershop quartet ($20/hour, $50/day).
Though they welcome clients of all ages into their fitness facility, Fouad “Fred” Jaroudi and his staff at Community Health Center specialize in exercise for ages 35 and older using the second floor’s passive workout machines. Downstairs, younger visitors hook up their music while using more-intensive weight machines, treadmills, and free weights along with a punching bag and speed bag.