Hotel at a Glance: Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh West-Green Tree
This newly renovated business- and tourist-friendly Crowne Plaza hotel offers a convenient and comfortable spot to rest your head in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. The Carnegie Science Center, PNC Park (where the Pirates play), and the diverse restaurants, art galleries, and eclectic boutiques of the historic Strip District are all just minutes away.
- Added perk: With this Groupon, you’ll get two drinks per day from the lounge (valid for house wine, bottle or draft beer, or well drinks).
- In-room amenities: high-speed Internet, 42-inch HDTV, upgraded bath products, Keurig coffeemaker
- Take a dip in the outdoor pool.
- Onsite dining at Bistro 401
- Distance from airport: 14 miles
Downtown Pittsburgh: History and Culture in the Golden Triangle
Downtown Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers. Known as the Golden Triangle, this wedge of waterfront real estate is where the city’s cultural, financial, and historic districts converge. Take a stroll through the area or navigate the more than 20 miles of bike trails to discover art galleries, historic buildings, and shiny skyscrapers home to corporate powerhouses such as United States Steel and PNC bank.
For a quick survey of the Steel City’s nearly 250-year history, you can go on a walking tour from the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. Expert guides will fill you in on Pittsburgh’s architecture and will reenact Gen. Washington’s famous victory break dance at forts constructed during the American Revolution.
A short cab ride brings you to the city’s Oakland neighborhood, where you’ll find art and history museums as well as the Phipps Conservatory. This elaborate, Victorian-style greenhouse showcases 17 botanical gardens, both in the steel-and-glass structure and on the grounds surrounding it.