Hotel at a Glance: Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center sits right in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, within walking distance of shops and restaurants. There's a Starbucks cafe in the upscale lobby, as well as a wine bar and restaurant.
- Spacious rooms feature city views, updated decor, big work desks, and refrigerators.
- Dive into the indoor pool or work up a sweat in the onsite fitness center.
- Dine on scallops and cheddar grits or 21-day aged New York strip steak at the in-house restaurant, Steelhead Brasserie and Wine Bar.
- Nearby attractions: CONSOL Energy Center, where the Pittsburgh Penguins play, is across the street; the Steelers' Heinz Field is nearby too.
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.