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Old 05-16-2009, 10:24 AM   #1
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Default Planning a Trip to Pittsburgh - Need locals' input!

If all goes well in the next few weeks, I will be purchasing game tickets to opening day against the Titans I'll be taking my wife, sister, and best bud, so we're all extremely psyched.

Having said that, we are going to need local Pittburgher knowledge...bare with me.

Because we will be spending a fortune on the game tickets, we'll have to stay at a budget conscious hotel/motel. So far I've looked at two: The Days Inn New Stanton, which according to Yahoo maps is 45 minutes away from Heinz Field (which I don't mind), and the Travel Lodge in Moon Township about 25 minutes away. Are those travel times accurate?

Are either of these two in a horrible part of town where I will have to worry about getting car jacked or something? Yes, I am from LA, and have never resided in a "good" neighborhood, but these will not be familiar surroundings.

I also checked out the other thread about the top 10 locations for a fan to visit, but if you want to add more here, please go ahead.

Thanks for the help, and wish me luck so that everything turns out okay in the next few weeks so I can actually start the ticket hunting!
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:59 AM   #2
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Are you flying in?.......Those places are cool......New Stanton is far away if your flying into PIT........There are alot closer places to stay.........Send me your email in a private message and I will try to help you........
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Old 05-16-2009, 03:33 PM   #3
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Check some of the hotel booking sites for good deals in town. Im coming to Pittsburgh next month and on hotwire we booked 2 nights at the Renaissance in downtown for 89 a night.
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you wont get the renaissance for $89 on a game night.
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:06 PM   #5
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I know football is differant then baseball but still it wouldnt hurt to look.
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Check some of the hotel booking sites for good deals in town. Im coming to Pittsburgh next month and on hotwire we booked 2 nights at the Renaissance in downtown for 89 a night.
I was going to say this as well. Any time I come to Pittsburgh, I priceline my hotels. A few years ago, I grabbed the Marriot bythe Mellon Arena for 55 bucks for a few night. You never know what hotel you will stay in, but on Priceline, you choose your area(downtown), star level(3 or better and price). I will never book a hotel through it's actual site again. Priceline is the way to go
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my wife and I visited there in 2005 for the superbowl XL celebration and it was great. The city was beutiful,the people were nice,and the food was great! Make sure that you ride the incline the view from up there is great.The science center and submarine tour are great too!
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I don't know much about how much hotels cost around here since I don't really have a need to ever get 1.

You can check out the best western in green tree which is right up the road from the west end bridge where you could easily make your way accross and you're right by the stadium. Im not sure how much they charge though.

Some places I would check out:

Mt Washington, I live up here, though its not as nice as it used to be since the back part of its geting worse each year, check out grandview avenue and you get a view of Pittsburghs skyline. You gotta go to primanti brothers, Im sure youve heard of it from us Pittsburghers, maybe not.

Theres plenty of good places to eat downtown, but if youre on Mt washington checking out the view, I would go to La Tavola (Always see steelers up here eating) or there plenty of other resaurants up on grandview ave but are more expensive.

While you're on Mt Washington theres 2 inclines you can ride, check it out.

If you're into the nightlife, check out the South Side.
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If all goes well in the next few weeks, I will be purchasing game tickets to opening day against the Titans I'll be taking my wife, sister, and best bud, so we're all extremely psyched.

Having said that, we are going to need local Pittburgher knowledge...bare with me.

Because we will be spending a fortune on the game tickets, we'll have to stay at a budget conscious hotel/motel. So far I've looked at two: The Days Inn New Stanton, which according to Yahoo maps is 45 minutes away from Heinz Field (which I don't mind), and the Travel Lodge in Moon Township about 25 minutes away. Are those travel times accurate?

Are either of these two in a horrible part of town where I will have to worry about getting car jacked or something? Yes, I am from LA, and have never resided in a "good" neighborhood, but these will not be familiar surroundings.

I also checked out the other thread about the top 10 locations for a fan to visit, but if you want to add more here, please go ahead.

Thanks for the help, and wish me luck so that everything turns out okay in the next few weeks so I can actually start the ticket hunting!
I hope you enjoy your trip to the burgh.
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