Best Time To Go
The best time to visit is September through October. The weather is still warm and the autumn colors begin to show in the surrounding hills. It’s still a great time to bike or stroll along the rivers, visit Point State Park, or take in a baseball game or concert at one of Pittsburgh’s open air stadiums.
The best way to get around the city is by car, as Pittsburgh is not known for having excellent public transportation. Buses and taxis are the main options, with bus fares starting at $2.50.
Pittsburgh’s weather is temperamental. The city’s summer and autumn months are the best times to visit. This is when the parks are filled with picnickers sunbathing or admiring the colorful leaves. Winters are usually bitterly cold with the wind whipping off the city’s three rivers. Spring months usually tend to be cold and rainy with occasional warm, blue sky days.
Know Before You Go
The best way to prepare for your trip is to make some sort of loose plan that maps out locations of the places you’ll want to go. As mentioned, Pittsburgh is more or less a car-dependent city that’s low on parking, and at times heavy with traffic. It has quite a few one-way streets, some complicated intersections on hilltops, and a somewhat maddening freeway system, but it’s not nearly as bad as Los Angeles or Miami. Budget in some extra time to get where you’re going, especially if you don’t want to miss the start of a movie, concert, or game.
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