Walking around downtown Pittsburgh?
October 11, 2013 12:09 PM Subscribe
My partner and I are very excited about our trip to Pittsburgh next month! But I have a question about walkability. We'll be staying downtown on Penn Avenue and it looks like we can walk to a lot of places quite easily, but should we? We are big walkers and our city is very residential downtown, but it seems Pittsburgh's downtown gets pretty empty at night...is that a concern re: safety or for any other reason?
posted by Lescha to travel & transportation around Pittsburgh, PA (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
An example: the Warhol museum looks like an easy 15 minute walk from our hotel, but we'd have to walk across the 7th Street Bridge. Can you walk over that bridge on foot easily?
Also what about safety day and night in the downtown area? I have read some really divergent opinions about how safe it is to walk around at night. I ask as the Museum is open until 10 pm on Fridays, but should we take a cab back if we stay that late? Can we/should we walk there earlier in the evening?
And generally, can we (two women for what it's worth) walk around safely at night in the downtown as long as we talk all normal big city precautions?