Pittsburgh: Bargains Along the Rail Lines?
July 9, 2014 7:12 AM Subscribe
My wife and I will be visiting the Warhol Museum and the Mattress Factory during a two-day trip to Pittsburgh, and we're trying to avoid the CBD markup on hotels, parking, and restaurants.
posted by Rykey to Travel & Transportation around Pittsburgh, PA (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We like rail and walking, and are willing to trade distance from the CBD for savings on food, lodging and parking. So our tentative plan is to find a deal on a hotel somewhere along the red or blue line, go downtown after breakfast, see the two museums and get lunch at Church Brew Works, and come back in time for a more reasonably-priced dinner.
It'd be fine to get off the train anywhere along our route for breakfast or dinner, and anything else that's worth a look near that stop would be a bonus. We don't care about nightlife at all--record/book stores, libraries, quirky museums, and cinema are more our style.
We're not total cheapskates, but we're still recovering from a trip to Las Vegas we had to take for work recently, so we'd like to do things a little smarter this time. So any recommendations for places to stay or eat at better-than-tourist-trap prices that don't involve cab rides, and along the rail lines, would be welcome.