Pittsburgh SightseeingVisitors who prefer sightseeing on their own should stop at VisitPittsburgh's Welcome Pittsburgh Information Center and Gift Shop at 120 Fifth Ave. Other branches are at the Pittsburgh International Airport, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and in Senator John Heinz History Center; phone (412) 281-7711 or (800) 359-0758. All centers provide brochures and maps of the Golden Triangle, Strip District, Design Zone (the city's interior design district) and Mount Washington. The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, in Station Square, offers self-guiding tours and customized bus and walking tours for sites in western Pennsylvania; phone (412) 471-5808.
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The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation , in Station Square, offers bus and walking tours for a range of historical sites in western Pennsylvania; phone (412) 471-5808.
AAA’s in-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. To pass inspection, all hotels must meet the same rigorous standards for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality. These hotels receive a AAA Diamond designation that tells members what type of experience to expect.
Members save up to 10% and earn World of Hyatt points when booking AAA/CAA rates! Members also receive free breakfast at Hyatt Place/Hyatt House with their World of Hyatt membership!Hyatt House Pittsburgh/Bloomfield/Shadyside
5335 Baum Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Pennsylvania's statewide sales tax is 6 percent. An additional 1 percent is collected by Allegheny County, as is a 7 percent lodging tax. The city levies a 5 percent amusements tax.
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Allegheny General Hospital, (412) 359-3131; UPMC Mercy, (412) 232-8111; UPMC Passavant—McCandless, (412) 367-6700; UPMC Presbyterian, (412) 647-2345; UPMC St. Margaret, (412) 784-4000; West Penn Hospital, (412) 578-5000.
120 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Phone:(412)281-7711 or (800)359-0758
Pittsburgh International Airport
Hertz, at the Pittsburgh International Airport, offers discounts to AAA members; phone (412) 472-5955 or (800) 654-3080.
An Amtrak passenger service station is on the lower level of The Pennsylvanian, formerly Penn Central Station, at 1100 Liberty Ave. at Grant Street; phone (800) 872-7245 or TTY (800) 523-6590.
The Greyhound Lines Inc. terminal is at 55 11th St. near Liberty Avenue; phone (412) 392-6514.
The leading taxi company is Yellow Cab, (412) 321-8100. Cabs are metered, and the base rate is $4 plus $1.75 per mile. A fuel surcharge may be charged.
Port Authority of Allegheny County Transit operates public transportation throughout the city and Allegheny County. A section of downtown Pittsburgh is a fare free zone. Other areas have a base fare of $2.75; exact change is required. Discounted fares are available through the purchase of weekly or monthly passes, which can be purchased at the transit's downtown service center at 534 Smithfield St. For route information, phone (412) 442-2000.