Travel to Pittsburgh

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  1. The Old Master

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    FYI>I was at a great little restaurant "mia madre trattoria" between Benavon and Bellevue. family owned and operated. great food in a small setting...….if f your looking for something def. give it a try.
     
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    Hello everyone. I will be making a brief visit in Pittsburgh in September (23rd-24th) with my friend. Penguins seems to have a pre-season game against Detroit on Sunday 23rd and we were thinking of attending but when I tried to search for tickets on Stubhub but couldn't find any on sale (other pre-season games seemed to have tickets available though). Already sold out? Are there any other reliable sites to buy tickets? I'd appreciate any help to get tickets.
     
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    It's likely the "kids" game where the Pens give out all the tickets.

    Edit:

    Yep:

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    The Sunday, September 23 game against Detroit will be the annual "Free Game For Kids."

    Penguins Announce 2018 Preseason Schedule
     
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    Greetings, Blues fan here. I'm taking my son on a hockey tour for Spring Break his senior year, and this includes a stop for the Penguins game. I haven't been to Pittsburgh before, but we are extremely excited for this.

    We plan to spend a day or two around town, and then sitting on the glass (my first time doing this) for the game. Thanks in advance for any responses.

    1) Any game day events or locations I should be sure to see?
    2) Anything noteworthy around town you'd recommend we check out? (I'm not taking him out drinking.)
     
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    Poor kid.

    Seriously though, ride the Duquesne incline. Quintessential Pittsburgh tourist thing to do. It's neat, right downtown and the upper station has historical pictures everywhere. Exact change though so check the website. Check yelp for restaurants that suit your taste/budget. There's tons of good ones (Altius next to the incline is fantastic).
     
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    Ride the incline up to Mt. Washington. Seriously, do this.
    Eat at Primanti's or Fat Heads for lunch. Primanti is the "Pittsburgh thing to do" while Fat Heads is IMO the best sandwich shop I've ever been to.
    Ducky tours might still be open, which is a land and river tour of the city.
     
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    Pretty much what everyone else has said. My fave pre-game spot for a meal is Pizza Milano's right by the arena. Gotta get there early though. If the weather's nice and you like active-ish stuff, walking down to the Point might be enjoyable. Ditto to Phipp's Conservatory for plant-y things.

    If you're here during a weekend and looking for something different, Arcade Comedy Theater usually has some good shows.
     
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    I've managed to pack in quite a lot into my two trips, each a week long.

    Local theatre
    Orchestra
    Fort Pitt
    Natural History museum
    Sport museum
    Art gallery
    Cathedral of Learning
    Schenley Park
    Phipps Conservatory
    Frick Park
    The inclines
    Bars on E Carson :laugh:
     
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    YOU MISSED THE NATIONAL AVIARY??? :eek:
     
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    The aviary is actually ****ing awesome
     
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    I've been to Pittsburgh twice but feel I've done a lot there, looking at the fact Heathrow will be doing flights from there in the future. Might have to plan a return.
     
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    Porter ended their route to Pittsburgh via Toronto so it is Air Canada or drive for me now from Montréal
     
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    Odd, I remember they flew originally to Billy Bishop but then changed it to Pearson. Air Canada Express still shows as having a flight though? Ending their flights to Paris though, I'm surprised they don't have more long haul flights.
     
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    The single best thing about the 3 pro sports teams in Pittsburgh is their vicinities to downtown. Especially the hockey arena. Very easy to take in a day of the city and go to a game because they are right together.

    I love Market Square in the heart of the city for all of my pregame meals. A bunch of great restaurants and outdoor seating.

    Also, be sure not to forget that within city limits, the T (subway for out of towners) is free. That takes you over to the north shore (baseball/football stadiums, great bars/restaurants and casino). The best views of the city are from the North Shore or the ever popular Mount Washington lookout.

    I’m sure there are many other things that you will hear or read from others about your trip to Pittsburgh. I’m just throwing out some things off the top of my head.

    It’s really hard not to have a great time on gamedays in this city. Especially on the weekends. Like stated, with how close everything is, there will be stuff going on everywhere around the city and close to the stadium.

    Edit: If you do make it up to the Mount Washington look out, La Tavola and Alla Famiglia are MUST TRIES if you love Italian food. Two of my most favorite restaurants in the city limits. Meat and Potatoes is another great nice type dinner which was made famous for being on the various food channels, also.
     
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    My girl and I are coming to Pittsburgh for the MTL game and I was wondering if there are any helpful tips you could share (parking, eating, shopping, extra curriculars, etc.) that would be greatly appreciated. We are staying at a place near the zoo. Thanks in advance and go Pens!
     
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    I'd be surprised if the route via Iceland didn't remain cheaper and nearly as quick though.

    My favourite things to do in Pittsburgh extra curricular wise would be the Incline and the Andy Warhol Museum.

    If you want to park and eat right by the ground, get there a couple of hours early. Personally I favour Milanos for eating by the ground. But honestly, I'd rather go a bit away and get the T to and from the ground (my wife doesn't so I never do that).
     
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    Strip District, good places to eat (Gaucho!) grab a drink. And visit Heinz History Ctr.

    Warhol Museum.

    Aviary. Randyland.
     
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    You are in Lawrenceville if near the zoo. The most changed neighborhood in Pittsburgh in the last five or so years. I love Gaucho Parilla also as mentioned above but so many more.

    We love so many there.

    Piccolo Forno:
    Welcome

    Is great, homemade pasta and wonderful pizza, reasonable and a BYOB place with an inexpensive corkage fee.

    Poulet Bleu:
    Home

    Is a great french bistro near there.

    Just so many great choices.
     
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    If you wanna go drinking, Arsenal Cider House is great if you're into that - if you're into craft beer, there's a nice little cluster of breweries just across the river from you in Dancing Gnome/Grist House/Strange Roots/Hitchhiker. Cinderlands (by Arsenal) is pretty good too.
     
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    Grist House is great. How's Strange Roots since changing from Drai Laag?
     
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    I found it pretty much the same, which is a good thing in my book. Slightly expanded beer list, but its still a lot of sours and weird flavours.
     
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    It could also be Highland Park or Morningside. Which if that's the case, head to Lawrenceville, East Liberty, or Shadyside. :laugh:

    No offense to those locations, it's just that there isn't much going on there.
     
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    Nice I loved the sours
     
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    Hello - New to Pittsburgh and thinking about going to our first Pens game with our 4.5 year old daughter. Our daughter uses a walker to get around and we also use her stroller for long distances.

    It looks like the accessable seating is almost always sold out and the one game we could get those tickets were out of our price range.

    Questions we were hoping you could help us with:
    1) What row do you enter in on the upper level to limit steps?
    2) We know first aid is section 232 so looking to stay close to that section. Any tips on best parking lot to use for the entrance and elevator closest to 232. (We have a disabled parking placard)
    3) Do you see any issues with us trying to bring the walker and stroller in and folding the walker in the seats and leaving the stroller in first aid?

    Thank you for any tips.
     

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