Fly To Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the state of Pennsylvania and was once known to be the city of coal, steel and smoke due to its more than 300 steel-related businesses. Modern day Pittsburgh has however emerged from its soot covered image to a town of beautiful bridges, parks and rivers. Pittsburgh is located where the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers meet to form the Ohio River.
Pittsburgh is famous for its record number of bridges, and its unique landscape has led to the formation of various neighbourhood ‘pockets’ divided by small water bodies. A city rich in scenery, lush green hills, wide rivers and riverside flatlands form its natural beauty. The city has a rich cultural history depicted in its architecture as well as it many museums. It is also home to three major sport league teams – the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do need a Visa to visit Pittsburgh, and anywhere else in the USA. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The nearest South African Consulate to Pittsburgh is in NYC. 333 East 38th Street, 9th Floor, New York, 10016. Phone: + 1 212 213 4880.
See and do
A treat for explorers, Pittsburgh’s star attractions are its museums, beautiful public gardens and cultural centres. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has exhibits from geology, paleontology, taxidermy birds and ancient Egypt. It also has child-friendly interactive exhibits relating to dinosaurs. Another delightful place to visit in Pittsburgh is the Phipps Conservatory – a well-planned and maintained nursery with a wide variety of plants and lush green gardens.
For one of the best view of the city’s skyline visit the Point of View Park atop Mount Washington. Take the Duquesne incline to Mt Washington and enjoy the beautiful view of the city night or day. For sports fans around the world, PNC Park major league baseball stadium is a must visit attraction in Pittsburgh.
Visit the Strip Junction area to shop for Pittsburgh Steelers souvenirs or go around downtown Pittsburgh for some upscale clothes shopping. The best thing about Pittsburgh is that the city is dotted with small locally owned shops selling a variety of goods from groceries, farm fresh vegetables to memorabilia.
Pittsburgh International Airport – PIT
Pittsburgh International Airport is the second busiest airport in Pennsylvania. It is a civil-military airport located 30 km from downtown Pittsburgh. It serves around 160 flights to 36 destinations on a daily basis.
Food and beverage: There are a variety of waited and fast food options available at Pittsburgh Airport including Bar Symon, City of Bridges Café, T.G.I.Friday's, Quaker Steak & Lube, Subway, Cinnabon and McDonalds.
Currency Exchange: Travelex offer multi-currency transactions at Pittsburgh Airport.
Lost Luggage: Lost luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to the Lost Item Hotline on 412-472-5525 from 7am to 8pm, Sunday through Saturday.
Airport Hotel: The Hyatt Regency at Pittsburgh International Airport provides 336 guest rooms with complete amenities.
Car Hire: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless.
Airport Hub: Pittsburgh International Airport (code PIT) is a hub Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways.