AAPHP Members and Friends attending CSTE or NAPHV:
President- Elect and Pittsburgh resident Virginia Dato MD MPH FACPM (Ginny) welcomes all to Pittsburgh.This page has some of Ginny's favorite activities.
Google Maps has beta directions in Pittsburgh for walking and biking in addition to driving and bus A sample Google Map is here - Sample Directions to the NASPHV Dinner After you go to the site you can change your destination. If selecting bus options make sure you select the time you will be traveling since bus availability varies by day and time. A one zone trip costs $2.25 and a bus to the airport costs $3.25. Transfers are available for $1.00. No change is given on the busses.
Thins to Do:
Thru June 12 - The Three Rivers Art's Festival - Right in Downtown http://www.3riversartsfest.org/visitor-information/
Kennywood - A great and historic amusement park http://www.kennywood.com/
Sandcastle - A water park http://www.sandcastlewaterpark.com/
CSTE has lots of great activities and links listed for Downtown and on the Northside http://www.cste.org/conference/AboutPittsburgh/tabid/484/Default.aspx
Most nice weekends, Ginny rides her bike to the Strip District via the excellent bike trails. The Strip District is a healthy walk from the Convention Center and on weekend mornings is busy with local residents purchasing food and local products. Below are just a few of the unique Pittsburgh places to see in the "Strip District".(Click here for an interactive map) On your walking journey you can pick up a terrible towel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrible_Toweland pick from the abundant fresh fruits and vegetables. Saturday and Sunday till about 2 or 3 PM are particularly lively with street musicians and vendors.
Pamela's Dinner with a famous pancake enjoyed at the White House http://www.pamelasdiner.com/news1.cfm
Permanti's http://www.primantibros.com/04history.html (Warning - the Permanti sandwich inlcudes french fries and coleslaw IN the sandwitch.)Pittsburgh Public Market http://pittsburghpublicmarket.org/for-customers/meet-the-vendors/
Roland's Seafood Grill - Location of the NASPHV Dinner - http://www.rolandsseafoodgrill.com/ (Walking directions are here -
The Strip District is just one of Pittsburgh's many interesting neighborhoods. If you have more time or energy consider visiting the Southside, Oakland, Shadyside, Bloomfield and Squirrel Hill.
Getting here (and going home)
This website was designed by AAPHP member Virginia Dato MD MPH FACPM and reflects her personal choices and recommendations. Other members who would like to add something to this page, have a blog or develop similar pages should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bus Service from/to the Airport http://www.portauthority.org/PAAC/tabid/241/default.aspx Note: A bus stop is within a couple of blocks of the hotels and convention center.
Megabus from/to surrounding cities. The stop is AT the Convention Center. http://us.megabus.com/
Greyhound and Amtrak have terminals within three blocks of the convention center. Check out their websites for schedules.