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Neighborhoods of Pittsburgh

Explore Pittsburgh by neighborhoods!

Here is the lowdown on just a few neighborhoods near Oakland, site of the ETD 2009 conference:

Oakland (map):

This “university district” of Pittsburgh is where you can find eclectic shops and restaurants on Craig Street, just across from the Carnegie Museum of Art, or enjoy a fresh meal prepared with locally grown products at the Phipps café in the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Schenley Park, a beautiful Victorian glasshouse. More restaurants frequented by savvy college students are on Atwood, such as India Garden, where you can enjoy Bollywood videos and a ½ price dinner menu after 10pm. Oakland has cathedrals, museums, universities, parks, and libraries all within walking distance of your accommodations.

Bloomfield & Point Breeze (map)

Bloomfield is Pittsburgh’s “Little Italy,” and a short distance across town is the neighborhood of Point Breeze, notable for the historic Frick Art & Historical Center, the former home of Henry Clay Frick. A beautifully preserved Victorian home with original furnishings and décor from 1905, this historical treasure of Pittsburgh history includes an art museum and the original carriage house, which was expanded in 1997 into the Frick Car and Carriage Museum, showcasing some original horseless carriages of Pittsburgh’s past. Also on the grounds is the Frick Café, one of Pittsburgh’s top restaurants. Admission to the Frick Art & Historical Center, The Frick Art Museum and the Car and Carriage Museum is free, but docent-led thematic tours are available for a fee.

South Side (map)

The South Side provides an eclectic mix of shops & restaurants on the main thoroughfare that is Carson Street. Among tattoo parlors, vintage and antique stores, book stores and boutiques, you can shop for cigars, records, pet paraphernalia, guitars, jewelry, and more. If you enjoy people watching, the South Side is a great place to take a stroll. Restaurant cuisine is equally vibrant on the South Side, from pub fare to the upscale; you can find Thai, Lebanese, Italian, Japanese, French, and even American. This neighborhood provides a wide variety of fashion, food, or fetish.

North Side (map)

The North Side of Pittsburgh is a diverse community within walking distance of downtown and many attractions, including the Carnegie Science Center, the National Aviary, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, the Andy Warhol Museum and more. Experience beautiful Victorian and Edwardian architecture in the three historic districts located on the North Side, the Mexican War Streets, Manchester, or Allegheny West.

Downtown and Strip District (map)

Pittsburgh exudes culture and enjoys the lively Cultural District located downtown, in the heart of the city.  The Cultural District features several beautifully restored theatres that perform as venues for the world-famous Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, as well as other musical and theatrical performances. On the Strip, explore different ethnic food stores, produce markets, coffee shops and restaurants during the day, but at night you can find live music and clubs for entertainment.