15 Oct Visiting Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh
It’s the time of the year when students visit colleges and universities either to get a look at where they’ll be starting in the fall or to help them decide which school they would like to attend. In Pittsburgh, PA, two of the more popular places for college are Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh. But before you travel to Pittsburgh to visit either of these schools there are some travel plans you should iron out first, like the route you will take, and where you will stay while you’re visiting. Fortunately there are easy ways to get to the universities, and there are plenty of Duquesne and University of Pittsburgh hotels in the area.
Traveling to Pittsburgh
Most major carriers fly into Pittsburgh International Airport. There, travelers can rent a car or take a limousine, taxi or charter bus.
The Port Authority provides public transportation from the airport to many Pittsburgh destinations including Duquesne University for only $2.60.
Transportation arrangement for senior and handicapped visitors may be made through ACCESS. Qualified travelers should make arrangements in advance by calling (412) 562-5353.
If you’re coming from the east, chances are you will be taking I-76 to I-376. Those coming from the south will probably come up I-79 and then take I-376 to get into the city. If you’re coming from north of the city, taking I-79 to I-279 is probably the best route. Finally, if you’re coming from the west, you’ll either take I-76 to I-79 to I-279 or I-70 to I-79 to I-376, depending on whether you’re in the northwest or the southwest.
Hotels Near Pitt and Duquesne
Visitors have a plethora of Pitt and Duquesne University hotels. Those willing to pay extra may choose lodging located less than a mile from campus. There are also many modestly priced accommodations that aren’t much farther.
Eating in and around Pittsburgh
The food choices are endless around Pittsburgh. No matter what a traveler’s tastes, they can easily be satisfied without wandering far. For casual dining, the options range from fast food, Chinese food, pizza, cafes and diners. The more refined palette can also find satisfaction from pricier restaurants serving seafood and steak.
Whatever visitors might need, it’s a good bet they can find it near the college they are visiting.