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Take Some Time...
Yes, you're here to get a degree and get on with your life. But while you're in Pittsburgh, take some time to explore the city and what it has to offer.
See the many options: Welcome to Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Events and Festivals is also a great way to see what is going on.
The local paper, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette (find paper copy at kiosks in the UC, Hunt Library, etc.) has local events. The Thursday edition has a special section for weekend events. Also, the Pittsburgh City Paper (free paper editions can also be found at kiosks around town) has listings of activities.
Pittsburgh is an easy and fun city to walk around. But sometimes you may need another mode of transport.
Committed to making Pittsburgh increasingly safe, accessible, and friendly to bicycle transportation. Maps, links to cycling events, bikes on buses, etc.
CMU Shuttle and Escort Services
You'll need your CMU ID card to board.
Bus schedules and maps. Your CMU ID card is your bus pass. The 28X
is the bus for the airport.
Pittsburgh is not a cab hailing town. You usually get a cab by calling, booking, or going to a cab stop (like the downtown hotels, airport, etc).
University of Pittsburgh Shuttles and Buses
CMU students can ride University of Pittsburgh Shuttles and Buses by showing their CMU ID card. Here are the Routes & Schedules
Join and you'll be able to book a car.
Walk or take the CMU Shuttle (scroll down to see route maps) to get to the Shadyside area. City buses running on 5th Avenue (Outbound) and Ellsworth Avenue (Outbound) can also get you into Shadyside. The Port Authority page has schedules and bus information. Your CMU ID card is your city bus pass.
Always check bus schedules and routes with the Port Authority.
Groceries and a full-service pharmacy, bakery, dry cleaner, deli, and cheese shop. Large grocery store on the corner of Center and Negley. CMU Shuttle
has stops nearby. Apply for an Advantage card for store discounts and gas perks. You can buy beer in its café (must be purchased at the special register in the café)-just be 21 and show official picture ID with proof of age.There's also another Giant Eagle near Eastside, on Shady & Shakespeare, on B and AB routes.
List of shops, activities, businesses, etc.
City buses running inbound on Forbes and Fifth can take you into downtown. The Port Authority
page has schedules and bus information. Your CMU ID card is your city bus pass.
Carnegie Mellon is in Oakland, so take a walk off campus and enjoy! You can also take the CMU Shuttle, A, B or AB routes. City buses on Forbes (inbound) and 5th Avenue (outbound) will also take you to and from Oakland or downtown. The Port Authority page has schedules and bus information. Your CMU ID is your city bus pass.
There have been changes in many bus routes and schedules so please check either the Port Authority page or the paper bus schedules at the University Center.
Main branch of the public library system, the library has a great array of books, DVDs, a café. You can get a library card by showing your CMU ID card and proof of local address (an official document, e. g. bill, checkbook, etc.)
Carnegie Museum of Art
Offers a distinguished collection of contemporary art that includes film and video works. Other collections of note include works of American art from the late 19th century, French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, and European and American decorative arts from the late 17th century to the present.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Dinosaurs! and lots of other cool things like the Hillman Hall of Minerals & Gems, Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt, Hall of North American Wildlife, special exhibits, etc.
Stop and see the flowers. Located right near CMU, behind flagstaff Hill. Also has a café and gift shop.
Thank you, Mary Schenley. Take a walk through the park and appreciate her gift to the city.
Lists of businesses and services.
An area where East Liberty and Shadyside border. Some say there is no "Eastside" (there is only East Liberty and Shadyside), some say it is an up and coming area. You can now take the CMU Shuttle bus to get near Eastside. And there is a Bakery Square Shuttle, too! You'll need your CMU ID card to take them.
You can also get into Eastside by taking the 75 Ellsworth. The 71B Highland Park will take you near some stores in Eastside. Your CMU ID card is your city bus pass. The Port Authority page has schedules and bus information. Always check bus schedules and routes with the Port Authority.
New retail development in Pittsburgh, currently home to Google.
Sorry, no two buck Chuck here. Wine can only be purchased at a State Liquor Store
, or some grocery stores, and you must be 21 years old.
World's largest retailer of natural and organic foods
Major grocery store(s) in the area. You can get an Advantage card for discounts on food and FuelPerks (discount on gas). Many GEs have a separate area for beer, wine, and spirits.
The 71B Highland Park (outbound) will take you into Highland Park.The Port Authority page has schedules and bus information. Your CMU ID card is your city bus pass.
Always check bus schedules and routes with the Port Authority.
The Port Authority page has schedules and bus information. Your CMU ID card is your city bus pass.
Has provided safe, reliable, rapid public transportation, via funicular railway, since 1877.
Iconic amusement park.
Sandcastle Water Park
Enjoy 14 twisting, turning, plunging, and churning waterslides. There are pools for adults (including the world's biggest hot tub) and pools for kids (including Wet Willie's Water Works). Surrounding it all is the Lazy River, a gently flowing stream where you can float on a tube for hours
Reclaimed brownfield turned into vibrant shopping area.
, General Topics
, Information Systems
, Language & Linguistics
, Public Policy
, Social & Decision Sciences
Other Reference Service Points
Easy to walk to from downtown, especially when the Roberto Clemete Bridge is only open to pedestrian traffic during Pirates' and Steelers' home games. The Port Authority page has schedules and bus information. Your CMU ID card is your city bus pass.
Carnegie Science Center
Inspires and entertains by connecting science and technology with everyday
Home of the Pittsburgh Steelers (American football). One easy way to pass as a Pittsburger-say "Go Steelers" and wear black and gold.
"America's Bird Zoo"
Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates (baseball team). Lovely stadium with great views of downtown.