Local Guide: 2024 Annual Conference

Annual Conference,
About Pittsburgh

We’re looking forward to you joining us in Pittsburgh. It is often referred to as the City of Bridges (we have over 400), the Steel City and of course is deeply rooted in the Pop Art movement as the birthplace of Andy Warhol. We hope this information will help with your travel plans and help you get around the city with ease. Check out our Local Guide for recommendations on museums, galleries, and the hidden gems unique to Pittsburgh. It can also serve as a useful resource for where to get good coffee or a delicious bite to eat in between sessions.

Transit/Travel Information

Pittsburgh is situated within 500 miles of nearly half of the U.S. population and less than a 90-minute flight from nearly half of North America’s population. There are many ways to get around the city—car, bus, incline, light rail, taxi, bike, pedicab, and boat. View full page here.


To find more information about accessibility for your visit to Pittsburgh, find transportation, parking, medical services and much more, visit https://www.visitpittsburgh.com/plan-your-trip/accessibility-guide/


Spring in Pittsburgh opens with winter weather followed by spring showers and then the city blossoms. You’ll see people returning to the outdoors on land and on our three rivers. The average temperature ranges from 51°-80°F (10.5°-27°C). Rainfall averages in April are between 1.4 – 4.6 inches (36 – 117 mm).

Local Guide

Visit this Google Map for a curated list of places to enjoy on your visit to downtown Pittsburgh and its neighborhoods. Look for the green icon for vegan/plant-based eateries. View the Local Guide.

Special Events

In every season, there is always something happening in Pittsburgh. Consider catching a game, watching a movie or even singing along on Banjo Night! 

Wednesday 4/3

Pittsburgh Banjo Night

Pittsburgh Banjo Club @ Allegheny Elks Lodge

400 Cedar Avenue

Doors Open 7 pm | Performance 8 – 11 pm

Admission Free

Wednesday 4/3

Extended Evening Hours

Mattress Factory

509 Jacksonia Street

Open from 11 am - 8 pm

Thursday – Sunday 4/4 – 4/7

Faces of FEAR

Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival

McConomy Auditorium @ Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Avenue

Dates TBD | Times TBD

Thursday 4/4

Extended Evening Hours

Carnegie Museum of Art/Carnegie Museum of Natural History

4400 Forbes Avenue

Open from 10 am - 8 pm

Friday 4/5

Unblurred: First Friday 

Penn Avenue between 4800 and 5500 blocks | 3:00 – 11:00 pm

Friday 4/5

Good Fridays: Extended Evening Hours

The Andy Warhol Museum

117 Sandusky Street

Open from 10 am - 10 pm

Friday – Sunday 4/5 – 4/7

Baseball @ PNC Park

115 Federalist Street

Pirates vs. Baltimore Orioles | Times Vary

Saturday 4/6

Hockey @ PPG Paints Arena

1001 Fifth Avenue

Penguins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning | 1:00 pm