If you’re new to the Pittsburgh area or a long-time resident, free things are always good to have on your radar. As your favorite Pittsburgh mover, we are happy to share these tips with you in hopes that it helps you get settled into the city more quickly.
While you’re downtown, you won’t have to get your credit card out to pay for Internet. The first two hours of Internet are free.
A Ride on The “T”
If you’re traveling within the Golden Triangle, you can ride the subway (AKA the “T”) for free. Stops include destinations such as Wood Street Station, US Steel Tower, First Avenue and Gateway.
Downtown Walking Tours
You can get to know your new city, hear surprising stories about the city’s history, plus learn about its existing skyscrapers during this self-guided walking-tour. You can download an audio file to add to your phone (in a number of languages) from this website. After you download the file, you will need to download and print a map of the tour. Your tour will start at the corner of Grant Street and Sixth Avenue.
Parking on Sundays
You can park downtown for free on Sundays.
Voted “One of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Views in the Country” by USA Weekend, all you have to do is drive up McArdle Roadway to Mt. Washington at night to see what all of the fuss is about. If you have time during the day, you won’t be disappointed either – pair this trip with a stop at Emerald View Park and enjoy a picnic.
Music at WYEP Community Broadcast Center
91.3 FM hosts a monthly happy hour on the first Thursday of the month. Local bands play and doors open at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 7 PM.
Star Gazing at the Observatory
Enjoy a free tour at the Allegheny Observatory on different nights throughout the year. The night starts with a short film, then a tour and ends with stargazing at the Fitz-Clark refractor, where on clear nights, you can see celestial objects.
To check out more free things, you can go to VisitPittsburgh.com.