Downtown Pittsburgh is known as the Golden Triangle and sometimes the Central Business District. By the south, you can see the Monongahela River and by the north is the Allegheny River. Exploring the downtown area of the city is easy. You can easily use the light rail, ride the bus or ride a taxi. There are six current light rail subway systems here including Gateway Center and Steel Plaza.
When it comes to districts, Downtown has sites that are historical, cultural and spots for entertainment. There are also prominent sub-districts here including the Pittsburgh Central Downtown Historic District, which is a part of the National Register of Historic Places. Also located here is the Fifth and Forbes Corridor, which is a shopping district and has the Market Square in it.
Downtown Pittsburgh is also home to many Fortune 500 companies in the world and these include the Allegheny Technologies, PNC Financial Services, PPG Industries and WESCO International. There are also important buildings here including the Allegheny County Courthouse, Byham Theater, K&L Gates Center, the Koppers Tower and William S. Moorhead Federal Building.
Once you are done exploring, you can stay at one of the best hotels in the city. You have a lot of options here such as the Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers, Fairmont Pittsburgh, Doubletree Pittsburgh City Center, Westin Convention Center Hotel and the Holiday Inn Express.
There are also parks and plazas where you can enjoy with the entire family including the Market Square which is situated at the Forbes Avenue and the Market Street.