Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Pittsburgh?
If your trip to Pittsburgh is all locked in but your itinerary is looking a little empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.You’ll need to rise and shine if you want to see all the interesting attractions this place has to offer. PNC Park and Monongahela Incline are must-sees. Heinz Field and Duquesne Incline can’t be missed either.Stop by Rivers Casino. It’s one sight you’ll usually find on most travelers’ to-do lists. Station Square and Benedum Center are also close by and worth a pit stop.
What are the best road trip destinations near Pittsburgh?
If you feel like a day trip, load up the car and make your way over to Washington. Located 25 miles away, it has no shortage of things to keep you busy. Saltlick Township is one more place to add to your list. It’s situated 40 miles away. Step out of the car, shake out your legs and see what this place offers.
Where are the best convention centers near Pittsburgh?
If you hope to do some serious networking in the convention centers of Pittsburgh, it’d be smart to secure a rental car. That way, you can go for a spin, check out some nearby attractions and be sure that you’ll make it to your event on time. You’ll most likely be heading to one of these places:

  • David L Lawrence Convention Center (0.4 miles away).
  • Monroeville Convention Center (11 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Pittsburgh?
Having your own ride in Pittsburgh will give you more flexibility to go wherever you want at your own pace. Maybe you just can’t wait to skip town, hit the country roads, and go wherever the wind takes you. If that’s the case, drive off in one of our mid-size or full-size SUVs and check out the rolling hills in the surrounding area. If you’d prefer to experience the bright city lights, jump behind the wheel of something small. Dashing around those busy streets will be a whole lot easier with a mini or compact car.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Pittsburgh?
Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes your car choice particularly important. If you’re about to embark on an epic road trip around Pittsburgh, a safe and sturdy SUV could be the perfect solution. If you’re hoping for the cheapest price possible and plan on sticking mostly to the city, an economy car is a wise pick. All you have to do is decide what suits you best, pack up the car, and rack up those miles.
What side of the road do they drive on in Pittsburgh?
You’ll be motoring along the right side of the road in Pittsburgh. Even though the conditions may be similar to home, it’s a good idea to drive a little more carefully on roads that are unfamiliar.
Is it difficult to park in Pittsburgh?
It’s relatively easy to find somewhere to park in Pittsburgh, although it can be hard to score a spot in the busier areas. Booking a hotel with a parking lot is always a good idea.
Does Pittsburgh have peak-hour traffic?
As the population of Pittsburgh is around 304,400, you shouldn’t encounter too much trouble with traffic. That being said, major roads are generally busier in the rush hours before and after work, so you may want to avoid driving then.
Are there speed limits in Pittsburgh?
Most residential zones in Pittsburgh have a 20mph speed limit. Outside these areas, the speed limits generally range between 20mph and 70mph.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Pennsylvania?
Generally, your chosen rental car company will charge the amount detailed on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes. Otherwise, they may share your information with the relevant local law enforcement agency, who’ll then send a fine directly to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Pittsburgh?
It’s legal to use your cell phone while cruising in your car around Pittsburgh. However, we suggest that you play it safe and avoid using your phone — your focus should be on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Pittsburgh?
While operating a vehicle in Pittsburgh, it’s a criminal offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.08%. Thinking of having a few beers over lunch or dinner? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Pittsburgh?
Road rules in Pittsburgh allow drivers at a red light to turn into the lane closest to them, without waiting for a green signal. Before making the maneuver, the vehicle must stop completely and the driver must be sure that the lane is clear before continuing on.
Are seat belts compulsory in Pennsylvania?
Yes, so buckle up. Although, there are exceptions for certain vehicles run by public transportation systems.