Welcome to the city of bridges

Whether it’s your clients first time, or their fiftieth, once they emerge through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, a world of possibility unfolds.

Home to the Heinz food empire and Andy Warhol, the world-famous pop artist, Pittsburgh, in western Pennsylvania, has experienced a cultural renaissance and tourism boom since the 2000s. Once known for its steel industry, the city now attracts visitors to its cultural institutions, festivals, and vibrant sports and food scene, especially in the Strip District

Pittsburgh is a compelling destination for repeat visitors to the U.S., either as a primary focus or alongside regional centres like New York or Philadelphia.

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Where to go

The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh is the largest museum in North America dedicated to a single artist. It offers a comprehensive look into Warhol's life and work, featuring over 900 paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, films, and archival materials. Visitors can immerse themselves in Warhol's iconic pop art and explore the profound influence he had on contemporary art and culture.

The Carnegie Science Centre in Pittsburgh is an interactive science museum that offers hands-on exhibits, immersive experiences, and engaging demonstrations for visitors of all ages. From exploring the wonders of space in the Buhl Planetarium to discovering the principles of physics in the SportsWorks exhibit, the centre provides educational and entertaining opportunities for learning about science and technology.

The Duquesne Incline in Pittsburgh is a historic cable car railway offering panoramic views of the city skyline and its three rivers. Since 1877, it has provided locals and tourists alike with a scenic ride up to Mount Washington's summit. 

The Pittsburgh Strip District is a vibrant neighborhood known for its bustling markets, eclectic shops, and rich history. This former industrial area now features an array of specialty food stores, craft coffee places, and breweries. A must-try experience is the Burgh, Bits and Bites Tour, which takes visitors on a culinary journey through the district’s diverse offerings. From fresh produce and ethnic foods to artisanal goods, the Strip District showcases the best of Pittsburgh’s food scene. Its lively atmosphere and unique blend of old and new make it a favorite destination for both locals and tourists.

Point State Park in Pittsburgh is where the city's three rivers meet, providing beautiful views and recreational activities. You can enjoy its green spaces, riverside paths, and learn about its history at the Fort Pitt Museum. With its historical significance and scenic beauty, Point State Park is a must-see for visitors.

The Heinz History Center is Pennsylvania’s largest history museum, offering a deep dive into the region's past. It features engaging exhibits on Western Pennsylvania's history, including Heinz's iconic ketchup, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and innovations. Interactive displays and artifacts bring the stories to life, making it a must-visit for history enthusiasts of all ages. It has also just been voted the #1 history museum in the whole of the US by USA Today.

Sport in Pittsburgh

Catch a thrilling game at Acrisure Stadium and watch the six-time Super Bowl champions in action during football season. Established in 1933, the Steelers have a rich history, boasting six Super Bowl championships, the most by any franchise in NFL history. Known for their passionate fanbase, iconic black and gold colours, and tradition of tough, hard-nosed football, the Steelers are a cornerstone of Pittsburgh's identity and continue to be a dominant force in the NFL.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team, competing in the National Hockey League (NHL). With a history dating back to 1967, the Penguins have captured multiple Stanley Cup championships, cementing their status as one of the league's premier franchises. Fans flock to PPG Paints Arena to witness the Penguins' dynamic style of play and cheer on their favourite players in thrilling NHL matchups.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are a historic Major League Baseball team, with a legacy dating back to the late 19th century. PNC Park, their picturesque home stadium located along the Allegheny River, offers stunning views of the city skyline and a vibrant game-day atmosphere. Attending a Pirates game allows tourists to experience the excitement of baseball while enjoying the beauty of Pittsburgh's riverside setting, making it an enjoyable attraction for sports enthusiasts and visitors alike.

Destination facts

  • Visa: Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders do not need a visa to visit the USA. However, you will need an ESTA, which permits travel to the US for 90 days or less.
  • Time difference: Pittsburgh is on Eastern Standard Time, the same as New York, and five hours behind London.
  • Flight duration from London: A direct flight with British Airways to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is around eight hours and 15 minutes

Pittsburgh is exciting in every season, no matter the weather. As a city with all four seasons, the 'Burgh has something special in store for those visiting in winter, spring, summer or fall.

British Airways flights depart all year round, allowing your clients to enjoy all four seasons. Voted the best place to live in the US, and one of the 2017’s top travel destinations, what are they waiting for?

There are many ways to get around Pittsburgh... car, bus, taxi, bike, pedicab, boat or your own two feet!

Pittsburgh is featured on Google Transit. This partnership with the Pittsburgh Regional Transit allows visitors to search for public transportation routes using interactive Google Maps technology. Pittsburgh Regional Transit is the public transit agency for the Greater Pittsburgh area, providing bus, light rail, incline and paratransit service to thousands of riders daily. Find out more here.

Comfort at every step

British Airways fly direct from London Heathrow (LHR) to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) in around eight hours and 15 minutes. The afternoon flight from London Heathrow will get you to Pittsburgh that same evening – maybe even in time for a quick beer and the local favourite, a sandwich filled with French fries – before bed.

Designed with comfort in mind, this cabin allows for an enjoyable journey with complimentary food and drinks on all flights at an affordable price.

A more spacious journey in a quieter environment, with extra perks to make customers feel special during their travels.

The perfect upgrade to start the holiday off in style. Your customers will enjoy premium extras at every stage of their journey.

An impeccable service, exceptional comfort and understated British elegance will be experienced at each stage of their journey from dedicated check in to luxurious lounges and a private suite on board.