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AAPHP  Members and Friends attending CSTE or NAPHV:

President- Elect  and Pittsburgh resident Virginia Dato MD MPH FACPM (Ginny) welcomes all to Pittsburgh.This page has some of Ginny's favorite activities.

Transportation In the City 
Google Maps has beta directions in Pittsburgh for walking and biking in addition to driving and bus  A sample Google Map is here -  Sample Directions to the NASPHV Dinner  After you go to the site you can change your destination. If selecting bus options make sure you select the time you will be traveling since bus availability varies by day and time.   A one zone trip costs $2.25 and a bus to the airport costs $3.25.  Transfers are available for $1.00. No change is given on the busses.


Kayak -

Zip Cars

Thins to Do:

Thru June 12 - The Three Rivers Art's Festival - Right in Downtown

Kennywood  - A great and historic amusement park

Sandcastle - A water park

CSTE has lots of great activities and links listed for Downtown and on the Northside

Most nice weekends, Ginny rides her bike to the Strip District via the excellent bike trails.  The Strip District is a healthy walk from the Convention Center and on weekend mornings is busy with local residents purchasing food and local products. Below are just a few of the unique Pittsburgh  places to see in  the "Strip District".(Click here for an interactive map)  On your walking journey you can pick up a terrible towel pick  from the abundant fresh fruits and vegetables. Saturday and Sunday till about 2 or 3 PM  are particularly lively with street musicians and  vendors.

Enrico's - bakery that inspired a move - and serves/sells wonderful Biscotti

Pamela's Dinner with a famous pancake enjoyed at the White House

Permanti's (Warning - the Permanti sandwich inlcudes french fries and coleslaw IN the sandwitch.)

Pittsburgh Public Market

Roland's Seafood Grill  - Location of the NASPHV Dinner -  (Walking directions are here -

The Strip District is just one of Pittsburgh's many interesting neighborhoods.  If you have more time or energy consider visiting the Southside, Oakland, Shadyside, Bloomfield and Squirrel Hill.

Getting here (and going home)

Bus Service from/to  the Airport Note: A bus stop is within a couple of blocks of the hotels and convention center.

Megabus from/to  surrounding cities.  The stop is AT the Convention Center.

Greyhound and Amtrak have terminals within three blocks of the convention center.  Check out their websites for schedules.

This website was designed by  AAPHP member Virginia Dato MD MPH FACPM and reflects her personal choices and recommendations.   Other members who would like to add something to this page, have a blog or develop similar pages should email


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