MeetPITTSBURGH, a division of VisitPITTSBURGH

Convention center139,355 sq. m
Guest Rooms25,326
Guest rooms at 1 hotel713 guest rooms
Special event venues57
Average room rate$119.00
Daily food cost$71.00
Occupancy rate
Tax rate7%

MeetPITTSBURGH, a division of VisitPITTSBURGH


Why Choose Our Destination?

Pull Up a Chair and host your meeting in welcoming, friendly Pittsburgh – a city unlike any other. Plan a site visit and you’ll certainly find all the key elements that make hosting a meeting in Pittsburgh enticing, including award-winning restaurants, unique attractions and things to do and a variety of world-class, affordable accommodations. And, the Platinum LEED®-certified David L. Lawrence Convention Center blends unparalleled space, functionality and flexibility to offer an extraordinary experience for every meeting. But in Pittsburgh, there’s even more. When you come to Pittsburgh, you become part of our community - part of what makes us so special. Whether you're hosting a small meeting or a city-wide event, the welcoming people and the accepting feeling you get here will certainly leave an impression on you and your attendees. We live and breathe innovation in Pittsburgh. From the city's earliest years as a hub for manufacturing, Pittsburgh has become a leader in major industries, including technology, education and medicine. And these days, sustainability is more than a buzz word. In Pittsburgh, it's what we do. The city's environmental renaissance has made it a top-10 city for certified green building space.


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Getting Here

Pittsburgh is conveniently located halfway between New York City and Chicago, which makes it easily accessible for many of your attendees. Fly into the award-winning Pittsburgh International Airport that serves more than 8 million passengers annually, with nonstop destinations continually on the rise. Fly into Pittsburgh International, our award-winning airport. Getting from the airport to Downtown Pittsburgh is a cinch with convenient taxi or shared ride services at the ready as well as regular bus service. Whether you travel Downtown by shuttle or bus, be prepared to see why Pittsburgh has been called the only city with an entrance as you emerge from the Fort Pitt Tunnel to find a dazzling view suddenly before you. Flying isn't the only way to get to Pittsburgh. Driving is a convenient option for many. Attendees from nine states, Washington, D.C., and parts of Canada can drive to Pittsburgh in fewer than six hours. Once here, visitors find plenty of parking at the hotels and Convention Center. Easy and economical, Downtown Pittsburgh is easy to navigate. In fact, with many hotels just blocks from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and other meeting venues, many visitors are able to walk everywhere they need to go. When needed, we can help you arrange ground transportation.

Distance from airport

  • Pittsburgh International Airport

    25.75 km from city center


Local Attractions

Senator John Heinz History Center

Explore over 250 years of Western Pennsylvania’s history and see how the region has made an impact on the world. Walk through Pennsylvania’s largest history museum and Smithsonian affiliate to view permanent and rotating exhibits that showcase Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the H.J. Heinz Company and other Pittsburgh staples with nationwide significance.

Pittsburgh Downtown Cultural District

Business district
Located just steps away from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the 14-square block Cultural District encompasses more than 90 shops, 50 dining establishments, nine world-class theaters, numerous public parks and art installations and a dozen art galleries.

Point State Park

Beautiful Point State Park, located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle Business District, features the iconic 150-foot fountain, the Fort Pitt Museum, bike trails and stunning views of the three rivers.

Spend a Day with Frank Lloyd Wright

Historical landmark
Be sure to plan a visit to Fallingwater, the stunning waterfall home designed by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, located just 60 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Restaurant

Named the 2019 Food City of the Year, it is no surprise that Pittsburgh is home to some outstanding eateries. The ‘Burgh has everything to satisfy a foodie's palette, such as a traditional Primanti Bros. sandwich, homemade pierogies, ice cream from Sarris Candies and much more.

Get Outdoors

Explore Pittsburgh by bike, kayak, boat, or by taking a walk. Bike rentals are made simple through Healthy Ride, which has more than 100 stations around Pittsburgh. Explore the Great Allegheny Passage, a bike trail that begins at Pittsburgh’s Point State Park and runs to Washington, D.C. Rent a kayak from Kayak Pittsburgh for adventure along the three rivers that frame the city.

Pittsburgh Craft Breweries

Get a taste of Pittsburgh's craft brew scene and experience a few of the area's nearly 40 local craft breweries featuring live entertainment, outdoor seating and culinary delights.

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area

Historical landmark
Focusing on the artistry and innovation of the Pittsburgh area, group tours of the Bost Building, Pump House, the Explorer riverboat and Carrie Blast Furnace all allow for the exploration of Pittsburgh's "Big Steel" era.


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