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%



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 within 500 miles of the majority of the U.S. population. This makes for an easy commute for your attendees. Fly into Pittsburgh International, our award-winning airport. A flight to Pittsburgh takes 90 minutes or less for 70 percent of North America's population. 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. Find more details in our Distance and Travel Time Chart. 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

Pittsburgh Downtown Cultural District

Business district
Featuring seven Theaters, from major world-class opera houses to smaller performance spaces, alongside cutting-edge Art Galleries. An easy walk from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and all downtown hotels with plenty of post-meeting entertainment for delegates.

The Andy Warhol Museum

The most comprehensive single-artist museum in the world, showcasing thousands of pieces by the Pittsburgh-born artist and pop culture icon, as well as rotating special exhibitions, installations and musical performances.

A Day with Frank Lloyd Wright

Historical landmark
Fallingwater, the magnifi cent waterfall home designed by one the greatest architects of our time, is just 60 minutes from Pittsburgh. A few miles away is Wright’s house on Kentuck Knob. And finally, Duncan House, a Wright-designed Usonian home, a memorable place to stay.

Carnegie Museum of Art

This collection focuses on masterpieces of French Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and 19th-Century American art. Paintings, prints and sculptures by old masters rub shoulders with works by contemporary artists. Beginning in fall, 2013, the museum hosts the prestigious Carnegie International.

Get Outdoors

Explore Pittsburgh by bike! Take the 24 miles of scenic, riverfront trails and enjoy the ride. Rentals available from Golden Triangle Bike Rental, near the convention center. Or see the city from the river. Rent a kayak from Kayak Pittsburgh, under the Roberto Clemente Bridge, and take in the beauty of the skyline from a unique vantage point.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Featuring more than four billion years of the earth’s history, including famed skeletons of T. rex and Diplodocus aka Dippy. The museum also displays more than five million specimens from all areas of natural history and anthropology.

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area

Historical landmark
The dynamic and powerful story of the Pittsburgh’s evolution from colonial settlement to “Big Steel” to the modern era is evident in the region’s many artifacts, buildings, vibrant communities and industrial sites. Group tours include the iconic Carrie Blast Furnaces and the Pump House at the site of the former U.S. Steel Homestead Works.

Carnegie Science Center

Explore hundreds of hands-on exhibits including new SpacePlace with a weightlessness simulation experience! Plus, Omnimax, roboworld™, authentic Cold War submarine, laser shows, the Miniature Railroad & Village® and Highmark SportsWorks®.


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