UAI 2023 - Local Information

Getting to CMU campus

The Pittsburgh International Airport is 22 miles (about 30 minutes driving time) from the Carnegie Mellon campus. From the airport, you can take a bus to campus, rent a car, or use Uber, Lyft, a taxi service or a hotel shuttle (if you are staying in a hotel that offers this service). The 28X Airport Flyer Bus (sponsored by the Port Authority Transit) is a popular, affordable option that takes about 40 minutes; it picks you up at the airport and has a stop near the Carnegie Mellon campus. The 28X is free for Carnegie Mellon students with their IDs and the ticket is $2.75 for other passengers. For more information about schedules and rates, please visit the official PAT website. The average Uber/Lyft/taxi fare from the airport to the CMU campus is about $45.

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Fun in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is a vibrant city located in the western part of Pennsylvania, known for its rich industrial history, stunning architecture, and diverse cultural scene. Here are some of the fun things you can do in Pittsburgh:
  • Visit the Carnegie Museums: Pittsburgh is home to several world-class museums, including the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and the Andy Warhol Museum. These institutions offer a wide range of exhibits and collections to explore.
  • Catch a game: Pittsburgh is a sports-loving city, so why not catch a game? Cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers (football), Pittsburgh Penguins (hockey), or Pittsburgh Pirates (baseball), and immerse yourself in the energetic atmosphere of the city's sports culture.
  • Explore the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: This stunning botanical garden offers a peaceful retreat from the bustling city. Marvel at the beautiful plants and flowers, wander through the outdoor gardens, and discover the unique displays housed within the glasshouse.
  • Discover the Andy Warhol Museum: As the birthplace of Andy Warhol, Pittsburgh proudly hosts the largest museum in the world dedicated to the iconic pop artist. Explore Warhol's life and art through a vast collection of his works, including paintings, films, and installations.
  • Visit the Cathedral of Learning: Located on the University of Pittsburgh campus, this architectural gem houses classrooms and international nationality rooms representing various cultures. Take a tour and marvel at the grandeur and beauty of this historic building.
  • Take a ride on the Duquesne Incline: Hop aboard one of the historic incline cars to enjoy a breathtaking view of the cityscape from atop Mount Washington. This scenic overlook provides panoramic vistas of downtown Pittsburgh and the three rivers that converge there.
  • Enjoy outdoor activities in the parks: Pittsburgh is blessed with numerous parks and green spaces, such as Schenley Park and Frick Park. Take a walk or bike ride along the trails, have a picnic, or engage in various recreational activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, or even zip-lining.
  • Explore the Strip District: This lively neighborhood is packed with specialty shops, local markets, and delicious food. You can find everything from fresh produce and ethnic delicacies to unique gifts and clothing.
  • Visit the National Aviary: Located on Pittsburgh's North Side, the National Aviary is home to over 500 bird species from around the world. You can get up close to colorful parrots, penguins, and even experience a tropical rainforest environment.
  • Indulge in Pittsburgh's culinary scene: The city boasts a vibrant food scene, ranging from local specialties to upscale dining experiences. Explore the various neighborhoods and try out diverse cuisines, craft breweries, and specialty coffee shops.

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