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Dubbed the City of Bridges, and rightfully so. With 446, Pittsburgh is the world record holder in the number of bridges with piers and stands within city limits, beating out Venice. Adding in countless roadways, trails, and bike paths, there are usually many ways to get to and fro. Pittsburgh is also home to the infamous inclines--small funicular cars that creep up and down the hillside of Mount Washington/Duquesne Heights transporting locals and tourists alike.

The Port Authority operates Allegheny County’s public system, a light-rail subway (officially the Red and Blue lines, but known nearly universally as the “T”), as well as the Monongahela and Duquesne inclines –just south of downtown. Cabs can be found at the airport and outside of downtown hotels, and Zipcar has developed a presence, here as well. To get beyond the county limits, bus lines come in from Butler and Westmoreland counties daily. Megabus, Greyhound and Amtrak can get you where you’re going by road or rail. The Pittsburgh International Airport operates more than 150 nonstop daily flights including nonstop Delta Air Lines service to Paris.