Pittsburgh’s Market Square has transformed itself in recent years to once again become a hub of activity in the downtown Pittsburgh area. The vibe is joyful and welcoming, with tourists, students, families, and business people alike taking advantage of this exceptional part of downtown. It is jam-packed with arts, delicious new foods to try, and a variety of shops to treat yourself at. Because of the reinvigoration of the Square, Pittsburgh is becoming an even more popular place to vacation. Staying in a downtown Pittsburgh hotel allows you to fully take advantage of the myriad of activities that this part of the world has to offer.


Those lucky enough to visit Pittsburgh’s Market Square have the luxury of dining at some of the best restaurants in the state (let’s be honest – many of us are traveling just for the food, right?). The selection of restaurants is incredible. Whether you are in the mood for a meal at The Original Oyster House, a morning latte and pastry at Nicholas Coffee, or an authentic Mexican dinner at Las Velas Mexican Restaurant, you will not be disappointed. Of course, no trip is complete without sampling one of the city’s iconic French fry, tomato and coleslaw topped sandwich from the nearly famous Primanti Brothers restaurant. One of the best things about treating you and your family to the downtown Pittsburgh accommodations is incredible food within arm’s reach.

Thursday Farmer’s Market

The Thursday farmer’s market, open from 10 am to 2 pm, offers a unique and refreshing shopping experience for locals and tourists. People all over Pittsburgh come together at the farmer’s market to enjoy some of the freshest fruits and veggies, breads, and canned goods while supporting and getting to know the local farmers. It is easy to bring the coveted farmer’s market culture back home too; you can find a selection of unique and luxurious products such as hand-spun cashmere yarn or beeswax candles.

Of course, there is no better way for tourists to indulge in the Pittsburgh culture than by tasting the heavenly treats while being in a hotspot for people-watching. The farmer’s market is open early enough to grab breakfast or lunch – imagine stepping outside your hotel room, grabbing a bite to eat, and starting off the day with a picnic or while listening to the free live music. Sometimes, the most amazing meal can come from local produce and some raw organic cheese and a fresh baguette.

KidsPlay in the Square

Exploring a new part of the world with the whole family can be extremely rewarding, but finding a place that is enjoyable for both parents and children has its challenges. KidsPlay in the Square provides an educational and memorable experience for children and their family. One of the more gratifying luxuries that the Square offers is the ability for parents to grab a cup of coffee and watch their kids create art and participate in other educational activities.

Outdoor Tables

The Pittsburgh Market Square is home to an expansive outdoor seating area with free wi-fi. This seemingly small luxury sets the square apart from any other downtown attractions in large cities. Visitors and locals can revel in the downtown vibe while getting take out, enjoying a picnic lunch, surfing the internet, or working. The outdoor seating at the square is a fantastic place for friends to come together and for business associates to collaborate while being fully part of the downtown culture.

Reading Room

Bask in the alluring and magical nature of books at the mobile Reading Room. You can snag some books for your home library, for just a few dollars. After searching for your next read, you can download some of the Reading Room’s free eBooks and music downloads.

Free Concerts

The Square offers live musical entertainment every Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Many residents are starting their weeks off relaxing to acoustic music on Mondays. On Wednesdays, you can discover your new favorite artists with the live bands sponsored by NewsRadio 1020 KDKA and Star 100.7.

Yoga in the Square

Whether you are staying in one of the luxurious Downtown Pittsburgh hotels or a permanent resident of Pittsburgh, participating in Yoga in the Square is a one-of-a-kind and invigorating experience for any yogi to start their Sunday morning off with. Afterward, why not get some brunch?

Night Life

At night, the square becomes an entirely different place, in the most wonderful of ways. Staying in a Pittsburgh hotel opens up opportunities to let the stress of home obligations fade away. There is no better way to show some self-care than by spending a night with food, drinks, live music, and dancing. The Pittsburgh Market Square is a hotspot for spending time with friends and taking a much-deserved break.

Irish Fair in the Square

The Pittsburgh Market Square is the ultimate place to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. At the annual Irish Fair, you can sample delicious beer from Pittsburgh breweries and watch the parade with your entire family. After 2 pm, get involved with Pittsburgh’s Saint Patrick’s Day street party.

With so much both to see and do, it’s no wonder that the reinvigorated Market Square is the preferred downtown attraction for travelers and city dwellers alike. Come experience the ‘Heart of Downtown’ for yourself by booking your Pittsburgh hotel accommodations at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown! Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s bustling Cultural District, the DoubleTree Pittsburgh Downtown places guests in the center of downtown Pittsburgh’s energetic atmosphere. No matter your reasons for visiting the city, you are sure to be impressed by the luxury hotel rooms and modern amenities provided by the staff at the DoubleTree Pittsburgh Downtown. Let us help make your stay even more special, book your downtown Pittsburgh accommodations today!