Want to come Downtown for dinner or a show but think it's hard to find parking? Did you know that there are more than 2,550 spaces in a half dozen parking garages located within a 2-3 minute walk of the Square? Forget all that trolling the streets for a spot, and slide right into a comfy garage. All these lots offer flat rates of $5 and $6 for an entire evening's parking. That's a whole lot of peace-of-mind for less than the cost of an appetizer. So read on to discover where you can find bargain parking rates within a stone's throw of the Square.
Sixth & Penn: Like the name says, the auto entrance for this garage is on Penn Avenue at Sixth Street. But a Liberty Avenue pedestrian entrance cuts down the walking distance to the Square. After 4 p.m., the normal rates drop to $6 for any of the 500 spaces inside. If you're going to a show at Heinz Hall, Sixth & Penn is the perfect location for an evening that includes a pre- or apres-show dinner in the Square.
PPG Place Garage: One of two garages with entrances on Third Avenue, PPG Place offers 707 spaces of parking under Philip Johnson's glimmering, neo-Gothic, 40-story glass tower. You won't need to reflect too long to realize that the after-4 p.m. rate of $5 is a special, too.
Three PNC Plaza: You might not recognize the name. But you'll know the location when we tell you that this 335-spot garage is in the city's newest high-rise that just happens to be the home of the fabulous Fairmont Hotel, between Fifth and Liberty Avenues. Once the clock strikes 4 p.m., the parking rate drops to $5.
The cherry on top of this parking sundae... the great $5 and $6 flat rates at these garages are in effect all day long on Saturdays and Sundays — no matter what time of the day you park or how long you stay. Keep in mind, too, that there are plenty more spaces at discounted evening and weekend rates at garages at Sixth Street, Theater Square, Liberty and Ninth Street, Ninth and Penn and more. You can find a whole map of the $5 discounted evening and weekend rates at DowntownPittsburgh.com/Parking. When it comes to worry-free, affordable parking in and around the Square, these garages are just the ticket!