For those flying in into the Pittsburgh airport, there is an excellent public bus service
that connects the airport to downtown and the university area (Carnegie Mellon, Univ of Pittsburgh). Exact fare is $3.25
The Boston Red Sox are playing at the baseball stadium on the North Side. Expect delays if transiting through that part of town.
If you are walking downtown, specially in the area around the convention center, expect to see "furries", aka people in furry animal suits, or just wearing a furry tail or furry ears. The annual Anthrocon
is happening. If it stokes your interest, you can get a one-day pass for $30 (does Orienteering have a designated furry animal for mascot ?)