Forbes Avenue runs through the heart of campus and is arguably Pittsburgh’s busiest street. With numerous retail shops, museums, restaurants, and hotels, Forbes Avenue offers students a cosmopolitan and diverse environment—all within walking distance of dorms as well as off-campus housing. (Pitt facilities along Forbes can be recognized by their navy-blue awnings.)
Not-to-be-missed stops along Forbes Avenue include Primanti Brothers, famous for its fries-on-the-inside sandwiches, and The Original Hot Dog Shop, a.k.a. the “O.” The "O" sells more than 15 tons of French fries a week. Don’t go with the large order of fries unless you’re planning to feed a half-dozen people. Seriously.