The Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh is about 4 miles from downtown. This area is a great option, with scenic runs, if you are staying near the hospitals in the Lawrenceville section (Children’s Hospital, Heart Institute, West Penn Hospital). The route we chose takes you from the 40th Street Bridge and skirts around Highland Park and the Allegheny Arsenal, running along the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium. Lots of options to add on by exploring the many winding trails within the Arsenal, and the newly developed Greenspace within Highland Park. Note: there aren’t many hotels in this area.