Oakland is a district in [Pittsburgh]]. It is east of Downtown. In it are many of the hospitals that serve Pittsburgh and most of the colleges and universities.
From downtown one takes Forbes Avenue east which is a one-way street that leads directly to Oakland. There frequent PAT buses as well as this is a heavily travelled route.
See and do
Although Oakland is essentially a location for schools and hospitals, there are many things to see and do there. Perhaps the most interesting for visitors is The Carnegie Library and Museums. There are three major sections in a single large building along Forbes Avenue:
Eat and drink
Put twenty thousand college students in a small area and you will be sure to have plenty of restaurant and bars.