Things to Do for Fun in Oakland
You do not need a car to get around the city of Pittsburgh. Oakland is one of the easiest places to catch a bus because it is a major destination as well as through way to downtown. On line or over the phone, get information on all bus routes.
Peoples Cab Company: 412-441-3200
Port Authority: www.ridegold.com
Yellow Cab: 412-665-8100HOTELS IN OAKLAND
3401 Blvd. of the Allies
Holiday Select University Center
Wyndham Garden Hotel
There is no shortage of places to eat in Oakland. Whether you are looking for Indian, Korean, Italian, Middle Eastern, or American, you'll find a great restaurant here.
Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Located across from Schenley Park, Phipps Conservatory has thirteen rooms and an outdoor garden. Spend an afternoon strolling through the different rooms exploring the beautiful plants. Special events throughout the year.
Admission: Adults $6.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 Students with ID $4.00 Children 2-12 $3.00 Under 2 FREE Members FREE
Pittsburgh Filmmakers is one of the largest and oldest independent media arts centers in the country. We are committed to the advancement of artistic excellence in film, video, photography and digital media, and accomplish this with programs in education, equipment access, community outreach and exhibition. Founded in 1971 to provide media-making tools to artists, Pittsburgh Filmmakers serves everyone from emerging artists to established artists to fellow non-profit organizations and students.
Located in South Oakland, the theater is part of Point Park College. It is a ?three-theatre performing arts center with four resident companies producing professional theatre, Playhouse Jr. for family audiences and conservatory theatre, dance and musicals.?
The Stephen Foster Memorial Museum, located in the Stephen Foster Memorial on the University of Pittsburgh's campus.
Forbes and Bigelow
University of Pittsburgh Nationality Rooms
There are plenty of ways to spend leisure time in Oakland. Below is a brief listing of how to get around, hotels, dining and cultural amenities. Because Oakland is also a very safe community, please feel free to roam the various business districts on Forbes, Fifth, Craig and dozens of cross streets for new coffee shops, delis and great local taverns.