Paying a visit at UCLA is like coming into the many Hollywood movie scenes or American TV series! There really not many words to describe the aura of this inspiring campus. As I mentioned I love to do University tour, I have done one university tour at Stamford University at Santa Clara and since I am back to LA, I thought I should pay a visit at UCLA before I leave America.
Located at Westwood, this campus is only minutes away from the Pacific Ocean, founded in 1919 and one of the most applied University in America.
1. Royce Hall
This is the most iconic building in UCLA you can’t missed this. The impressive towers host thousands of visitors every year to concerts, dance and theater.
2. Power Library
Power Library is just like a movie set but it is a real working library with huge windows in the middle and central dome. One of the original building in the early stage.
3. Janss Steps
This is another campus icon, you will see a great view of the whole campus from the top. This is also one of the popular spot for public speaking once upon a time. It is also a frequent spot for movie scene. One thing you may want to take note is “Don’t ever — ever — step on the sixth step,” = It’s bad luck! Based on the tradition.
4. Garden Sculptures
Garden Sculptures consists of more than 70 statues by famous artist. Go find each and count them.
5. Wilson Plaza
Another open spaces with beautiful courtyards and green lawns. You will see students enjoying their reading time here.
Relax under a big tree and meditate at Wilson Plaza is a great way to re-charge.
6. Student Activities Center
This is another great place to take some pictures with the beautiful building. It is the Student Activities Center where students can get their support here.
7. Color Theme of UCLA – True Blue
People would recognized the big blue color theme, also know for “True Blue” and gold. You would probabaly seen that in the cheerleading teams outfit in any other movie scene.
These UCLA bikes are also in blue and gold/yellow.
8. Chipmuck in UCLA
Chipmucks are everywhere and they are not afraid of people in UCLA.
9. Kerchkhoff Patio
Lounges to study and get your food in the open space.
10. Check out UCLA Police Car!
If you look properly at the police car, you will find “UC Los Angeles Police” printed at the car, so cool. UCLA police is responsible for incidents happened in the campus I guess.
11. Be with nature
Final thoughts :
Comparing to University of Stamford California, UCLA campus has more to offer, the old architectures are simply stunning and the picturesque view at the Janss Steps which we used to see it in the movie set.
You may like nearby attractions in LA :
- Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Universal Studio Hollywood
- 8 Things to do in Beverly Hills 90210
- Griffith Observatory – LA Top Attraction
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