Ten Things to do Near UCLA
Our pre-college Los Angeles program gives students the opportunity to live in the UCLA dorm facilities and experience a college lifestyle. Outside of our academic enrichment programs, we offer out students the chance to explore and get deeper in touch with the culture and activities around Los Angeles.
Walk through the Santa Monica Pier
Just a short commute west of UCLA lies the famous Santa Monica Pier. Known for its beautiful ocean views, sunny beach, and fun games, the pier is the perfect place to unwind with friends on the weekend.
Experience luxury shopping at Westfield Century City
This nearby shopping center is perfect for nice dining and luxury shopping (or window shopping). Its beautiful outdoor setting makes it the perfect place to get the L.A. shopping experience.
Stroll around The Getty Center
View the beautiful art that is offered at the Getty Center. The gardens and architecture of the center are perfect to see with friends, they are perfect photo-ops!
Watch a movie at Regency Village Theatre
This theatre located right in the heart of Westwood has remained open since the 1930’s. Catch the newest movie premieres at this iconic theatre.
Visit the Hammer Museum
Get in tune with your artistic side at the Hammer Museum, located only a short walk away from the UCLA campus. This museum, which is owned by UCLA, features works of modern art, photography and design.
Get dessert at Diddy Riese
Diddy Riese is notoriously popular for its cheap and delicious ice cream cookie sandwiches. It’s located in the heart of Westwood and perfect for a hot summer day.
Take a trip to Venice Beach
Not too far from Santa Monica is Venice Beach. This beach is a must-see for any LA tourist; explore the shops and restaurants around this LA hot spot.
Get dinner at Sawtelle Japantown
This street holds important Japanese American cultural significance and is home to some of the most popular Japanese food in LA, such as Tatsu Ramen, Tsujita LA Artisan Noodles, and more.
Walk around Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive, in the city of famous Beverly Hills 90210, is a hot spot for luxury shopping. The street brings in large crowds daily because of its lavish quality.
Shop at the Grove
The Grove is a beautiful outdoor mall located near West Hollywood. If you’re looking to shop, dine, or just hang out with friends, this is the perfect destination for you.