Things To Do Near UCLA in Los Angeles

UCLA is located in the Westwood neighborhood on the wealthy Westside, near Beverly Hills, Bel Air, and Brentwood, as well as all sorts of cultural hot spots.

Located on the ground floor of the Occidental Petroleum Building just blocks from UCLA is the Hammer Museum. This facility was built to house the art collection of the former chairman of Occidental, Armand Hammer, following his falling out with LACMA. In addition to the permanent collection, The Hammer usually is hosting a solid visiting feature exhibit of contemporary art.

Nearby is an even grander example of oil fortune turned into in a cultural institution: The Getty is really something to behold and even a relatively cheap destination (you just pay for parking).

There are number of gardens affiliated with the UCLA. . . . in addition to the the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture (on campus) and Hannah Carter Japanese Garden (a mile north in Bel Air) there is also the Mildred E. Mathias Garden (on campus).

You know you are close to Hollywood here too! The are 2 great public media centers/archives nearby: the UCLA Film and Television Archive AND the Paley Center for Media. There are also a lot of auspicious celebrity graves (Marylin Monroe!) in the nearby (and surprisingly compact) Pierce Brothers Westwood cemetery.

If shopping is more your style, nearby is the Westfield Century City mall, as well as the Westside Pavilion and Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills.

Hammer Museum

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10899 Wilshire Blvd
At Westwood Blvd

UCLA's Artistic Center... read more

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden

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10899 Wilshire Boulevard
(UCLA - North Campus)

Acres of art... read more

Fowler Museum at UCLA

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405 Hilgard Avenue
UCLA North Campus

More than 750,000 artifacts... read more

UCLA, Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

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10619 Bellagio Road

Kyoto-style garden... read more

Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery

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1218 Glendon Avenue
(South of Wilshire)

For stars who have faded away... read more

The Getty Center Los Angeles

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1200 Getty Center Dr

UCLA Film and Television Archive

46 Powell Library
UCLA

220,000 films & programs... read more

The Paley Center for Media

465 N. Beverly Dr
At Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills

Archive of both TV and radio programs and commercials... read more

Westfield Century City

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10250 Santa Monica Blvd
At Ave. of the Stars, Century City

Franklin Canyon Site

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Island of open space, surrounded by city... read more
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