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San Diego Sights

University of California at San Diego

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Updated 10/17/2014

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The campus of one of the country's most prestigious research universities spreads over 1,200 acres of coastal canyons and eucalyptus groves, where students and faculty jog, bike, and rollerblade to class. If you're interested in contemporary art, check out the Stuart Collection of Sculpture —18 thought-provoking, site-specific works by artists such as Nam June Paik, William Wegman, Niki de St. Phalle, Jenny Holzer, and others arrayed around the campus. UCSD's Price Center has a well-stocked, two-level bookstore—the largest in San Diego—and a good coffeehouse, Perks. Look for the postmodern Geisel Library, named for longtime La Jolla residents Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel and his wife, Audrey. Bring quarters for the parking meters, or cash or a credit card for the parking structures, because free parking is only available on weekends.

Sight Information


Exit I–5 onto La Jolla Village Dr. going west; take Gilman Dr. off-ramp to right and continue on to information kiosk at campus entrance on Gilman Dr., San Diego, California, 92093, United States


858-534–4414-campus tour information


Sight Details:

  • 90-min campus tours Sun. at 2 from South Gilman Information Pavilion; reserve before 4 pm Thurs.

Updated 10/17/2014


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