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University of California at San Diego

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Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

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 skateboard 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. There are two-hour free campus tours for the public Sunday at 2 pm from Gilman Entrance Information Center; reserve online or by calling (858) 534–4414 before noon on Thursday.

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La Jolla, California, 92093, USA


858-534–4414-campus tour information


Published 07/06/2016


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