UCLA School Spirit
Bordered by the three B’s, UCLAs location is simply divine. Safely tucked in between glamorous Bel Air, Brentwood and Beverly Hills, no one would argue that UCLA is in a great neighborhood. UCLAs Westwood Village makes for a wonderful little college town perched on the edge of the big city. A short walk from the student housing on “The Hill” popular Bruin hangouts like Diddy Reese and 800 Degrees make the students feel welcome.
When compared to cross town rival you might say UCLA is simply on the right side of the tracks. The irony is not lost on USC students paying $$$$ to reside in the worst part of town. The fierce rival with USC is one of many Bruin traditions steeped in history, and provides for a good deal of amusement for students at both schools.
My UCLA visit included an overnight stay at the UCLA Guest House located right on campus. A lovely, quaint fifty room hotel with a five star location and atmosphere. The Guest House is a small warm inviting Spanish Colonial style hotel with exceptional service.
Just across the street from the hotel is the UCLA Franklin D. Murphy sculpture garden and Theater Arts Playhouse. The hotel has a wonderful map if you’re ambitious and decide to walk the four mile loop around the campus after breakfast. Sorority row is nearby on Hilgard Ave. and makes for a lovely walk past all the beautiful sorority doll houses.
It is roughly a fifteen minute walk across campus to the residence halls on “The Hill” or to Westwood Village.
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