“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
You may not think of Los Angeles as a college town, but UCLA dominates the neighborhood of Westwood. Tall buildings and constant traffic characterize Westwood Village, packed with such collegiate staples as coffee shops, bargain ethnic food, vegetarian restaurants, and watering holes. Two theaters here regularly hold red carpet premieres, and UCLA's Hammer Museum hosts topnotch exhibits and often stages festivals in its plaza. When traveling down Santa Monica Boulevard through Westwood, you can't miss the large and lavish Mormon temple, which has a visitor center and Family History Center open to the public.