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University of California San Diego

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Address: 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093-5004
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You don't have to be enrolled to appreciate the vast green lawns of this major university, which is home to the Mingei International Museum of World Art.

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Taking a stroll around the University of California San Diego (UCCD!) Is a surprising relaxing trip. The lush greenery and modern architecture is eerie nestled in between the tall... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2016
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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573 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Taking a stroll around the University of California San Diego (UCCD!) Is a surprising relaxing trip. The lush greenery and modern architecture is eerie nestled in between the tall Euclalyptus trees.

Thank Jiro_Kaneshiro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The campus is slightly older but it is a great environment and interesting to get the feel of life in campus. Several places to pick from when it comes to eating, and really affordable.

Thank Patricia S
Mandeville, Louisiana
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473 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

The day after Easter my 16 year old daughter and I took a road / hiking trip up the coast from San Diego to Torrey Pines State Park and took a detour through UCSD. Since she is a Sophomore in High School and college visits are coming anyway, we toured through the campus on this trip. What a beautiful campus... More 

Thank raybyerley
Plano, Texas
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73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

While this campus did have a one very cool building ( Geisel Library) and some interesting sculptures, I would not plan a visit here as a tourist attraction. We came from out of state to tour this university as a potential place for our junior to attend college. The campus is huge and the location is nice but the as... More 

Thank Michelle V
Hamilton, Bermuda
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We did our morning walk around the campus and this is a large campus with many architectural buildings. We stopped for our breakfast at one of the restaurants, Bella Vista Restaurant, and it has all the conveniences with parkings, washrooms, seatings, views.

Thank LizCarpio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Took our son on a scheduled college tour while visiting San Diego. Beautiful campus, fun history facts, entertaining 2 hour tour. If you have the time and have high school students,it is a fun campus visit. We then ate in the student union and headed to the beach afterwards.

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Sertaozinho, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

If you are in San Diego you should visit UCSD campus. It if beautiful, it has a lot of attractions and a lot of interesting buildings. Plan your visit because some attractions are open only on some days of the week. It may be a little difficult to park.

Thank Raphael N
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We go here every time we have visitors. The campus is amazing. The Geisel library is a must, go inside to the top. The engineering building has a house hanging off the tall building, quite a feat of engineering.Children love the enormous stone teddy bear.

Thank MicheleColette
Thornton le Moor, United Kingdom
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399 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Confused some people think this is an attraction! University campuses are asways pleasant places to visit, vibrant and peaceful at the same time, there are also usually cheap places to eat. UCSD was no different however as with all universities parking was at a premium.

Thank Mikesalter
Crested Butte, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Our daughter came here from Colorado and loves the school. Great academics has made so many wonderful friends,.

Thank Kris S

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