Studying integrative physiology at UCLA is rewarding both professionally and personally. Living in Los Angeles, with its Mediterranean chaparall climate, close access to ocean beaches, coastal mountains, high deserts, and alpine tundra, as well as its thriving urban culture provide the inspiration you need to pursue creative and innovative laboratory research.

Museums & Botanical Gardens

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Getty Center
Getty Villa
Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden
Descano Gardens
The Broad
Natural History Museum
Griffith Observatory
Annenberg Space for Photography
Hammer Museum
California Science Center
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
MOCA Grand Ave
Petersen Automotive Museum
Museum of Latin American Art
Japanese American National Museum
California African American Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Norton Simon Museum
Museum of Tolerance
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Grammy Museum

Hiking Trails, Beaches, and Parks

Hiking trails
California State Beaches
Dockweiler State Beach
El Matador State Beach
Will Rogers State Beach
Santa Monica Beach
Manhattan Beach
Hermosa Beach
Santa Monica Pier
California State Parks
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
Griffith Park
Point Mugu State Park

Places to Explore in Los Angeles

Santa Monica
West Hollywood
Culver City
Brentwood Country Mart
Annenberg Community Beach House
City Walk Hollywood
LA Live
The Grove
Olvera Street
Little Tokyo
Little Armenia
Thai Town
Little Ethiopia
Historic Filipinotown
Leimert Park

Farmers Markets

Westwood Village Farmers Market
Santa Monica Farmers Market
Brentwood Farmers Market
Mar Vista Farmers Market
Beverly Hills Farmers Market
Studio City Farmers Market
The Original Farmers Market
Hollywood Farmers Market
Silver Lake Farmers Market
Altadena Farmers Market
South Pasadena Farmers Market

Amusement & Theme Parks

Universal Studios
Disney California Adventure
Knott’s Berry Farm
Knott’s Soak City
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Sherman Oaks Castle Park
Golf N Stuff
K1 Speed Torrance
Escape Room Games
Raging Waters
Los Angeles Zoo
Aquarium of the Pacific
Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Pacific Park at Santa Monica Pier
Medieval Times
Pirates Dinner Adventure
Legoland California
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Entertainment & Performances

UCLA Royce Hall
Hollywood Bowl
LA Philharmonic
Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Ford
Greek Theater
Grand Performances at LA Plaza
Dolby Theater
Microsoft Theater
LA Opera
Hollywood Palladium
Hollywood Pantages Theater
The Forum
The Staples Center
TCL Chinese Theater

Sports & Athletics

UCLA Sports
Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Sparks
Los Angeles Kings
Anaheim Ducks
Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Galaxy
Los Angeles Football Club
Los Angeles Marathon
Los Alamitos Race Course
Santa Anita Race Track

Within 1 to 3 hour drive

Arroyo Grande
Belmont Park
Big Bear Lake
Catalina Island
Channel Island National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Lake Arrowhead
Los Olivos
Morro Bay
Oak Glen
Palm Springs
San Diego
San Juan Capistrano
Santa Barbara
Santa Ynez
Solana Beach
Temecula Valley Wine Country
Three Rivers