Westwood, Los Angeles.
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Westwood is a neighborhood in Los Angeles that is bounded by Sunset Boulevard to the north, Beverly Hills on the east, Santa Monica Boulevard to the south, and the San Diego Freeway on the west. It is home to the UCLA campus, along with throngs of national and international students.

Venues in Westwood tend to be dominated by college coeds, but the area’s permanent residents who are generally high-earners bring a sense of affluence to the community. While about 50,000 people live in Westwood year-round, UCLA draws 40,000 students to the area during the academic year. That means that most bars in Westwood are filled to the brim with Bruin Nation fans letting loose after a day of studying. But those looking to escape the rowdy student life have a safe haven in one of the casual gastropubs that have sprung up in the area.

Those looking for recreational activities in this part of L.A. head to Westwood Village, a commercial and shopping center with restaurants, boutiques, brand-name stores, theaters, and more. Not far from there is the Hammer Museum, an art museum with permanent and rotating collections, as well as various exhibits and programs. Admission is free for all visitors every Thursday.

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Where to Go

  • * Frida All Ages / Beer / Blouses
  • * Palomino Burgers / Casual / Cocktails

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