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Summer Travel Sidebar: Staycation in Westwood


By Bethany Powers '11

Published Jul 1, 2009 8:00 AM



Need some summer fun at home instead of away? These links will give you ideas whether you're looking to cool off in the water, heat things up with a band, or elevate your mind at a museum.

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Log on to UCLA Recreation's aquatics page to find out how to stay fit during the hot summer months. A swim class or water workout is the perfect way to exercise without breaking a sweat.

Visiting UCLA's Marina Aquatic Center is another great way to relax. Spend a sunny afternoon kayaking with family or friends: No experience is required for the sit-on-top kayak, and lessons are available. UCLA Recreation's Marina Aquatic Center page offers more info, including classes and other fun activities to do at the Marina.

The Fowler Museum is offering all things Australian throughout the summer. Their High Noon Film Series, held every Friday in July at — you guessed it — noon, is featuring a variety of movies that highlight and explore Aboriginal life. Visit the Fowler's event calendar for more information about these and other exciting events at the Fowler.

If you are in the mood for a futuristic take on rock, check out the Hammer's "Also I Like to Rock: Amazing Baby and Dazzler." Watch out as these two up-and-coming bands make you want to get up and dance to their catchy beats. Log on to for more information on the "Also I Like to Rock" show and more exciting events.

The African Arts Ensemble presents a lecture on the latest in African Art on September 2 from 2-4:30 PM in Royce Hall. Contact for more information. The lecture is free and open to the public.

If traveling is something you love to do, check out what the alumni association has to offer for Bruin alums. For the adventurous, there's a 10-day expedition voyage with UCLA Professor Emeritus Steve Strand down the Amazon River. Or, stay here in California with a relaxing trip to the wine country of Napa. Visit the UCLA Alumni Association's travel page to see all the amazing trips they have to offer.