What’s Nearby

Check out these options for dining, sight-seeing, and accommodations on or near the UCLA campus:


Plateia Restaurant 
Join us for a relaxing meal of Mediterranean-inspired, California-fresh cuisine at Plateia restaurant and lounge in the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. Just an easy walk away from the Fowler Museum, dine al fresco on our gorgeous outdoor patio or keep it cozy indoors in our elegant dining room. Click here to learn more.

Quick Bites

Ackerman Union
This center of student activity houses a variety of services including the UCLA Store (buy your Bruin gear!), restaurants (Veggie Grill, Panda Express, Rubios, Sbarro, a salad bar, and more), and an arcade.

Kerckhoff Coffee House
Kerckhoff Coffee House is the closest café to the Fowler Museum and was UCLA’s first coffee house when it opened in 1976. Coffee drinks are the core of the menu, but light meals are also available, including soup, gourmet salads, and sandwiches.

Northern Lights
Enjoy a variety of dining options—sushi, pizza, sandwiches and more—and indoor seating around a circular fireplace or outdoor seating.

Wolfgang Puck Express
Located on Level 1 in the Ackerman Union, Wolfgang Puck Express is the first of its kind at the University of California, Los Angeles. Enjoy Wolfgang’s most popular signature dishes at affordable prices, as well as beer or wine at the bar.


Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden
One of the most distinguished outdoor sculpture collections in the country, the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden spans five+ acres with more than 70 sculptures by artists such as Jean Arp, Deborah Butterfield, Alexander Calder, Barbara Hepworth, Jacques Lipchitz, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, Auguste Rodin, and David Smith.

Mildred Matthias Botanical Gardens
This lush, seven-acre garden houses approximately 5,000 species of plants from all over the world. Located on the UCLA campus, this peaceful sanctuary is in moderate walking distance from the Fowler Museum and open seven days per week.

UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame and Bruin Bear Sculpture
Interactive displays feature notable UCLA coaches, student-athletes, and others who rendered extraordinary service or leadership for the athletic program of UCLA. The famous Bruin Bear sculpture is located in front of this building.

Royce Quad
Climb the Janss Steps to the Royce Quad to see the four original landmark buildings of the campus constructed in 1929: Royce Hall, The Powell Library (pop inside to see the beautiful main reading room), Haines Hall, and Kinsey Hall. See what’s on at UCLA Live.


UCLA Luskin Hotel
A LEED Platinum-certified property enhanced by leading edge resources, the UCLA Luskin Conference Center’s bright and relaxing environment encourages open engagement. Here, leading academic minds, medical innovators, researchers, political leaders, and social visionaries meet to exchange ideas that will move our world forward. The Luskin Conference Center is designed to serve the needs of individuals and groups attending campus meetings or events; those doing business with UCLA entities; and University of California faculty, students, staff and other University affiliates.