Posts Tagged ‘school’
Beautiful Seaside College for Our Private Tour Guests to Visit
Many of our guests visiting Southern California and enjoying a private tour of Los Angeles will ask that we drive onto the campus when we get near Pepperdine University in Malibu. The school was founded by George Pepperdine who started Western Auto Supply Company with $5 in 1909. The original campus was in South Central Los Angeles. The school has occupied a steep hillside overlooking the Santa Monica Bay since 1972 and is certainly one of the most beautiful spots in California. There are times during the year when we have families with young people considering college in the Los Angeles area and are always pleased for the chance to drive up into the campus to show them what they will see every day on their way to class. The school offers undergraduate degrees in a considerable number of majors as well as graduate degrees in law, public policy, education, psychology and business administration. Pepperdine’s Christian ethos supports a strong spiritual element in its students’ university life and imparts a sense of service and responsibility to its graduates. When we tour with families visiting their children at Pepperdine we are always impressed with their knowledge and commitment to their studies. Even more, how much they love living in Malibu and being so close to Los Angeles.
Private Tour Family Looks at Los Angeles Schools
We do a large number of “special occasion” tours throughout the year celebrating anniversaries, honeymoons, retirements – all the important dates in a person’s life. Another benefit of our private custom tour approach to seeing Los Angeles is showing our new students around their new environment. We are a month ahead of the start of classes at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) but families are beginning to show up with their their recent high school graduates to get the feel of the city and begin learning their way around. What better way than by enjoying a helicopter tour over their new campus and then doubling back in our custom black van for a much closer look at Westwood and the areas around the campus. We can do the same thing with that other big campus south of downtown, or that pretty coastal college in Malibu or the campus on the bluff overlooking Marina del Rey. We have a large number of notable institutions of higher learning throughout Los Angeles. Let us show you around when you are deciding which to attend or when you are getting ready to move in to start school. (above – Royce Hall, Powell Library, Fowler Museum, click for larger image)
Our Los Angeles Tour Looks at Hollywood High School
This edifice in the center of Hollywood has been serving students since very early in the last century. Now on the National Register of Historic Places Hollywood High School has seen to the education of a long list of recognizable names, and not just actors and filmmakers. We still are mourning the recent passing of one of Hollywood High School’s graduates, James Garner. The school’s central Hollywood location and appearance make it a good location to film television and movies (while not disturbing the teachers and students) so you may see it often on film. A mural on the theater building celebrates a few of the most famous actors and performers to have spent time studying their 3Rs gets the attention of our private Los Angeles tour folks every time we drive past.