Near UCSD is this architectural monolith; the structure for this noted institution is built out of unfinished concrete and perched atop the cliffs overlooking the ocean. Two symmetrical buildings stare at each other across a courtyard, the length of which runs a wide river which reverses into a pool and, through a small waterfall, down towards the dining hall seating area. The building is surrounded by a moat, and sports orange trees in the courtyard. In addition, many doors are deliberately unlabeled to encourage scientific exploration. The Salk gives tours, but you must schedule them (they are early in the morning).
10010 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA, United States
Salk Institute of Biological Studies and Nearby Attractions on Map
University of California San Diego(0.9 km)
A combination of a small liberal arts college and a large research university, UCSD has a good reputation locally and offers some interesting sights.
Torrey Pines Gliderport(0.2 km)
Learn to hang glide here.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps(2.4 km)
The public center for the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography (of University of California, San Diego), this award-winning aquarium has many fantastic exhibits, with oceanic species from all over the Pacific Ocean displayed, as well as sharks, a tide pool, a large kelp tank, and a coral reef (with actual living coral).
Black's Beach(0.8 km)
Set against high cliffs, Black's Beach is the largest nude beach in the country.
Birch Aquarium(2.4 km)
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