From your air-conditioned apartment at The Meridian, it’s a half hour bus ride to UCLA. Alternatively, keep a car in the assigned gated parking and commute to UCLA or Loyola Marymount University in just 10 minutes. If you won’t be investing in a car, use the local bus stops to explore on weekends. In half an hour, you could be people-watching and shopping for curios on the Venice Beach boardwalk, or cheering for the UCLA Bruins basketball team at Pauley Pavilion.
If you’d rather relax at home, let yourself in through the property’s controlled access, then step into the sanctuary of your apartment. Take a moment to revel in the hardwood floors and high ceilings, before heading to your private bedroom to choose a swimsuit from your walk-in closet. Head to the heated pool for a few laps, unwind with a session in the spa, or catch up on the latest gossip while tanning on the sun deck. Later, head inside for a snack at your kitchen breakfast bar.
When you’ve finished eating, stack your plates in the dishwasher and kick back in front of the living room’s cable TV. With a private bathroom, you can take your time in the shower; while an on-site laundry makes it easy to keep on top of the washing. In the evening, wander out into the landscaped gardens and fire up the grilling stations, or catch a ride with friends to one of Culver City’s many restaurants. Try Sambar for inventive Indian cuisine, or Pampas Grill for buffet-style Brazilian churrasco.