Many people say that college is the best four years of your life, and it’s pretty hard to dispute that claim. While all-nighters in the library were never our fave, it’s hard not to love the sweet taste of freedom, especially when it comes in the form of having the ability to have ice cream for every meal.
For many students these days, the college experience is much more glamorous than it used to be. All it takes is a Pinterest search of “dorm decor” to see that college kids are living lavishly these days. Besides dorm rooms that look like they’re straight out of HGTV, some college campuses are beginning to look like all-inclusive resorts. Think we’re kidding? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most beautiful college campuses.
Let’s get started!
Alexa, play “Malibu” by Miley Cyrus! For this one, we’re taking a trip to Pepperdine University, a private research University located just outside of Malibu, California. Though the school was first founded in the 1930s in Los Angeles, the University expanded it’s campus to the beachy town of Malibu in the 70s?
Fun fact: The campus may look familiar, as the popular Nickelodeon show Zoey 101 was filmed here in the early 2000s!
University of Miami
Tell us that this picture doesn’t look like a two-story nightclub in the tropics. Wanna know something crazy? This is building is actually the home of the College of Engineering at the University of Miami, located in Coral Gables, Florida!
Students really get to live like they’re on vacation, especially during the warm days of the spring and fall semesters! The Student Center Complex has beautiful pools and lounge chairs that students can relax in, or simply catch up on their assignments.
Here’s another college campus that you may recognize from a very famous American film! Remember the 1982 film, Annie, starring the little red-head orphan who was taken under the wing of the wealthy Oliver Warbucks? This gorgeous building on the campus of Monmouth University in New Jersey was actually “Daddy Warbucks'” mansion in the film!
Located one mile from the beach, students even have the option of living in apartments with ocean views! The campus of Monmouth University has state-of-the-art academic buildings, like The Great Hall, pictured above. Perhaps the most gorgeous part? The floral landscaping throughout.
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Talk about breathtaking views!! The University of Hawaii at Manoa is a public university in Honolulu. Located in the heart of Honolulu, the campus offers stunning views of volcanoes, and of course, is only a few short miles from the closes beaches! Did someone say surfing?!
But seriously, we couldn’t be more envious of the students that get to call this place home, Many people say that the atmosphere here is very laid back. Safe to say, that if we could do it all over again, we’d be sending this school an application!
NJ Beaches To Check Out In 2021
For those who live in the tri-state area, going to the shore is a highlight of the summer. Northerns travel almost every weekend to the beach to soak up the surf and sand. Others who do not live in the tri-state area travel to NJ just to check out some of these beaches and experience the shore life. With 44 beaches in NJ, it can be hard to know which are best for you to travel to. We have found some of the best beaches in New Jersey to check out this summer!
It’s vacation time!
Asbury Park is a small seaside city on the New Jersey coast. It’s known for its sandy shore and beachfront boardwalk lined with shops, arcades and cafes. The city’s live music venues include the Stone Pony, which has hosted native New Jerseyans Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, and the 1920s Paramount Theatre. The city is also home to the Silverball Museum’s video games, arcade games and pinball machines which date from the 1930s to the present. Art galleries, beaches, shopping, dining and more can all be done on foot and are within close proximity to each other.
Sandy Hook is a barrier spit in Middletown Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. The barrier spit, approximately 6 miles in length and varying from 0.1 to 1.0 mile wide, is located at the north end of the Jersey Shore. Most people come to Sandy Hook for its outdoor appeal. Surfing, kite surfing, and windsurfing are popular activities during summer months, otherwise known as peak season. The park also features a five-mile-long pathway for walkers, cyclists, and runners. Check out some of the historical monuments on the premises including the lighthouse, proving grounds, marine biologist lab, and Fort Hancock.
Long Beach Island
Long Beach Island, or “LBI”, is a barrier island and summer colony along the Atlantic Ocean coast of Ocean County, New Jersey in the United States. The area is known for its white sandy beaches, family friendly environment and close proximity to major population centers such as New York and Philadelphia. There are six towns in LBI, each with its own vibe. For example, Beach Haven is a town with a younger population whereas Love Ladies houses mostly retired individuals.
Lavallette is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Lavallette boasts dozens of local clothing stores, trinket shops, and other boutiques selling everything you’ll need for your trip – and things you’ll want to take back with you. Find gorgeous gifts and accessories at My Sister’s Jewelry Box, or look for beach-inspired apparel and home goods at The Beach Home. You can also grab a hot cup of coffee at Lava Java, eat crabs at The Crabs Inn or go shopping at the clothing store Island Gypsy. Though the town does not have a boardwalk, you can travel to the Seaside Heights boardwalk 7 minutes away to get to one! Here you will find arcade games, rides, eateries, shops and more!
Which beach will you travel to this summer?
Top Three Trips To Take In 2021
Traveling can be hard in the year 2021, but it is not impossible! We wanted to provide readers with information that can be useful for creating a safe, affordable and memorable trip. Below are opinion based lists that we have created to give inspiration to anyone looking for an adventure. We wish you nothing but happiness and joy throughout your future travels.
Let’s hop aboard!
Top 3 safest destination spots to travel to alone in the year 2021
Though Romania’s Transylvania may be known for Vampires, the country itself is actually a very secluded and safe travel destination. This spot is for the traveler who enjoys medieval towns, ancient churches and breathtaking mountain ranges.
Main cities to travel to: Bucharest, Sinaia, Brasov
Travel Somewhere you never thought you would! Full of history with its ancient wooden architecture and Hilltop monasteries, it is the perfect place to go for a swim in the Black Sea
Main cities to travel to: Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Vardiza
A wonderful spot if you want to experience another culture. You can safely go off the beaten path to try local street foods, explore the limestone mountains or fish. It is also features tourists spots such as the worlds largest caves. A true place for adventure
Main cities to travel to: Ha Giang, Tam Hoc, Halong bay, Ho Chi Min.
Top 3 affordable trips to make in the year 2021
The Country has a little bit of everything for just $35 a day. Beaches, Rainforests, Cities and mountains, there is plenty to do in this country
Main cities to travel to: Cartagena, Medellin, Bogota
Large waterfalls, The bay of Rio de Janeiro, Beautiful beaches and the Sugarloaf mountain tops for roughly $40 a day
Main Cities to travel to: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador
This country is a hidden gem, A great place to go if you are into hiking and trekking. The beautiful clear water beaches are an added bonus. A day here is usually $45
Main cities to travel to: Sal, Santo Antao, Santa Maria
Top 3 states to visit in the year 2021
Filled with red sanded canyons, Utah is the perfect place to visit during any time of year. In the warmer months, you can find yourself rock climbing, hiking, or ATVing in the desert. In the winter, the mountains are perfect for snow sports, like skiing or snowboarding.
Main cities to travel to: Salt Lake, Moab, Park
Enjoy some legal green while hiking through the Colorado forests and mountains. This is a campers paradise!
Main cities to travel to: Boulder, Denver, Aspen, Colorado Springs
Lobster bakes, Historical Lighthouses, whale watching and pink sunsets, Maine is an example of how beautiful Americas geography really is. Located at the tip of the country, the Atlantic breeze will sure be one you will never forget!
Main cities to travel to: Portland, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park
Top 3 Vacation spots to visit in New Jersey in the year 2021
Known for its popular night life scene, Atlantic City is for the party animal. Casinos, bars, clubs and restaurants wrap around the boardwalk. It’s a great place to gamble at night and rest on the beach the next day!
Perfect for the traveler who enjoys the views of the city without the crowded streets. With outdoor spaces such as liberty park and NJ food staples, this spread out city is perfect for the young traveler.
A relaxing shore town rich with history. Its vintage style streets and architecture compliment the relaxing vibes of the area. Grab a Khor’s Ice Cream cone and take a horse ride with the sea breeze!
Which areas of the world will you travel to in the year 2021?
Songs To Listen To Based Off The City You Are From
Every city has its own vibe. From New York City to Los Angeles, we found the top songs you should add to your playlist to match the vibe of your city.
Let’s get grooving
Good 4 U, Olivia Rodrigo
This past year, Olivia Rodrigo has become wildly famous. Her increased popularity has led up to the making of her new album which has risen to the top of the charts within days. The young star has a big future ahead of her. Arguably being the heart of America’s music scene, It is a huge step for Olivia to be at the top of Nashville’s charts!
The k-pop group has been increasing in popularity in America for quite some time. Their new song butter has been such a pop sensation it has been placed number one on the San Fransisco charts. This is the perfect song to roll your windows down and drive along the The San Fran coast.
Every Chance I get, (feat. Lil Baby and Lil Durk) DJ Khaled
This song will no doubt hype up a crowd. Dj Khaled has been producing exciting beats since the early 2010’s. As a prominent producer in the hip hop and pop scenes, Dj Khaled has acquired talented artists to be featured on the album including Lil Baby and Lil Durk.
Todo De Ti, Rauw Alejandro
The funky beat in Todo De ti is the perfect song for a night out in the vibrant city of Miami. This spanish pop hit has taken over the city with its title as the number one song of the city. Rauw Alejandro makes you want to get your groove on.
New York City
Seeing Green, ft. Niki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne
It is no secret this Young Money crew has always been a dynamic duo. New York has been the heart of hip hop music for decades. It is no wonder this is number one in the city’s chart. The beginning harmonies fuse into a beat that will have you dancing out of your seat
Peaches, Justin Bieber
As a current resident of Los Angeles, Justin Bieber knows how to make the city dance. With his new album “Justice,” Justin has yet again stolen the hearts of American citizens.
Kiss me more, Doja Cat
Doja Cat has taken over the music scene ever since her first song “Say So” blew up on the social media platform, TikTok. Her newest song “Kiss Me More” features Doja Cat’s airy and atmospheric voice over a catchy rhythm. We are so excited to hear more from her in the future!
HEARTBREAK ANNIVERSARY, GIVEON
The 26 year old has potential to take over America and with his number one title on the D.C music charts, he has already won over the capital. His soothing, yet raspy voice will send chills down your spine. You can really hear the emotion behind his voice.