Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
Art Center is ranked #1 design school in the nation for many years in a row. Come here for year-round cool students' exhibitions I could guarantee they'll blow your artistic mind away (if you've got one!) Even if you're not interested in art and design, this school is located on a hill top, where you can do a light walking / biking trail. It offers a breath-taking view overlooking the whole town of Pasadena.