This tradition is plain and simple: visit the UCLA Botanical Gardens!
The harder part of the tradition was finding the turtles since you have to find the river that runs through the gardens (which my friend and I completely missed by going in the opposite direction from them).
It’s quiet and you can tell some people go there to study. Classes take trips there for assignments and research. Overall it should be on any nature-lover’s itinerary when visiting UCLA or Westwood in general.
Below are some of my pics and a turtle!