Are you planning a vacation? Maybe you’re helping your child decide where to go for college? Either way, a university with a gorgeous campus probably sounds like a great destination. Some college towns are more picturesque than others, but many American campuses make the grade. When you visit one of the nation’s most beautiful universities, you can expect to see awe-inspiring architecture, gorgeous greens, idyllic views, and intriguing surroundings.
Condé Nast Traveler reports that some of the most beautiful American college campuses are built in the classic collegiate Gothic style. Other universities have chosen a more contemporary architectural style. On the other hand, Travel + Leisure notes that the way a campus is landscaped is just as important as the architecture itself.
Read on to check out the most beautiful university campuses in the United States.
1. Bard College
Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, has a rural campus. That makes it a destination in and of itself, since the college showcases a unique range of architectural styles. Travel + Leisure reports that Frank Gehry’s Fisher Center exemplifies the contemporary end of that range. It has an eye-catching exterior of glass and brushed stainless steel. At the other end of the spectrum, you’ll find Blithewood Mansion. It dates back to the 19th century and has a beautiful Italian lawn. When on campus, students and visitors also enjoy the views of the beautiful Catskill Mountains in the distance.
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