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Welcome to fabulous Southern California! Where else can you surf and snowboard in the same day? The peaceful, green expanse of the La Sierra University campus is an hour’s drive or less from world-famous Disneyland and many of North America’s most beautiful beaches and mountains. Located in the city of Riverside, our campus is just a fast ride by car or public transit from Los Angeles recreational and cultural events.


Following are just some of the local and well-known attractions within an easy drive of the campus.

  • Disneyland – The world-famous mouse awaits
  • Joshua Tree National Park – The rock climber’s ultimate destination
  • Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park – America’s first theme park
  • Lake Arrowhead – The mountains of Southern California are just a short drive away
  • Local Beaches – Malibu, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, and more
  • Downtown Los Angeles – The Lakers, the Dodgers, world-class symphony and theater; hip galleries, and street shopping
  • Hollywood – See the stars on the Walk of Fame
  • The Getty Center – art treasures in a stunning environment
  • Magic Mountain Theme Park –A favorite of roller-coaster fans
  • Ontario Mills Mall – Great shopping and entertainment
  • Palm Springs – Golf, sun, and fun amidst the palms
  • Raging Waters Theme Park – Cool off on liquid thrill rides
  • San Diego – World-famous zoo, museums, great restaurants, and a laid-back atmosphere by the sea
  • Sea World – Watch the dolphins and whales perform
  • Universal Studios – Rides and adventure on film sets you won’t forget
  • Victoria Gardens Outdoor Mall – Cultural center, upscale shopping, and restaurants in an outdoor setting
  • Citizens Bank Arena—brand-new venue in nearby Ontario for sports and top music events

Winter Resorts

  • Snow Summit
  • Big Bear Mountain
  • Mountain High
  • Mt. Baldy