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ESL - ELAC - English Language and American Culture

Places to Visit Around La Sierra University

When you come to the La Sierra University campus, you will find that most of your time is taken up by studying English.  But still, we hope you will have a chance to spend some time enjoying all the good things that America and Southern California has to offer.   Just to give you a little taste in advance here is a list of things you might want to check out.

Also, please read this email all the way to the end.  We have listed the steps you still need to take before attending La Sierra University.


Things to Do in Riverside:


Museums: Time
Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center (about 24 minutes driving)
RIAM (Riverside International Automotive Museum) (about 27 minutes driving)
Heritage House Museum (about 11 minutes driving)
Sherman Indian Museum (about 11 minutes driving)
The Mission Inn Museum

(about 17 minutes driving)

UCR California Museum of Photography

(about 16 minutes driving)



Shopping Malls: Time
Galleria Tyler Mall (about 7 minutes driving)
Ontario Mills Mall (about 23 minutes driving)
Victoria Gardens (about 29 minutes driving)
The Promenade Shops at Dos Lagos (about 17 minutes driving)



Beaches: Time
Newport Beach (about 46 minutes driving)
Huntington Beach (about 54 minutes driving)




Drive in (theater):

Rubidoux Drive-In (about 20 minutes driving)
Van Buren Drive-In Theater (about 10 minutes driving)



Attractions and Bowling:

Castle (Theme) Park (about 7 minutes driving)
AMF Riverside Lanes (about 8 minutes driving)
Arlington Lanes (about 15 minutes driving)
John's Incredible Pizza (about 23 minutes driving)
Scandia Family Fun Center (about 56 minutes driving)
Mulligan’s Family Fun Center (about 1 hour 44 minutes driving)



Snow Skiing:

Mt Baldy Ski Resort (about 1 hour 2 minutes driving)
Snow Valley Mountain Resort (about 54 minutes driving)
Mulligan’s Family Fun Center (about 1 hour 44 minutes driving)
Big Bear Mountain (about 1 hour 39 minutes driving)



Things to Do Around Orange County (Day Trip)



Theme Parks:

Knotts Berry Farm (about 1 hour 3 minutes driving )
Six Flags Magic Mountain (about 52 minutes driving )
Disneyland Theme Park (about 34 minutes driving)




Hollywood (about 59 minutes driving)
Universal Studios (about 1 hour 3 minutes driving )
Angels Stadium: Home to Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels (about 31 minutes driving)



Things to Do Around San Diego




(All about 1.5 to 2 hours driving distance from LSU depending on traffic)
Mission Beach (about 1 hour 3 minutes driving )
La Jolla Shores (about 52 minutes driving )
Oceanside Beach (about 34 minutes driving)
Pacific Beach
Coronado Beach




Old Town (about 1 hour 32 minutes driving)
Seaport Village (about 1 hour 38 minutes driving)
Balboa Park (about 1 hour 36 minutes driving)
San Diego Zoo (about 1 hour 35 minutes driving)
San Diego Wild Animal Park (about 1 hour 18 minutes driving)
Sea World (about 1 hour 25 minutes driving)




Petco Park: Home of Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres (about 1 hour 37 minutes driving)
Qualcomm Stadium: Current home of the San Diego Chargers football team (about 1 hour 28 minutes driving)



Weekend Trips: Time
Yosemite National Park (about 5 hours 52 minutes driving)
Pine Springs Ranch (about 1 hour 20 minutes driving)
Lake Havasu (about 4 hours 15 minutes driving)



Classes are divided into three levels: basic, beginning, intermediate, and advanced. Placement is based on scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Michigan Language Proficiency Test or International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS).


Contact Us

4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515



Office Location:

Convenience Center
Suite EE


Office Hours:

Monday -Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - Noon

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