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. 

Area Attractions

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

  • Last update on  October 17, 2014