Berea is an average small city. There are some festivals that happen here and there and enough restaurants and little malls to supply the students with their needs, but overall, not too much happens here. There is a small skating rink and a Wal-Mart to keep students somewhat occupied, but the city generally lacks in entertainment. On the plus side, this area is embedded in the Appalachian Mountains and is beautiful. It is a quiet and a peaceful place to escape the pressures of bigger cities. Plus, the community embraces the College and its students.
In general, Berea is a nice place to stop by, but students looking for more to do usually head to Richmond or Lexington. Richmond is about 15 minutes from Berea and is home to Eastern Kentucky University. Lexington is 40 miles away but has lots of things to keep a student entertained. A little farther away is Louisville. There is a Six Flags theme park and other universities there, like the University of Louisville. Overall, Berea students spend less time on campus and in Berea and more time going to Richmond and Lexington to have fun.