Orange is not a college city—stores and restaurants close early, neighbors frequently call the cops on Chapman parties, and there are no attractions within walking distance. Luckily, Chapman is in the perfect location relative to other cities. It is driving distance to Los Angeles, numerous beaches, Disneyland, and Angel Stadium. On weekends, students rarely stay in Orange, and instead drive to neighboring cities. Disneyland is the main attraction for Chapman students, many who have an annual pass, allowing them to go to to the amusement park whenever they want. Some go for the whole day, and some go just to hang out in Downtown Disney.
Los Angeles is the perfect destination for a day trip. Students can go to nice restaurants, do some shopping, and visit nearby schools like USC or UCLA at night to check out the party scene. If students do want to stay on campus, the only attraction within walking distance is the Orange Circle. It boasts cozy restaurants and cafés, which are a perfect place to study or catch up with old friends. Chapman students like to explore—the campus is pretty empty during the weekends because students would much rather go to the beach, shop at one of the many malls, or go see a movie.