La Roche is located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh in a suburban area where the College's immediate surroundings include a housing development, an apartment complex, and a bar. If you do not have a car, the off-campus entertainment options are hard to get to due to the lack of public transportation in this section of the Pittsburgh area. Access to entertainment is much easier for students with cars. Many restaurants and shopping centers line the route from La Roche to downtown Pittsburgh, so there are numerous options in regard to places to escape college life—if you have the proper transportation.
Once you get to the heart of Pittsburgh, there is a large number of bars, clubs, and coffeehouses, which provide excellent places to mix and mingle with other people from the area. Hookah bars and small boutiques are sprinkled throughout the city, as well. For those interested in theater and music, places like Heinz Hall and the Benedum Center host a wide range of performances. Sports fans can take a trip to PNC Park to watch the Pirates play or visit Heinz Field for a Steelers game. Even though the area immediately surrounding La Roche College might not provide students with as many fun activities as they would like, Pittsburgh has quite a few points of interest.