• Chapman students performing in the on-campus Musco Center.
    Chapman students performing in the on-campus Musco Center.
About Chapman

Things to Do in Orange

» Things to Do in Orange

Chapman is located in the city of Orange, the sunny heart of Southern California’s Orange County.

But you already knew that. What you may not know is that when you visit Chapman, you’ll have plenty of other fun things to do in the local area.

On Campus and Right Nearby

A concert hall in the Musco Center.

See a theatre performance or concert

  • We put on theatre productions and concerts throughout the fall and spring semesters. Why not stop by to see one?
  • While you’re at it, be sure to take in the venue. Our Musco Center has been called on of the best college performing-arts spaces in the country.
  • You can also find all campus events and activities that are open to the public on our events listing.
A football field on the Chapman campus.



Stop by a game

No matter the season, sports are in session. See our student athletes (your future teammates if you’re an athlete too) in action at one of our on-campus fields. You can take a look at our athletics site to see which games are coming up.
The castle at Disneyland.




Needs no introduction. We're a 10-minute drive away.
Fireworks at Angel Stadium.



Angel Stadium and Honda Center

Also about 10 minutes away, these sports stadiums are the home of the Los Angeles Angels baseball team and the Anaheim Ducks hockey team. They're your destination if you want to catch a quick game and be back on campus in no time.
Grab a meal at the Orange Circle
Hungry? Nearby Old Towne Orange is a great spot to grab a bite. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find a restaurant for it there. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out this full restaurant list to see for yourself.

Make time for a museum visit

We know what you’re thinking: “a museum visit?” But that’s right. We have several museums right on campus, including our Hilbert Museum, where you’ll find art made in and about California, and our Holocaust Memorial Library, which houses photos, documents and much more.

Find great deals at our local farmer's market

The Orange Home Grown farmer's market is located on campus and open every Saturday. You’ll find fresh produce, unique artwork by local artists and much more.

10 Things to do Right by the Chapman Campus
Looking for other neat ideas right by the Chapman campus? Look no further. Check this list of top 10 destinations.

Ready to Venture Farther?

Check out these spots a little further away from the Chapman campus — but still close by.

In the mood for a hike or picnic?

Try one of the dozens of trails or parks in the area.


minutes from beaches.


hour from mountains.


hour or less from Los Angeles.


miles from San Diego.

Things to Do in Irvine, CA
Looking for fun things to do near our Rinker Health Sciences Campus in Irvine, CA? Check out our Life in Irvine page to get started.


Email us at visit@chapman.edu. We’re happy to help.

Want to know more about living here as a student?

See our Living in Orange page for more details.