One Hour Excursions: Surfing San Clemente and Newport Beach

San Clemente State Beach San Clemente State Beach is a short 30-35 minute drive from campus, 30 miles away and straight down the I-5 South. Here’s a quick pro-tip upon arriving at the beach: don’t turn in to the parking lot titled San Clemente State Beach (it costs $15 to park). Instead, keep following Avenida Calafia and it will dead end at...

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One Hour Excursions: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

This week on One Hour Excursions we drove up the 57-North freeway to the 210-West and found ourselves at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.  This destination is in the city of Arcadia and is about 45 minutes away from Chapman University. The arboretum is a 127-acre botanical garden and historical site filled with different...

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One Hour Excursions: Big Bear camping

Alright, so I know that our blog is “One-Hour Excursions”, but this weekend we drove a little further to camp in Big Bear. It is roughly two hours away, so we aren’t far off of our one hour goal and it is totally worth the extra time. I stayed at the Serrano Campsite in Big Bear, CA. To start, the drive up the mountain is a driver’s road...

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One Hour Excursions: Peters Canyon Regional Park

Hello and welcome to our blog: One Hour Escapes. Our first destination was Peters Canyon Regional Park on the hiking trails. This week, we went on the Lower Peters Canyon trails, located right up the street from Peters Canyon Elementary School.  You can park anywhere on Peters Canyon Rd Irvine, CA 92606. Once you park you will walk up a short r...

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Prowling Panther: Yik Yak

Students discuss their thoughts on the app, Yik Yak, which has risen in popularity in recent weeks at Chapman. Yik Yak is a social media app that streams a live feed of anonymous posts by people on or near campus.

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