Things to do in Los AngelesELC publishes a monthly excursion calendar which students receive on their first day of classes. Weekday activities include outings in and around Los Angeles. Weekend trips are planned for regional cities and points of interest. Students are chaperoned by either an ELC staff member or a professional tour guide on all activities.
Activities are always optional. Students may sign up and pay as they participate. Also, some of our best activities are free! Free activities are designated on the list below by an asterisk (*).
The following list includes sample activities available at each ELC center. While some activities are organized throughout the year, others depend on the season.
Sample afternoon activities:
- UCLA tour
- Bike riding at the beach
- Movies and ice cream
- Rollerblading at the beach
- Hollywood tour
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- Santa Monica Promenade*
- Museum/Pier concerts*
Sample all-day activities:
- Universal Studios
- Magic Mountain
- Outlet shopping
Sample weekend activities:
- San Francisco
- San Diego
- Santa Barbara
- Las Vegas
- Yosemite National Park
Everything that happens in the USA happens first in Los Angeles. In glamour, fashion, arts, and cuisine, L.A. is the future taking shape right now. And, of course, Hollywood is the entertainment capital of the world - where the most watched television shows and films are made, and where world famous celebrities live, work and play.
Los Angeles has its share of top universities. The University of Southern California and UCLA rank with the best anywhere. Look for ELC Los Angeles on Wilshire Boulevard, on the city's exclusive west side. Here, close to Beverly Hills and the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice, students find themselves perfectly situated to study and have fun too. Weekend trips take them to Disneyland, Dodgers' baseball games, and to San Francisco and San Diego too.
Students who choose ELC Los Angeles will study in the most glamorous city in golden Southern California, where the person having coffee next to you may be a world-famous celebrity!
- average temperature: summer: 29°C, winter: 19°C
- minimum cost of subway/bus: $.50-$1.35
- average dinner price: $5-$20
- 10 miles/16.1 km to Hollywood
- 12 miles/19.3 km to the airport
- 3 miles/4.83 km to Beverly Hills