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Explore the unique offerings of life in Southern California.

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Loma Linda's central location offers access to mountain, sea, and desert living. Here are just some of the things you could do and see on your days off.

Go sailing on the lakes that are just minutes away from home. Lake Arrowhead, California is nestled in a magnificent forest of pine, cedar, and dogwood at an altitude of 5100'. In an area described as the "Alps of Southern California," the Lake Arrowhead communities are totally surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest.

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Whether your only goal is to break 100 or 90 consistently or you are striving to beat Tiger Woods' record there is a golf course for you.

Water buffs will greatly appreciate what Big Bear Lake has in store. Paddle boating, pontoon boating, sailing or power boating... windsurfing, sailboarding, water-skiing or jet skiing -- Big Bear Lake offers it all! If you love water sports or just want to dip your feet in a cool mountain lake while looking at majestic mountains, it is all minutes away from Loma Linda University and Medical Center.

Mountain biking is a fast growing sport. Challenging routes can be found for all skill levels in what many consider the most scenic of locations. The San Bernardino National Forest, with its diverse mountainous landscape serves as one of the major outdoor recreation areas of Southern California.

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California Speedway is a two-mile D-shaped oval superspeedway with a 1.3 mile infield road course located on 529 acres in Fontana, CA, San Bernardino County. Designed to offer the ultimate in fan enjoyment, the California Speedway has outstanding views of the entire track with 14 degree banking through the turns, 11 degrees of banking along the front stretch, and 3 degrees banking on the back straight away. The track is 75' wide with a 15' apron on the turns and straightaways. The California Speedway is the largest sporting venue in Southern California.

For the Southern California fan there are a number of teams to support, including: Dodgers and Angels.

Hockey is a great way to escape from the desert life. Some of the greatest teams play near Loma Linda. Check out the moves of the Mighty Ducks and the LA Kings. Catch a game or if you're lucky even a puck!

Basketball

Basketball lovers will enjoy being so close to the action of a championship team. The LA Laker's franchise has a track record and a history few pro basketball teams can rival.

Family

Access to discounts to family oriented theme parks is a great benefit to working at Loma Linda University and Medical Center. Here are just a few your family can enjoy year round. Disnelyand, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm, and Raging Waters are all close by for your family enjoyment.

See also, Loma Linda Chamber of Commerce , Loma Linda City Civic Center , Redlands Chamber of Commerce , and Redlands Web.