One of the best parts about Chapman is its close proximity to downtown Orange, otherwise know as The Orange Circle. The Circle is full of hidden gems, and sometimes I make it a tradition to go around and try to explore them all, finding out which ones are my favorite. Among all of these amazing places in the upcoming college downtown area, there is an amazing Mexican restaurant called Avila’s El Ranchito Mexican. This place is one of my favorites, because it is a church that was turned into a restaurant. Imagine stepping into a holy place, and then realizing that they serve the best Mexican food in Orange County there. The atmosphere in the restaurant is wonderful, and I’ve never had a better burrito in my life.
It’s hard to have a walkable campus in Southern California, and that’s why Chapman is so unique. We’re not a major car campus like other universities, and we have so many amenities within walking distance – this makes it a perfect place to walk-around and to live. I love it here, and want to make sure that people know that we are an amazing institution, and on the rise to becoming one of the best universities in Southern California- plus, it doesn’t hurt that we have one of best Mexican restaurants in the world close by!