Whether you’re a nature lover, foodie, or looking for outdoor recreational sports, San Joaquin College of Law is surrounded by opportunities to indulge! A drive of 90 minutes or less puts you in Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon National Park or Sequoia National Park. Ski Badger Pass, hike through the largest remaining natural grove of giant sequoias in the world, and snap pictures of wildlife, glacier-carved granite domes, and world famous waterfalls.
Foodies will find the pick of the crop within walking distance of the Law School Friday nights at the Old Town Clovis Farmers Market. They’ll also enjoy the Fresno Wine Journey, Madera Wine Trail, and even the Blossom Trail in the spring, when miles of peach, plum, apricot, and apple trees burst into bloom.
The ethnic and cultural diversity of the Valley delivers not only authentic restaurants and tasting opportunities, but also festivals and heritage celebrations.
Yosemite Valley is located just 90 miles away from San Joaquin College of Law. More than half a dozen creeks tumble from hanging valleys at the top of granite cliffs that can rise 3000–4000 feet (900–1200 m) above the valley floor, which itself is 4000 ft (1200 m) above sea level. These streams combine into the Merced River, which flows out from the western end of the valley, down the rest of its canyon to the San Joaquin Valley. The flat floor of Yosemite Valley holds both forest and large open meadows, which provide breathtaking views of the surrounding crests and waterfalls.
Avila Beach is one of the Central California Coast’s great beaches. Just 156 miles away from SJCL, close, convenient and economical — yet a world apart. Here resort living takes over, and entertainment is in the fresh salt air. Amenity-laden hotels, delightful oceanfront restaurants, wonderful local wines, and a variety of shopping for SJCL students to rejuvenate and take a break from law school.
The Southeast corner of the park harbors numerous bird species offering bird enthusiasts an excellent opportunity for viewing. The park has a multi-use amphitheatre, authentic Japanese Garden, fenced dog park, exercise par course, three children's playgrounds, a lake, 3 small ponds, 7 picnic areas (with barbecues, electricity and water fountains) and five miles of multipurpose trails that are part of the San Joaquin River Parkway’s Lewis S. Eaton Trail.
Starting the second week in May, the Farmers Market is every Friday night through September. Old Town Clovis becomes filled with the freshest of produce, the yummiest of treats and tantalizing dining spots. Along with the great food is local music by live bands with stages setup throughout the streets. Clovis' also has a Saturday Morning Market offering residents a year-round source for fresh produce, eggs, honey, orange juice, cheese and milk!