Los Angeles and Southern California are full of amazing places to explore! At the Dashew Center, we take advantage of our location to provide unique experiences to the UCLA community. We visit world renowned theme parks, attend breathtaking theater and acrobatic performances, explore unique local neighborhoods, and travel to awe-inspiring natural landmarks. Please take a look at some of the various day outings and over night trips we provide through our Discover Los Angeles, Explore SoCal, and Travel*Mate Trip programs.

Please make sure to read our Ticketing Rules below PRIOR to purchasing a ticket for any of our trips!

Discover LA

The Dashew Center offers UCLA affiliates the opportunity to explore some of the most popular sites Los Angeles has to offer including: theme parks, theater performances, audience tapings, museums, and sporting events. Most events are ALL-INCLUSIVE, meaning they include transportation to/from the event in addition to tickets. Additionally, Discover LA trips are subsidized, making them less expensive than if you planned an outing on your own. 

Check here for our upcoming events! Some of our past events are below. 

Explore SoCal

Our Explore SoCal days provide students the opportunity to explore all that Southern California has to offer. Each quarter we spend a full day exploring a new city or Los Angeles neighborhood to allow you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Southern California culture, while making new friends along the way! Trips are ALL-INCLUSIVE, meaning they include transportation, admission to group events, and most meals. 

Check out our upcoming trips! Below are some of our past Explore SoCal days. 

Travel*Mate Trips

Our very popular Travel*Mate Trips are quarterly opportunities for students and scholars to travel outside Los Angeles. On these overnight trips participants are paired with someone from a different home country, to provide an opportunity to learn about someone from a different culture. Past locations include: Arizona, Big Bear, California Coast, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, Temecula, Yosemite, and more! These trips are designed for you to not only see parts of the U.S. you haven’t seen before, but also to make A TON of new friends, relax, and just get out of the city for a few days!

Trips are generally ALL-INCLUSIVE, meaning the price of your ticket includes transportation to/from the city, lodging, most meals and all activities!

Check out our upcoming trips! Below are some of our past Travel*Mate trips. 


Travel*Mate Rules and Regulations

Ticketing Rules

We are happy to provide all participants with discounted tickets to our events, however, inexpensive tickets are not the focus of these programs.We have implemented the following rules in an effort to maximize the opportunities for everyone to make new friends and connections. 


    ALL people who purchase a ticket MUST have a Dashew Center logon ID with the exception of dependents who may be added to the primaries account. 

  • Credit/Debit Card ONLY

    We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We do not accept cash or checks. 


    All sales are final, we do not provide refunds. 


    You CANNOT purchase tickets for other people, with the exception of dependents. 


    The ticket is only valid for the person who purchased it. If you are no longer able to attend the event please contact the Dashew Center and we will contact the next person on the waitlist. 


    All participants must take the Dashew Center’s transportation to the event, you are not able to meet us there, NO EXCEPTIONS! 


    After an event sells out, we will put up to 10 people on the waitlist and they will be contacted if/when a ticket becomes available. 

Ticket Rules PDF