NYU Los Angeles is centrally located in Fairfax/La Brea neighborhoods of Los Angeles just a short distance from the Writers Guild Foundation Library, The Grove retail and entertainment complex, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and The Original Farmers Market - a historic landmark and mainstay for produce and food vendors.

Co-curricular events and activities are a staple of the NYU Los Angeles experience to engage with the local community and the vital industries that fuel the heart of Southern California. Previous opportunities have included tours of Los Angeles and Universal Studios, OUE Skyspace - California's tallest open air observation deck, exclusive GRAMMY Museum party, and the Hollywood Digital Climate Summit in partnership with Young Entertainment Activists and Variety.