So Much to Eat, Drink, See and Do in Claremont

So Much to Eat, Drink, See and Do in Claremont

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There are so many options for fun in the Los Angeles area. As a lifelong Southern California resident, it’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of life instead of enjoying things as a tourist would. I’ve made it my personal mission to enjoy and appreciate the wonderful things that surround me, whether I’m close to home or far away.

Claremont is a 14 square mile city in the foothills at the eastern end of Los Angeles County. I’ve driven through the city many times and have gone there to eat and shop. Recently, I had a Claremont staycation and it was great!

So Much to Eat, Drink, See and Do in Claremont

Claremont is a college town. It’s home to Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College and Harvey Mudd College. The city is bike friendly and great for pedestrians. There are beautiful old neighborhoods, tall trees and an overall comfortable atmosphere. There are options for inexpensive fun along with luxury and gourmet experiences.

I stayed at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Foothill Blvd. (historic Route 66). Other lodging includes Hotel Casa 425, Motel 6, Claremont Lodge and Knights Inn. When not at my hotel, I spent most of my time at nearby Claremont Village.

So Much to Eat, Drink, See and Do in Claremont

Claremont Village is a 12 block area that is a mix between old fashioned main street and trendy modern city. There are boutique shops, restaurants and regular activities including a farmer’s market and art mart. I tried out Cheese Cave, Village Grille, Bert & Rocky’s Cream Co., Podge’s Juice, I Like Pie and 42nd Street Bagel Cafe. Favorites of the many shops were Rhino Records, the Folk Music Center and Buddhamouse. Parking is free on the street and in designated lots. Another highlight of my visit was the nearby Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

Even though it’s a short drive for me to visit Claremont, I came home feeling like I had a real vacation!

So Much to Eat, Drink, See and Do in Claremont

Claremont
Los Angeles County
California

So Much to Eat, Drink, See and Do in Claremont California

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9 comments for “So Much to Eat, Drink, See and Do in Claremont

  1. Jeffrey
    June 4, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Cool Claremont!

  2. jen Ha
    June 5, 2017 at 1:39 am

    Benn such a long time i dont really remember if i went there when i went to california. Thanks!~

  3. Mary Mac
    June 5, 2017 at 3:33 am

    Sounds like a wonderful place to spend the day or weekend.

  4. Darren Scrubb
    June 5, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Truly a pleasant looking place where you can do your shopping in California.

  5. annette fisher
    June 5, 2017 at 9:28 am

    CLAREMONT SOUNDS SO AMAZING AND THE FOOD SOUNDS GREAT.

  6. robyn frazier
    June 6, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    i want one of those candy apples!

  7. Joannie
    June 10, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Oh, all those cheeses!!! This is definitely a place I would love to visit!!

  8. Mia
    June 11, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Never been to that area but looks like a fabulous place to go for a weekend of sun and fun.

  9. June 14, 2017 at 2:35 am

    I love reading about your travel adventures. Your travel adventures are awesome!

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