Beautiful trees, warm feeling of community.
The refurb turned it into your typical, 'quaint' old town village.
Mainly residential suburban section of LA.
This garden is pretty much a showcase of natural/native plantlife in southern california. Part of their goal is to help educate people on what is native to california and how to conserve water. It is also part of the Claremont Colleges and is used by students and Faculty. It is open everyday of the week from 8-5. It is really a nice quiet place to...more
This is really more of a must see for people who are coming to Claremont to tour the colleges. Or if you are in Claremont and you are bored, then you can take a look. Maybe I didnt go to a nice college or one with a good close community, but if someone tied hammocks in the trees at my college, they would have been stolen. But at Pitzer college, one...more
The Botanical Gardens in Claremont are a rare treat. I have fond memories of going to the gardens my freshman year of high school with my environmental science class. Now, I take walks there with my big sister. The gardens are a beautiful collection of diverse natural habitats, complete with gorgeous trees, flowers, and little critters. There are...more
Great little park at the base of the San Gabriel mountains. Well maintained trails suit reasonably fit people. Great views of the Pomona Valley . Approx 5 mile round trip according to sources. A lot of bikers, hikers and runners use this wilderness. Two parking lots available. Beware- mountain lions have been seen in the area. Due to the extensive...more
The Claremont Wilderness park is quite popular with locals. In the early AM, afterwork and on weekends people, their dogs and bikes fill the trails. You can enter the trail/park from the top of Mills Ave. or you can enter from the West. Go to the top of Mountain Ave. and park on the last Street, Santa Catalina. This is Johnson's pasture--a 100 acre...more
Have a good meal and see good theatre! Take a trip to Ben Bollinger's Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre! This place is not to be missed while you're in town and it's a great deal for a very nice meal and a show combination plus as I mentioned in another post, you can get a deal for the dinner and show PLUS a night a the Doubletree for what it...more
425 West First Street, Claremont, CA, 91711
Good for: Business
My mother and daughter stayed here and I frequently attend events here in the conference rooms. I...more
721 South Indian Hill Boulevard, Claremont, California, 91711, United States
Good for: Couples
This is an amazing restaurant! Spanish food, unique and authentic. Tapas is more than affordable. We will definitely go back. They do not take reservations, it's first come first serve and you are more than likely going to have to wait for a table. This place is packed!more
Claremont is known as a college town and for having an upscale residential area for retirees. The city has undergone some wonderful growth having added a movie theater, nice wine store, cheese store and many other interesting shops. The Press Restaurant is part of the older area close to the colleges and they provide good food with great prices. I...more
Very nice patio setting dining areas and live 3 piece jazz band providing entertainment makes this restaurant very inviting. The wait staff service could be more attentive initially when taking drink orders and your dinner order. The food, I thought, was pretty good. The restaurant offers non ethic cuisine along with a big selection of Afghan...more
My husband and I went here for Valentine's Day with a group. The restaurant was serving a 7-course menu, which our entire group ordered. The menu consisted of abalone appetizer, oysters, filet mignon with black truffle oil, and a delicious home-made dessert creation. Three Forks also offered a wine pairing to go along with the menu. It was probably...more
The best place you may never find... Situated literally in the middle of a block behind other businesses is a real hidden gem. La Piccoletta is not your typical place. They choose a diferent pasta and about 4 sauces each week (to compliment the texture of the pasta). You can choose more than one sauce and included in your meal price is salad and a...more
My experiences here have gone from decent to terrible and I'm never going back. The last one was when my husband and I went the night before Valentine's Day a few years ago because we weren't going to be able to go out on Valentine's night. Oue entire experience was terrible. THe place was nearly empty and we were seated right by the kitchen door....more
If you like live jazz and the fondue of yesteryear, this is the place to go. It's really a hip new place bringing back fondue (believe it or not) in a cool new setting. There is a 2 drink minimum though I haven't seen that enforced. Usually there's no cover charge, but for some bands there is so check the website before you go. They also have the...more
The Press has great atmosphere. They have live music usually every Thursday, Fri., Sat. The are not only a bar, they also serve lunch and dinner. They have a lot of vegetarian dishes. There are usually a good number of people here at night becuase it is right next to the colleges. Also, a lot of people come here becuase there is not much else going...more
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Metrolink is not a very comprehensive transportation system but its really all we got. There are several different line for Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. There are not many stops, but there are connecting busses at each station to get you where you need to go. So if you are coming from LA, you would get on at Union Station. From there you could get directly to Claremont. And in Claremont, the Metrolink station in located right across the street from the Village and the Claremont Colleges. Roundtrip cost for LA to Claremont is $12. For more info on where the metrolink goes and its prices, take a look at their website. It is really easy to use.
Barbara Cheatley's is a quaint antique and knick knack shop full of beautiful things for the home. The entire place smells like a gorgeous floral arrangement. There are great items for your kitchen, bathroom, as well as lovely unique estate jewelry. The best thing is - there really is a Barbara Cheatley and she is usually there!
What to buy: This is a great place to buy unique and thoughtful gifts for the home.
What to pay: A little pricey but you are purchasing rare and creative items.
Every year the Saturday or two before Halloween the streets of the Village are shut down to auto traffic for the day. Tons of vendors of all kinds come out to sell and share their wares. Lots of artists (many local), lots of store owners, and food vendors line the streets from early morning until about 4:00pm. There's usually a costume parade in...more
Every 4th July there is a parade and festival in the city park. There is a talent competition and lots of booths for various organizations. You have to do it at least once to get that old hometown feel that is missing from modern life. The last time I went there was an Uncle Sam on stilts and 7-year old ballerinas dancing through the park. To top...more
As far as I know, I dont think there are any tourist traps in Claremont. I dont think many people come to Claremont as tourists, that is unless the are College tourists, coming to see the Campuses. So in that case, if you are a tourist to see the schools, there is no trap, the schools are very well known for being a great education and the campuses are very beautiful. If I could afford it, or I had wanted to take out some major loans I would have gone to one of the Claremont colleges.
Luggage and bags: That is the average temperature in Claremont. It can get pretty hot in the summer time. In the Winter it rains some, but not all that much. Most of the time the weather is very nice. Southern California weather is really great, the only drawback, especially if you are near LA is the smog.
La Piccoletta - I'll write a proper restaurant review but you seriously need to find this place. It's the best Italian restaurant you may never find. A whole in the wall pasta place that generally has 4 sauces per week on a featured pasta. They have salad, a couple of appetizers, and desserts to die for flown in from Italy. The place is very small...more
Only a 15 minute drive from Claremont gets you to Mt. Baldy. Mt. Baldy, actually are the San Antonio Mt.s, but no one really knows that. In the winter there is snow. There is a very nice small skiing area that is very cheap and uncrowded in comparison to other nearby places like Snow Summit and Big Bear. The only problem with Mt. Baldy ski slopes...more