Claremont is only 32 miles from Los Angeles. It manages to be a laid-back, relaxed town with the charm of a student town but the stateliness and elegance of a historic landmark. Beautiful historic architecture can be found on the charming tree-lined streets.
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There are more than 80 bars and restaurants, seven colleges and endless hiking and biking trails. The largest botanic garden in Southern California is also available
California Botanic Garden
The California Botanic Garden, located in Claremont in California, is a botanical gardening facility. It is situated just south of San Gabriel foothills. At 86 acres, the garden is the largest state botanic garden dedicated to California native plants. The garden contains approximately 70,000 California native plants. It includes 2,000 hybrids, species and cultivars. The seed bank contains embryos for thousands of rare plants.
Claremont Museum of Art
Claremont is home to an active community, which serves as a hub for artists and provides studios and homes for those who are attracted to the Claremont Colleges. Incorporated in 2004, the Claremont Museum of Art became known as “the museum with no walls”, as many exhibitions were moved to borrowed spaces over the years.
Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater
One of Claremont’s most beloved institutions is Ben D. Bollinger’s Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater. Local residents love to go there when they want to dress up, listen to great music and enjoy a delicious meal. It is housed in an old school gym that has been transformed into a banquet hall.
Claremont Hills Wilderness Park
The park is ideal for horse riding, hiking, and biking, and boasts stunning views and fields of wild flowers. The trail is not difficult at first, but it can be crowded. Visitors are not allowed to use the facilities so it is wise for you to plan ahead.
Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology
The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology is located on The Webb Schools’ campus. It welcomes more than 20,000 people a year who are interested in fossils. Family members will love exploring the Hall of Footprints which houses one of the most extensive and unique fossil track and trackway collections anywhere in America.
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery
The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery is a part of the nationally-recognized liberal arts college, Scripps College, which was founded in 1926. The extensive collection of ceramics and paintings will be a delight to browse through.
Gabrielle Heide is the owner and director of Studio Claremont. She holds degrees from Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State Long Beach in teaching and art. Studio Claremont was created by Gabrielle Heide, who combined her art and love of art to open it. It is a place where visitors and locals can study, appreciate and share their passion for art.
Laemmle’s Claremont 5
Laemmle’s Claremont 5 has been a movie house for 70 years. Claremont residents have been visiting Laemmle since 1938 to see independent, art-house and foreign films. Laemmle’s seven locations have been used to present great films to more than one million people.