About Claremont, California


“Claremont remains off the radar for most people west of the 605 – strange given that the so-called City of Trees and PhDs has so many draws, including the Pomona College Museum of ArtRancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and Claremont Heritage, organizer of an annual home tour.” – Los Angeles Times


Due east from Hollywood, at the edge of Los Angeles County, lies a town that a studio executive might have ordered up as a real-life Main Street USA movie set.

It might look like an Eastern seaboard village with blocks of bustling, locally owned shops. Or maybe a small Midwestern, railway town with a train depot within walking distance of trendy restaurants and hearty pubs. Or even a Southern community with its tree-lined streets of well-kept craftsman homes providing the ideal setting for a leisurely bicycle ride.

It’s the kind of town that you fell in love with on a vacation to Maine – or was it Indiana? – but never thought you’d find again in Southern California. It’s Claremont!

Claremont’s tree-lined streets, Village shopping district, five distinctive hotels, locally owned day spas, and stately college campuses make it a destination for Southern Californians seeking an overnight staycation.

Let us help you start to Discover Claremont. From boutiquing through dozens of unique, locally owned shops during the day to experiencing some of Southern California’s best live music and dueling piano clubs at night, Claremont packs an experience unmatched in the region into just 14 square miles.

Have distinct culinary tastes? Claremont boasts more than 80 cafes, restaurants, and coffeehouses across a wide variety of cuisines, most of them owned and operated by “Claremontonians.” Beer lovers will be elated to find that many of these eateries offer regional craft beers.

In addition to offering a relaxing respite, visiting Claremont puts you just minutes away from experiencing year-round recreation at Mount Baldy, participating in world-class cycling training along the Glendora Ridge route, watching professional auto racing at Auto Club Speedway and the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, or hitting the outlets at Ontario Mills.

Let us help you Discover Claremont, “the best-kept secret in L.A.”


Discover Claremont is funded by the Claremont Tourism Business Improvement District, which is managed by the Claremont Chamber of Commerce.