Claremont CA Travel Reviews

Travel writers and reviewers love staying in Claremont! Read what they have to say about some of Claremont’s visitor amenities, including restaurant choices, ideas for shopping, and special sites to visit in the Claremont area.


Valerie Was Here – The DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont Hotel - May 2017

The moment I stepped into the lobby at The DoubleTree by Hilton in Claremont I felt like a welcomed guest. The employees were friendly and helpful. Of course, there were also delicious chocolate chip cookies waiting for me! The hotel is on Foothill Boulevard, which is also historic Route 66. There i…

VacationIdea – 20 Best Things to Do in Claremont, CA - May 2017

Claremont manages to stay a relaxed, laid-back jewel of a town, with a wonderful combination of the liveliness of a student town and the elegance and stateliness of a historic landmark. Charming tree-lined streets are filled with magnificent historic architecture.

A Distant Mentality – Cali Corner: Claremont - November 15, 2016

Officially on the outskirts of LA County … I find myself here lot. For special dinners, for that new independent film, and for unique shopping.  I considered leaving this town off the list so I could keep it all to myself, but here we go!  

California Life with Heather Dawson – The Best Places to Stay and Play in Claremont - October 2016

Just 30 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles, you’ll find the perfect spot for a weekend getaway… Claremont. Claremont is home to dozens of one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants, as well as a great art and music scene.

California Life with Heather Dawson – Visit Claremont and let your stomach be your guide - September 2016

If you look beyond the books and branches, you’ll discover one of the big reasons people keep coming back — the FOOD! Claremont is home to dozens of restaurants, so there really is something for everyone.

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Tripatini – Exploring the Charms of Claremont, California - September 2016

Whether you’re planning a couple’s escape or a girls’ getaway, Claremont – a Southern California community in the San Gabriel Valley dubbed the “City of Trees”  – should be at the top of your list. Located less than an hour east of Los Angeles, and two hours north of San Diego, Claremont maintains a…

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Life-Uncorked! – Savor the Many Tastes of Claremont! - September 2016

Claremont is the perfect Southern California two- to three-day getaway. Located less than two hours from anywhere in San Diego, Riverside, Los Angeles or Orange Counties and a short distance from the Ontario International Airport, this picturesque, tree-lined town is easily accessible and offers vis…

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Orbitz – Cool college campuses for weekend getaways - September 2016

Using charming Hotel Casa 425 as a base of exploration, start with a stroll through the shops and restaurants ofClaremont Village and catch the village walking tour on the first Saturday of the month or the Art Mart every Friday evening. On campus, head to the Pomona College Museum of Art and check…

VacationIdeas Claremont – “20 Best Things to Do in Claremont, CA” - September 2016

Just 32 miles from Los Angeles, Claremont manages to stay a relaxed, laid-back jewel of a town, with a wonderful combination of the liveliness of a student town and the elegance and stateliness of a historic landmark. Charming tree-lined streets are filled with magnificent historic architecture. The…

California Life with Heather Dawson – Shop ’til you drop at these unique Claremont spots - August 2016

Just 30 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles, you’ll discover what some call “the best-kept secret in LA” —Claremont. The picturesque town is known for its tree-lined streets and the world-renowned Claremont Colleges. But Southern California’s first Fair Trade Town is also home to dozens of locally-ow…

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Tripatini – Claremont CA, City of Trees and Ph.Ds, at a Bargain - August 2016

Are you looking for a unique town with houses varying in architectural style, lots of trees, bike trails, academia that enriches an area with art and music as well as unique, one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants without a big road trip on congested freeways? The city of Claremont provides just that….

LA Explorer – A Weekend in Claremont - August 2016

Once home to a thriving citrus industry the Packing House was one of the city’s largest employers … Today it’s a hub of activity and home to a number of small businesses. During my stay I frequented it meeting friends for dinner at the Whisper Lounge, getting morning coffee at Augie’s and enjoying…

Claremont's Yale Avenue captures the magic of Main Street America

Only In Your State – 10 More Towns In Southern California That Have The Best Main Streets You Gotta Visit - April 2016

Yale Street … captures the magic of the old-fashioned main streets we all know and love.

Inland Empire Magazine – Destination Claremont - February 2016

As one of the nation’s top college towns, Claremont boasts a thriving arts scene, locally owned boutiques featuring Fair Trade merchandise, and a “food neighborhood” of more than 80 restaurants, bakeries, and international cuisines.Click below to read:

Traveling Boy Claremont – Spanish Charm and Luxury In Cozy Claremont - January 2016

My recent trip to the sleepy college town transported me much farther away, to a relaxing and beautiful place reminiscent of a mountain resort community with touches of Spain. My getaway to Claremont began when a friend and I checked into a luxurious suite at Casa 425, a Spanish-styled boutique hote… – You deserve a break in Claremont CA - September 2015

September – the kids are back in school and life is returning to normal – whatever that is! What a perfect time to plan a quick ‘get-away’! Lucky for us, Southern California has a host of options, including the delightful city of Claremont CA.   Conveniently located 30 miles east of Los Angeles and…

Food Wine Travel Chix – Claremont, CA – City of Trees and Much More - August 2015

The large, established trees, for which the city is known, and the small village atmosphere welcome visitors. In addition, the diversity in architecture found in its homes and commercial core reflecting various architectural periods from Victorian to Craftsman to Spanish Colonial Revival, charm thos…

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Along Comes Mary – Weekend Getaway: Claremont - July 2015

With so many great places to pick from for a mini getaway in Los Angeles, Claremont might easily win my vote for THE best quick road trip/vacation, you could even head on out for the day, yet who would want to leave?!

Travel & Leisure – Watch: the Somewhat Inevitable Wes Anderson-Inspired Tourism Video - July 2015

Say what you want about Wes Anderson’s idiosyncratic style—the best of his filmstransport us to faraway places and instill a feeling of wanderlust. That’s exactly what the tourism board of Claremont, California aims to do with this new ad produced by Wallop Films. Wallop decided to highlight the cha…

Adweek – See Why Visiting This L.A. Suburb Is Like Stepping Into a Wes Anderson Film - July 2015

Nestled on the eastern border of bustling Los Angeles, there’s a picturesque suburb that, according to Vancouver-based agency Wallop Film, is one of the “best-kept secrets of L.A.” Claremont, Calif.—a college town with a population of about 35,000—oozes charm with its quaint boutiques, a Folk Music…

LAist – Claremont: A Great Place To Live Your Twee Wes Anderson Fantasy? - July 2015

Claremont plans to lure Angelenos to their quaint little town an hour eastward the best way they know how: by portraying it as the perfect city to live out your wildest, twee-est Wes Anderson dreams. “Claremont has a certain charm and playfulness to it that we felt connected with the Wes Anderson ae…

Life-Uncorked! – It’s Restaurant Week in Claremont - July 2015

What are you doing during the next week or weekend?  If you live anywhere in Southern California and have a free day or more for a quick getaway, we have a great idea for you—especially if you like good food at great prices and a charming walk-around town with lots of appealing shopping and other si…

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