“Ben D. Bollinger’s Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater provides patrons with a dinner theater and musicals for a theatrical experience the caliber of the Broadway shows in downtown LA – without the freeway or parking dilemmas. The gourmet food prepared by the executive chef and served by his formal wait staff ranks the Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater as a fine food restaurant that rivals any fine dining establishment in the region.

The Folk Music Center and Museum has been in Grammy-winner Ben Harper’s family since 1958, and features hundreds of instruments from around the world that visitors can actually touch and play. It’s become a destination for music lovers from as far away as Australia, Japan, and Europe. Many days you can meet Ellen Harper herself, working behind the counter.

Claremont Village is a historic downtown area in the heart of Claremont. This European-style village has over 150 shops, restaurants, bakeries, art galleries, day spas, boutiques, entertainment venues, hotels, lounges, and more. Notable stops include shopping at Rhino Records, Heirloom and Amelie; snacking at Cheese Cave, I Like Pie, Some Crust Bakery and Bert and Rocky’s; and dining at Bardot, Espiau’s, Tutti Mangia, Viva Madrid and Walter’s. Walking these picturesque streets will make you swear you’re no longer in Southern California.

Built in 1909, the Claremont Packing House is the last-standing of four Claremont packing houses built along the Santa Fe rail corridor during the height of the citrus industry. Today a century of architecture comes alive with fine dining, live music, hip boutiques, wine tastings, art classes, art walks and festivals. In addition to being home to Packing House Wines, Gus’s BBQ, and other great eateries, it features the Aerial Circus Studio, where students learn to fly through the air, a cooking academy, and Thoreau’s Bookshop, a nationally famous bookstore that provides donated books to prisoners.

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