Are you looking for the perfect romantic getaway? Or perhaps an intriguing date night full of mystique? Look no further than Claremont, California. From its idyllic setting to its charming attractions, Claremont offers plenty of amour-inducing moments. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, planning a proposal or want a change of scenery with your significant other, these are the most romantic things to do in and around Claremont. Read on to learn more!
The Most Romantic Places to Stay in Claremont
Claremont, California is a historical city in the eastern part of Los Angeles County. This picturesque, fairy-tale village is home to numerous romantic places to stay, ranging from intimate boutique hotels to stylish lodging with a pool and other comfortable amenities. No matter what your budget is, you can find the perfect place to spend a lovey-dovey, romantic weekend in Claremont with your boo.
Hotel Casa 425
The Hotel Casa 425 is a beautiful option if you’re looking for a sophisticated indulgence. Their pet-friendly guest rooms overlook an outdoor courtyard with fountains and fire pits. A lively lounge and happy hour onsite is a great way to get your night started before you head out for some flirtatious fun in the heart of historic Claremont Village. This boutique hotel offers top-notch service and spacious rooms, many with soaking tubs. You’ll also enjoy a complimentary light continental breakfast for two. You’ll feel truly adored during your stay at Hotel Casa 425.
DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont
Devoted to your true love as well as your fitness routine, or looking for something more family-oriented, check out the specials offered by DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont. The DoubleTree offers a gorgeous outdoor pool and a Precor-filled gym for your fitness and recreation convenience. Located on Route 66, you’ll be in close proximity to all the restaurants, shops, galleries and more of Claremont Village, where you can plan many love-filled adventures. Enjoy an amorous tryst with your significant other or multi-task between rest, relaxation (and family if you choose) as you enjoy all the amenities, including their famous chocolate chip cookies.
Motel 6 Claremont and The Claremont Lodge
If you’re on a tight budget, don’t worry – there are plenty of affordable options in Claremont. The Motel 6 Claremont is a great choice if you’re looking for quality accommodations without breaking the bank. The Claremont Lodge offers chic rooms with refrigerators and microwaves, making it perfect for longer stays. Both options are also pet-friendly.
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The Most Romantic Things To Do in Claremont, California
Looking for a romantic getaway? Claremont, California is the perfect place to escape with your special someone. With its quaint small-town charm and beautiful natural surroundings, Claremont is a great place to relax and enjoy quality time together.
Here are ten of the most romantic things to do in Claremont:
- Take a scenic walk through one of Claremont’s many tree-lined streets, parks or college campuses. The scenic views are sure to impress, and you’ll appreciate the fresh air and exercise.
- Head to Claremont Village for some shopping and dining. Stroll hand-in-hand while window shopping and enjoy some of the most unique boutiques, restaurants and galleries in Southern California.
- Shop for fresh local produce and unique artisan-crafted goods at the Sunday Farmers and Artisans Market, one of the region’s largest farmer’s markets.
- Spend a breathtaking afternoon at the California Botanic Garden. With over 86 acres of gardens to explore, this is the perfect place for a romantic stroll or picnic lunch.
- Peruse museums and art galleries. Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, Claremont Museum of Art at the Claremont Depot and the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College are must-stops for art lovers.
- Dazzle and delight your S.O. with your musical talents at the Folk Music Center.
- Sample artisan spirits and German gourmet goodies at Vom Fass. They also offer classes such as Whiskey 101 and the Basics of Oils and Vinegar.
- Feel a little bit nostalgic and a little bit ‘couple’s goals’ as you set new records at Lost Levels, a classic arcade with over 40 games from the ‘80s and ’90s
- Go wine or beer tasting at any of Claremont’s many wine shops or breweries. Imbibe some of Claremont’s finest as you soak up the town’s ambiance.
- Cap off your day with a romantic dinner at one of Claremont’s great restaurants. There are plenty of options, so you’re sure to find the perfect spot for your special night out.
Looking for more ideas? Check out this list of the Top 75 Things To Do in Claremont!
The Most Romantic Restaurants in Claremont
There are plenty of romantic restaurants in Claremont, California that are perfect for a date night or special occasion.
Here are some of our favorites:
The Tutti Mangia Italian Chophouse and Grill is an alluring restaurant with a cozy and captivating atmosphere. The food is exquisite and the service is impeccable. This is a great place for a romantic dinner or lunch.
The Orchard at the DoubleTree Hotel is an upscale restaurant with a beautiful setting. The food is delicious and the staff is very friendly. This is the perfect spot for a special date night.
Packing House Wines is a unique restaurant offering an extensive wine list, gourmet foods, and cheese plates. The setting is intimate and perfect for a romantic evening out.
Whether you’re looking for a casual dining experience or something more upscale, there are plenty of romantic restaurants in Claremont. We’re sure you’ll find them all both appetizing and appealing!
For a complete guide to Claremont restaurants and dining options, check out this list of more than 70 locally-owned eateries. They have earned the city acclaim as a “food neighborhood” that’s “worth the drive.”
What to do in Claremont for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is perfect for showing your loved one how much you care. If you’re looking for something special to do in Claremont, California, here are some extra-special ideas to make the day incredibly romantic.
Start the day off with breakfast in bed. Order your favorite breakfast foods from one of the neighborhood coffee shops and bring them back to your room to enjoy in bed. Surprise your loved one with breakfast at a local restaurant–-like Crème Bakery, Euro Café, The Back Abbey or Rev’d Up–-if you’re more of an adventurous morning person.
Take a leisurely stroll hand-in-hand through town and enjoy all the sights and sounds of Claremont. Stop at one of the many boutique shops, museums or art galleries. Or take a walk through the peaceful grounds of the California Botanic Garden. At 86 acres, it’s the largest botanic garden in the state dedicated to California native plants. Two lovebirds will find it an intimate and peacefully seductive mini-walk or hiking adventure. The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park has miles of mountain bike trails and shared-use pathways for those on a bicycle built for two. Some of the best Claremont city views from the top are insta-worthy of two lovers out enjoying the sunshine.
Have a picnic lunch at one of Claremont’s many lush college campuses. Bring along a blanket and some delicious food–-from Wolfe’s Market or Cheese Cave–-and spend some time enjoying each other’s company. Multiple public art installations enrich the scholarly life across campuses, including outdoor sculptures, indoor murals and experiential art—created by some of the world’s most renowned artists. What could be more enchanting than a cultural liaison with front-row seats and gourmet food in hand—as you share loving glances with the apple of your eye.
A romantic dinner for two is on the menu and Claremont has plenty of great restaurants to choose from. The Back Abbey, Magnolia Bistro and Wine Bar and Bardot are all great choices if you want to impress. Claremont favorites include Union On Yale, The Meat Cellar and Espiau’s Restaurante Y Cantina. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, Viva Madrid, Walter’s Lounge, The Quarter Creole or Gus’s BBQ. Whatever you and your honey crave, spending quality time together is what Valentine’s Day is all about!
End the night with a thoughtfully-crafted cocktail from The Whisper House, Claremont’s own speakeasy in the historic Packing House. Enjoy a rollicking-good time at the boisterous PianoPiano Dueling Piano Bar. Wine taste at Packing House Wines as you share a temptingly-decadent dessert. Gaze at the starry night peeking through the trees at the Hotel Casa 425 Lounge and Bar. Relax on their comfy sofas and wrap your arms around your sweetie as you warm up by the “crystal” fire pits while sipping their signature cocktails. Perfect concoctions for Valentine’s Day include the Sugar Lips, Dirty Duchess, Pale Rider and the Bee’s Knees.
Your Romantic Adventure Awaits in Claremont
Claremont, California is a great destination for couples looking to enjoy some romantic activities together. From the picturesque mountain views to the relaxing atmosphere of the fabled village, there are plenty of unique and exciting things for you to explore with your one and only. Whether you’d like to have an intimate dinner beneath the peaceful tree-lined streets, shop til you drop with your dream girl/prince charming or explore outdoor adventures, this beautiful Californian city has something special waiting for all romantics.
Book your romantic weekend stay in Claremont today!