“It’s calm, it’s unassuming, it’s graceful.”
“So much more’ includes its famous Packing House … as well as fossils, folk music and a very photogenic train station.
For a proper sit-down dinner, make your way over to Aruffo’s Italian Cuisine, a Claremont staple since 1985. Named after the owners, Tom and Valerie Aruffo, this authentic establishment is known by locals for their welcoming ambiance and family feel. Have a glass of fine California wine or imported Italian wine to accompany the grass-fed veal or housemade fresh pasta.
Claremont has a charming walkable college town with an East Coast vibe. There are tree-lined streets, natural gardens, artisan bakeries, restaurants serving cuisines from around the world, and vintage stores.
Underneath the canopy of an urban forest, the town’s history is preserved in its walkable neighbourhoods filled with arts and crafts, eclectic revival and Victorian architecture.
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Claremont, home to the seven private campuses known collectively as the Claremont Colleges, both embraces tradition and exudes youthful energy.
It’s an easy day trip from LA, but Claremont’s diverse attractions and ideal balance of urban savvy and village atmosphere make lingering worthwhile.
What is it that makes college towns so vibrant?
Whatever the magic qualities, Claremont, home to the highly respected Claremont Colleges, seems to have them in abundance, especially around its inviting tree-lined core known as the Village, a blend of interesting shops, historic buildings and diverse eateries.