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 out James Turrell’s “Skyspace,” a light show that highlights architecture, light and sky. Visit the 100-year-old Bridges Auditorium for live performances. Watch a dorm competition of broomball or water polo or catch a Sagehens varsity game at Merritt Field.