A college town located on the eastern border of Los Angeles County, Claremont makes for a perfect weekend retreat. Also known as ‘The City of Trees,’ this beauty is brimming with stunning scenes around every turn whether they are historic buildings or groves of spectacular trees — approximately 23,000 trees — that include American Elms, Eucalyptus, plus numerous other species. Claremont also has the distinction of being the first Fair Trade Town in Southern California, meaning that many shops, eateries and other outfits carry and sell Fair Trade products. Exciting events take place as well, including Friday Nights Live, which finds live music being performed in Claremont Village — the charming downtown area — along with First Friday Artwalk.