Whether you’re planning a couple’s escape or a girls’ getaway, Claremont – a Southern California community in the San Gabriel Valley dubbed the “City of Trees”  – should be at the top of your list. Located less than an hour east of Los Angeles, and two hours north of San Diego, Claremont maintains a small-town character with a population of 35,000.  Along with the Claremont College, considered by many to be the “Ivy League of the West,” and a beautiful residential area, this city of tree-lined streets has an historic, vibrant downtown area, Claremont Village.