The downtown, called Claremont Village, is a nice, quaint, and uber-thriving area right across College Avenue from campus—an inviting, walkable district without the hazardous hordes of wild college kids on bicycles or scooters. There are tons of specialty shops and restaurants to peruse, such as The Little Dress Shop or Boon Companion, as well as the Candlelight Pavilion and the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens, which showcases native California plant life.