Just 32 miles from Los Angeles, Claremont manages to stay a relaxed, laid-back jewel of a town, with a wonderful combination of the liveliness of a student town and the elegance and stateliness of a historic landmark. Charming tree-lined streets are filled with magnificent historic architecture. There are more than 80 pubs and restaurants, seven colleges, endless numbers of hiking and biking trails, wild parks and the biggest botanic garden in Southern California.