Claremont (California)

Claremont is a college town about 30 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles in Southern California. It is located in the eastern San Gabriel Valley.

Get in

By car

Exit from Highway 210 (Towne Ave), (Base Line Rd), or Highway 10 (Indian Hill Blvd).

By train

The Metrolink commuter rail offers hourly service from downtown Los Angeles's Union Station. Union Station offers bus and train routes from many surrounding cities and the FlyAway Bus to LAX.

By plane

The nearby Ontario Airport (ONT) offers frequent connections to many major U.S. cities, as well as Mexico.

Claremont is also accessible from other airports in the greater Los Angeles area (BUR Burbank, LAX Los Angeles International Airport, and LGB Long Beach).

Get around

On foot

The best way to explore Claremont's charming downtown (called "The Village") is on foot and it is a reasonable walk from the local Metrolink station. However, getting around the rest of the town often requires a car.



The Village

Claremont's quaint downtown is an assortment of specialty shops and restaurants. Crowded with students from the nearby Claremont Colleges, the Village has a relaxed atmosphere.



Farmer's Market

The Village hosts a variety of independent shops. The local specialty seems to be unique ladies' clothing. Keep an eye out for antiques, chocolates, and creative gifts as well.


Like many college towns, Claremont has ample amounts of fast food and cheap eateries, as well as nicer, more upscale restaurants.

This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget $10 or less
Mid-range $1020
Splurge $20 or more




Nearby Upland is home to Veggie Era, a truly unique cafe specializing in vegan cuisine. The newly expanded menu includes favorites (Orange Chick'n Less) as well as creative additions (Rock n Roll Sizzling Beef-less). While there, broaden your spiritual horizons with a glimpse into the philosophies of Supreme Master Ching Hai.



Go next

Victoria Gardens is a shop-a-holic's mecca. A mall on the scale of a small town, including a fabulous food court, a theater, and just about any nationwide chain store you can imagine.

For those with a shorter shoestring, Ontario Mills is the largest outlet mall in the greater L.A. area. It also includes two large cineplexes, and a huge number of restaurants.

A short drive north will bring you to the mountains for beautiful hiking. Skiing is available at Mount Baldy during the winter months.

Routes through Claremont

Pasadena La Verne  W  E  Upland San Bernardino
Santa Monica Pasadena  W  E  Upland Barstow

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