Local Attractions and Activities

Southern California is home to a variety of attractions, restaurants, museums, and much more. Below you will find a list of activities that are within a five-minute walk from campus and others that require some driving. Please be aware that the list provided below is not an endorsement of any of the locations. The list is intended to be a resource to students unfamiliar with Claremont and Southern California.


Some Crust Bakery & Café

Movie Theatres

Laemmie 5 Theatres

Restaurants and Tasty Treats

Bert & Rocky’s Cream Co.
Blaze Pizza
Bua Thai Cuisine
Grizzby’s Biscuits & Donuts

For a guide of all the shops, visit The Claremont Village.

Restaurants outside of the Claremont Village (These places may require transportation)

The Tamale Guy
Aroma Indian Grill
The Hat
Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ
Donut Man
Handel’s Ice Cream
The Meat Cellar
Rumble Fish Sushi

Newport Beach – 43 miles away
Balboa Beach – 46 miles
Corona Del Mar – 47 miles
Huntington Beach – 48 miles
Laguna Beach – 50 miles
Aliso Beach – 53 miles
Crystal Cove – 56 miles
Doheny Beach –  58 miles

Visit beaches in Southern California for more options.

Claremont Loop (Claremont)
Mt. Baldy (San Bernardino County)
Griffith Park Observatory & Park (Los Angeles)
Marshall Canyon Park & Nursery (La Verne)
Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park (San Dimas)
Prado Regional Park (Chino)
Joshua Tree National Park (Joshua Tree)

Find a trail nearby and a National Park.

The Glass House
The Fox Theater
House of Blues 
Hollywood Bowl
The Greek Theater

We also have the Campus Activities Planning Board (CAP) that plans and funds off-campus trips to wherever you want (within reason, of course). There’s a ton of stuff to do in the L.A. area, from Disneyland to the beaches to the mountains to museums, the list goes on and on. And CAP will fund pretty much anything you and your friends can put together.

But wait, there’s more! There are also a boat load of things to do on the other campuses that can probably meet your every need (theatre, ballroom dancing, concerts, festivals, etc.) The Claremont Colleges community sponsors events for everyone (most are free), all you have to do is show up. Again, we’ve pretty much got you covered when it comes to doing stuff on or off campus.