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.
There are more than 50 restaurants, cafes, and entertainment venues located in the Claremont Village. Below you will find a list of places students enjoy.
Restaurants/ Tasty Treats
For a guide of all the shops, visit The Claremont Village.
Restaurants outside of the Claremont Village (These places may require transportation)
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.
Parks, Recreation, & Hiking Trails
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)
Mini Golf, Arcade, and Go Karts
Disneyland Resort (Anaheim)
Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park (Buena Park)
Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia)
Universal Studios (Universal City)
Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach)
LA Zoo & Botanical Gardens (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles County Fair
This year the L.A. County Fair will run from August 31st to September 30th.
Please visit SoCalMuseums for a longer list.
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.