Lindsay Taub

Southern California Getaway to Claremont

2011-08-31 by Lindsay Taub

Monarch Butterfly at Botanic Gardens

Just 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles is the quaint 100-year-old town of Claremont, best known for its tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and college campuses. Stroll through the residential neighborhoods around the downtown core of Claremont Village to see trees that were planted at the turn of the 20th century. Mountain landscapes and Mount Baldy create a backdrop that makes you feel like you’re much more than an hour-and-a-half drive from the city.

When most people think of Claremont, the Colleges come quick to mind, as they are some of the nation’s most highly respected educational and cultural institutions. But the town’s character still exudes much of its Spanish heritage, and there’s a sense of appreciation for independence, creativity, and an overall slower pace of life.

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