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Claremont Fun

Nov 26, 2006  Insider knowledge
4.5 of 5 stars based on 1 vote

Exercise your body and soul

  • Category: Perfect day
  • 1. Hike the Wilderness Park Loop Trail

    Bring a bottle of water and drive north on Mills Avenue. Park at the end of the road. Hike the loop in the clockwise direction (bear left immediately after crossing the creek) so that you traverse the steepest section going uphill.

  • 2. Some Crust Bakery

    You've earned a treat from one of the world's best bakeries. Don't miss a bear claw or an apricot pinwheel. Consider purchasing a selection of cookies for later. Sit at a sidewalk table and watch all the locals stop by for their coffee.

  • 3. Stroll the Claremont Colleges

    As you walk from one campus to another, enjoy the architecture, fountains and lush lanscaping. Highlights include the roses at Scripps, Pomona's Wash, and Pitzer's Aboretum.

  • 4. Grove House

    Eat lunch at Pitzer College's Grove House -- vegetarian and other healthy foods. Arrive early so you can grab a table outside.

  • 5. Claremont Book and Prints

    Return to Yale Avenue between 1st and 2nd (across the street from Some Crust Bakery) to browse. They carry lots of paperback mysteries.

  • 6. Barbara Cheatley's Antiques

    This gift shop specializes in seasonal decorative items, particularly around Christmas and Valentine's Day. Don't miss the upstairs room, chock full of table linens and festive china.

  • 7. Rhino Records

    If you love music, this place is a must.

  • 8. A Small Extravagance

    The owners and employees love gemstones and know how to display them at this tiny shop on Harvard and 4th. There are a few items ready-to-purchase, but the one-of-a-kind orders and semi-precious beads take 1-2 weeks to complete.

  • 9. Viva Madrid

    Start your evening with a pitcher of sangria and a few tapas at Viva Madrid. If you enjoy the scene, stay for dinner.

  • 10. Walter's Restaurant

    Ask for a table on the patio unless the weather is absolutely horrible. The afghan fries are a must for first-timers.