For our third, and final (for now), installment of Simply College Visit Guides, we’re heading to the West Coast. Just north of Los Angeles are the Claremont Colleges: Pomona, Scripps, Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, & Pitzer.
All 5 campuses are within 1 square mile and each college has a unique mission. Students are able to take classes at any of the colleges and have access to most of the other campuses’ facilities, creating a unified atmosphere. Here are Lindsay’s personal recommendations on where to eat, stay, & play in Claremont, CA.
I Like Pie (175 N Indian Hill Blvd #102b, Claremont, CA 91711): Located right in Claremont Village, this is a “must stop” with seasonal savory and sweet pies. They also host an annual pie festival in March!
Bert & Rocky’s Cream Co. (242 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711): If ice cream is your dessert of choice, you’ll love Bert & Rocky’s. This old-fashioned style shop handmakes all of their 200+ flavors.
Tutti Mangia (102 Harvard Ave N, Claremont, CA 91711): When you’re ready for a full meal, make a reservation at Tutti Mangia. They also have an amazing brunch every Sunday.
Hotel Casa 45 (425 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711): As part of the Claremont Village, Hotel Casa 45 allows easy access to the campuses, as well as the restaurants and shops the area has to offer.
DoubleTree by Hilton (555 W Foothill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711): Just over a 1 mile from campus, the DoubleTree is another convenient choice.
Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center (601 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768): About 5 miles from campus, this hotel offers a beautiful location with a great patio.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (1500 N College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711): Stroll around the gorgeous gardens, which focuses on native California plants.
Mt. Baldy Ski Resort (8401 Mt Baldy Rd, Mt Baldy, CA 91759): You may not automatically put California and skiing together, but this resort is less than 16 miles from the Claremont Colleges.
Explore Los Angeles: If you would like to take a little drive (about 40 minutes), head south and take in everything Los Angeles has to offer.