Top 10: Things To Do Off-Campus!

Jenna-FlorioPitzer student Jenna Florio ’15 discusses 10 fun-filled activities students can do off-campus, both in Claremont and throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Jenna’s insight provides prospective students with a wonderful, budget-conscious travel guide to Southern California!







 Mount Baldy Hike Mount Baldy

Mount Baldy features an 11 mile loop hike with nearly 4000 feet of vertical elevation gain to the 10,068 foot summit! A must-do for every student at the Claremont Colleges! Go in the winter if you miss the snow…or if you’ve never seen it before!

 Some Crust Bakery Visit Some Crust Bakery on Saturday Mornings

Looking for breakfast? The delicious (and cheap) eats make this classic Claremont bakery a favorite for many students. It’s sure to brighten your day!

 Village Farmers Market Check out the Village Farmers Market on Sundays

Certified organic produce and specialty arts and crafts are available between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM. You can also grab plants to decorate your residence hall!

 Citrus Bikeway Bike the Claremont Citrus Bikeway

Looking for ways to get out and be active? Use the bikeway to commute between classes and enjoy the beautiful Southern California weather. In Claremont, you can ride your bike no matter what month it is!

 Los Angeles Skyline Explore Los Angeles

Take the convenient Metrolink light rail from Claremont to L.A. Union Station, right in the heart of the city. Once there, you can use your Metrolink ticket to access trains and busses to take you around the city. The world-famous Olvera Street is within walking distance of Union Station. Stop by to grad some authentic pieces of art or sample some of L.A.’s best Mexican food!

 Bowlium Bowl it up during Bowlium Student Nights

Located just 10 miles from campus in Montclair, CA, this bowling alley offers $6 unlimited bowling every Wednesday night from 9:00 PM until closing. Grab a group of friends and make a night out of it!

 Lilys Tacos Grab authentic tacos at Lily’s in Pomona, CA

Claremont has great places to eat, but Pomona, CA, located just 10 minutes from campus, has everything from great antique shopping to awesome tacos!

 LA County Fair Enjoy the Los Angeles County Fair

The L.A. County Fair runs from August through late September. Pitzer provides students with free tickets, so why not go and check out the live music, rides and always interesting fair food!

 Deep Creek Hot Springs Hike Deep Creek Hot Springs

Deep Creek Hot Springs (DCHS) are natural hot springs located in the northern Mojave Desert section of the San Bernardino National Forest, near Hesperia. The 2-mile hike to the springs features an elevation change of approximately 930 feet. A great destination for a day trip!

 Pomona Arts Colony Thrift it up in Pomona, CA

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t shop! Check out the abundant thrift stores in Pomona’s Arts District for cheap clothes and funky decorations for your residence hall!


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