Claremont is home to dozens of locally owned boutiques filled with merchandise hand selected by their owners. From fashion and furnishings to unique, upcycled home décor items, Claremont offers visitors Fair Trade Shopping and thousands of inspired holiday gift choices.
Southern California visitors who Discover Claremont through December 31, 2014, may choose a hotel package that includes a comfortable guest room and $100 in Discover Claremont gift cards redeemable at hotels or more than 140 boutiques, restaurants, day spas and entertainment venues in the city.
A limited number of “Shop and Stay in Claremont” getaway packages are available on a first-come, first-served basis to guests who book directly through participating Claremont hotels, including DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Claremont (909-626-2411), Hotel Casa 425 (909-624-2272), and Hotel Claremont and Tennis Club (909-621-4831).
Claremont’s popular gift card program is managed by the Claremont Chamber of Commerce. The gift cards are accepted at the hotels listed above as well as popular Claremont eateries like The Back Abbey, Bardot, Cheese Cave, Eureka Burger, Euro Café and Packing House Wines; live entertainment venues including PianoPiano, Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater, and The Press Restaurant; and local boutiques including Heirloom, Bath Workshop, The Green Gypsie, Barbara Cheatley Antiques, and many more.
Claremont’s visitor attractions include the Folk Music Center, owned by musician Ben Harper; the 86-acre Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, the largest botanic garden dedicated exclusively to California’s native plants; the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology at the Webb Schools; and galleries and libraries at the Claremont Colleges. Claremont visitors will also find a “food neighborhood” of more than 80 eateries, and craft beers at Claremont Craft Ales and many pubs and restaurants.
Claremont offers free parking throughout the city, or visitors can take Metrolink directly to the Claremont Village for an eco-friendly or bicycle getaway.
The hotel package is being underwritten by Discover Claremont, the Claremont tourism board. A complete list of Claremont merchants participating in the gift card promotion can be found at http://discoverclaremont.com/giftcards.
About Discover Claremont
Discover Claremont is the official destination marketing organization for the city of Claremont, California. Known for its seven nationally renowned colleges, Claremont is a hidden gem in greater Los Angeles – an ideal destination for intimate, relaxing days and nights. Visitors who “Take Time to Exhale” under Claremont’s urban canopy will discover inviting guest rooms, relaxing day spas, more than 80 restaurants and pubs, dozens of locally owned boutiques, bicycle-friendly streets and trails, and an abundance of outdoor activities. Claremont is also the first Fair Trade Town in Southern California, reflecting the community’s commitment to using ethically sourced products; many local retailers and eateries carry Fair Trade Certified™ merchandise and foods. Whether by car or Metrolink, Claremont is “the getaway that’s only a few miles away.”