Great sights and shopping around the schools of Claremont

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The schools of Claremont

The Flower Vendors mural at Scripps College

David Zaitz

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Relive your college days ― only this time at the campus you wish you'd gone to. Whatever your fantasy, the six Claremont Colleges can provide the setting.

With its stately lawns, Pomona College feels like the East Coast, while at liberally green Pitzer, you could be in the Bay Area. And Mediterranean-style Scripps lets you pretend you're an exchange student in Italy.

Explore the campuses, examine the schools' famous murals, and take a break where the students do. Then walk a few more blocks to Claremont Village for shopping. And to feel even more like a student, forget your car and come by train; Metrolink (zoned fares from $4.50; 800/371-5465) stops right at the Village.

Favorite murals

What: Prometheus by José Clemente Orozco; The Flower Vendors fresco by Alfredo Ramos Martinez. When: Open Mon-Fri. How much: Free. Where: Frary Dining Hall at Pomona College and Margaret Fowler Garden at Scripps College; 909/621-8000.

Pomona College Museum of Art

When: 12-5 Tue-Fri, 1-5 Sat-Sun. How much: Free. Where: College Ave. at Bonita Ave.; or 909/621-8283.


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