CLAREMONT, Calif., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Californians looking for a "green getaway" can receive free round-trip passes on Metrolink to "Discover Claremont" on weekends through December 31.
Guests who book an overnight stay at a participating Claremont hotel are eligible to receive advance tickets, while supplies last, for free Metrolink train rides from any Southern California starting point to the historic Claremont Depot. A limited number of Metrolink tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis to guests who book directly through participating Claremont hotels.
Bicyclists looking to tackle the Glendora Ridge Route, part of the Amgen Tour of California, can load their bikes on one of Metrolink's new bike cars and start their rides from the train depot in Claremont Village. Guests arriving on foot will find the Hotel Casa 425 and its signature Lounge 425 just three blocks away, adjacent to the Claremont Packing House dining and entertainment center. The DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Claremont, just a short mile north of the Depot on Historic Route 66, and the Hotel Claremont & Tennis Club to the south both will provide complimentary shuttle service to their guests who travel on Metrolink.
Claremont invites guests to "Take Time to Exhale" and sample one of Claremont's more than 80 local restaurants and pubs, window shop its dozens of burgeoning boutiques, or enjoy relaxing treatments at day spas throughout the Claremont Village. Nighttime entertainment includes dueling pianos at Piano Piano (at the DoubleTree), live jazz at Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue, dinner theater at the Candlelight Pavilion, comedy at Flappers Comedy Club, local bands at various pubs, and popular and arthouse movies at Laemmle's Claremont 5.
Hotels offering the "Discover Claremont" package include:
- Hotel Casa 425 (909-624-2272)
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Claremont (909-626-2411)
- Hotel Claremont & Tennis Club (909-621-4831)
Guests must phone a participating hotel directly to request their weekend Metrolink tickets. (This package may not be available online).
A complete listing of restaurants, hotels, boutiques, day spas, events and more can be found at www.discoverclaremont.com.
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" in Claremont will discover inviting guest rooms, relaxing day spas, more than 80 restaurants and pubs, dozens of locally owned boutiques, and an abundance of outdoor activities from bicycling to skiing to golf. 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."
Ron Antonette, 562-596-4466
Denis Wolcott, 213-200-1563
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