By Daphne Chapline ‘22
If you’re like me, and you aren’t the biggest fan of going out on the weekends, and you’re struggling with finding things to do, check out my personal top 10 favorite things to do in the Los Angeles/Claremont area:
The best way to do this is either by getting a Zipcar or recruiting a friend who has a car if you don’t already have one. Some of my favorite beaches are Santa Monica and Hermosa (if you’re looking for something less crowded). I always find a beach trip to be so relaxing and a great change of scenery from Claremont.Green box and movie marathon?
2. Green Box and movie marathon
Is there a movie that you’ve been dying to see? Do you need to catch up on a favorite show? Our dining halls offer the option of a reusable green to-go box if you want to take your meal out of the dining hall. So, invite your friends to simply grab some food to-go from the dining hall and have a relaxing night in.
Every Saturday in the Smith Campus Center, Board Games Club holds a meeting, and anyone can come. There are snacks and virtually any board game you can conceive!
The Hive is always hosting fun workshops, usually on Thursday or Friday afternoons. I’ve personally dyed clothes, made posters, bullet journaled, and made a tape mural at the Hive! So if you are ever in the mood to craft, check out the Hive’s Facebook page and see what events are happening!
5. Museum trip
In L.A., chances are that one of your favorite artists is playing soon at one location or another, it can still be really fun if they’re cheap nosebleed seats! I would highly recommend any concerts at the Wiltern.
7. That Saturday Group
This 5C club hosts events every Saturday, ranging from tote-making to movie nights and more! They post flyers around campus, and you can always find out what they’re up to via CHIRPS (Pomona’s student email announcements) or their Facebook page.
In order to fulfill that list of “47 Things to Do Before Leaving Pomona,” the College sponsors trips to all sorts of different events in our area like the L.A. County Fair and Knott’s Scary Farm in October! The ASPC office has all the information and dates.
On the Loose, a Pomona outdoors club, hosts over 150 off-campus trips every year. They visit lots of state parks and good hiking spots. If you are feeling outdoorsy, check out their Facebook page for trips!
10. Plays/Musicals/Dance Performances
Whether it’s a student-run production on campus or a professional show in L.A., this is a great way to get out on a Friday or Saturday night. If you’re looking to stay on campus, just check out the Theatre and Dance Department’s page for current and upcoming shows!