Claremont is a quiet, old-fashioned town that loves education and tradition. The local atmosphere is very peaceful and conducive to learning. Many have dubbed the city to be a bubble in which students are surrounded by quaint beauty and old customs. Most students will say that there is really nothing for young people to do in Claremont, and this is pretty much true. There are only two local popular bars, no large shopping centers or clubs, and the only downtown area (the Village), is made up of a very limited variety of restaurants and stores. Everything shuts down soon after night falls, and while the local Village area is charming, it is geared more towards families and the elderly, the main inhabitants of the city.
This being so, the Colleges usually have to be careful when parties are thrown that the noise level does not warrant a complaint from surrounding neighborhoods. During the past years, it has been expected at every popular and well-publicized party that there will be an early shut down, which is unfortunate and has become quite aggravating to students. After all, this is a college town, and the campuses are very conscientious and well conducted for all but three or four days a month. The lack of social venues and community restrictions result in most Scripps students leaving campus on the weekends, and it is known that most who can, do. Some go to Upland and nearby cities for fast food and to hang out at coffee shops, others head towards the LA area for shopping, dancing, and other entertaining things to do.