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Rancho Palos Verdes is a laid-back coastal retreat. Inspirato’s five homes here are all set along coastal bluffs tucked within the upscale community at Terranea Resort. Catalina, Songbird, and Sunflower boast their own hot tubs and spacious patios, while Avalon and Starling feature ocean views and a second-story patio with an outdoor fireplace. Enjoy access to resort amenities including multiple pools, golf course, spa, and fitness center.
A quintessential SoCal getaway, Rancho Palos Verdes offers a range of activities as wide as its stunning views of the Pacific, from surfing and spa treatments to kayaking and even falconry. Explore the area by horseback, play a scenic round at the nearby golf club, or opt for a serene stroll along nearby Redondo, Hermosa, and Manhattan beaches. The area’s great for families, too—it’s only a 50-minute drive from some of the country’s best theme parks, like Disneyland and Universal Studios. Take a day to explore Los Angeles, 20 miles north, or catch a breathtaking sunset over the Pacific on a scenic drive through Orange County.
Just 22 miles off the coast, Catalina Island is a world all its own. Activities here include zip lining, kayaking, parasailing, snorkeling, hiking, shopping, dining, and more.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula offers more than 30 hiking trails, featuring tiny tide pools, a bounty of birds, and striking sunsets. Terranea’s on-site falconer can teach you about the birds that call the bluff home.
If you're visiting from July to September, a night at this show is a must. Each evening at 8:30 p.m., a 90-minute presentation of "living pictures" takes place, in which actors pose as famous paintings.
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Let your Destination Concierge schedule a treatment for you on this vacation. The Spa at Terranea is a 50,000-square-foot oceanfront retreat featuring unique services inspired by the resort's coastal locale.
For a quick round, Terranea offers a nine-hole oceanfront course. With a 20-minute drive, you can play at Trump National Golf Club, Los Verdes Golf Course and Rolling Hills Country Club, all of which offer 18 holes and incredible views.
Your kids will love this resort. Aqua-Terra Adventures offers surfing lessons and horseback riding. The Tide Pool kids club features arts, crafts, nature walks and tide pool exploration. The Teen Scene will appeal to your older ones.
Work out at Terranea's oceanfront wellness and fitness center. The resort offers complimentary fitness classes (schedule posted on website) which are on a first-come, first-served basis. There are daily yoga and Pilates classes, too.
While concrete and asphalt are the de facto scenery in Los Angeles, the Palos Verdes peninsula is quite the opposite. "Palos Verdes" is Spanish for "green stalks," and it's an appropriate way to describe this green oasis 1,450 feet above South Bay.
Like most of Southern California, Rancho Palos Verdes enjoys ample sunlight and sea breezes year-round. The Mediterranean climate yields little rain and an average annual temperature that hovers right at 75 degrees. These subtropical conditions, combined with the community's oceanside location, make a trip to Rancho Palos Verdes a good idea any time of the year.