Rancho Palos Verdes, California

  • Set along the hilltops of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles, Rancho Palos Verdes overlooks the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Some say it’s the best view in SoCal.
  • Point Vicente Interpretive Center, located right next to the Point San Vincente Lighthouse, offers some of the best whale watching during the annual migration.
  • Pack a picnic and plan a full day at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park. Explore five miles of hiking trails, tide pools, an ecological reserve, and two beaches.


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Sweeping Pacific Views

This quintessential SoCal getaway in Rancho Palos Verdes offers a range of activities as wide as the stunning views, from surfing and spa treatments to kayaking, and even falconry. Explore the area by horseback. Play a round at Trump National Golf Club. Indulge in the spa.

Inspirato Members will love a day on the wide sands of nearby Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan beaches. That is, if you can pull yourself away from the ocean-view pools at Terranea Resort, complete with food and beverage service. There's a reason Terranea landed on Condé Nast Traveler's 2015 Readers' Choice Awards. A short drive from Los Angeles but a world away, Rancho Palos Verdes is a Southern California gem.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
  • Average Temperature
    75° F
  • Driving Time to Disneyland
    50 minutes
  • Average Ocean Temperature
    72° F
  • Palos Verdes Translation
    “Green stalks”

Fresh Things To Do

Featured Activity

  • Where Life's a Beach

    In southern California, the beach is always calling. The beach at Terranea Resort is great for kayaking or other water sports, but if you want to lie out or swim, these are our three favorites.

    Redondo Beach. This wide, sandy beach draws thousands of people to lie out, play beach volleyball or just bike or rollerblade on The Strand that runs by it. Redondo is great for a picnic lunch, too.

    Hermosa Beach. Sunbathing is also very popular at Hermosa, and the waters here are a great place to surf and paddleboard. Hermosa boasts a fun bar scene to bookend a day on the sand.

    Manhattan Beach. Manhattan's wide shores have attracted many professional athletes and actors in recent years. This beach is also host to an annual beach volleyball tournament as well as a surfing festival. The entire family will enjoy a day of swimming and sunbathing here.

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Ranchos Palos Verdes Travel Tips


  • Forecasting Your Rancho Palos Verdes

    Like most of Southern California, Rancho Palos Verdes is bathed in 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 vacation in Rancho Palos Verdes a good idea any time of the year.


Map of Rancho Palos Verdes, California

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