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The five Inspirato homes in Rancho Palos Verdes are all set along the coastal bluffs of the upscale resort community known as 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.
Take a day trip to Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, where you can explore miles of hiking trails, an ecological reserve, and two beaches, or head into Los Angeles—just 20 miles away—for a night on the town.
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.
Set 22 miles off the coast of Terranea is Catalina Island, truly a world all its own. Activities include zip lining, kayaking, parasailing, snorkeling, hiking the Trans-Catalina Trail, shopping, dining or just working on your tan at the beach.
If you're visiting Rancho Palos Verdes from July 7 to August 31, a night at the Pageant of the Masters is a must. Each night at 8:30 p.m., a 90-minute presentation of "living pictures" takes place, in which actors re-enact famous paintings.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula is home to more than 30 scenic hiking trails, where you'll enjoy bountiful birds, lovely tide pools and striking sunsets. Stop afterward to meet the on-site falconer and learn about the birds that call the bluff home.
With Disneyland and Universal Studios just 50 minutes away, finding the family activity your kids have been begging for is easy. Your Destination Concierge can help you determine the best way to get to these sought after family parks.
A popular area restaurant is Rock 'n Fish on Manhattan Beach. Owner Michael Zislis mined his favorite American dishes to create his "American Regional Cuisine," with such hits as oak-fired steaks, king crab legs and Cajun classics.
The nearby coast is teeming with marine life and shimmering kelp. Rent a stand-up paddleboard or kayak and explore the Catalina Channel's underwater worlds. Certified guided tours are available.
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 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.