Looking for a family vacation destination that has beautiful weather, spectacular accommodations, and everything a busy family could need on-site? Rancho Palos Verdes – a Southern California gem located just south of Los Angeles — is one of your best bets. Inspirato Members love this destination for family vacations, whether that means keeping everyone busy with activities or simply getting away and enjoying time together. Keep reading to learn how Inspirato families make the most of this gorgeous and fun destination.

Rancho Palos Verdes was a perfect home for a vacation getaway with the family. It was close enough to enjoy all the great things the LA area has to offer but you return to tranquility every night. Two of our six days we never left the property. We would go back in a second. Our concierge was fantastic. We made a lot of changes on the fly and he was flawless.

Matt HansenInspirato Member

Resort Amenities

Because Terranea offers so many things to do on-site, many Inspirato Members never leave the resort grounds during their vacation. Among the most popular attractions are The Links at Terranea, a par-3 nine-hole walking golf course with sweeping views of the ocean. Members have also written about the acclaimed Spa at Terranea, a 50,000-square-foot oasis featuring amenities such as a wellness center and its own café. Kids will want to spend the day at one of the 5,000-square-foot ocean-view swimming pools — especially the 140-foot waterslide — or participating in one of the numerous group activities focused on local nature and wildlife.

On-Site Dining

Terranea has eight on-site dining options offering a range of cuisine, from Asian to classic California dishes, all with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients (some even coming from an on-site herb garden). That means everyone in the family can find something they will enjoy. Inspirato Members have had excellent experiences at all of the resort’s restaurants, but many have praised the farm-to-table Catalina Kitchen. Members have said that their kids enjoyed the Friday night seafood buffet and the Sunday brunch, while grown-ups will love the Sunday night DT Prime Kitchen special, which one member called “a carnivore’s paradise.”


Members say that the layout of the Inspirato Residences at Terranea is ideal for a family. With up to four bedrooms — some with a lofted suite for additional privacy — these homes allow each member of the family can have their own space. Large gathering spaces, like a cozy patio with a fireplace, still let everyone get together for making memories. No matter where the family is getting together, everyone will enjoy the lovely views of the ocean and golf course.

Other Activities

Even with so many things to do on-site, many Inspirato Members like to take advantage of Rancho Palos Verdes’ convenient location (about a 40-minute drive from LAX) to explore the rest of Southern California’s popular attractions. Depending on traffic, Terranea is about an hour-long drive from major theme parks, as well as downtown Los Angeles and its many ways to stay entertained. Sandy, gentle beaches can be found about 45 minutes away in Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Manhattan Beach. For a more active day trip, members recommend taking a ferry to Catalina Island, a haven for swimming, activities like zip lining and parasailing, located about 22 miles off the coast.

Inspirato Members have made Rancho Palos Verdes and Terranea one of their favorite destinations for a family getaway, but the rest of Inspirato’s 175+ destinations are great for travelers of all ages, as well. Explore the club’s entire collection of world-renowned vacation options and learn more about becoming a member.

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