By Aphrodite Syrengelas
Terranea Resort is located on the breathtaking Palos Verdes Peninsula which is surrounded by the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean. Even though it is near Los Angeles, it seems a world away. There are 102 lush acres located on this private peninsula with resort architecture inspired by the Mediterranean. Terranea has luxurious casitas, bungalows and villas ranging from one to three bedrooms. The resort has plenty to offer such as award winning golf, a 50,000 sq ft spa and plenty of restaurants for relaxing. Even though you don’t need to leave this spectacular resort to enjoy desired activities, there are many things to see and do in the surrounding areas that you don’t want to miss.
To immerse yourself in nature, all you need to do is step outside of your villa in Terranea. The views are breathtaking and can be enjoyed on a hike around the peninsula. If you choose to explore outside of Terranea there are countless activities to choose from. Whale watching and a trip to Catalina Island are great for experiencing nature up close. The Abalone Cove Shoreline Park is a beach and ecological reserve which can be explored. Another preserve is the George F. Canyon Nature Center which offers hikes through 36 acres of beautiful rolling hills. The Marine Mammal Care Center offers a unique experience to observe recovering marine life. Stroll through the 87 acre South Coast Botanic Gardens to enjoy lectures or events. Visit the Aquarium of the Pacific or the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium for a special view of sea life.
Thrill seekers can enjoy nearby amusement parks, Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. Of course Hollywood is waiting to be explored with Universal Studios, Sony Picture Studios and Warner Brothers Studios. For those looking to visit museums, enjoy the arts, or educational opportunities, there are many to choose from that are close by. The Getty Center, Griffith Observatory, Natural History Museum, Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center and the Performing Arts Center of LA are just a few that are worth the trip.
Visiting iconic Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills is a must if you are a serious shopper. The city of Beverly Hills has much to see and do while visiting the area. Southern California is world-renowned because there is so much to see and experience. While enjoying a wonderful stay at Terranea Resort take time to explore the surrounding areas of Los Angeles which have endless options of things to do!