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Why Stay At Terranea Resort
This 102-acre, eco-friendly resort is perched on an elevated bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, 20 miles from LAX. Amenities like a seaside golf course and a massive spa match the surrounding natural beauty.
This sprawling resort is located where the Marineland amusement park once stood, and has been an elevated coastal playground of supreme luxury since opening in 2009. There are plenty of ways for guests to live the good life, highlighted by a Par-3, nine-hole golf course, a 50,000 square-foot spa featuring 25 treatment rooms, three ocean-view pools, and outdoor activities like falconry and stand-up paddling. Kids can also get a taste of luxury through the family-friendly Tide Pool Adventures program, which offers outdoor camping and treasure hunts. The cerused oak and light hues of the 582 guestrooms, suites, villas, casitas, and bungalows, bring the outside in, while a quintet of restaurants offer culinary variety. The flagship mar'sel offers contemporary dishes like the Mediterranean branzino highlighted by ingredients plucked from the resort's own garden.
Make your way to the part of the resort's trail that runs south of the spa to catch both the sunrise and the sunset. This unique geographical vantage point also puts you close to the ocean.
The spa is reserved for ages 18 and up and has its own dedicated pool for the exclusive use of spa guests.
Awards and RecognitionsBack to Top
"One of the Most Romantic Getaways"
- Genlux Magazine
Best Destination Spa
- Shape Magazine, "Best of"
- Golf Inc. Magazine, "U.S. Courses"
"One of 30 things we love about Los Angeles"
- Where Los Angeles Magazine
Arrive at Los Angles International Airport (LAX), which is approximately 20 miles from the resort. Anticipate about 30-40 minutes of travel time. Transfers may be arranged through concierge.100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Spa + Wellness Center
- 3 Outdoor Pools
- 9-Hole Golf Course
- Resident Naturalist
- Fitness Center
- Pool Service
- Private Balconies
- Pillow-Top Beds
- Luxury Linens
- Flat-Panel Televisions
- iPod Docks
- In-Room Safes
- Wireless Internet
- Turndown Service
- 6 Restaurants
- Gourmet Café
- Bar + Lounge
- 24-Hour Room Service
Why We Love Rancho Palos Verdes
Though it's close to LAX, Rancho Palos Verdes feels like an entire world away from the hustle and bustle of the city; notable attractions like Trump National Golf Club, an 18-hole, Pete Dye-designed with panoramic ocean views, and the Lloyd Wright-designed Wayfarers Chapel, a magnificent glass structure surrounded by towering redwoods.
1142 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach.
Dinner for two $60.
Where to Drink: Designed by the team behind Rick Bayless' Red O in West Hollywood, the elegant Palmilla Cocina y Tequila, 12 miles from the resort, is an upscale foil to the otherwise scruffy Hermosa Beach bar scene. Try a handcrafted Paloma, made with tequila, passion fruit, blood orange, and pomegranate.
39 Pier Ave.
Drinks for two $25.
Best Outdoor Excursion: Explore the nearby coastal reef by kayak. Launching from the resort's Beach Cove, the hotel-led expedition places you in the midst of a reef teeming with marine life ranging from sharks and rays to the occasional bottlenose dolphin.
$89 per person for a two-hour session.
Best Day Trip: Take a 30-mile drive north to the Getty Center. This expansive complex etched into the hills is home to 1,300 pieces of art on permanent display, as well as many traveling exhibitions.
1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles.
Free admission, with a $15 per-car parking charge.
Why Go Now
September 15, 2013
Third Annual Local Craft Beer Festival
Craft beer brewers from around the region showcase their products along with food offerings and a range of family-friendly activities.
Rock & Brews: 143 Main Street, El Segundo. Admission $50.
September 21, 2013
Homeboy 5k Run/Walk
Spend a great morning in the park to support Homeboy Industries who has helped gang involved or formerly incarcerated men and women turn their lives around since 1988.
Los Angeles State Historic Park.
September 29, 2013
Abbot Kinney Festival
Very popular artsy street fair along an eclectic boulevard in Venice. Be sure to hit not only the guest vendors but also the locally owned galleries, shops and salons.
Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice.