Escape to Terranea This Winter

Experience LA’s coastal playground on a long holiday weekend or for a midweek pick-me-up

Angelenos looking for a unique but nearby resort to celebrate the change in seasons turn to 102-acre Terranea, perched over the Pacific Ocean along the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula, for the just-right combination of relaxation and indulgence.

The fall and winter festivities begin early with Thanksgiving events that highlight the pleasures of the holiday on Terranea’s pristine grounds. Guests can book a spot at a traditional buffet on Turkey Day—with the annually anticipated bird and sides, plus a cider station and dessert bar—or preorder from a takeout menu from sea beans that includes apple sage brioche stuffing, roasted vegetables, and pumpkin pie.

Another Thanksgiving tradition is the annual Turkey Shoot Out golf tournament on Nov. 24 at The Links. Guests can create some new traditions too at a Nov. 30 candle making workshop or the all-ages holiday card workshop on Nov. 24 and Dec. 22.

There are more than a few ways to relax at Terranea, including taking a dip in any of the four salt water swimming pools, enjoying a massage at the award-winning spa, or relaxing in one of the luxury Mediterranean-influenced bungalows, casitas, or villas—many of which offer pool or ocean views and indulgences such as a fire pit or a deep soaking tub.

Additionally, Angelenos looking to relax come for the guided experiences, such as coastal hikes, ocean kayaking, whale watching and more. Of course, the setting itself, with views of the sparkling sea, takes center stage year-round.

When it comes to that most wonderful time of the year, Christmas festivities can be found throughout the season with Traditions at Terranea. There’s a tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 8 at 5 p.m., followed by a meet-and-greet with Mrs. Claus at sea beans. In keeping with the spirit of the holiday, guests can bring  unwrapped children’s gifts for Toys for Tots. The family-friendly event is capped off with a buffet dinner at catalina kitchen, which dishes up crowd favorites such as pizza, sliders, gelato, and (for the parents) a build-your-own Old Fashioned bar.

There’s more food to be had for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner, with a prix-fixe menu at solviva showcasing gourmet dishes such as a warm Brussels sprout leaves and morel mushroom salad and roasted pork chops with chanterelle mushrooms. The to-go menu from sea beans features a prime rib dinner, complete with all the fixings.

The good times and good food continue on New Year’s Eve, when a 21-and-over Underwater Extravaganza party lights up the night. NYE food, drink, and room packages are available for ringing in 2020. Families aren’t left out of the celebrations, as Terranea has a family-friendly three-course Winter Wonderland dinner that includes a “live-action” dessert bar, on Dec. 31 too.

Whether on weekdays or weekends, for holidays or spur-of-the-moment getaways, Terranea puts the spotlight on the best of SoCal living. Visit Terranea to enjoy up to 25 percent off a stay from Oct. 1 2019 through April 30, 2020 with promo code COASTAL20.