Make the Most of a SoCal Summer at Terranea

Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the full-service resort offers incomparable access to nature while never compromising on comfort.

Summer in L.A. The phrase conjures up images of hiking with breathtaking cliff-top views, kayaking across the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific, exploring coastal shoreline on foot for anemones and saltwater hermit crabs, or simply relaxing by an oceanview pool with a drink in hand.

The truth is, whether for L.A. locals or visitors, that it’s hard to find all of these quintessential Southern California experiences in one place. That’s where Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes comes in. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the full-service resort offers incomparable access to nature while never compromising on comfort.

A weekend or weekday (why not?) escape at Terranea might include a walk on the resort’s Discovery Trail, ending at its casual restaurant and bar Nelson’s, where you can whale-watch while taking in views of Point Vicente Lighthouse and Catalina Island. Or, wake up to a morning of ocean kayaking through kelp beds while on the lookout for sea lions, bat rays, and bottlenose dolphins.

Got kids in tow? The Tide Pool Kids Club caters to children ages 4 to 12 with a mix of activities, from beach adventures to science experiments and locally inspired art projects. Parents may want to coordinate some downtime at one of the four ocean-view pools, play a round of golf on the 9-hole, par-3 course, or book one of the resort’s 25 spa treatment rooms for a Honey Body Bliss scrub and massage that employs honey from the resort’s own hives.

For those who don’t want to stress over planning a vacation, Terranea has complete packages that wrap up the best of California summer dreaming into an individualized dream vacation. All your daily activities come custom-planned with a roster of by-the-sea to-dos including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, painting en plein air, and more.

Terranea caters to specific interests and activities. The spiritually curious can indulge in Mandalas and Margaritas, a popular program in which guests paint a mandala stone under the guidance of a spiritual wellness coach while enjoying an oceanside margarita.

To soak up the natural beauty of the resort in other less usual ways, Terranea coordinates activities along the lines of archery, helicopter tours, and private falconry.

Still, the resort’s naturalists don’t want you to miss their favorite treasure: the tide pools. After a guided hike down the cliffs, you can discover the wonders of the sea right at the water’s edge.

Terranea specializes in making celebrations and events memorable, whether it’s a Father’s Day weekend with family, a music-filled July Fourth with friends during the annual Music on the Meadows event, or a staycation centered around the seasonal Farm and Vine dinners at mar’sel, Terranea’s signature restaurant, with a special five-course tasting menu utilizing produce from local farms that’s paired with wine.

To give you ever more reason to celebrate summer in true SoCal style, Terranea offers special promotions and programs timed with the seasons. With so much to see and do at the resort, the most difficult decision you’ll make on your vacation is where to start.

For more information and to experience all that Terranea has to offer, please call 844-699-1682 or visit