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Teachable Moment Walks, Tours and Nature Hikes in Palos Verdes

Terranea's activity center, Pointe Discovery, offers guests and locals alike the opportunity to explore the land of Terranea through complimentary guided walking tours. Lead by knowledgeable members of the Pointe Discovery team, walks such as Looking at Tinsletown Through Terranea, Memories of Marineland, and The Art of Terranea Walking Tour showcase both historical and nature-inspired features of the resort and surrounding area of Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Each of Terranea’s nature walks are open to the public and are free of charge. Please see below for more detailed information on each of the walking tours.

MEMORIES OF MARINELAND

Saturday, 10:00am

This one hour walking tour paints a picture of the historic oceanarium and tells the stories that keep it alive at Terranea Resort.

Meets at the concierge desk in the main lobby.

THE ART OF TERRANEA WALKING TOUR

Saturday, 4:00pm

This one hour walking tour showcases art by the Portuguese Bend Artist Colony whose passions for “en plein air,” a French expression for “in the open air” captures the beauty of the Peninsula.  Their enthusiasm for the natural open spaces, along with childhood memories of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, have motivated the Colony to capture the beauty of the remaining undeveloped land through their art as a record for future generations.

Meets at the concierge desk in the main lobby.

LIVING LANDSCAPES OF TERRANEA

Sunday, 10:00am

This one hour hike will explore the wonderful lush history of plants around the resort and why they were chosen for the property.  The tour supplies knowledge about the plants and conveys their importance to the native animals - including the endangered Palos Verdes Blue Butterfly and the California Gnatcatcher.

Meets at the concierge desk in the main lobby.

LOOKING AT TINSELTOWN THROUGH TERRANEA

Sunday, 12:00pm

This one hour guided walking tour will talk about the history and present partnership that Palos Verdes and Terranea has with Hollywood’s movie and TV magic.

Meets at Pointe Discovery.

Pointe Discovery can be reached by calling 310.265.2851.

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