Life on the Peninsula
Palos Verdes Peninsula is located just 20 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport and within a short distance from all of Los Angeles' and Orange County's major attractions. Known for its classic Mediterranean aesthetic and dramatic ocean views, Palos Verdes offers extensive bike, hike, and horse trails along the coastline and in natural preserve areas. It is an area that is secluded from a large metropolitan city but yet easily accessible.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula has inspired generations of artists, athletes, architects and entrepreneurs. These include: Frank Vanderlip, who, with care and foresight, embarked on the development of the peninsula in the early 1900s; the legendary Olmstead Brothers, whose landscaping philosophy of "harmonious design" preserved vistas and natural topography in ways that continue to enrich the community; and Lloyd Wright, son of the great architect and remarkable in his own right, whose transcendent Wayfarers Chapel, composed of redwood, glass and local stone, uplifts all who experience it.
The Portuguese Bend Artists' Colony is comprised of artists who consistently produce a masterful array of art and photography. Many of these artists' works are displayed throughout the resort.
Additionally, Palos Verdes Art Center is highly regarded for its workshops and events such as its annual Home Tours and Art Studio Tours. The Norris Center for the Performing Arts brings leading performers from around the world to an intimate stage. Also unique to Palos Verdes is the Peninsula Music Fair, showcasing orchestral and jazz performances. And the annual Concours d' Elegance displays the finest pre- and post-war automobiles. All this, of course, is in addition to the world of cultural offerings available throughout the Los Angeles area, roughly 30 miles from Terranea.
Shape Magazine – 5th Annual Healthy Travel Awards - “Most Kid-Friendly Resort”
Every family member will be entertained at this oceanfront Los Angeles area hotel.
- Elaine Glusac, freelance writer