Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.- December 20, 2011- Terranea Resort is kicking off the New Year with Fun with Purpose, a new program that blends fitness with environmental responsibility. During three Sundays in January, the resort’s Pointe Discovery team will lead naturally inspired activities that keep guests active, while allowing them to do some good for the environment. Each Fun with Purpose activity features “teachable” moments about the Peninsula and is designed for both resort guests and local day visitors.
The Fun with Purpose activity schedule includes:
January 8th - Ocean Clean Up
Kayak Clean Up trips allow guests to experience the rich kelp beds, as well as marine environment. Kayak teams work together to clean up debris as they paddle along the coast. Fifty percent of the $89 fee will be donated to the Marine Mammal Care Center for continued research and rehabilitation of Sea Lions and Harbor Seals. Trip times: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
January 15th- Discovery Trail Hike & Habitat Restoration
Guests will hike the resort’s ocean front Discovery Trail and learn from naturalists about the unique habitat and the wildlife it supports. Terranea’s recreation team will help make this hike a mixture of fitness, teachable moments, and fun. While the program is complimentary a $10 donation to the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is strongly suggested. Hikes leave at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
January 22nd- Fidget's Freedom, A Falcon's Tale
Join Terranea’s expert team of falconers and author Stacey Peterson as they bring her book Fidget's Freedom, the story of a young falcon, to life. After starting the morning off with storytelling and a history lesson on local falconry, guests will get to enjoy a firsthand falconry experience including a spectacular flying lesson. They will also learn how falconry is an eco-friendly, non-lethal solution to controlling the seagull population. Activities begin at 10 a.m. at Pointe Discovery. Complimentary.
About Terranea Resort
Terranea, L.A.’s Oceanfront Resort, is magnificently poised above the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and located 20 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts and managed by Destination® Hotels & Resorts. The property boasts 582 rooms including a 360-room hotel with 32 suites, and 20 bungalows and features 50 oceanfront three-bedroom casitas and 32 ocean view four-bedroom villas, offering a residential setting with rental or Resort real estate opportunities for guests to purchase a second home. Resort amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole par three golf course; The Spa at Terranea, a 50,000 square-foot oceanfront spa, fitness center and Café; and three unique swimming pools, one with children’s play area and a 140-foot waterslide. Three ocean view restaurants offer a variety of food and beverage experiences including Catalina Kitchen for casual, all-day dining; mar'sel, the free-standing signature restaurant; and Nelson's, a cliff-side restaurant and bar with spectacular vantage points for whale watching. Designed to reveal the Resort’s dramatic outdoor vistas, Terranea's conference and meeting facilities include 135,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. Other amenities include marea, a luxury retail boutique; children’s center with interactive programs; Pointe Discovery, an “active-living” store and adventure concierge for activities that explore the rich local terrain and ocean environment. Several miles of scenic bluff-top trails connect miles of off-property coastal trails, and a secluded beach cove also adds to the unique experiences at Terranea Resort. For more information, visit www.terranea.com or call 866-802-8000. Please follow Terranea Resort on Facebook and Twitter.
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Jessie Pound, Senior Public Relations Manager