Activity Notes: Suitable for all ages.
1 hour | Available Wednesdays - Sundays at 9am-->
Home to the California marine state fish, the Garibaldi, bottlenose dolphins, seals & sea lions. If you’re lucky you may even see a whale. Experience the Catalina Channel’s famous underwater reserve on one of our sit-on-top tandem kayaks. Highly skilled guides offer a safe, fun, and informative tour, pointing out highlights as you paddle.
Paddle boarding along the Palos Verdes coast is an unforgettable adventure. Led by our skilled guide, you will test your core strength while paddling through amazing kelp beds along our shoreline. Gliding above the kelp forest, an endless eco-system often referred to as an underwater rainforest, you will have a unique view of the ever changing ocean landscape. You’ll have the best seat in the house.
Welcome to the first-of-its-kind “TERR-ESCAPE ROOM,” an exclusive Terranea Resort activity unlike any other! You and up to five additional members of your party will have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles contained in our specially outfitted suite and “escape the room,” all without having to leave the resort property!
Creative exploration awaits! Children are welcomed to enjoy
outdoor activity and artistic expression at our Kids
Club Discover Garden! This unique offering and two hour
session includes curated and themed programming, focusing
on an educational art project that explores interesting local
landmarks and the natural surroundings of the Palos Verdes
Experience tide pooling in a whole new way! You'll begin and end your tour with a robust paddle to reach SACRED COVE, an outstanding tide pool located approximately 2 miles to the east of the resort. After landing at Sacred Cove, spend an hour investigating the wildlife and natural formations before paddling back to Terranea's Beach Cove. The tour covers the normal paddling distance of our traditional guided tour, so expect to see some wildlife along the way!
Experience fishing the kelp forest on a guided kayak excursion. Terranea is located in the middle of two Marine Protected Areas, so you'll begin and end your tour with a decent paddle to reach a fishing permissible area outside that boundary. Your experienced fishing guide will accompany you and bring all of the necessary fishing gear and set you up to fish, and provide any necessary instruction and supervision. No prior kayaking or fishing experience is necessary!
Sit deep in the saddle and let your faithful mount take you through the trails of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. You will be guided by an experienced trainer, while you take in the surrounding beauty and serenity of nature. This is a family fun activity suitable for all levels of experience. You are sure to create memories to last a lifetime.
Throughout the halls of the resort, guests of Terranea are surrounded by a unique California style of Plein Air painting. Borrowed from the French and meaning “in the open air” this style of painting embraces the beauty of our natural surroundings. Guided by your instructor, we invite you to explore your inner artist and create your own original work of art to take home – the perfect souvenir.
Soak up the sun and experience the exhilaration of riding a wave with professional surf lessons provided year-round in this quintessential Southern California experience. This is an off-site activity.
Tour our local harbor and the Pacific Coastline while searching for whales and other sea life. Experienced captains offer comprehensive narration and information about whale migration. Whale watching season for Gray whales spans from December to May. Humpback and Blue whales migrate during the summer months from June to late September. This is an off-site activity.
Our family friendly guided hike stops at a variety of spectacular viewing points including the Point Vicente lighthouse and the Terranea Sea Salt Conservatory. As you walk along our coastal trails, our naturalist will point out local flora and fauna. You may spot a California Gnat Catcher, an El Segundo Blue Butterfly, or an Allen’s Hummingbird, all native to Southern California. Must be at least 4 years old.
Space is limited and advance reservations may be required. for more information or to book, please call 310.265.2861.
Terranea Resort is home to many beautiful species of plants and animals. Use this guide to explore the property and learn more about the wildlife in the region as well as the history of the resort. This walk has many beautiful photo opportunities. Share your photos with us by using #Terranea.
Self Guided Nature Walk maps are available at pointe discovery or in pdf form at the link below.
The Terranea Kids Club Activity Boxes is a specially curated box of activities designed for children between the ages of 4 and 12. With ample activities for multiple days of play, this kit celebrates all things Terranea, including a plein air painting project, nature journal, design your own beach ball, and much more!
Reflect upon your life journey while painting your own unique mandala stone. Guided by a spiritual wellness coach, you will learn the art of mandala meditation as you create your own unique work of art keepsake.
Mandala Painting Kits are available to purchase at pointe discovery.
Immerse yourself in the wonders of the night sky! Guided by your own star dial, discover Orion, Pegasus and the classic Big Dipper. You may even have the chance to see a passing planet. A fun experience the whole family can enjoy.
Stargazing kits are available to purchase at pointe discovery.
Terranea is a great location to fly a kite! We have consistent ocean breezes that make kite flying a blast!
Kite kits are available to purchase at pointe discovery.
The Beach Cove at Terranea is both a marine and geological masterpiece. Carved by nature, the cove is an ideal place to watch dolphins play, sculpt a sandcastle or simply stick your toes in the sand and soak in the sun. In addition to being the home of ocean activities such as kayaking, kayak fishing, stand-up paddleboarding, and archery, the Beach Cove also offers lounge chairs to relax and take in the views. Located a short distance from cielo point along the coastal trails.
Terranea’s partnership with the Peninsula Racquet Club offers in-house guests the chance to play with spectacular panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. Cool ocean breezes and California weather make this the perfect year-round activity. Whether you are a social player looking for a friendly game or an advanced player looking for serious competition, we can reserve a complimentary court for you. Located off-property.
For information and to reserve, call 310.265.2861
Explore one of our favorite coastline treasures: the tide pools. On this guided local hike led by our Resort Naturalist, you will take a close-up look at the tide pools at one of our local beaches. Find sea life, up close and personal, and capture wonderful photographic memories to take home. Activity availability is dependent on low tides.
Explore the art of cake decorating for all occasions. Decorate your own 6-inch cake using fondant, cookie cutters and various candies. This family-friendly activity is perfect for children and adults. Also available by advanced request for private parties and special events.
Service Note: Cake Decorating is temporarily closed due to California and L.A. County mandates.
Stir up some fun and enjoy a unique twist on Happy Hour. Indulge in the art of mixology with fresh, local ingredients and discover innovative techniques from our cocktail experts. Learn to create the ultimate cocktail while you taste a variety of handcrafted creations. The perfect way to celebrate with friends, family or colleagues. Make two cocktails – old classics or new blends - perfect for entertaining at home.
Service Note: Mixology is temporarily closed due to California and L.A. County mandates.
Explore the famous South Bay beaches by beach cruiser. View oceanfront properties and hang with the locals, while soaking in the Southern California sunshine and experiencing the best people-watching it has to offer. An easy to moderate activity - great for families.
Service Note: Biking is temporarily closed due to California and L.A. County mandates.