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Hiking the trails at Terranea Resort

Holiday Experiences

Experience Adventure

Set atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island, Terranea Resort’s 102 acres provide guests with unparalleled access to explore its natural environment and breathtaking views. The resort’s Experience Center invites guests to book a wide range of activities and get up close and personal with local flora and fauna on the coastal preserve. Adventures include lessons in painting, the art of falconry, archery, guided nature hikes, tide pooling, paddle boarding, kayaking and more. Expert guides offer friendly and knowledgeable insight into Rancho Palos Verdes’ unique ecology and character. Regardless of age or skill level, Terranea has an array of activities that appeal to every guest

Terra Adventures


Work up a turkey day appetite by joining Terranea’s Naturalist for a picturesque guided hike around the 102-acre resort on Thanksgiving Day. You’ll have no guilt digging into some pumpkin pie after this invigorating hike!

Thursday, November 22, 2018
 11:30am- 1:30pm
Adults: $40 | Children 5-10: $20
Children 4 and under complimentary


Terranea is committed to an educational campaign that focuses the attention of our guests on environmental issues. This guided hike stops at a variety of nature viewing points. Walking amongst the coastal sage, guests may spot a California Gnat Catcher or an Allen’s Hummingbird, which are native to Southern California. We suggest wearing comfortable athletic clothing, closed toe shoes, and a hat or sunglasses. Don't forget your camera!

Daily 11:30am | 2 hours | $50/adult | $30/child
Children 4 and under complimentary


Sit deep in the saddle and let your faithful mount guide you on 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.

Minimum Age: 6 years old | Please wear closed toe
shoes and long pants. | $135/person


Highly experienced pilots offer a safe, fun, and informative tour narrating highlights as you view the breathtaking vistas of Catalina Island, the Southern California coastline, and Los Angeles
County. Suitable for all ages. Cameras are a must!

See Experience Center for tour options and pricing.


Terranea’s close-knit partnership with our local tennis club offers numerous tennis courts at our fingertips with panoramic views of Catalina Island and cool ocean breezes year-round. Whether you are a social player looking for a friendly game or an advanced player looking for serious competition, we have a program or activity for you.
Activity Notes: Courts are offered complimentary to resort guests. Court times and clinics are subject to availability and change. Rentals and lessons available at an additional charge. Accessible by
resort shuttle.

Art Adventures


Join one of our activity leaders and explore the art of cake decorating. Show off your culinary creativity while using a variety of candies and fondants to personalize your own cake to enjoy with your friends and family. Perfect for children and adults of all ages. Also available by advanced request and for special events.

Saturdays at 12pm | 1 hour | $100/person | 1 cake per person


Experience the unique sport of archery on our beautiful range with sweeping views of Catalina Island. Our skilled archery instructors will provide you with bow and arrow instruction, followed by shooting practice and games. Archery dates back over 5,000 years and was the preferred hunting method used by the Tongva people, who use to inhabit the Palos Verdes Peninsula. You are sure to find this once in a lifetime opportunity a fun and educational experience. Archery is a perfect family activity.

Minimum Age: 8 years | 1 hour & 15 minutes | $135/person


Guests are taught the natural history of our beautiful birds of prey including falcons, Harris’s Hawks and Eurasian Eagle Owls. Learn from our falconer about these majestic birds and the important roles they play, not only at Terranea, but in the wider environment as well.

1 hour | Available Fridays - Sundays at 9am | $125/person


Throughout the halls of the resort, guests of Terranea are surrounded by a uniquely Californian style of Plein Air painting.  The French translation is “in the open air,” the perfect setting to paint. With helpful tips provided by your instructor and using your own creative expression, we invite you to create your own original and beautiful work of art. This is a beginner level class; everyone is welcome.

1½ - 2 hours | $100/person

Aqua Adventures


Paddle boarding along the Palos Verdes coast is an unforgettable experience! Guided by our skilled instructor, you will test your core strength while paddling through amazing kelp beds along the 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!

Activity Notes: We suggest wearing comfortable swimwear. This is a
moderately physical activity and you must be a proficient swimmer.
Participants must be 10 years or older. You will get wet!

Daily 8:30am | 1 hour | Terranea Beach Cove | $135/person



Set sail for a harbor tour, whale watching adventure, and more, while enjoying the local sea life and unparalleled views of the California coast.

Activity Notes: We suggest wearing comfortable athletic clothing including a jacket, closed toe shoes, and a hat or sunglasses. Suitable for all ages. Transportation can be arranged for an additional cost.

$50/adult | $35/child 11 & under



Guests will experience the exhilaration of riding a wave with professional surf lessons provided year-round in Redondo Beach. One of the best ways to soak up the sun and enjoy the California experience is to explore this exciting area on a surfboard.

Activity Notes: We suggest wearing comfortable swimwear. This is a moderately physical activity and you must be a proficient swimmer. Participants must be 8 years or older.

1½ hour lesson off property. Transportation is included.


Explore our naturalists’ favorite coastline treasure: the tide pools. After a steep yet quick hike, the adventure continues in the tide pools as we take a close-up look at the water’s edge.

Activity Notes: We suggest wearing comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes. This is a moderately physical activity. Trips are dependent on the low tide and weather, which changes daily. Participants must be 4 years or older.

2 hours | $50/person


Paddle through the stunning kelp beds along the Terranea coastline. This underwater forest is home to the California marine state fish, the Garibaldi, bottlenose dolphins, seals and sea lions. Experience the Catalina Channel’s famous underwater reserve on one of our stable, siton-top tandem kayaks. Highly experienced instructors offer a safe, fun, and informative tour, pointing out highlights as you paddle.

Activity Notes: All necessary equipment included. We suggest wearing comfortable swimwear. This is a moderately physical activity and you must be a proficient swimmer. Participants must be 8 years or older. You will get wet!

Daily 10am & 1pm | 2 hours
Terranea Beach Cove | $135/person