Wayfarer TV exclusive: inside Terranea, California’s best year-round resort in Palos Verdes

by James Wilkinson

California is home to some of America’s best resorts that are ideal for summer and winter getaways, but few can boast what Terranea in Palos Verdes offers, which is a year-round escape so close to Los Angeles. James Wilkinson checks-in.

Rancho Palos Verdes is a 30-minute hop South from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles International Airport and here you’ll find some of California’s most exclusive homes alongside one of the state’s best resorts, the luxurious Terranea.

At Terranea, located on 102 acres along the Palos Verdes peninsula, expect 270 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, 326 guest rooms and 31 suites – that range from 450 square feet to the 2,200 square foot Vanderlip Suite – impeccable food and beverage offerings in the form of 10 restaurants and bars, alongside a phenomenal spa, four pools and one of America’s best par-3 9-hole executive golf courses.

At this expansive resort, you’ll also find a Discovery Trail nature walk and hiking trail and a secluded beach cove, home to ocean kayaking, paddle boarding and falconry.

When you stay at Terranea, you’ll quickly feel at home thanks to the stylish interiors, exceptional food – particularly at the globally-renowned mar’sel, Asian fusion eatery bashi, fun and happening Nelson’s and the always impressive catalina kitchen serving up modern and classic California fare – and importantly, exceptional service.

To find out what makes the property exceptional, Wayfarer host and Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson, spoke on camera to Terranea’s President, Ralph Grippo, at the resort recently and to view the interview, click on the YouTube video above.


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