Summer Activities

Experience Adventure

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 Adventure Concierge 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 and photography, the art of falconry, guided nature hikes, tide pooling, paddle boarding, cycling and kayaking. Expert guides offer friendly and knowledgeable insight into the Palos Verdes Peninsula’s unique ecology and character. Regardless of age or skill level, Terranea has an array of activities that appeal to every guest. All activities require minors to be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. Advanced reservations are required.

Find out more information by visiting our Adventure Concierge or calling 310.265.2851. All activities must be booked and paid for at least 24 hours in advance.

Trek - Terradventures


Terranea Resort 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 on the coastal trail. As they walk amongst the coastal sage, guests may spot a blue butterfly, a California Gnat Catcher or an Allen’s Hummingbird, which are all native to Southern California.

Activity Notes: We suggest wearing comfortable athletic clothing, closed toe shoes, a hat, and sunglasses. Don't forget your camera! Participants must be 4 years or older.

2 hours | Approx. 2 miles | Daily 2-4pm


Highly experienced pilots offer a safe, fun and informative tour, narrating highlights as you view breathtaking vistas of Catalina Island, the Southern California coastline, and Los Angeles County. Suitable for all ages. Transportation included to local heliport.

Activity Notes: Cameras are a must!

3 hours | Approx. 15-20 minutes in air


Guests are introduced to the beauty and natural history of our working birds of prey including falcons, Harris's Hawks and Eurasian Eagle Owls. Our falconerwill show you how to identify these birds in the wild and discuss the important roles they play, not only at Terranea, but in the environment as well.

Activity Notes: Suitable for all ages.

1 hour | Available Wednesdays - Sundays at 9am


Terranea’s close-knit partnership with our local tennis club offers numerous courts for our guests with spectacular panoramic views of Catalina Islandand 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: Court times and clinics are subject to availability and change. Reservations needed. Rentals and lessons available. Accessible by resort shuttle.


Departing from the resort, this guided ride for groups takes you along the Palos Verdes coastline with unparalleled view points along the way. Activity Notes: We suggest wearing comfortable athletic clothing, closed toe shoes, and a hat or sunglasses. This is a moderately challenging physical activity. Participants must be 16 years or older.

Activitity Notes: For families, we recommend a more leisurely bike ride along the local beach boardwalk. Transportation and bikes can be reserved with 24 hour notice and no minimum participants are required.

2 hours


Throughout the halls and walls of the resort, guests of Terranea are surrounded by our uniquely Californian permanent collection of Plein Air paintings. The French translation is “in the open air,” the perfect setting to paint. With helpful tips provided by our docents and using your own creative expression, you will be able to create your own original and beautiful work of art to take home.

Activity Notes: This is a beginner level class and all are welcome with no experience necessary. Participants must be 6 years or older.

1½ - 2 hours | Monday - Saturday: 10am & 2pm | Sundays: 11am & 1:30pm


Capture the wonders of the Palos Verdes coastline as our expert photography instructor guides you on a walking tour of Terranea and provides you with personal, one-on-one instruction for capturing our beautiful surroundings. This photographic workshop is designed for anyone who loves to capture photos, regardless of skill level, experience, or camera.

Activity Notes: Please bring a smartphone, tablet, compact camera, or DSLR.

Sundays, May 28 – September 3 | 4-6pm | Reservations Required

All activities must be booked and paid for at least 24 hours in advance.

Splash - Aquadventures


Experience the ocean and view the stunning kelp beds full of marine life including bottlenose dolphins, sea lions, leopard sharks, and bat rays, all while paddling across the Catalina Channel’s famous underwater preserve. Certified guided tours are offered in stable, sit on-top, tandem kayaks.

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. You will get wet! Water shoes and life jackets are provided.

2 hours | Available daily at 11am and 2pm


A paddle boarding glide along the Palos Verdes coast is a must-do if you are in the Los Angeles area. The amazing kelp beds (an endless ecosystem often referred to as an underwater rain forest) change the ocean landscape and set the tone for an unforgettable experience.

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

1 hour | Available daily at 8am and 9:30am


Soak up the sun and experience the exhilaration of riding a wave with professional surf lessons provided year-round for this quintessential Southern California experience.

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

2 hours | Call for availability


Explore our naturalists’ favorite coastline treasure: the tide pools. After a steep yet quick hike, we will guide y ou through an underwater adventure in the tide pools as we take a close-up look at sea life at the wa ter’s edge.

Activity Notes: We suggest wearing comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes. This is a moderately physical activity with a steep trail down, so please be aware if you are afraid of heights. Trips are dependent on the low tide which changes daily. Participants must be 4 years or older.

2 hours | Call for availability


Take a ride on one of our luxury boats while learning about the characteristics of the Pacific gray whale and other local sea life along the coastline. Experienced captains offer comprehensive narration and information on all you will see.

Activity Notes: We suggest wearing comfortable athletic clothing includinga jacket, closed toe shoes, and a hat or sunglasses. Suitable for all ages. Transportation to and from the boat dock is included.

Schedule varies | 2 ½- 3 hours

All activities must be booked and paid for at least 24 hours in advance.

Summer Music


Enjoy live music on Nelson’s Sunset Bluff all summer long with a variety of artists from the South Bay, including Surf’s Up, a Beach Boys cover band playing all of the top hits. Feast on a variety of food items paired with beers on draft and specialty cocktail stations.

May 27 through September 30 | Saturdays 6-10pm | Sundays 1 - 5pm


Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, unique spirits, wines by the glass, regional microbrews and international beer varieties, while listening to live music featuring a variety of local artists.

Wednesdays and Thursdays 7 - 10pm | Fridays and Saturdays 7 - 11pm

Golf Experiences


The Links at Terranea Junior Golf Camp is designed to provide junior golfers of all levels with a foundation and understanding of the game of golf. The camp provides an excellent introduction to golf as each day includes instruction, lunch and 9 holes of golf. Class size is limited; advanced registration is required. Designed for ages 8-14. Daily, 9am - 2pm | $599

Beginner-Intermediate Camp Sessions:

July 24-28, August 14-18

Intermediate-Advanced Camp Sessions:

August 7-11, August 21-25


This camp is designed to be the first stage of golf focusing on developing basic golf movements, but most importantly emphasizing enjoying the game of golf. The program will incorporate youth based Titleist Performance Institute activities and games. Designed for ages 5-7. Sundays, 1 - 2pm | $199

Session 2: July 30-August 20


Join The Links for a four-week clinic where the PGA professional staff at Terranea Resort guide players through all aspects of the game of golf. Each week, a new topic will be discussed and instruction will be focused on that topic. This course is designed to encourage all women to play the game of golf. $249 Members, $275 Resort/Public

Wednesdays, July 5 - 26 | 5 - 6:30pm


The Links Summer Men’s Golf League is back! Join the two-man golf league where players will pick partners for eight weeks of regular season play and two weeks of playoffs. $249 Members, $329 Resort/Public

Thursdays, June 1 - July 20| 5 - 6pm

For more information, pricing, or to reserve a spot please contact the Golf House at 310.265.2752 or visit

Spa Experiences


In celebration of the full moon, yoga enthusiasts of all levels are invited to practice yoga under the warm summer night sky while the bright full moon shines above. Please bring your yoga mat and a $20 charitable donation.

June 9, July 8, August 7 at 8pm | September 6 at 7:30pm


This September, Terranea Resort will host its annual outdoor Seaside Yoga Gathering in honor of National Yoga Awareness Month. Located on the Palos Verdes Lawn that boasts spectacular sunset views over the Pacific, this event includes a wellness marketplace, tips from fitness experts, and more.

Sunday, September 24, 2017 | Complimentary


The panoramic views from the 5,000-square-foot Fitness & Wellness Center and adjoining Movement Studio bring nature indoors to inspire and motivate. State of-the-art Technogym cardio equipment, customized personal training sessions or private classes are available to assist you with meeting your goals.

Monday to Thursday 5am – 8pm | Friday to Sunday 6am – 8pm


The Membership Program extends individuals and couples an opportunity to become annual members of The Spa at Terranea, which offers full use of The Spa facilities and amenities including The Spa Pool, Fitness & Wellness Center, Spa and Salon services and treatments, as well as many discounts and privileges throughout the resort.

For more information on spa memberships or to schedule an appointment, please contact The Spa at Terranea at 310.265.2740 or visit All specials are subject to availability at time of booking and cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions.

Shopping Experiences


Share a piece of your summer with friends and family by picking up a one of-a-kind gift while still giving back. pointe discovery, located in the front drive, features a unique collection of designer products, each with their own charitable roots. For every purchase made, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to that organization’s charity on your behalf.


When the sun shines year round, the summer style is never ending. Shop our featured swim collections while sipping Champagne and browsing designer threads and accessories. Vix swimwear and Melissa Shoes will be available, as well as your favorite clothing and jewelry designers for men and women.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in July & August | 12 - 4pm

For more information or to schedule a personal shopping experience, please contact marea at 310.265.2850.

Summer Fun for the Kids


Celebrate summer with a weekend full of family activities that are sure to leave a lifelong impression. Enjoy snow cones, create memorable crafts and play games poolside. Complimentary for resort guests.

Saturdays & Sundays 2 - 4pm | Mondays 12 - 2pm

May 27 – 29, July 1 – 4 and September 2 - 4


Every Friday night from June to September, join us under the stars at the Resort Pool for yummy s’mores and memorable family fun. Complimentary for resort guests.

Fridays, May 27 - September 1 | 7 - 8pm


Jump in to the heated Resort Pool for a classic Dive-In Movie! Bond during movie magic and family fun under the stars, complete with light snacks available for purchase. Complimentary for resort guests.

May 28, June 25, July 2, July 30, August 13 and September 3 | 7:30 - 9pm

*Offerings are exclusively available to resort guests. Children under 3 must be accompanied by a parent.

For more information or to make reservations, please contact the Tide Pool Kids Club at 310.265.2843.




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