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Resort Activities
Recreation and activity offerings at Terranea have been carefully conceived to celebrate the rich natural and cultural history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, in many cases combining unforgettable experiences with opportunities for learning.
Surrounding Terranea are countless activities in and around the Palos Verdes Peninsula and in the South Bay beach cities, including outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and scuba diving. Vibrant shopping and nightlife are located within a few miles of Terranea. Within a reasonable driving distance are all of the renowned attractions that Los Angeles and Southern California have to offer - Disneyland, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and major sporting venues, to name a few.

Of course, you can always just sit back and dive into a good book on your ocean-view terrace while you're at Terranea, but it's good to know there's a world of exploration waiting for you.
For details on activities Terranea has to offer, please visit their Recreation Page.
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Local Attractions
Situated between Long Beach and Los Angeles, Terranea is conveniently located near an abundance of cultural, unique and historic activities. Below are a handful of favorites, but for additional attractions, please see the Terranea Recreational and Area Guide.
310.377.1222 | 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes
Coastal Sage Scrub, the California Gnatcatcher the Cactus Wren and tide pools are found here. Swimming and picnic areas are available. Outdoor fires or dogs are not permitted.
George F. Canyon Nature Center
310.547.0862 | 27205 Palos Verdes Drive East
The 36-acre canyon cuts through the hills of Rolling Hills Estates - ideal for hikes. There are markers along the way for information about indigenous plant life. The Nature Center features exhibits about Peninsula plants and wildlife.
Ice Chalet
310.541.6630 | 550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates
Drive Time (approximate): 7 miles/11 minutes
This year-round ice rink is on the first level of Promenade on the Peninsula.
Korean Bell of Friendship and Bell Pavilion
1976 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro
Drive Time (approximate): 6 miles/11 minutes
Museum features the bell presented to the people of Los Angeles by the people of the Republic of Korea in 1976.

The Point Vicente Lighthouse
310.541.0334 | 31550 Palos Verdes Drive
Standing on the most southwesterly point of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Point Vicente Lighthouse has long been one of this area's jewels. To the landsman, the lighthouse is scenic delight and continual attraction to sightseers, tourists, photographers and painters. To the mariner, the lighthouse is an aid to navigation which marks the northern end of the Catalina Channel on the Pacific coast. It helps him plot his position and warns him to avoid the rocky schoals which surround the nearby shore and, in a heavy fog, its horn will warn him if he gets too close to the dangerous shore. The tower and a small museum are open to the public.

South Coast Botanic Gardens
310.544.6815 | 26300 South Crenshaw Boulevard
An 87-acre garden built on a landfill offers guests lectures, flower shows, bird walks, concerts, car shows and special events throughout the year. Admission fee and tram ride available by appointment.

 Aquarium of the Pacific
562.590.3100 | 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
Drive Time (approximate): 15 miles/30 minutes
Located on five acres of waterfront property in downtown Long Beach, the Aquarium of the Pacific features marine life of the Pacific Ocean. More than 47 exhibits represent more than 550 species.