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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Resort
“Amazing views, great restaurants, lush gardens... and access to a beach! All within a 10 min drive from our San Pedro Beach House. Poised above coastal bluffs with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Terranea Resort serves as the only luxury destination resort on the Los Angeles coast. The Mediterranean-inspired resort provides a sophisticated retreat for guests with a relaxed ambiance and panoramic seascape views. Celebrated for its natural beauty, the 102-acre estate features guestrooms and suites, including spacious casitas and villas, and The Bungalows at Terranea, a collection of guest accommodations featuring spa and wellness-focused amenities. Other luxurious resort amenities include nine distinct dining experiences, a full-service spa and fitness center, award-winning golf course, four swimming pools, kids club, ecological enrichment programs, and wedding and special event space. There are some things in life that words just can’t describe and Terranea Resort is one of them.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Golf Course
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“Not recommended, but there's a trail next to it that opens up to the beach. 👌🏼”
  • 35 locals recommend
Park
“coastal views. check the times for low tide and hike down then for the tide pools”
  • 31 locals recommend
Church
“Take in the beauty of the famous glass Wayfarers chapel overlooking our beautiful Pacific Ocean”
  • 27 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Nelson's at Terranea is oceanside! The menu includes regional Southern California favorites, such as Baja fish tacos, seasonal salads, sandwiches, burgers, and delicious sweet potato fries. In addition, taste a wide array of beverages including California wines, regional microbrews, and specialty blended drinks.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“This is a “Must See” for our area. The Palos Verdes Peninsula has gorgeous ocean views. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful grounds with many tree's and flowers. Take a picnic lunch and relax.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Portuguese Bend Nature Reserve is a great place to hike with Ocean views. Check it out on Yelp. 29800 Crenshaw Blvd Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90275”
  • 12 locals recommend
Nature
“Point Vicente Park, with the adjacent Point Vicente Lighthouse and Interpretive Center, is a stunning locale for picnics, walks or hikes. This Park, with its stunning ocean view, is located on the cliffs adjacent to the Point Vicente Lighthouse. This natural setting by the sea is a wonderful location for an outdoor wedding, reception or other special event. Standing on the most southwesterly point of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Point Vicente Lighthouse has long been one of this area's jewels. The lighthouse is scenic delight and continual attraction to sightseers, tourists, photographers and painters. This premier whale watch site provides spectacular opportunities to view the annual migration of the Pacific gray whale, from December through April. The park grounds may be enjoyed from dawn to dusk. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“This hike is very nice because you have an 180 ocean view the entire time you hike. After your hike, you can drive to Terranea and have something to eat and drink. I love this hike!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Food
“Extremely popular with the locals (wait times can get long at peak hours)! Counter-serve deli / specialty hot & cold sandwiches. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Steakhouse
$$$
“Think Prime has "Happy Hour" every day of the week. Their food is amazing and with half of, it's roughly about $8.00 an entree. Trust me I have been to every restaurant in town and this is wonderful value for your money. Highly Recommended.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Great tasting and well priced Sushi / Thai options at this trendy restaurant that is just a 2 min drive from the Beach House!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely park, with gentle streams and peaceful ponds, with wild ducks and geese pitter-pattering about. A popular setting for weddings, complete with blooming lavender, Jacaranda Trees, and a gazebo. Great place for family ice-block racing!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“This is a famous Palos Verdes establishment. Traditional Mexican food, great chips and salsa, family friendly!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“They have giant leather reclining seats, the area is quiet and the mall around is good for strolling/ shopping/ eating. Good Stuff in the mall is great for food/ brunch.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Golf Course
“Not recommended, but there's a trail next to it that opens up to the beach. 👌🏼”
  • 35 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Nelson's at Terranea is oceanside! The menu includes regional Southern California favorites, such as Baja fish tacos, seasonal salads, sandwiches, burgers, and delicious sweet potato fries. In addition, taste a wide array of beverages including California wines, regional microbrews, and specialty blended drinks.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Think Prime has "Happy Hour" every day of the week. Their food is amazing and with half of, it's roughly about $8.00 an entree. Trust me I have been to every restaurant in town and this is wonderful value for your money. Highly Recommended.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Great tasting and well priced Sushi / Thai options at this trendy restaurant that is just a 2 min drive from the Beach House!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“This is a famous Palos Verdes establishment. Traditional Mexican food, great chips and salsa, family friendly!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great view. Restaurant know for quality seafood and excellent service. Near Trump hiking trails and golf course.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“10 min drive from our Beach House, perched on one of Terranea's gardens, is this fine dining, top notch French restaurant! A little pricey, but the food and views are worth it!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“A classic LA icon and perhaps the best burger on planet earth? You decide... insider tip: order your burger or fries “animal style”...”
  • 5 locals recommend

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