At Terranea Resort, Kids Rule
Because Kids Deserve To Get In On The Fun, Too
Perched on beautiful bluffs in Rancho Palos Verdes is Terranea, a 102-acre family friendly resort in Southern, California, that’s proving that a luxurious getaway can be truly inclusive, even when you’re traveling with children. In addition to spacious accommodations and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, there’s plenty of kid-friendly activities on-site and in the area. Here, a shortlist of the best things to do.
Water’s the word here. The resort pool is the perfect spot to take in some sun, and cool off in the water. And the 140-foot water slide provides endless thrills for kids of all ages. Younger ones will enjoy frolicking in the Splash Zone.
Are your kids aspiring nature buffs? Then be sure to visit the resort’s very own Falconers, who will show you everything you need to know about these truly majestic birds in a safe, guided setting. You can also take a self-guided nature walk along the Discovery Trail. It surrounds Terranea, and offers up a close-up look at local wildlife and flowers. If your kids are solid swimmers, try ocean kayaking, snorkeling, or surfing.
When the you and the kids are ready to unwind after a long day, head to dinner at Nelson’s and Catalina Kitchen. Both restaurants offer fresh and approachable California cuisine, and plenty of crowd-pleasing favorites for everyone. And every Friday night, you can enjoy s’mores by one of the toasty fire pits.
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park offers scenic oceanside trails and plenty of tide pools, so drop by during low tide. You’ll be able to see all sorts of ocean animals (think seals, hermit crabs, and starfish) in their natural element.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, located in nearby San Pedro, is free to visit. (Donations are recommended, though.) It’s especially kid-friendly because there’s a strong educational component to the facilities. For example: the “touch tanks” encourage children to touch and interact with creatures like sea stars and urchins.