luxury resort” at Terranea (pronounce Ter-ra-NAY-a), (Southern LA, CA area)
The one-year-old, 102-acre resort set above the Pacific Ocean on the lovely and unspoiled Palos Verdes Peninsula across from Catalina Island manages to provide activities, food and fun for all ages of children (and even their pets, if they wish) while offering solitude, romance, fine cuisine, and relief for adults who would like to bask – alone – in the quiet luxury of one of the most naturally beautiful coastlines in Southern California.
When one measures the wording carefully Terranea Resort may or may not be LA's only luxury ocean front resort. The resort is not central to Los Angeles but actually located closer to the city of Long Beach and lacks a true "beach". But unlike other LA ocean front accommodations Terranea offers multiple pools, a large spa, golf, and a compound like property offering families a secure feeling. But I don't think the fine print is of any importance. Terranea is definitely one of Southern California's top destinations and sure to become a favorite get-a-way for locals and area visitors.