Palos Verdes is a small peninsula and a suburb of Los Angeles, California. Filled with natural beauty and majestic beaches, Palos Verdes is a must-see for any visitor to California. Enjoy the horse trails, breathtaking views from beachside cliffs, tidepools and Eucalyptus trees. Just a 10 minute ride from Downtown Los Angeles it is the perfect retreat.


No visit is complete without a drive along the cliffs. The oceanside view of Catlaina Island is among one of the most beautiful sites to stop and visit. Come see why this drive is called " The Yellow Brick Road."



Recommended Transportation


Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

1 World Way, Los Angeles, 90045 - (310) 646-5252

LAX is the largest and most popular airport in Los Angeles.  All major airlines use this airport so you can feel secure in knowing your flight will land in the best airport in town. It takes a Limo to LAX  from Palos Verdes takes approximately 1 hour without traffic.


Long Beach Airport (LGB)

4100 E Donald Douglas Dr, Long Beach, 90808 - (562) 570-2600

This airport is, although smaller than LAX, the closest to Long Beach. This airport has been seen in movies given its Art Deco history dating back to early aviation pioneers.  It currently hosts Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways and US Airways and is used by many Los Angeles natives who want to steer clear of the bustle of LAX. It takes a Limo from Palos Verdes to LGB takes approximately 45 minutes without traffic.


John Wayne Airport (SNA)

18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707 (949) 252-5200

For those of you flying nationally and want to land in an airport that is less crowded than LAX, this airport is just the one for you. The travel time from SNA to Palos Verdes in a Limo takes approximately 1 hour without traffic.



Popular Attractions


Glass Church/Wayfarers Chapel

Built in 1951, "The Glass Church" is a member of the National Historical Society. It has become a popular destination for tourists and a premier wedding destination. The church was designed by well known architect Lloyd Wright. The of the churches founding members was to give wayfarers a destination to stop and visit and allow them to explore the harmony between the external world and the inner world of body and spirit. The redwood trees have formed a living wall and roof enveloping the chapel in some of the most spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.


Abalone Cove Shoreline Park and Ecological Reserve

The park features two beaches; Abalone Cove and Scared Cove.  The park includes an ecological preserve with  breathtaking views. Access to Abalone Cove is available along a trail from the main parking lot. Access to Sacred Cove is only available by walking along  Palos Verdes Drive. Families are welcome and lifeguards are available during summer hours 9:00-4:00PM and on weekends only. If you are traveling with your pet please keep in mind that dogs, fires and portable barbecues are not permitted in the area.


Point Vicente Interpretive Center

This beautiful park opened in 1984. It is situated across from Point Vicente Lighthouse. The park was designed  to promote educational programs for the California ecosystem. This is a premier site for whale watching. The annual Pacific Gray Whale migration takes place every year from December through April. The museum is open daily from 10AM-5PM , the park grounds are open daily until dusk. The park is closed on all major holidays.


Malaga Cove Plaza

This historical icon was built in the 1920's and is situated at the entrance to the city. Enjoy spectacular views of beautiful Spanish Renaissance architecture. The center of the plaza features a replica of the King Neptune fountain located in Bologna, Italy. This beautiful focal piece was presented to the city as a gift. Enjoy a day of lunch and shopping while you wander through the Mediterranean archways and alcoves.




Terranea Resort

This beautiful resort is surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean. The eco friendly resort features 582 rooms and private bungalows. Get lost in the old world charm of the Mediterranean heritage that is celebrated in Palos Verdes. Enjoy a round of golf at the award winning 9 hole, par 3 course or the award winning spa. There are three ocean view pools and eight restaurants and lounges where you are sure to find something suitable for everyone's taste.


Palos Verdes Inn

Relax just steps away from the sand and surf. This hotel is located in the boutique Riviera Heritage neighborhood. You will be conveniently located near other beachside cities Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach as well as the vibrant city of Torrance. There are 107 guest rooms featuring spectacular ocean views. Guest enjoy complimentary wifi connections as well a full service fitness center. Enjoy a day at one of the world's largest malls; Del Amo shopping center. The hotel is located a convenient twenty minutes from LAX and five minutes from Redondo's King Harbor Marina.


Americas Best Value Inn

This hotel features spectacular views among the bluffs of Palos Verdes. The views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island don't get much better than this. The tastefully decorated rooms provide guests with complimentary wifi internet, mini fridge, and  cable television are available to all guests. Plan a day at the Torrance Art Museum, Blue Zoo Aquatics, or Trump National Golf Club . This hotel keeps you conveniently located to everything in the area.





Admiral Risty

One of the areas beat steak and seafood restaurants. They feature and extensive wine list and area favorites such as Admiral Risty's Flank Steak, Cioppino, and a variety of market fresh seafood dishes are always recommended. Sunday brunch is family favorite and features some of the areas best Belgian Waffles . Reservations are not required but are recommended on the weekends and for brunch.


Restaurant Christine

One of the areas top rated restaurants. The Fusion cuisine found here is some of the most popular  blending of French and Mediterranean techniques. The menu focuses on the flavors found in the Pacific Rim. The menu is based on seasonal availability and always fresh. Reservations are recommended.



Japanese Cuisine has never been more popular. Asaka's delivers excellent service and high quality dishes. There is something for everyone. Very affordable, come and sample some of their local favorites; Chilean Sea Bass marinated in Miso paste or one of their specialty sushi rolls. Reservations are not required.


La Rive Gauche

One of the areas finest French restaurants. The candles and fresh flowers at each table create the perfect romantic dinner setting. Located near Malaga Plaza the restaurant offers an extensive wine menu as well as a superior menu and dinner service. Enjoy their chef specials including; Fois Gras, Escargot, Veal Oscar, and Crepe Suzette Les Patisseries . This is a family restaurant with something  to please everyone. Reservations recommended on weekends and for brunch service on Sunday.



Golf Courses


Trump National Golf Club

Located 30 minutes south of Los Angeles. This 18 hole, 71 par gold course is the pinnacle of luxury. Open to the public the course features one of the most spectacular views of The Pacific. Trump National has no equal, and is perfect executive getaway. The spectacular clubhouse offers impressive locker rooms, 3 different dining options, and private conference rooms. Reservations are always recommended. Looking for an impressive round of golf or  planning a special event is a magnificent experience.

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