My aim for this 12 months is to journey extra. I must get out from behind the pc, and go on the market and expertise the world. I’m positive you guys can relate! I’ve acquired my marriage ceremony in Scotland deliberate for October (with a honeymoon in London), and I could have yet one more abroad journey this 12 months, however I additionally love exploring journey locations which can be native to Los Angeles. Last month, Gregg and I went to the attractive Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes to have a good time his birthday.
We wished to get away for the weekend, and we determined to take a look at Terranea Resort. I had been there as soon as years in the past for an occasion, however by no means stayed there. Rancho Palos Verdes is somewhat additional south than Redondo Beach (which is one other space we love to remain for weekend journeys). It takes about an hour and a half to get there from the place we dwell in mid metropolis Los Angeles. It’s simply far sufficient away to really feel like one other world, however with out the stress of air journey or tremendous lengthy automotive rides.
I’m SUPER choosy about inns – perhaps I’m a spoiled brat, but when I’m going to pay hard-earned cash for a lodge, I need to keep in a pleasant one. I want a king sized mattress, and ideally a bath to soak in (test and test). If I’m staying close to the ocean, a balcony with a view is a should. We booked an ocean view room at Terranea. Normally I might insist on an ocean FRONT room, however the ocean view room was within the neighborhood of $450 an evening (off season), and the ocean entrance room was virtually twice as a lot. Hot property! Terranea is a luxurious resort so the costs aren’t out of the peculiar, however we’re saving up for our marriage ceremony this 12 months, so we didn’t need to spend an excessive amount of. Some inns will name a room “ocean view” if you happen to step all the way in which to the sting of your balcony, lean over and KINDA see some blue water within the distance. Terranea doesn’t play that recreation, in order you may see (above), our ocean view was LOVELY!
And the sundown was virtually Hawaii-level stunning! I say virtually as a result of I imply…Hawaii can’t actually be topped in terms of sunsets. But this was fairly darn shut.
Above is our view to the left – after which to the suitable from the balcony.
The room itself was massive and cozy, with an enormous toilet that included a bathe and soaking tub (hopefully a few of you noticed my movies in my Instagram Story!). We have been welcomed by a stunning (and sudden) notice wishing Gregg a contented birthday and a few free snacks. It’s the little issues that may make or break your keep.
Terranea is large and there’s loads to do on-site. We walked round for a bit after which went to Nelson’s restaurant for dinner our first evening. We loved some nice seafood and a cocktail for the birthday boy. There’s an out of doors space, but it surely was January (and fairly chilly), so we sat inside. The subsequent day we went to Catalina Kitchen for his or her brunch buffet. The choices have been spectacular – kind of Vegas buffet model. I used to be tremendous impressed to study that they develop plenty of their very own greens on web site! We’re on a restrictive gut-health AIP diet in the intervening time, so we didn’t get to partake in all the goodies, however we managed to get some great things! We sat outdoors within the solar by the pool with our iced teas after that and relaxed to some nice music. I beloved watching the children go down the water slide! We additionally went to Sea Beans for some espresso and tea, and I picked up some house-made sea salt with lemon to carry residence as a memento.
Cheers to a calming weekend! I’ve to say the very best factor about Terranea Resort is the attractive ocean view and landscaping. That view is simply attractive. It’s very peaceable and I’ll undoubtedly be again!