As much as I love international travel, I hold something very special in my heart for ‘Staycations.’ I love a good getaway that is relaxing, but still close enough to home where you don’t have to go through check-in, security and aisle seats.
Thus, I introduce you to the luxurious Terranea (terra-NAY-a) Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes California. The 102- acre private peninsula is absolutely breathtaking. We visited in the month of February and the weather was surprisingly perfect. Although we’ve been spoiled in California when it comes to winter weather. When we pulled up to the valet, I instantly felt as if we were on actual vacation in some tropical destination. The grounds include: residential bungalows, casitas and villas, an award winning 9-hole par three golf course, an ocean front spa, restaurants, bars, lounges, shopping boutiques and the best part a walking trail along the coast. The resort is also eco-friendly.
We had dinner reservations at the hotel’s restaurant Mar’Sel, but came early to grab a drink and enjoy the lounge and walk along the coast. It was so fun to blend in with the “real” vacationers. Dinner at Mar’Sel was beautiful and romantic. My fiancé made our reservation around sunset. We sat on the outdoor patio and had appetizers and wine. By the time night fell, we were enjoying our dinner under the stars. If you live in the Southern California region, I highly recommend checking this place out for a day or weekend getaway. The rooms are a bit expensive, but do make a reservation or grab a drink at the bar to enjoy time and experience Terranea.