When you hear the phrase ‘Palos Verdes,’ images of beautiful coastal communities and abundant natural scenery come straight to your mind. The Palos Verdes Peninsula is a geographical region located in Los Angeles County in the South Bay region. This region consists of four amazing cities: Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills Estates. No matter which one of these cities you choose as your next home, you will be greeted with stunning natural beauty and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island.
Palos Verdes is famous not just for its abundant natural beauty but also its stately homes and expensive real estate. Even though the peninsula is only 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles, you will feel like you are living in another world away from all the noise and pollution of L.A when you choose Palos Verdes as your next home. Of course, you can enjoy all of the attractions Los Angeles has to offer with a short drive whenever you desire.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula has a pastoral feel. Living here gives you ample opportunities to engage in exciting outdoor activities, like kayaking, hiking, and horseback riding. There are also abundant cycling paths throughout PV. You will not lack for outdoor fun when you live in Palos Verdes. Here are five suggestions for fun things to see and do outdoors in Palos Verdes.
The Glass Church
This church, also known as Wayfarer’s Chapel, is an architectural marvel designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The church, encased almost entirely in glass, is nestled in a redwood grove overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is a serene and magical place where many couples come to be married. Alongside the church is a romantic rose garden. The church grounds are usually open to the public and are a great place to visit and meditate peacefully.
South Coast Botanic Gardens
This hidden gem is tucked away on 87 acres between Crenshaw Blvd and Rolling Hills Rd. The gardens showcase over 150,000 plants and trees from 2,000 different species. Take a stroll through the gardens or feed the ducks from a bench alongside the garden’s lake. During the summer months, the site plays host to a variety of children’s science camps, while throughout the year, children can enjoy kids club activities, such as treasure hunts and tea parties.
Adjacent to Palos Verdes Estates is Torrance State Beach with pristine, bright-white sands and high waves. You will commonly see beachgoers surfing, swimming, and playing in the sand with their children. If you’re just out for a walk or a bike ride, there is a well-paved trail that runs the length of the beach.
Hit the Links
Palos Verdes is home to five fantastic golf courses: the Links at Terranea, Trump National Golf Club, Palos Verdes Golf Club, Rolling Hills Country Club, and Los Verdes Golf Course. Trump National Golf Club was even awarded the 2018 “Best Playing Conditions” award in Los Angeles County by Greenskeeper.org. If you are an avid golfer or are just looking to start out, you will find PV to be a welcome home.
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park
If you have children or a fondness for marine life, Abalone Cove is a great place to visit in Palos Verdes. At the reserve, you and your family can venture out amongst the many tide pools to see and touch the numerous sea creatures. Try to time your visit to coincide with low tide to see the most wildlife.
Palos Verdes is a wonderful place to call home where there is always something new and beautiful to explore. If you think you are ready to make a move, please feel free to reach out to us at Harbor Peninsula Realty, your experts in Palos Verdes realty.