Spas & Wellness Retreats in California

Insider's guide to SoCal's best health and wellness retreats.



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Terranea: LA’s Premier Oceanfront Resort

100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes (310) 494-7891

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If your perfect wellness retreat has a particular focus on relaxation and comfort, look no further than the beautiful Palos Verdes coastline, home to LA’s Terranea Oceanfront Oasis of Wellness. A private peninsula, Terranea's Mediterranean vibe beckons the simple life and invites guests to slip into a state of bliss. Guests will be rejuvenated by the healing properties of life by the sea.

The expansive grounds are designed for optimum tranquility and comfort. Terrace gardens sweep across the 102-acre refuge, and stone fireplaces will warm you both indoors and out. At the Terranea, which is a family-friendly resort, there are activities and amenities for every type of person. The historical peninsula offers a diversity of landscapes, wildlife, and culture, which has been beautifully incorporated into the resort. Explore the ocean on a paddleboard, or kayak, or take a surfing lesson with the local experts. On land, discover the flora and fauna on a guided hike, or ride horses over the breathtaking hillside. If you don't trust horses, opt for a bike tour or play golf at the nine-hole course above the Pacific. 

When the day's activities come to an end, relax by one of the four pools. Kids will have a blast on the 140-foot waterslide dubbed the "Peninsula Plunge", and the giant splash pad for the younger ones. Take in the panoramic views from the fitness and wellness centre, where guests can get a massage, take a class, or simply workout at their own pace. A salon and spa are attached, for all your pampering needs. Dining choices range from healthy cafe fare to wood-fired pizzas to sushi. With eight different restaurants on site, the options are unbeatable.

A retreat to the peninsula will be the stimulating blend of a holiday resort and a wellness retreat. The great thing about having so many options is that this experience is very customizable. Whether you are looking to have a fun adventure with the family or a peaceful spa getaway with the ladies, you are sure to be delighted by Terranea's Oceanfront Resort in LA.