52 weekend getaways: a year's worth of escapes
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HOTELS & RESORTS( Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times )
The expansive resort is at once inviting and invigorating but not so grand that you'll fret if your labels aren't designer. The Spanish Mediterranean styling fits neatly into the area's architecture; the commitment to environmental sustainability fits into the times. With free-standing villas positioned closer to the road, each painted and landscaped distinctly, the resort looks more like a housing development than a commercial enterprise.
-- Valli Herman
Read more: Terranea Resort: inviting and invigorating
Planning your trip:
6610 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes;
(310) 265-2800, www.terranea.com.