America: California, Terranea

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While Southern California may be more known for the glitz of Hollywood, just an hour outside of L.A. is the remarkable Terranea Resort, where we have created a quick family getaway that explores nature from land, sky and sea. From your luxurious two-bedroom casita or villa, enjoy the best of hospitality while learning about sustainability as you explore the underwater marine forest along the coast, extraordinary birds of prey in the falconry program, and the harvests from nearby farms.

Age Related Activities

Earth: Foraging & Cooking Class

Sky: Birds in Flight Exhibition

Water: Sea Kayak Kelp Bed Exploration and Clean Up

Key Itinerary Content

Global CommUnity partners up with our favorite spot on the California Coast! Less than an hour from LA, Terranea offers a beautiful beachside escape amongst stunning coastline, sublime nature, and luxurious amenities. This exclusive program allows you to experience this amazing destination with our unique touch!

Terranea is known for it's great service and the passion for sustainability. The resort has put a lot of effort into it's sustainability program that make it a better neighbor and ...they have agreed to work with Global CommUnity so we can share these strong initiative with you and your family. Our hope is that we can all learn from their example and take home some new ideas how we can become more sustainable at home.

SeaSalt Conservatory/Chef Experience
Explore Terranea by Land and Sea with a unique experience highlighting the resort’s Farm-to-Terranea philosophy. Sea Harvest Workshop attendees will enjoy an intimate sea salt and kelp tasting paired with farm-fresh produce, signature crafted bites and sparkling ONEHOPE Wine, as they learn about the resort’s harvesting process with Terranea’s award-winning chefs.Terranea’s Sea Salt Conservatory is used to produce Terranea’s own signature sea salt using local seawater from the Pacific Ocean and to cure locally grown and foraged kelp. The greenhouse conservatory serves as a natural evaporation chamber, resulting in dried and preserved kelp, and high quality, mineral-rich sea salt, and ultimately enabling the resort to become sea salt-sustainable.  Weather permitting this activity will take place at the SeaSalt Conservatory, otherwise the Chef will come with small bites to your casita or villa.

Birds In Flight Exhibition
Meet our falconer and get up close and personal with his majestic birds of prey. Since 2009 we have used the ancient art of falconry to provide a natural bird abatement program, ensuring that the resort is free from droppings and bacteria from seagulls, pigeons and crows who would otherwise overrun the area. Suitable for all ages. Includes personal introduction to falcons and private flying show.

Kelp Forest Cleanup
Paddle through the stunning kelp beds along the Terranea coastline. This underwater forest is home to the California marine state fish, the Garibaldi, bottlenose dolphins, seals & sea lions. If you’re lucky you may even see a whale! Experience the Catalina Channel’s famous underwater reserve on one of our stable, sit-on-top tandem kayaks. Highly experienced instructors offer a safe, fun, and informative tour, pointing out highlights as you paddle and clean up the kelp forest while you are there to ensure the safety of the marine life.

CommUnity Impact Opportunities

What is a Sustainable Community?

“Throughout the world, people want the same things: access to clean air and water; economic opportunities; a safe and healthy place to raise their kids; shelter; lifelong learning; a sense of community; and the ability to have a say in the decisions that affect their lives.” — Institute for Sustainable Communities

Join Global CommUnity for this great family get away to Southern California to enjoy the sun, sea and salt water air and explore sustainable community practices. Your family will have opportunity to not only rest, relax, and reconnect but also learn about how our partners in travel are supporting sustainability and how you can take these practices with you when you return home to your own community.

How Terranea Practices Sustainability:

  • “20/20/20” goal, a pledge to reduce energy and water usage by 20%and send only 20% of its total waste to the landfill, all by the year 2020
  • The resort collaborates with Chefs to End Hunger, a non-profit organization that redistributes prepared food that would normally go to waste
  • Green Team: a dedicated volunteer team of engaged employees who support new and innovative ways to enhance Terranea’s eco-commitment.
  • Terranea donates partially consumed, wholly usable toiletries left in guest rooms to the Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles.

Read more about the resort’s sustainable practices here.

Preparing for America: California, Terranea

This 3-night weekend package includes accommodations for the family in a 2-bedroom resort view casita, three half-day activities listed, breakfast included ($60 per room credit.)

  • Additional nights may be added on to the package based on availability.
  • Upgrade to 2-bedroom ocean villa based on availably for additional cost.
  • SeaSalt Conservatory/Chef Experience requires 3 weeks notice, only available Monday-Friday.
  • Airport transportation can be arranged upon request.

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