Palos Verdes Places to Visit:Â Trump National Golf Club
TheÂ Trump National Golf ClubÂ is located off theÂ Palos Verdes Peninsula, just south of downtown Los Angeles. The Club offers the public a 45,000 square foot clubhouse with locker rooms, pro-shop, restaurants, conference rooms,Â and gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean.
Aside from the main course, the Trump National offers a full driving range, practice putting green and short game practice areas.
Restaurants at the Club include The Golfer's Lounge and the Cafe Pacific. The Golfer's Lounge offers a more casual option and best after a game of golf. The Cafe Pacific is an upscale casual dining restaurant.
Places to Visit inÂ Palos Verdes:Â Wayfarers Chapel
Wayfarers Chapel, commonly know as the "Glass Church" can be found inÂ Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Known for its modern architecture and close proximity to the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean, the Church serves as popular destination for weddings.
The Chapel is viewed as a natural sanctuary for its surroundings of Redwood trees. The mission of the Chapel is to harbor spiritual journeys of wayfarers. The church is open to the public, without membership, that welcomes all faiths. Sunday services are at 10 a.m.
Aside from the redwoods and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island, the Chapel offers 3.5 acres of landscaped gardens.
The church was featured on The O.C. as well as the Sliders for weddings and funeral scenes.
Portuguese bend is a region with the largest area of natural vegetation remaining on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Once slated for development, the area is geologically unstable for building. The peninsula, which was an island on the Palos Verdes Hills as close similarities to the Channel Islands. The Portuguese Bend Landslide is a slow moving landslide located on the Palos Verdes Hills. The hills form an elongated dome that rises from sea level to altitudes more than 430 meters. The regional climate is characterized by mild winters and hot summers. The Portuguese Bend Club is a private beach colony featuring 94 homes with its occupants living alongside the Portuguese Bend Landslide. Once a favorite summer vacation spot with small cottages and homes in the 1940s, the area spans over 38 acres with a half mile of coastline. The Club noq offers its members a volleyball court, tennis court, playground equipment, picnic tables, and firepits. Prior to 1956, the club featured a dock and clubhouse, paddle tennis courts, and swimming pool. All were destroyed by the 260 acre landslide in 1956 triggered by L.A county road crews who were working on the an extension of Palos Verdes Drive West. About 100 homes were destroyed and 50 damaged along with the club house, restaurant, and pool.Â