Palos Verdes

Palos Verdes lies in the foothills along the Pacific Ocean, approximately 30 miles southwest of Los Angeles. This upscale community has one of the highest per capita incomes in California.

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School is situated atop Hawthorne Blvd. The high school offers a panoramic view of the city of Los Angeles and the San Gabriel mountains to the north and the beach communities to the west. Classrooms are equipped with air conditioning and a computer lab is accessible for participant use.

Due to the location, some cellular reception may be limited. All courses offered are held in classrooms located near the center of the campus. Wi-fi access may be limited in some individual classrooms, but access to the internet will be provided in the computer room.


A list of hotels available in the area with daily rates provided below. Rates may vary; please contact hotel for current update prior to registration.

Extended Stay America - Torrance

  • 3525 Torrance Blvd
    Torrance, CA 90503
    (310) 540.5442

Courtyard by Marriott

  • 2633 West Sepulveda Blvd
    Torrance, CA
    (310) 533-8000
  • Hotel Contact: 1-800-228-9290

Doubletree Torrance Hotel

  • $193 - $279/night
  • 21333 Hawthorne Blvd
    Torrance, CA
    (310) 540-0500

Torrance Marriott

  • $195 - $259/night
  • 3635 Fashion Way
    Torrance, CA
    (310) 316-3636

Best Western

  • $169 - $199/night
  • 1850 South Pacific Coast Highway
    Redondo Beach, CA
    (310) 540-3700

The Redondo Beach Hotel

  • $237 - $262/night
  • 400 North Harbor Drive
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277
    (310) 376-0746

Local sights

Babouch Moroccan Restaurant

  • 810 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
    (310) 831-0246

  • Established in 1978, this marvelous restaurant is magnificently reproduced from twelve centuries of Arabic art. Moroccan music and dance followed the same path as the art, with progress and refinement, as well as fidelity to the authenticity of Moroccan folklore. In the presence of such magnificence and majesty, Moroccan cuisine is presented in a fashion that enhances its surroundings. It is in the true Moroccan tradition that we take great honor and pleasure in sharing this experience with you.

Gondola tour through the canals of Naples, CA

  • 5437 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90803
    (562) 433-9595

  • The Gondola Getaway established in 1982 brings old world charm and a thousand year old tradition to Long Beach. Authentic Venetian gondolas gently cruise the enchanting canals and waterways of Naples Island near the resort area of Belmont Shore in Long Beach. Each cruise is approximately one hour. An ice bucket and wine glasses are provided.

Aquarium of the Pacific

  • 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
    (562) 590-3100
  • The Aquarium of the Pacific is a public aquarium on a 5-acre site on Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach.

Terranea Resort and Spa

  • 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
    (310) 265-2800

Trump National Golf Club and Restaurant

  • One Trump National Drive, Palos Verdes, CA 90275
    (310) 265-5000

“The Strand” Bicycle Beach Path

  • “The Strand” starts at Will Rogers State Beach and travels through various beach communities. The bike path ends just past the Redondo Beach Pier in Torrance. It’s approximately 40 miles round trip.

The Pier – Redondo Beach

  • Located just a few minutes south of LAX in Redondo Beach, California. The Pier is a South Bay landmark offering oceanfront dining, shopping, and entertainment.

Riviera Village

  • You will find Riviera Village-a charming collection of over 300 eclectic shops, restaurants and services, just 20 miles south of Los Angeles. The gem of Redondo Beach, it is the South Bay destination for exceptional fashion, food, and gifts.

Comedy and Magic Club (Special Events with Jay Leno)

  • 1018 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
    (310) 372-1193

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

  • 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90732
    (310) 548-7562
  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a trusted resource that inspires exploration, respect, and conservation of South California marine life.

South Coast Botanic Garden

  • 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
    (310) 544-6815
  • The mission of this site is to serve the community by providing a unique horticultural and wildlife habitat experience, and to represent a model of excellence for land reclamation and sustainability.

Catalina Island

  • Santa Catalina Island, often called Catalina Island, or just Catalina, is a rocky island off the coast of the U.S. state of California in the Gulf of Santa Catalina. The island is 22 miles long and 8 miles across at its greatest width.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

  • 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108
    (626) 405-2100
  • The Huntington is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington.

J. Paul Getty Museum

  • The Getty Center: 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
  • The Getty Villa: 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
    (310) 440-7300

Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles

  • 2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027
    (213) 473-0800
  • Visitors can look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood sign.

Disneyland Park

  • 1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802
    Tickets: (714) 781-4565
  • Disneyland Park, originally Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opened on July 17, 1955. It is the only theme park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney.

Universal Studios

  • 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
    (800) 864-8377
  • Theme Park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, shops, and restaurants.

Knott’s Berry Farm

  • 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620
    (714) 220-5200
  • Rides, shows, roller coasters, and attractions in five themed areas.