Rancho Palos Verdes, CA can be considered one of the most beautiful places to visit in Cali. The weather is great-I wore a light hoodie and pants in August (while the rest of CA experienced triple digits), the scenery is absolutely incredible, and the people are friendly. Among things to see and do in Palos Verdes: walk the Palos Verdes Loop Trail or order a cup of joe at the Starbucks Coffee overlooking the Pacific Ocean (31202 Hawthorne Boulevard), and visit Terranea. More specifically go eat at Catalina Kitchen, one of the many dining options at Terranea oceanfront resort. The food is delicious and the service is truly great.
The pictures from the top are Basil Monte Cristo-deep fried turkey, ham, swiss cheese, tomatoes, basil, fig jam, Soup of the Day-carrot ginger soup made with coconut milk, and Grilled Vegetable Sandwich-squash, eggplant, peppers, spinach, manchego cheese, hummus, rosemary bread, pesto aioli. Oh, I almost forgot-make sure to order the sweet potato fries-they are out of this world!