Palos Verdes Residents Enjoy Point Vicente Interpretive Center

Palos Verdes Residents Enjoy Point Vicente Interpretive Center

Point Vicente Interpretive Center, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275              

Summer is a great time to get out and visit our local Palos Verdes landmarks.  Point Vicente Interpretive Center is located on an ocean bluff with such fabulous views of the Pacific Ocean that it is used as a center to count the migration of whales each year.  According to the Rancho Palos Verdes city site, “The Interpretive Center opened in 1984 with a mission to present and interpret the unique features and history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.”

The museum inside offers a look at the geology and history of Palos Verdes, artifacts from early settlers, information on whale migration and even a section on the old Marineland!  Outside one can wander the 28 acre park through native plantings and coastal walkways or sit in the amphitheater (right-hand photo) and perhaps catch sight of a migrating whale from December to mid-May, although whales are still occasionally spotted even in July this year.

The center has also become one of the most desired local wedding sites.  Located on the side of a cliff, water views and blue skies seem to encourage couples to exchange their vows here.  To read more about wedding planning at the center click here.

The Point Vicente Interpretive Center is located at 31501 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, and is open daily from 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. (closed January 1, Thanksgiving Day, December 24 and 25).  Click here for a map.

Photos courtesy of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and Los Serenos de Point Vicente

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