Those of you that regularly read our blog know that I enjoy hiking, so during my last trip to LA I wanted do more. Given that I was staying with my friend Kat in Redondo Beach, we figured we should try something in that area. We settled on hiking the Oceanside Abalone Cove Trail in Palos Verdes, which is about 17 miles south of LAX. We figured before the hike we could check out the Glass Church (also known as the Wayfarer’s Chapel) and then afterwards we could relax and listen to some live music at the Terranea resort. My cousin, Jonathan, joined us for our day in Palos Verdes.
The Glass Church is basically a church with walls and ceiling that are mostly glass. It is set on the top of a beautifully landscaped hill with stunning views of the Palos Verdes coast. The church has appeared on several tv shows like the OC, 90210, and Revenge. Season nine Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock and new husband Chris Siegfried got married here. Lloyd Wright, who is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s sons, was the architect of the church, and his son Eric Lloyd Wright designed the Visitor’s center. You should check out the Visitor Center before heading up to see the church. (more…)