Planning Your Stay in Southern California

Within a 60 minute drive from our offices, you can see most of the famous and fun sites that the Los Angeles area offers – the beaches, Universal Studios, Disneyland, the Aquarium of the Pacific, Malibu, Catalina Island, Rodeo Drive – these are just a few.

We believe in the “working vacation” model for recovery rather than the “sentence to be served” model that most treatment programs seem to adhere to. It is important to relax, have fun and try out new behaviors during this time of change in your life.

Our offices are close to the lovely beaches of the South Bay, Pt. Vicente – a fabulous whale watching site during the winter, whale watching cruises in both winter and summer and world-class golfing at Trump National Golf Course in Palos Verdes. If you want more ideas on things to do the while in the area working with us, just ask! We would be happy to help you.

Our clients have stayed at a variety of local hotels, including the Marriott Hotel and the Doubletree Hotel in Torrance, CA and the Best Western Redondo Beach Inn. If you are looking for a place to stay, we can recommend these or you can search hotel sites on the internet looking for places you would prefer, in either Torrance, CA or Redondo Beach, CA.

Clients usually fly into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) but some fly into Long Beach Airport. Both are convenient to our offices

Where to stay in the Rolling Hills Estates area

We recommend the following hotels for our clients:

The Best Western Redondo Beach Inn
1850 S. Pacific Coast Highway,
Redondo Beach, California, 90277
Phone: 310-540-3700 / Fax: 310-540-3675
Information and reservations

The Marriott Hotel, Torrance
3635 Fashion Way
Torrance CA 90503
Phone: 310-316-3636 / Fax: 310-543-6076
Information and reservations

Doubletree Hotel Torrance/South Bay
21333 Hawthorne Boulevard,
Torrance, California 90503
Phone: 1-310-540-0500
Fax: 1-310-540-2065
Information and reservations

Terranea Resort
6610 Palos Verdes Drive South
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Phone: 866-802-8000
Information and reservations

Courtyard Torrance, Palos Verdes
2633 Sepulveda Boulevard
Torrance California 90505 USA
Phone: 310-533-8000
Information and reservations

This hotel is only 15 minutes from out office, newly remodeled, economically priced, and very comfortable.

Double Tree
San Pedro Harbor
2800 Via Cabrillo-Marina,
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: 310-514-3344
Information and reservations

This hotel is very dog-friendly and approximately 20 minutes from our offices.

Fun things to do in our area while you are visiting with us


Esplanade / Riviera Trail
Total Distance: 4.49 miles
This “beach walk” takes you along the Esplanade with an unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean and leads to the charming Riviera Village. Discover the unique boutiques, galleries and bistros of “The Village”.

Point Vicente Fishing Access Trail to Point Vicente and Long Point

Point Vicente is situated on the southwest point of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Perched on the cliffs, high above the shore, is the historic 67-foot Point Vicente Lighthouse, built in 1926. From the 140-foot scalloped bluffs are vistas of the lighthouse, Santa Catalina Island, and Long Point, the former site of Marineland on the southeast end of the bay.

This is a premier spot for observing the migrating gray whales from mid-December through March. The Point Vicente Fishing Access Trail descends the eroding cliffs to the rounded cobblestone beach with tidepools full of marine life beneath Point Vicente and Long Point. The crescent-shaped bay with large offshore rocks is a popular site for scuba divers, surfers, and anglers.

Horseback Riding

Equine Adventures and Trail Rides

Trail Riding through the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula. Click here for more information.


Los Verdes County Golf Course

Details and information

Trump National Golf Course

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Whale Watching

Pacific Gray Whales in winter and Blue Whales in summer

Point Vicente Interpretive Center

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Harbor Breeze Whale Watching Cruises in Long Beach

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Riviera Village
Yearning for a couple of weeks in the South of France but only have Saturday away from the office grind? No need to moan. There’s a substitute right in the South Bay of Southern California! Located just twenty miles south of Los Angeles in sunny Redondo Beach, the

secluded, idyllic Riviera Village is an ideal place to spend that precious, well-earned day (or even longer) off.

In a six block radius you’ll find a unique collection of clothing and gift shops, restaurants and cafes as well as professional offices to fulfill any need, all with views of the Pacific Ocean and the golden green dramatic cliffs of the Palos Verdes peninsula.
Riviera Village is located one block east of the beach in the southwest most corner of Redondo Beach, California. Visit

South Bay Galleria:
This three-level shopping center is a premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination boasting over 140 fine retailers including Nordstrom, California Pizza Kitchen and AMC South Bay Galleria 16 Theatres. Visit
1815 Hawthorne Boulevard
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
(310) 371-7546
Mon-Fri 10am-9pm
Sat 10am-8pm
Sun 11am-7pm

Catalina Island

Catalina is a beautiful island 26 miles by ferry from our offices. It is a place where the pressures of everyday life melt away, replaced by warm memories and cherished experiences. Sheltered from development and protected from urban sprawl, Catalina Island offers dramatic vistas and native flora and fauna, crystal clear waters teeming with marine life and sweeping vistas of rolling hills and steep cliffs. The charming village of Avalon, Catalina’s only city, provides fine dining, shopping and day spas along with accommodations that include boutique hotels, quaint bed and breakfasts and vacation homes. This would be a great overnight trip either before or after your 5 day stay with us!


Disneyland is located in Anaheim CA, approximately 45 minutes by car from our offices. It’s a great day or summer evening destination.

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

The Long Beach Aquarium is a 30 minute drive from our offices. It is located on the waterfront in downtown Long Beach, CA. There is much to do and see at the Aquarium and well as the surrounding Pike Place and Pine Ave. shopping area. This is a fun afternoon outing!