Travel Information


Mary and Joseph Retreat Center
5300 Crest Road,
Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275

The Mary & Joseph Retreat Center overlooks the greater Los Angeles area and is located at the top of the Palos Verdes Peninsula near Crenshaw Blvd. at 5300 Crest Road in Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275.

Please note there is another Crest Road within 3 blocks of the Pacific Coast Highway and the Crenshaw intersection. This is not the correct Crest Road. The Center is quite a distance uphill at the top of the Palos Verdes hill on the 2nd Crest Road.



From Orange or Riverside County
Go north on the San Diego/405 or west on the Riverside/91 Freeway to the Harbor /110 Freeway-South.  Exit the Harbor/110 on Pacific Coast Hwy-West, turn right at the bottom of the off ramp. Continue on PCH to Crenshaw Blvd. Make a left turn (south) on to Crenshaw and proceed uphill approx. 2 miles to Crest Road.   At the top of the hill……... 

From the North or LAX
Go south on the San Diego/405 Freeway to Crenshaw Blvd. Go south on Crenshaw Blvd thru Torrance, cross PCH and go up the Palos Verdes hill.  Proceed on Crenshaw to Crest Road.  At the top of the hill……...

At the top of the hill
At the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd. and Crest Road, the sign for St. John Fisher Church can be seen on the far left corner. Turn left on Crest Road, then turn right into the third driveway and enter our gate. Parking is  to the left and the office is to the right.

Via Air

Los Angeles International (LAX) and the Long Beach (Donald Douglas) Airports are both located approximately 40-45 minutes from the Center.

Suggested Shuttle Services from both airports

Prime Time Shuttle/1-800-733-8267 - with discount if booked online

Super Shuttle/1-800-222-5553 - with discount if booked online

Sometimes a ‘Ride Share’ is offered dependent on the number of requests and the number of volunteers. If you have a confirmed payment for a retreat and indicated needing a ride on your registration, you will be contacted by a Ride Share Coordinator if this service can be offered. If you are not contacted, Shuttle Service only requires 48 hours to book.