Torrance, CA

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A long sandy beach runs along the Pacific Ocean in this city known as one of the more peaceful areas near Santa Monica Bay.

Visit Torrance and shop in the historic downtown area. Enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, including beach volleyball, cycling and surfing. This coastal city also has a museum of fine art and a historical society. Enjoy Japanese, Mexican and Italian cuisine in many excellent restaurants in the city’s center.

Shop for handmade jewelry, vintage items, antiques and crafts in a flea market in Downtown Torrance. Try fishing, surfing, scuba diving and swimming at Torrance Beach, a quieter alternative to Santa Monica Bay’s other beach areas.

Tour the Western Museum of Flight and learn about Southern California’s aviation heritage through aircraft displays. Torrance’s California Museum of Fine Arts gives educational workshops and lectures by renowned artists in Los Angeles County. This beach city also has a number of other art galleries and museums, including the Chen Art Gallery and the Toyota USA Automobile Museum.

At Charles H. Wilson Park, enjoy outdoor activities, such as tennis, basketball and volleyball. Relax in an outdoor amphitheater and admire the park’s pond. The park also includes designated areas for barbecuing and picnicking. Check the official website for information on the Torrance Certified Farmers Market, held in Wilson Park on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Take a short drive to popular Manhattan Beach and soak up the energetic atmosphere. Book a range of charters from Marina Del Ray near Venice Beach, including sport fishing and whale-watching charters. Rent a bicycle and ride north along the coast from Torrance to Venice Beach.

The city is located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Los Angeles International Airport. With its proximity to Santa Monica Bay’s busier beaches and its cultural and historical attractions, Torrance is a great place to stay when visiting California.

Torrance is perfect for visitors looking for a quieter beach atmosphere, with a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities.

Where to stay in Torrance

Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway - Torrance, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway - Torrance, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
19800 S Vermont Ave, Torrance, CA
Fully refundable
The price is $114 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in Harbor Gateway South, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Porsche Experience Center, Dignity Health Sports Park, and Hustler Casino. Del Amo Fashion ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (975 reviews)
"Great and big room! Part of the carpet was wet nect to the AC unit. Maybe a leak?"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2022

Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway - Torrance, an IHG Hotel
Sonesta Select Los Angeles Torrance
Sonesta Select Los Angeles Torrance
3 out of 5
1925 W 190th Street, Torrance, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $116 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Porsche Experience Center and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Absolution Brewing Company. Dignity Health Sports ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (912 reviews)
"It was a mediocre place, nothing exceptional. Felt safe and the front desk staff was friendly."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Sonesta Select Los Angeles Torrance
Miyako Hybrid Hotel Torrance
Miyako Hybrid Hotel Torrance
4 out of 5
21381 S Western Ave, Torrance, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $219 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in Old Town Torrance, this romantic hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Wilson Park, Del Amo Fashion Center, and Porsche Experience Center. Dignity Health ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (905 reviews)
"Very clean & quiet. Staff very friendly, efficient & professional."

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Miyako Hybrid Hotel Torrance
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
3 out of 5
19901 Prairie Ave, Torrance, CA
The price is $144 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
Situated in Torrance, this aparthotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Absolution Brewing Company and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Del Amo Fashion Center. South Bay Galleria ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,420 reviews)
"The place was quiet & clean, complimentary breakfast was good! And customer service was also good. I would stay again."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
Cozy Coastal Condo in Torrance!
Cozy Coastal Condo in Torrance!
Torrance, CA
Located in Harbor, this condo building is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Palos Verdes Peninsula and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Wilson Park. Del Amo Fashion Center and Porsche ...
Cozy Coastal Condo in Torrance!
Quiet Cozy House near UCLA hospital
Quiet Cozy House near UCLA hospital
Torrance, CA
The price is $339 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Located in Harbor, this vacation home is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Porsche Experience Center and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Wilson Park. Del Amo Fashion Center and Dignity ...
Quiet Cozy House near UCLA hospital
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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