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Torrance

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

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Old Town

4/5Very Good!(131 area reviews)

Though Old Town might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Del Amo Fashion Center and Redondo Beach Pier.

Old Town
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West Carson

While there might not be top attractions in West Carson, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Dignity Health Sports Park and Del Amo Fashion Center.

West Carson
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Madrona

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Madrona and surrounding area, you can visit Del Amo Fashion Center and Redondo Beach Pier.

Madrona

Top Hotels in Torrance

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Extended Stay America Los Angeles - Torrance Del Amo Circle
Extended Stay America Los Angeles - Torrance Del Amo Circle
2.5 out of 5
3995 W Carson St, Torrance, CA
The price is $90 per night

Located in Southwood, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Del Amo Fashion Center and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Redondo Beach Pier. Palos Verdes Peninsula and Wilson ...

3.2/5 (973 reviews)

"Nothing special about the property and it was showing it's age"…"

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Extended Stay America Los Angeles - Torrance Del Amo Circle
Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway - Torrance
Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway - Torrance
3 out of 5
19800 S Vermont Ave, Torrance, CA
The price is $113 per night

Located in Harbor Gateway South, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Porsche Experience Center and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Dignity Health Sports Park. Hustler Casino ...

4.2/5Very Good! (939 reviews)

"This is by far one of my favorite hotels in Torrance .. the room is super clean and the bed is just too comfortable!!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway - Torrance
Extended Stay America Los Angeles - Torrance Harbor Gateway
Extended Stay America Los Angeles - Torrance Harbor Gateway
2.5 out of 5
19200 Harborgate Way, Torrance, CA
The price is $90 per night

Located in Harbor Gateway South, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Porsche Experience Center and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Dignity Health Sports Park. Del Amo Fashion ...

3.5/5Good! (968 reviews)

"Staff is very friendly and helpful this is my favorite place to stay , overall room is clean and neat always have dishware available."…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020

Extended Stay America Los Angeles - Torrance Harbor Gateway

Popular places to visit in Torrance

Universal Studios Hollywood™
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Universal Studios Hollywood™

4.5/5(3,923 reviews)

Part film and TV studio, part entertainment complex and part amusement park with full-throttle fun at every turn.

Venice Beach
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Venice Beach

4/5(3,597 reviews)

Bronze your body and rub shoulders with body builders and wacky performers at Los Angeles’ quirky urban shoreline, a colorful escape from the city.

Staples Center
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Staples Center

4.5/5(1,867 reviews)

This multipurpose sports arena has hosted some of the world’s biggest musical acts and is home to two National Basketball Association teams.

Long Beach Cruise Terminal
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Long Beach Cruise Terminal

4.5/5(1,079 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Long Beach with a trip to Long Beach Cruise Terminal. Experience the acclaimed art scene or attend a sporting event in this walkable area.

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier

4.5/5(6,622 reviews)

You'll find beachside kitsch, boardwalk ambience and carnival fun at this sunbaked LA attraction that’s more than a hundred years old.

Los Angeles Convention Center
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Los Angeles Convention Center

4.5/5(1,413 reviews)

Find out what's happening at Los Angeles Convention Center during your trip—a top convention center in Los Angeles. Experience the renowned opera and entertainment choices in this vibrant area.

Top things to do in Torrance

Shared Shuttle & Ferry: Los Angeles to Catalina Island
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Shared Shuttle & Ferry: Los Angeles to Catalina Island

$184
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of California
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of California

$10
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Los Angeles+Hollywood Tours from Torrance or Marina Del Rey
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Los Angeles+Hollywood Tours from Torrance or Marina Del Rey

$129
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of California
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of California

$20
Per adult
Go Los Angeles All-Inclusive: Over 35 Attractions on 1 Pass
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Go Los Angeles All-Inclusive: Over 35 Attractions on 1 Pass

$99
Per adult
Catalina Island Day Trip from Los Angeles with Optional Upgrades
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Catalina Island Day Trip from Los Angeles with Optional Upgrades

$138
Per adult

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