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TorranceUnited States of America

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 Dignity Health Sports Park.

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 Hustler Casino.

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 Harbor Gateway
Extended Stay America Los Angeles - Torrance Harbor Gateway
2.5 out of 5
19200 Harborgate Way, Torrance, CA
The price is NT$2,559 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. Hustler Casino ...

3.6/5Good! (1,235 reviews)

"The property was clean and had adequate space. I like having the option of cooking because their rooms have stove tops and fridges."…"

Reviewed on 2020/5/1

Extended Stay America Los Angeles - Torrance Harbor Gateway
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 NT$2,748 per night

Located in Harbor Gateway South, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Porsche Experience Center, Dignity Health Sports Park, and Hustler Casino. Wilson Park and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (917 reviews)

"Very welcoming staff. Hotel was clean and well cared for."…"

Reviewed on 2020/6/2

Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway - Torrance
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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$2,562 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. Hopkins Wilderness Park and Palos ...

3.2/5 (986 reviews)

"Property was great, within close distance of stores and restaraunts."…"

Reviewed on 2020/5/18

Extended Stay America Los Angeles - Torrance Del Amo Circle

Popular places to visit in Torrance

Universal Studios Hollywood™
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Universal Studios Hollywood™

4.5/5(3,923 reviews)

Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience!

Venice Beach
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Venice Beach

4/5(3,596 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(1,865 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(1,077 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.

Knott's Berry Farm
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Knott's Berry Farm

4.5/5(2,346 reviews)

Experience state-of-the-art thrill rides and California’s pioneering past at one of America’s oldest and best-loved theme parks.

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier

4.5/5(6,619 reviews)

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

Reviews of Torrance

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5 - Excellent 37.47072599531616%
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4 - Good 42.38875878220141%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 16.27634660421546%
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2 - Disappointing 1.5222482435597189%
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1 - Terrible 2.34192037470726%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2020

There was an unpleasant odor in the room’s bath area (like old dirty pipes); the glass bathroom door is awkward considering the door faces into the room.

4/5 - Good

Firsttimeguess

May 30, 2020

Not at this time

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 28, 2020

Quiet little town close to the beach.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 24, 2020

Torrance the city is a beautiful place

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Apr 5, 2020

The over all area is quit and peaceful but alot of traffic during the day.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 29, 2020

Perfect place to stay if you plan on making shopping or grocery tips. Torrance has it all on Hawthorne boulevard.

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