Torrance: Your Home-Base for 2023 Los Angeles Travel
Introducing Discover Torrance as a great stop for travel in, and around, Los Angeles.
Torrance is located 10 miles south of LAX and 17 miles north of Long Beach Airport. Given its location, it is a prime spot to explore lodging options for any Los Angeles travel. Staying in Torrance is a great option for those traveling to Los Angeles as it is generally a cheaper option for hotels and lodging. Places to stay in Torrance include Best Western Plus Avita Suites, Bluestem Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection, Courtyard Los Angeles Torrance/Palos Verdes, DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance – South Bay and more. Even better, you don’t have to worry about leaving your furry friends at home because many properties are pet-friendly! When you end the day at your home base of Torrance, there’s still an abundance of exciting things to do that I’d like to share with you for possible inclusion.
Torrance Beach is like having your own private hideaway. Here, visitors can enjoy a 1.5 mile stretch of pristine uncrowded coastline. It is nestled between Redondo Beach and Malaga Cove and is one of the city’s gems. At Torrance Beach, visitors can play volleyball while avoiding crowds found at many of the other beaches located in Los Angeles County. With over 300 parking spaces, this is an ideal beach for both locals and travelers looking for places to visit. It’s also the start of The Strand, a 22-mile path perfect for biking with views of the Pacific Ocean and numerous opportunities to stop and grab a bite to eat along the way.
Being just outside of Hollywood itself, Torrance has been a filming location for hundreds of well-known movies and TV shows. One of the locations that visitors love to see when they visit is Torrance High School. When driving by Torrance High School, visitors have gotten flashbacks to popular TV shows, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and my personal favorite, Beverly Hills, 90210. Along with Torrance High School, there are also a few houses that include the homes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer herself, and Tony Montana in Scarface. More recently, Torrance has hosted film crews for The Flight Attendant, 9-1-1: Lonestar, Insecure and Barry.
Torrance is also home to one of the largest shopping malls in the United States. The Del Amo Fashion Center is a state-of-the-art, multi-level shopping destination. The center features more than 2.7 million square feet of shopping, several top-notch eateries including Din Tai Fung, a four-level parking structure that accommodates nearly 2,000 cars and an indoor/outdoor space with live music and beautiful bistro lights. Even more, Del Amo Fashion Center houses a California Welcome Center, which offers travelers tips on exploring Torrance and all of California.
The Madrona Marsh Preserve & Nature Center is thought to be one of the last remaining vernal freshwater marshes in Los Angeles County. Few travelers know about this gorgeous pocket of wildlife in the heart of the city, which is why I think your readers might enjoy this. The marsh is classified as a Significant Ecological Area (SEA) because the land contains irreplaceable biological resources and is home to more than 275 native and 50 non-native species of birds, as well as plant life and other living creatures. The Madrona Marsh & Nature Center is free for the public to explore.
Torrance is home to a dozen breweries, allowing it to rapidly become known as a hub for Southern California’s craft beer scene. Torrance also offers customized beer tours and a brewery map, allowing beer-lovers to fully immerse themselves in the experience. Get hoppy at the award-winning HopSaint Brewing Company, a popular full-service restaurant, and craft brewery, or visit The Brews Hall at Del Amo, a multi-concept experience with two breweries (Buzzrock Brewing Co. and George Lopez Brewing Co.) as well as four restaurants.
Torrance is a ramen-lover’s paradise. The restaurants are consistent in quality and service and Torrance is known for its huge flavors. There are so many ramen spots to slurp your way through that they’ve rounded up the eight-not-to-miss local favorites so you can get a taste of “The Ramen Capital of Southern California.