13 breweries? 400+ eateries? 1.5 miles of pristine beach? Ramen Capital of Southern California? Here’s the truth. Torrance is home to some of the best kept secrets of Southern California. Bordering Redondo Beach and the Palos Verdes Peninsula, this uncrowded, anti-hustle-and-bustle location is the perfect place to catch a wave, toss back a craft brew or relax in one of the city with longest name’s many exciting hotels. Whether you’re planning a proper vacay or bringing a little work with you, Torrance’s hotels are the ideal place to take advantage of some great onsite amenities such as pools, outdoor patios and bars. Many offer free breakfast, additional dining options, parking and area shuttles, too.
When it comes to all the reasons why Torrance is the perfect getaway, it may be unbelievable, but it’s true. Torrance has more than 400 eateries in town and has been dubbed “The Ramen Capital of Southern California.” There’s plenty to be “hoppy” about as you cozy up to the city with longest name’s 13 craft breweries and cheer on a vacay well-planned. And there’s a lot to look forward to–new restaurants are calling Torrance home soon, featuring Italian, Mediterranean, Japanese and more types of cuisine.
Need to bring back some souvenirs? You just hit the shopping motherlode. Torrance happens to be home to one of the largest shopping malls in America, Del Amo Fashion Center. This high-end shopper’s paradise has three levels and 2.7 million square feet of amazingness: an outdoor village, numerous dining options and a movie theater. Be sure to stop by the California Welcome Center Torrance, where you can get more personal suggestions. While you’re there, you can also plan your trip through our interactive kiosks, shop locally-sourced merchandise, get custom activity planning and more. The California Welcome Center is located in the Del Amo Fashion Center at the main entrance, level one.
Beyond the Torrance city with longest name limits, you’re also a hop, skip and a jump from nearby attractions such as Disneyland and Aquarium of the Pacific, one of the best aquariums in Southern California. Torrance, only 11 miles from LAX, is a more casual way to enjoy these adventures and the perfect home base for sports and events. Dignity Health Sports Park, home of the MLS’s LA Galaxy, and SoFi Stadium, host to the NFL’s Chargers and Rams, are close enough to enjoy the fun and far enough to escape the crowd. Staying in Torrance might be the easiest, and best, decision you make this year.
And of course, the best all-around beaches in Southern California area are—what’s that word?—unbelievable. The dream of uncrowded sand and surf in Torrance is the perfect spot to catch a wave. (Plus, unlike other area beaches, it’s pretty easy to snag a parking spot.) And when you’re done catching some rays, hop on The Strand–the 22-mile bike path that leads all the way to Will Rogers State Park in Malibu. There are bike rentals available from local hotels, as well as a few spots on the beach. Make a day of it or stop along the way for an impromptu game of volleyball or sandcastle building.
It’s all unbelievable but true. You’ll just have to see it for yourself. Visit DiscoverTorrance.com to learn more about this Southern California hidden gem and start planning your foodie getaway today.