Christian Stan, at 8 May. 19, in News

Located just 15 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is one of Southern California’s best kept secrets: Torrance, Calif. From the uncrowded beaches, to shopping in the sunshine, or tapping into an amazing craft brew scene, discover why Torrance is the hidden gem of the South Bay. Here is all you need to know.

1.5 Miles of Pristine Beach

Have you ever been to a beach that feels like your own private hideaway? Welcome to Torrance Beach – so private, you probably haven’t heard of it. Torrance is home to a 1.5-mile stretch of pristine coastline neighboring Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo beaches. The friendly beach scene is also the starting point for “The Strand,” Southern California’s coastal bike path. Enjoy beautiful beach views without swarms of people. Torrance Beach is a true hidden treasure and the perfect spot to take in the amazing SoCal sunshine.

2.7 Million Square Feet of Shopping Bliss

Have you ever been to a mall that had literally 2.7 million square feet of shopping? Say hello to Del Amo Fashion Center, the South Bay’s premier retail destination. The giant shopping mall is the third largest in America, featuring three levels of luxury shopping, more than 200 stores, an outdoor village and numerous dining options – talk about shopping goals.

400+ Eateries

Torrance offers incredible cuisine and experiences around every corner, from eclectic bakeries to elegant restaurants, you’ll never run out of options with more than 400 eateries around town. Have you ever traveled to another city just for a bowl of ramen? If you haven’t, that is about to change. Torrance is home to a variety of cultures, with a slew of Asian and Japanese restaurants to match. Just call us the ramen empire of SoCal.

212+ Acres of Natural Space to Explore

Torrance has many undiscovered scenic points that make it an urban oasis for visitors. You’ll be surprised to find a natural habitat hidden amongst the urban sprawl. Madrona Marsh Preserve  is the only vernal freshwater marsh in LA County. Try your skills at bird watching with a chance to see more than 325 species.

About Discover Torrance

From the finest beach in Southern California’s South Bay to an exploding craft beer scene and fantastic food to one of the largest shopping malls in the United States, Torrance is the next city poised to become the new Los Angeles County hot spot. Tucked away on the coast of the South Bay, Torrance is conveniently located 10 miles south of LAX and 17 miles north of Long Beach Airport. Discover Torrance and enjoy the quintessential California beach experience where hops and flip-flops are the way of life. For lodging, event calendar and additional information, visit

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