Torrance includes attractions such as a kiddie train ride at Watson Park, a Pacific Electric Red Car renovation, the fabulous Torrance Historical Society & Museum, the Western Museum of Flight, and the charming downtown with a farmer's market.
Artsinclude Torrance Art Museum (torranceartmuseum.com), Torrance Civic Chorale and Torrance Theatre Company.
Beaches- Beautiful Torrance Beach is the hidden gem of the South Bay. For a laid-back, Beach Boy style vacation, return to the innocence by visiting this sandy beach with swings for kids.
Like most California cities, Torrance municipality celebrates holidays and touts it has one of the last (and some say ONLY) Armed Forces Day celebration. See torranceca.gov
Dining & Festivals
Torrance Alpine Village in Torrance Celebrates Oktoberfest - This Bavarian village features unique German style foods and beverages. It's as authentic as California gets, and ranks as one of 3 top German restaurants and festivals in California.
Del Amo Fashion Center has all the great shops that you'd want. Del Amo Fashion Center is the largest mall in the South Bay and boasts over 200 stores featuring: Accessories, Business Offices, Cards, Books, Gifts & Stationery, Children's & Infant Fashions, Department Stores & Anchors, Electronics & Technology, Entertainment, Health, Bath & Beauty, Home Furnishings, Jewelry & Watches, Luggage, Men's & Women's Fashions, Men's Fashions, Miscellaneous, Music & Movies, Restaurants (order at the counter), Restaurants (order via wait staff), Services, Shoes & Footwear, Specialty & Gourmet Foods, Specialty Shops, Sporting Goods & Athletic Wear, Sunglasses, Optical & Eyewear, Toys, Games & Hobbies, Women's Fashions, Women's Specialty
Torrance has so many parks where you can play a game of whatever... but there's also a beach where you can surf and partake of sand sports.
Under things to do, Torrance bills itself as the affordable vacation. Though none of the hotels are located on or near the beach, they are within a few miles reach. And, they do tend to cost less than their South Bay counterparts in terms of room rates, especially during the summer.