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Sun, Surf and Shopping in Torrance

Sun, Surf and Shopping in Torrance

Located along the California coastline and featuring sunny days year-round, Torrance has become a shopper’s dream destination. Home to the fifth largest shopping mall in America, the Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance has become a mecca for off the beaten path shopping.

Day One

Buttermilk sticks for breakfast

Start your morning off with a breakfast to keep you going throughout your first day of hitting the shops! Family owned and operated since 1984, Torrance Bakery has plenty of pastries and sweet treats to fuel you up for the day. Be sure to grab their Buttermilk Sticks, a cross between a churro and a donut. While you are there, stroll down Historic Downtown Torrance. This charming destination is populated with historic buildings and feature a variety of shops and local eateries for every taste!

Transport to Japan

Once you’ve completed your tour of Downtown Torrance, be transformed to a whole new world inside Mitsuwa Marketplace. Here you’ll be transported to the heart of Japan with restaurants serving authentic Japanese food and the shops offer the same items you’ll find today in Japan. Work up an appetite and grab some authentic Japanese food while you are here at Mama’s House, Korean home-style soul food.

Stroll through the gardens

While we cannot wait to get back to more shopping, it is always good to stop and smell the roses. What better place than the South Coast Botanic Garden? A year-round attraction, the garden is truly one-of-a-kind. If you are visiting Torrance on a Tuesday or Saturday, be sure to swing by the Torrance Farmers Market. This year-round market not only features fresh California-grown produce but also specialty vendors.

Feed your soul

For dinner, head on over to Yellow Fever, delicious and fast these “Asian bowls for your soul” are truly unlike anything else. Thoughtfully crafted bowls using premium meats, fresh local vegetables, quality noodles and artisanal sauces.

Day Two

Wave to beachy mornings

Start your morning off with a leisurely stroll along the Torrance Beach. This uncrowded, 1.5-mile stretch of pristine coastline is home to the starting point of The Strand, SoCal’s 22-mile bike path. Breathe in the fresh ocean air and take in the beautiful views of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. What a great way to start the day!

Shopping spree

After your stroll, head over to the Del Amo Fashion Center to start your shopping spree. Chic and distinctive, Del Amo Fashion center is the South Bay’s premier retail destination. Have we mentioned that it is the fifth largest shopping mall in America? Because it is huge! Featuring three levels of luxury shopping, more than 200 stores, an outdoor village and numerous dining options.

Sweet Lemonade

We know the mall is huge, and we don’t want your feet to get tired. Take a break with a nice pedicure at Sugar Nail located inside the mall. Your feet will be prepped and ready for more walking after this relaxing experience! For lunch, quench your thirst at Lemonade. This bright cafeteria-style setting invites guests to “eat colorfully” choosing from a selection of hot and cold seasonal dishes. Conveniently located at Del Amo Fashion Center, you will be able to get back to shopping in no time at all!

Serious dumplings

Spend the rest of your day cruising the mall and hopping back in the dressing room. Once you’ve exhausted yourself shopping, treat yourself to Din Tai Fung. You will not be disappointed! This one-of-a-kind restaurant specializes in soup dumplings and noodles. Watch chefs make the dumplings through the kitchen windows providing a behind the scenes look.

Pack your bags and head on down to Torrance for one unforgettable shopping experience. Learn more about Torrance and book your stay here.