What kind of city is Torrance? According to these lists, it’s one of the best. It’s #4 on the best US cities for movie lovers list, #10 on the safest US cities list and #11 on the list for the best US cities for diversity. Safe, diverse and packed with great film sites, Torrance also has incredible dining, shopping and lodging as well. It’s right on the coast within twenty minutes of the best of CA including Los Angeles, Orange County and more. Read on to learn where to go for the best of Torrance.
On the list of the top 10 food and drink trails in California, you’ll find the Torrance Ramen Trail. Fresh ramen is truly an experience. Sure, it was a college staple, but now it’s time for something WAY better and the Torrance Ramen Trail is where you’ll find some of the best bowls on the West Coast. The trails takes through local spots like Matsui, Josui Ramen, Ramen Yamadaya and Santouka. Start sipping!
We’d like to send a shout out to those brave souls who ate that worm in a bottle of Gusano Rojo mezcal. Madré has some two dozen mezcals on the shelves, all without a single worm. Forget the cliché and think artisanal, authentic, quality mezcal. This exciting Oaxacan restaurant in downtown Torrance is the place to enjoy those and many Mexican spirits with plenty of mixology options too.
Easily one of our favorite spots in Torrance, just about anything you get here is going to be amazing. Our personal favorite? They call it the churro donut and we crave it. They have all kinds of sweets like cupcakes, pastries and more. For those with less of a sweet tooth, they have sandwiches as well.
Their bread is iconic and this restaurant was opened by the same man who founded King’s Hawaiian in Hilo, Hawaii, Robert Taira. Of course, they’re breakfast is to die for (we recommend the French Toast), but their burgers and BBQ are dang good too.
As the sister spot for the internationally known and arguably the most recognized donut shop in the world in Inglewood, the Torrance location features the same great taste and menu.
Voted the best spa in South Bay for 11 years running, DuBunné is perfect for a romantic getaway, some well-deserved me time or much-needed girl time. You can select from individual experiences or opt for a full day of head-to-toe luxury. Enjoy, cause that’s basically all you have to do here. They’ll take care of the rest.
Based in Torrance, Jaunts has a contemporary style that feels trendy and effortlessly chic at the same time. Their store is beautiful and they’re especially good at making you feel appreciated, while providing a fun and unique shopping experience for you.
This is just a taste of the best we have to offer in Torrance. 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 on the main entrance, level 1.
We’re also happy to help you find just the right place to rest while you’re out enjoying the best of Torrance. There are 15 excellent hotels to consider in Torrance ranging from luxurious suites to budget-friendly rooms. Check out our hotel specials for the most current deals. We hope to see you soon!