After spending the spring indoors, nothing sounds better than a cheery getaway outside! With an average temperature of 72 degrees year-round and more than 212 acres of natural space to explore, Torrance is the perfect destination for getting outdoors. Here are just a few reasons our local outdoor scene is worth the drive.
Torrance Beach is one of the city’s most remarkable gems where visitors get to enjoy the Southern California sunshine without the crowds. The beautiful 40-acre coastline also offers views of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Get ready to sit back and relax in Torrance paradise.
The 1.5-mile Torrance Beach is also home to the start of a stellar bike path! The Strand Beach Bicycle Trail is a 22-mile bike path that hugs the California coastline. Think Pacific Coast Highway, but for bikes. The trail provides beautiful coastal views of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Madrona Marsh Preserve & Nature Center is one of the only vernal wetlands in Southern California and is a truly unique experience. Bring your binoculars to spot more than 325 bird species and a camera (your phone works!) for an artsy photo shoot of wildflowers, butterflies and our feathered friends flying around. The best part? Free admission!
The South Coast Botanic Garden is another unique nature treat near Torrance. The 87-acre site features 13 specialty gardens and has become a much-loved local gem.
Fresh fruit is always a good idea, especially in the summer. Torrance Certified Farmers’ Market is the largest farmers’ market in the South Bay, where you can shop for high-quality produce in the open space.