As the Californian sun begins to get a little warmer, the events scene in and around Torrance begins to heat up. If you are thinking of snapping up a shoulder season deal in one of the 3 star hotels in California, let our guide to the best 7 things to do near Torrance in February help you plan your stay.
1) Disney’s Frozen
Let it go, let it go… on the Hollywood Boulevard! But act fast – the Broadway musical of Disney’s Frozen only has two dates in February. Frozen has been melting hearts on Broadway with all the songs you know and love from the movie. This touching (and comical!) tale about love and knowing your own heart is perfect for all the family.
Sat Feb 1 and Sun Feb 2, The Pantages Theatre
2) SoCal Etsy Guild Market Torrance
This monthly craft fair gives you the opportunity to shop for Southern California handmade products from artisan vendors. Local designers, artists and bakers come together to present a unique shopping experience right here in Torrance. Stay in our central Japanese hotel in Torrance to be close to the event and take the opportunity to blitz your souvenir shopping.
Sun Feb 23, Del Amo Fashion Center
3) President’s Day
Come and join the annual celebrations in held in honor of George Washington and subsequent Presidents of the United States. There will be various festivities in and around Torrance to mark this Federal Day. You’ll notice sales in stores and specials in local eateries in and around the Miyako Hybrid Hotel restaurant.
Mon Feb 17.
4) Torrance Beach
If the sun is out, make a dash to the pristine Torrance Beach for the afternoon! Pack a picnic, hire a surfboard or take a long leisurely walk along the soft golden sand as waves lap your feet. If rain does threaten, swap beach day for spa day and head to the Torrance Spa for a soothing Gan Ban Yoku (Hot Stone Spa).
5) Chinese New Year at the Huntingdon
Usher in the Year of the Rat at the beautiful Chinese Gardens in the nearby Huntingdon. These serene grounds will be brought to life with traditional dancing, mask-changing performances, martial arts demonstrations and Chinese music.
Sat Feb 1, Huntingdon Chinese Gardens
6) 2020 OSCAR Nominated Animated Shorts
Presented by the South Bay Film Society, this is your chance to catch the 10 short animated films shortlisted for the 92nd OSCARs. Covering a farcical romp about the rescue of a skier, a heartbreaking tale about a daughter and her father who can’t communicate and an unlikely friendship between a stray kitten and a pitbull, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll applaud.
Weds Feb 12, AMC Rolling Hills
7) Vanity Fair
Right in time for the OSCARS, this glamorous exhibition looks back over four decades of Vanity Fair’s celebrity portraits. Explore shots from every edition of the Hollywood issue as well as the glitzy annual awards night parties!
From Sat Feb 8, Annenberg Space for Photography