Discover Free Outdoor Adventures in South Bay, LA

One of the most desirable places to explore in Southern California, South Bay has its own distinctive personality and history. If you love fun outdoor adventures, there’s a plethora of free experiences that you can explore and make the most of bright sunny days in LA’s scenic and vibrant South Bay region!

Have a Day at the Beach

Swimming and sunbathing at the beach are top-tier South Bay activities and with so many beautiful beaches to choose from, you are sure to be spoilt for choice! Spend a day listening to the waves and fishing at the Manhattan Beach Pier or compete in a game of beach volleyball at Hermosa Beach, easily accessible from one of our premium hotels near Torrance CA.

Surf the Day Away

If you are a seasoned surfer or a beginner, there’s an array of places where you can head with your surfboard and enjoy the classic Southern California outdoor activity at your own pace. Known by locals as Right Around Torrance Beach, Malaga Cove is a hidden gem, located only moments away from your California accommodation. It’s a great spot if you are just getting comfortable with surfing or planning to test your diving skills.

Go for a Bike Ride

For a day of free fun, visit Torrance County Beach and take a bike ride or if you prefer, roller skate up the coast to reach Pacific Palisades. Plan an all-day excursion with a trip to The Strand, stretching across 22 miles of the coast. Depending on the length of your bike ride, The Strand will lead you through Santa Monica, the Venice Canals, Marina Del Rey, and Manhattan Beach.

Explore Botanical Gardens

Explore some of South Bay’s finest botanical gardens for free and reconnect with nature. Start a day full of adventure with a hearty meal at one of the exquisite breakfast places in Torrance and make the first stop at the Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden. Take a free self-tour through the tranquil garden and learn about the native plants before making the next stop at Polliwog Park. The park boasts several play areas that cater to children of all ages, making it a perfect destination for families.

Experience Whale Watching

One of the best free outdoor things to do in South Bay is to stand atop a lush mountain overlooking the ocean and spot a whale! Enjoy the clear ocean views from Point Vincente Lighthouse and learn more about grey whales and their annual migration at the free-to-enter Point Vincente Interpretive Center. If you are visiting with family and friends, pack a picnic and bring your cameras to spend a whole day in the park appreciating the pleasant weather and spotting whales.

Take in the Culture at a Local Farmers’ Market

Explore South Bay’s weekly farmer’s markets and meet tons of local vendors and farmers selling seasonal products. Every Friday, Hermosa Beach hosts its farmer’s market on Valley. Stroll along booths selling fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, assortments of freshly cut flowers, aromatic baked goods, cultural foods and take in the atmospheric vibe.

Add one or all these free and fun experiences to your list for a trip full of unforgettable moments!

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