Torrance Los Angeles might often be overlooked in favour of the more prominent tourist destinations in the city, but there’s still a whole host of exciting things to do in the area. This is not least because of the emergence of unique and alluring hotels in the area. Luxury accommodation such as the Miyako Hybrid Hotel Torrance California have imbibed the area’s character with a whole new dimension and with Torrance situated just 15 minutes from LAX Airport, there’s more reason than ever to stay in Torrance Los Angeles.
It’s proximity to international transport hubs is one thing, but what are the attractions and landmarks that draw guests to the Miyako Hybrid Japanese hotel in Torrance? This blog will outline some of the best things to do in the area, with options ranging from the family friendly to romantic getaways, but all representing the diversity and eclecticism of Los Angeles life.
Background Of Torrance
Once part of the Tongva Native American homeland, the area of Torrance was turned into a Spanish ranch before being invested in by American developers in the early 20th century. With real estate developer Jared Sudney Torrance lending his name to the area, Torrance was incorporated into Los Angeles in 1921 and has many prominent historic and architecturally significant buildings within its boundaries. With several of its Mission Revival and Modernist designed buildings dating back more than a century, the town is also significant thanks to its huge Asian population that has influenced the area’s culture and character and has led to the founding and cultivation of the many high quality Japanese restaurants in Torrance.
One of the best beaches near Torrance is Torrance Beach, a popular destination for tourists and locals alike thanks to its scenic views and the trademark Californian landscapes that surround it. Less busy than the more prominent tourist beaches in downtown Los Angeles, the coast of Torrance offers stunning vistas over the Palos Verdes peninsula. If you’re looking for a more active way to explore the coastline, try out the Strand Bike Trail which runs 22 miles from Torrance Beach and all the way to Will Rogers State Beach in Malibu.
Want to try your hand at making the delectable Japanese food you’ve tasted at Torrance restaurants? Then head down to Mitsuwa Marketplace where you can enjoy Japanese imported ingredients and products as well as clothes shops and more. This little slice of Japanese culture is just one example of just how influential LA’s Japanese-Americans have been on the town.
Toyota Auto Museum
Keeping with the Japanese theme, the Toyota Auto Museum is a Torrance cultural hub that explores the history of the world-renowned car designer and its identity in the US. Tours of the museum and showroom are available by appointment, and you’ll be able to explore many of the car company-related artefacts and vintage designs.
Torrance Antique Street Faire
A staple of the Torrance local scene, the Torrance Antique Street Faire is frequented by locals, curious tourists and antique dealers alike. The Antique market takes place at specific dates throughout the year, all of which can be found advertised online and in cafes across the town. The Faire itself hosts 180 vendors selling collectables, vintage items and accessories, all perfect for a souvenir of your time in the area.