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Guidebook for Torrance

Julie

Guidebook for Torrance

Sightseeing
Great area to walk and view the beach from above day or night. If you want to lay out at the beach, there is free parking on any of the side streets East of the Esplanade.
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Esplanade
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Great area to walk and view the beach from above day or night. If you want to lay out at the beach, there is free parking on any of the side streets East of the Esplanade.
Restaurants and bars a plenty. Free concert series during the Summer. For more information go to their website at: http://www.redondopier.com/
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Redondo Beach Pier
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Restaurants and bars a plenty. Free concert series during the Summer. For more information go to their website at: http://www.redondopier.com/
Bike Trail starts in Torrance and you can go all the way to Malibu!
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Marvin Braude Bike Trail
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Bike Trail starts in Torrance and you can go all the way to Malibu!
Bicycle Rental
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Hermosa Cyclery
20 13th Street
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Bicycle Rental
Shopping
Local mall, AMC movie theater and restaurants. http://www.simon.com/mall/del-amo-fashion-center
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Del Amo Fashion Center
3525 West Carson Street
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Local mall, AMC movie theater and restaurants. http://www.simon.com/mall/del-amo-fashion-center
Food Scene
Great spot for inexpensive Mexican food. Cash only at this location and exterior seating only. Very casual great for after the beach.
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El Burrito Jr
919 South Pacific Coast Highway
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Great spot for inexpensive Mexican food. Cash only at this location and exterior seating only. Very casual great for after the beach.
2nd location. Sit down restaurant where credit cards and debit are accepted. Inexpensive good Mexican food.
El Burrito Jr
21141 Hawthorne Boulevard
2nd location. Sit down restaurant where credit cards and debit are accepted. Inexpensive good Mexican food.
Ice Cream made fresh daily! Lots to choose from and 2 scoops is $2 all day Tuesday.
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Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt
1882 South Pacific Coast Highway
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Ice Cream made fresh daily! Lots to choose from and 2 scoops is $2 all day Tuesday.
Closest to home.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
20301 Hawthorne Boulevard
Closest to home.
Large menu able to accommodate most.
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The Cheesecake Factory
605 North Harbor Drive
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Large menu able to accommodate most.
Nice place to have a drink in the Crow's nest area and keep your Mai Tai glass.
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Old Tony's
210 Fishermans Wharf
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Nice place to have a drink in the Crow's nest area and keep your Mai Tai glass.
Have you ever eaten one of their rolls? Well now you can try the restaurant but don't say that I didn't warn you about the bakery!
King's Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant
2808 Sepulveda Blvd
Have you ever eaten one of their rolls? Well now you can try the restaurant but don't say that I didn't warn you about the bakery!
Need a quick teriyaki bowl or Chinese chicken salad? Here's the spot!
Rascals Teriyaki Grill
5111 Torrance Boulevard
Need a quick teriyaki bowl or Chinese chicken salad? Here's the spot!
Within walking distance but this happens to be a drive-thru location.
Starbucks
4437 Sepulveda Boulevard
Within walking distance but this happens to be a drive-thru location.
Another local coffee joint filled with comfy seating.
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Coffee Cartel
1820 South Catalina Avenue
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Another local coffee joint filled with comfy seating.
Great place to start your morning for hardy food and a spot of coffee.
Eat At Rudy's
1340 Post Avenue
Great place to start your morning for hardy food and a spot of coffee.
This is the place for PANCAKES!
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The Original Pancake House
1756 Pacific Coast Highway
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This is the place for PANCAKES!
Good Cuban... and they do Mojito Mondays!
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Havana Mania
3615 Inglewood Avenue
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Good Cuban... and they do Mojito Mondays!
If you want a Cuban sandwich and pastry this is worth the drive to me!
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Porto's Bakery and Cafe
8233 Firestone Boulevard
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If you want a Cuban sandwich and pastry this is worth the drive to me!
Local hang out for steak.
Bull Pen
314 Avenue I
Local hang out for steak.
You can not beat the view! Happy Hour is served on Thursdays. http://www.terranea.com/palos-verdes-dining
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Nelson's
100 Terranea Way
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You can not beat the view! Happy Hour is served on Thursdays. http://www.terranea.com/palos-verdes-dining
Mediterranean Food. Quaint and not too pricey.
Open Sesame
2640 N Sepulveda Blvd
Mediterranean Food. Quaint and not too pricey.
Inexpensive and lots of flavors to try.
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Yogurtland
271 Avenida Del Norte
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Inexpensive and lots of flavors to try.
Another option for yogurt.
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
2515 Artesia Boulevard
Another option for yogurt.
My friend loves the fish here. Small and inexpensive.
California Fish Grill
1425 Artesia Boulevard
My friend loves the fish here. Small and inexpensive.
Fish market and local eatery.
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Captain Kidd's Fish Market & Restaurant
209 North Harbor Drive
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Fish market and local eatery.
Has a great happy hour.
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Bluewater Grill
665 North Harbor Drive
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Has a great happy hour.
Pick out what you want and they'll steam it up for you. Eat at outdoor picnic tables.
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Quality Seafood
130 International Boardwalk
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Pick out what you want and they'll steam it up for you. Eat at outdoor picnic tables.
Great vegetarian restaurant!
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The Green Temple
1700 South Catalina Avenue
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Great vegetarian restaurant!
My go to Thai restaurant.
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Bamboo Thai Bistro
2208 Artesia Boulevard
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My go to Thai restaurant.
For a quick sandwich.
Big Mike's Philly Steaks and Subs
2431 West 190th Street
For a quick sandwich.
My favorite as far as British Pubs goes.
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Ye Olde King's Head
116 Santa Monica Boulevard
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My favorite as far as British Pubs goes.
Voted Best South Bay Deli 5 years in a row.
New York Deli
2424 Sepulveda Boulevard
Voted Best South Bay Deli 5 years in a row.
Need an Indian fix? Great daily all you can eat buffet! http://www.yelp.com/biz/bombay-tandoori-and-banquet-torrance-2
Bombay Tandoori & Banquet
4111 Pacific Coast Highway
Need an Indian fix? Great daily all you can eat buffet! http://www.yelp.com/biz/bombay-tandoori-and-banquet-torrance-2
The cinnamon swirl in the Dirty Chai Latte is to die for!
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SteamPunk Coffeebar And Kitchen
12526 Burbank Boulevard
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The cinnamon swirl in the Dirty Chai Latte is to die for!
Everything Else
Small market chain with inexpensive wine selection.
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Trader Joe's
1761 South Elena Avenue
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Small market chain with inexpensive wine selection.
Small market chain with inexpensive wine selection.
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Trader Joe's
19720 Hawthorne Boulevard
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Small market chain with inexpensive wine selection.
Closest market to location. Open 6 AM to Midnight daily. http://local.vons.com/ca/torrance-2232.html
Vons
4705 Torrance Boulevard
Closest market to location. Open 6 AM to Midnight daily. http://local.vons.com/ca/torrance-2232.html
"Mitsuwa Marketplace provides a selection of Japanese groceries and products. Its shopping center has more than 20 specialty shops that feature books, gift items, pottery, tableware and cosmetics...
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Mitsuwa Marketplace - Torrance
21515 South Western Avenue
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"Mitsuwa Marketplace provides a selection of Japanese groceries and products. Its shopping center has more than 20 specialty shops that feature books, gift items, pottery, tableware and cosmetics...
Every Tues and Saturday http://www.localharvest.org/torrance-certified-farmers-market-M33993
Torrance Certified Farmer's Market
2200 Crenshaw Boulevard
Every Tues and Saturday http://www.localharvest.org/torrance-certified-farmers-market-M33993
Every Thursday http://www.localharvest.org/torrance-certified-farmers-market-M33993
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Redondo Beach Farmers Market
309 Esplanade
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Every Thursday http://www.localharvest.org/torrance-certified-farmers-market-M33993
The ONLY place to have your Mac repaired! =]
Deviceland
20790 Hawthorne Boulevard
The ONLY place to have your Mac repaired! =]
Arts & Culture
Golf
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Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles
1 Trump National Dr
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Golf
Local Movie Theater
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AMC Del Amo 18
3525 West Carson Street
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Local Movie Theater
Bowling Alley
Gable House Bowl
22501 Hawthorne Boulevard
Bowling Alley
Sporting events and concert venue. http://www.stubhubcenter.com/
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Dignity Health Sports Park
18400 South Avalon Boulevard
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Sporting events and concert venue. http://www.stubhubcenter.com/
Happiest place on Earth besides my home. =]
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Disneyland Park
1313 Disneyland Drive
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Happiest place on Earth besides my home. =]
Check out a vintage film while in town! http://oldtownmusichall.org/
Old Town Music Hall
140 Richmond Street
Check out a vintage film while in town! http://oldtownmusichall.org/
http://www.redondo.org/depts/recreation/facilities/rbpac/default.asp
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
http://www.redondo.org/depts/recreation/facilities/rbpac/default.asp
Bar with live music. http://thelighthousecafe.net/
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Lighthouse Café
30 Pier Avenue
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Bar with live music. http://thelighthousecafe.net/
Little known car museum.
Automobile Driving Museum
610 Lairport Street
Little known car museum.
Bar with live bands.
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Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway
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Bar with live bands.
Drinks & Nightlife
Don't think you find a place with more beers on tap! http://www.yelp.com/biz/najas-place-redondo-beach
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Naja's Place
154 International Boardwalk
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Don't think you find a place with more beers on tap! http://www.yelp.com/biz/najas-place-redondo-beach
One of my favorites for British Pub grub and drinks.
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The Cat & Fiddle Pub & Restaurant
742 North Highland Avenue
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One of my favorites for British Pub grub and drinks.
Entertainment & Activities
Great place to walk around, sit at a bench to draw / read or feed the koi, turtles and ducks. Free parking but very short walk from home. http://www.redondo.org/depts/public_works/parks/hopkins.asp
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Hopkins Wilderness Park
1102 Camino Real
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Great place to walk around, sit at a bench to draw / read or feed the koi, turtles and ducks. Free parking but very short walk from home. http://www.redondo.org/depts/public_works/parks/hopkins.asp
http://www.lomita-rr.org/
Lomita Railroad Museum
2137 250th Street
http://www.lomita-rr.org/
The SEA Laboratory is a fun place to visit. Have fun learning about Redondo Beach's amazing coastal sea life at the highly regarded Marine Research Laboratory. This marine education center offers publ
The SEA Lab
1021 North Harbor Drive
The SEA Laboratory is a fun place to visit. Have fun learning about Redondo Beach's amazing coastal sea life at the highly regarded Marine Research Laboratory. This marine education center offers publ
The large saltwater lagoon, offers trained lifeguard supervision. Besides swimming, the Lagoon offers a large sand area for sunbathing, children's play equipment, snack bar. May 24 - Sept 1
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Seaside Lagoon
200 Portofino Way
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The large saltwater lagoon, offers trained lifeguard supervision. Besides swimming, the Lagoon offers a large sand area for sunbathing, children's play equipment, snack bar. May 24 - Sept 1
Join in on a seal release back to the Ocean. http://marinemammalcare.org/releases/
Marine Mammal Care Center
3601 South Gaffey Street
Join in on a seal release back to the Ocean. http://marinemammalcare.org/releases/
Great place to take kids. http://www.gentlebarn.org/
The Gentle Barn
15825 Sierra Highway
Great place to take kids. http://www.gentlebarn.org/