Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and the anticipation of a date night can become arduous. But this year, make your romantic night a little bit easier with these five fun and easy things to do in LA for dates.
Located in the middle of Los Angeles’ most famous park, The Lowes California Roots Garden at LACMA is a breathtaking place to visit for any occasion. However, if you’re looking for a picture-perfect location that will make your significant other swoon over your creativity, look no further than the Urban Light sculptures by Chris Burden. Not only are you guaranteed the perfect selfie opportunity in front of the pink fire hoses and glowing peacock, peruse the gardens, and admire the art installations for their full-blown beauty.
2. Get your Valentine’s Date Night at any of the Hollywood Bowl’s Restaurants
There’s no shortage of places to grab dinner in Hollywood that will give you an authentic Los Angeles experience. But on Valentine’s Day, consider a romantic alternative with a night at the Hollywood Bowl. Whether you’re looking for a pre-show dinner at the Bowl Restaurant or even just to pick up a picnic basket at their market and have a picnic down by the lake, this is an experience that will not only impress your loved one but also make you feel like an Angeleno through and through. The Hollywood Bowl Music Series will continue annually (the next show is on February 15th).
3. Drive the Back Roads of LA
Little things like driving along back roads and winding down local streets are a big part of any romantic trip. One of our favorites is about a 45-minute drive from downtown LA. The Malibu Canyon area offers some beautiful natural beauty and plenty of room for a picnic or just to get lost in the quiet. You’ll find hidden parks, such as Hidden Lake, that will have your heart skipping while watching the sunset with your loved one. Other places to explore include Lake Hughes, Topanga Lodge, and the Pacific Palisades.
4. Visit any of the Hollywood Sign Wax Museums
Even if you’ve been there before, there’s a whole different meaning to this date night when you have a view of the Hollywood sign from your bed. This can be added even further by visiting one of the many wax museums that feature replicas of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. Some favorites include the Hollywood Wax Museum, Hollywood Treasure Island, and Madame Tussauds.
5. The Empty Vase Florist
By bringing a vase of flowers to your loved one, you are making a statement that Valentine’s Day is not just about receiving gifts. It’s about celebrating love. And what better way to celebrate love than ordering an arrangement from the beautiful empty vase florist in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles?
This shop offers classic displays with modern touches and will even deliver your bouquet all over Los Angeles.
Having a great time on one of these romantic LA dates this Valentine’s Day will make you feel like a local and a great way to celebrate the holiday. While in the area, don’t forget to check out The Getty Center, which hosts cultural events all year. Have fun and enjoy some of LA’s best romantic ideas for dates in Los Angeles.