As Sandy and Danny from Grease, said it best: “Summer lovin’ had me a blast! Summer lovin’ happened so fast!” Dating in LA is no easy feat, but whether you’re just enjoying a summer fling or married with three kiddos, dates can be a fun way to spice up the relationship or even test the waters. That’s why we want to share our 10 best summer dates in Los Angeles with you!
Picking the right date for you and your partner might seem tough, especially with so many things to do in LA. These date ideas will help you pick what is best suited for you and your significant other!
Here are the 10 best summer dates in Los Angeles:
Hike The Secret Beachwood Canyon Stairs
You’re reading this and thinking… “Stairs?” Yes, stairs! Hidden away in the Hollywood Hills, the secret Beachwood Canyon stairs are about as cute as they come.
You can relax on this hike that’s only a little over 2 and a half miles, and enjoy the sights because it goes through old Hollywoodland! Catch the amazing views, take a few cute selfies with your significant other and who knows, maybe it’ll become your special spot!
Adventure Through Lost Spirits Distillery
Be ready to experience a distillery like never before! Rather than your typical moseying around a brewery, or walking through simple tasting rooms, these are only accessible by boat. As Lost Spirits Distillery puts it, the rooms are located deep in the jungle, so you’ll be sipping the rums and whiskeys over the hops in a boat.
It’s unlike any boozy date you’ll probably ever have in LA!
Taste A Whole Neighborhood of Food
With Six Taste, you go on a walking tour that hits up to 4 or 5 different foodie spots! There are different options for all different parts of LA with delicious treats at each one.
Even if you and your lover have different food palettes, this date is bound to delight all kinds of taste buds because of all the spots you’ll try!
Vintage Bowling At Highland Park Bowl
Bowl to your heart’s content and forget the fact that you’re both wearing previously sweaty shoes, because this revamped bowling alley is date heaven.
Highland Park Bowl has been open since the prohibition era, and even though it’s gotten a new look it still has cute touches like a mural that was recovered from the 1930s and chandeliers that are made up of vintage pin setters!
Go On A Wine Safari In Malibu
Napa Valley might be too far for a quick date night this summer, but Malibu isn’t!
That’s right, grab your summer lover and take them on a Malibu Wine Safari, filled with zebras, camels, giraffes and more, while sipping delicious wines. Located right along Mulholland, it’s one of the best summer dates out there.
Take A Nighttime Bike Ride
Bike riding enthusiasts unite! The Passage takes you all around LA to karaoke, pool halls, and more unique and hidden parts of LA. Starting and ending at a donut shop, you really can’t go wrong.
You and your significant other can hop on your respective bikes, cruise from spot to spot, while flirting the night away!
Dress Up For Dinner & A Show At The Wallis Annenberg Center
This one might be a pretty penny, but you can catch anything from Jazz, to theater to dance productions at the Wallis Annenberg Center. While it is located in Beverly Hills, don’t fear the price tag because happy hour is still a thing out there on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 3:00pm – 6:00pm at the Italian Bistro nearby called Cecconi’s.
Grab a cocktail with your beau and get ready for a classy night of entertainment!
Catch A Movie At The Drive-In
“Stranded at the drive-in…” Yes, YOU could recreate a date like Danny and Sandy did at the drive-in! Pack blankets, snacks and go for a double feature.
Drive-ins take you back in time to the “good ol’ days” and it offers the perfect opportunity to cozy up for some romantic, alone time with your significant other. Check out The LA Girl’s Best Drive-In Theaters in LA.
Staycation On The Haunted Queen Mary
History and a haunting will be the prize of a staycation at the Queen Mary. Just a hop and a skip outside of LA over in Long Beach, you can enjoy a paranormal-themed dining experience or even take a Ghosts and Legends tour.
Perfect for holding onto each other tight for extra safety and security!
Hike With Wolves Through Los Padres National Forest
Outdoorsy and an animal lover? This hiking trail is unlike any other because you have two wolves leading the way for you! The two of you can explore Los Padres National Forest, with the help of a handler who will teach you all about the beautiful creatures.
Don’t fret, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for pictures and you’ll receive lots of kisses (soft licks) from the wolves!
Need more summer lovin’? Whether you’re bringing a date or riding solo, check out The LA GIrl Summer Bucket List!