There’s nothing like Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles. Romantic beachfront sunsets, weather warm enough to enjoy a rooftop dinner, and of course all kinds of offbeat Valentine’s Day activities are available to choose from. Here is the LA Girl’s official guide to things to do for Valentine’s Day.
1. Treat Yourself to a Spa Day
You deserve some pampering. There are tons of incredible spas around Los Angeles to get a little R & R like the Spa at the Montage or the Larchmont Sanctuary Spa.
2. Take a Sexy Scavenger Hunt
The Naked at the Getty Scavenger Hunt is the perfect sexy activity for those who don’t like traditional Valentine’s Day activities – no prior art knowledge required.
3. Dine Al Fresco
Is there anything more romantic than rooftop dining beneath twinkling fairy lights? We love Margot in Culver City and Il Cielo in Beverly Hills. Lady Byrd Cafe also has a fantastic indoor/outdoor vibe. The Echo Park, woman-owned business is getting into the loved up spirit with their decor and a special Valentine’s Day Menu ($75/person), which includes a snack, first course, second course, dessert, and optional wine pairings. The entree choices are pretty yummy too. Choose between lobster, duck and filet mignon.
4. Laugh and Love
Laughing with your loved one is another way to connect on this loved up holiday. Buy tickets and surprise your Valentine with a show at The Hollywood Improv, or head out to The Chosen Comedy Festival at the Orpheum. We’ve got details on how to get tickets to this one of a kind show featuring comedian Jeff Garlin.
5. Spend a Romantic Night Under the Stars
City of stars, are you shining just for me? If you’re looking for a budget-friendly and oh-so-romantic activity, why not take a drive up to Griffith Observatory to stargaze with the person who makes you see stars?
Or watch the stars dance on the ocean by booking a staycation at the Paséa Hotel & Spa. They’ll have special V-day themed cocktails, and offer in-room bubbly and bites.
6. Helicopter Over Los Angeles
Want to feel like a millionaire from a 90s romcom? You can take private helicopter tours of LA with companies like Elite Helicopter Tours or Touchstone Helicopters.
7. Enter a Different World Through VR
Want to enter into a different world? Through virtual reality, experience all kinds of adventures such as Jurassic World, the Terminator, and more. Two Bit Circus also has escape rooms with a twist, arcades, and meals for you to stay fueled.
8. Horseback Ride to the Hollywood Sign
If you love nature and want to horseback ride, we got a special place for you. Spend a romantic evening or night riding to the Hollywood Sign. Don’t forget to snap a pic of the best view of Hollywood.
9. Gondola Getaway
Experience the night as if you were in Italy. Book a private Gondola for a 50-minute cruise with long stem roses, a complimentary corkage, and cozy blankets.
10. Salsa, Burlesque, and Mojitos
Dancing with your significant other can be very romantic. If you are looking to improve your salsa dancing, you are in luck. Learn 3-4 Latin dances from a professional instructor and practice those skills at a speakeasy with live entertainment and music.
*Bonus, Restaurants Doing Valentine’s Day Pre-fix Menus:
Beverley Hills: The Ivy, Spago
Santa Monica: Ivy at the Shore, 1 Pico
Downtown: Le Petit Paris, Fleming’s Steakhouse
West Hollywood: Zinque, Pump, Yardbird, Beverly Center
Los Angeles: The Capital Grille, Cara Cara
Hollywood: Mama Shelter LA, Republique, Meteora
Searching for the perfect Valentines Day Gift? No matter who it’s for, we got you covered. Check out our LA Girl Valentines Day Gift Guide 2022.
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