Fall in love with L.A. all over again with these exciting activities.
Ah! Love is in the air and we’re not talking about your usual round of stuffy dinners or heart-shaped candy. January gave us a relatively warm introduction to 2022 and February brings tons of new reasons to be head over heels in love with L.A. again. From romantic wanders through the city to Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, here are all the incredible things to fill your calendar with this month.
Immerse yourself in the gleaming strokes of the great Austrian symbolist Gustav Klimt synchronized to captivating scores. In this state-of-the-art collision of technology and art, you’ll delve deep into his fascinating, golden world as 360-degree projections encompass your surroundings. For Valentine’s Day, you’ll be treated to an exclusive live concert featuring charming melodies from Henry Mancini and Edward Elgar as wander through atmospheric 80,000-square-foot space. Get your tickets here before the exhibit ends on February 17.
L.A. is shaped by the world-class artisans and creators that give the city its pulse. And what better way to discover them than through the city’s delectable offerings? In these three self-guided adventures you’ll drink and eat your way through eclectic neighborhoods while discovering L.A.’s rich culture and curiosities. Whether it’s an elaborate mixology session, an interactive cooking experience or a food crawl with a side of history, you’ll find something to pique your palate below:
- Devour history and culture with ‘The Secret Tastes of the Historic Core
- Sip on delectable concoctions at the most ‘grammable cocktail bar in NoHo
- Get to know L.A. providers and cook up a storm with this ‘Farm-to-Table Experience’ in and around Silver Lake
L.A., do you copy? L.A.’s first and only ‘Stranger Things’ pop-up store is keeping its gates open for a little longer. Venture into the Upside Down where you’ll find hair-raising goodies, a neon-soaked arcade room, and incredible Hawking merch. Just keep your eye out for Demogorgons and spies in lab coats. Reserve your visit here.
6. Relive The Top 5 Moments At The Legendary Super Bowls LVI
Hyper-glamour, a nail-biting winning touchdown and a star-studded Halftime show. The Super Bowl 2022 had it all. But there was a whole lot happening off the field too. Find the top moments at the game that you can relive and watch on repeat here.
The 2017 Oscar Best Picture nominee La La Land is the ultimate ode to Los Angeles, immortalizing the breathtaking sunsets, swaying palms and iconic landmarks while depicting a whirlwind romance of two people pursuing their dreams in the city of stars. It’s as much a love story of two people in love as it is a love letter to L.A. Whether you’re looking for date night inspiration or you’re looking for a little reminder that you live in an actual dreamland, here are 10 of the most romantic locations to visit from the timeless movie.
If your idea of pampering yourself is hiking to a natural gem and soaking in a natural, thermal hot spring, then you’re in luck. SoCal is filled with gorgeous hot springs surrounded by stunning landscapes. Here are 5 of our favorite heated pools to catch while the weather is slightly cooler.
While this 122-year-old L.A. tradition may not take the form of the colorful parade around the city this year, it’s still in full swing with celebrations focused on Chinese-American history and culture in Los Angeles. The Lunar New Year is usually one of the biggest holidays of the year for nearly 1.5 million people of Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese descent in SoCal. Delve into the exciting traditions and festivities happening through February 20.
Just when you thought L.A.’s food scene couldn’t get any better, a slew of incredible eateries open up. With 10 new restaurants added to the coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand guide and a number of celebrity chefs heading up new spots across the city, your biggest challenge will be navigating the drool-worthy choices. Find the full list of L.A.’s best new restaurants here.
Brave it all and hit the streets to complete an invigorating #MileThatMatters on February 19. The annual Cupid’s Underwear Race is back with its crowd of undie-clad, fundraising athletes. So dig out your most ridiculous outfits and let the drinking, dancing, laughing, and “thrillanthropy” commence! Once you pay and register, you’ll join fellow runners for a round of drinks, then run it all off in your undies (or costume) and end it all with a dance party. This year’s goal is to raise $17,500 with all proceeds going towards neurofibromatosis research. Find out more here.
Candlelight’s beloved series will be setting the winter nights aglow with these mesmerizing musical concerts set in some of L.A.’s most beautiful venues. Wrap yourself in the nostalgia with awe-inspiring renditions of classics across genres. Whether it’s a tribute to Sir Elton John, jazz classics or Broadway’s finest, you’ll find something for every musical taste. Here are all the romantic concerts coming to L.A. this month:
- A Tribute to Elton John
- Frank Sinatra & Nat King Cole at The Hollywood Roosevelt
- Valentine’s Day Special – Broadway’s Greatest Love Songs
- Valentine’s Day Special ft. “Romeo and Juliet” and more
Dinos Alive Exhibit: An Immersive Experience finally opened in the heart of LA at 1345 N. Montebello Boulevard, Montebello! With over 80 specimens of life-sized moving replicas such as T-rex, Stegosaurus and Ankylosaurus, this exhibit promises to transport you to the Jurassic where you’ll interact with the largest animals to ever set foot on our planet existed, suing a blend of virtual creatures and detailed replicas. Get your g¡tickets here.
If you like your full-body massage with full-bodied merlot, then look no further. Make this Valentine’s Month all about self-love and indulge in a spa day filled with treats, bottomless wine and a choice of specialty massages. Book your session of endless pours and pampering here.
Dust off the puffers you never get to wear in sunny SoCal and head to one of these alpine havens for snow play in a gorgeous outdoor setting. While L.A. doesn’t ever turn into a powder-white wonderland in winter—except for that one freak occurrence in 2021—the city is surrounded by breathtaking mountains that do. Explore 6 of our favorite enchanting havens with snow here.
Whether you’re planning a little sojourn along the coast or you’re just looking to spice up the journey between Hill Street and Grand Avenue on Bunker Hill, there are plenty of unforgettable rides across the city that will bring you closer to a different side of L.A.’s culture. Amongst them, you’ll find the uber-romantic gondola rides in Long Beach and twinkling swan boat trips to save for Valentine’s Day outing. Find the full list here.
64. Celebrate Black History Month By Paying A Visit To These Incredible African American Contributions To L.A.
Discover the unsung heroes of the past and beloved creators that have made L.A. what it is today. Black History Month is about educating yourself and celebrating the inspiring African Americans that have made invaluable contributions to the world. Find a map of L.A.s African American heritage sites here.
L.A.’s community is nothing without the lovingly-made establishments that bring curated creations to people and bring people together while doing it. While landmarks and heritage sites have made a profound impact on L.A., it’s impossible to forget about the incredible Black-owned boutiques, cafes and eateries that shape the city’s culture. Find a list of ones to support this month, and beyond here.