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6 Sentimental Ways To Spend Valentine’s Day In Los Angeles

By Malia Wooten January 23, 2020

Gift that special someone with an experience that will last you both, a lifetime.

Contrary to popular Angeleno belief, romance isn’t dead… you’ve just got to put your exploring pants on and find it! Luckily, we’re saving you the trouble of spending your money on cheesy cards and over-priced dinners with our list of experiences that will leave your loved ones wishing they had thought of it first. Stop stressing about snagging the impossible reservation and check out our list of 10 sentimental ways to spend Valentine’s Day in the city!

1. Spend the weekend drinking endless pours of wine…

Sample a remarkable variety of wines from esteemed and emerging vineyards across California, let alone the world, on Saturday, February 15 at the beautiful City Market Social House in bustling DTLA. The eclectic event space and its vintage charm set the perfect vibe for that classy feeling all vino lovers know and adore! Learn more here.

2. Spend the evening being serenaded by candlelight…

Calm your mind and experience classical music in a new light with these sensational concerts by candlelight in some of Los Angeles’ most beautiful churches. Simply known as Candlelight, this event invites everyone to relive the greatest works of classical music, from Vivaldi to Mozart to Bach, in an intimate atmosphere. There are a handful of romantic concerts to choose from, buy tickets here! 

3. Catch the magical love story of the Beauty & The Beast

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Witness the Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. L.A’s Cupcake Theater is putting on a heartwarming production of the classic story of a bright young woman in a provincial town falling in love with a Beast, whom she never suspects is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. Learn more here!

4. Enjoy dinner and a night out on the town…

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From the outside, you wouldn’t assume there’s a bustling restaurant and cocktail lounge behind of the entrance of this chic speakeasy. Employees Only in West Hollywood is hosting a Valentine’s Day shindig with plans to serve love birds a selection of romantic specials including house-made Lobster Gnocchi and a 35-Day Dry Aged Ribeye with Lobster Tail, as well as the option to ass Black Perigord Truffle! This place is known for their killer cocktails, so be sure not to skip over the evening’s assortment of cocktail specials. Learn more here!

5. Make a candle that will remind you of each other’s scents…

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Things are heating up over at Stone Candles in Santa Monica, no pun intended… (okay, pun intended.) So grab your bae and head over to the westside for a BYOB candle making class rather than spending an entire paycheck at Jo Malone candle for a V-Day present! Since the class is BYOB, you can bring something to sip on along with you so that you can ignite the flame while your candles cool off. Learn more here!

6. Profess your undying love with a Mariachi dinner…

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Feel like your taking a trip south with an evening of music and a mouthwatering menu! There’s no better way to celebrate the day of amor than with the famed iX Tapa Cantina’s lively one-hour mariachi show! Plus, with fresh ingredients, chefs with a passion for Mexican cuisine, and a rotating lineup of some of the best musicians and ensembles in the country – how could you resist? Learn more here!

Find more Valentine’s Day events like these happening in L.A., here!


Also published on Medium.