Romance isn’t dead… you just have to go looking for it. Lucky for you, we’ve already done that, so all you have to do is peruse the incredible options on our list and take a willing participant with you. Whether it’s a hot air balloon ride, a luxurious spa retreat, or a movie under the stars, you can’t escape the magic happening this month. Here are 25 charming ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in L.A.:
The South Coast Botanic Garden is an incredibly romantic place on any given day, but when it’s illuminated with millions of multicolored installations that put the celestial realm right before you, it’s truly magical. Take your crush on a night stroll amongst the stars at the South Coast Botanical Garden’s Astra Lumina experience. Get your tickets for this immersive nighttime wander here.
Who said dating has to be boring? Ditch the usual dinner date plans and head into the riveting world of the uʍop ǝpᴉsd∩. After a pulse-racing adventure through epic sets, filled with interactive scenes, live actors and unsolved mysteries, you can chill in a neon-soaked arcade zone and indulge in some Scoop Ahoy. From February the 10th to 14th, you can get two tickets for the price of one—so pick your lover (even if that’s a fellow adventure lover) and reserve your visit to the Stranger Things experience before it’s too late.
3-6. Take In An Ambient Candlelight Concert In One Of Most Beautiful Historic Locations, Or Gift The Experience To A Loved One
There are few things as magical as listening to top musicians playing classical renditions in a historic venue bathed in glimmering candlelight. These exceptional Candlelight concert series never fail to captivate audiences around the world—which means there’s a good chance your date will be impressed too. To celebrate the month of love, the series is bringing the beloved romantic classics back, from Broadway’s greatest love songs to Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole. Find the perfect evening of music below:
- 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
- Offer the gift of a gentle glow of candlelight at a classical concert with a gift card here!
Titanic: The Exhibition has sailed into L.A. and it’s bringing the lost stories of love and loss to the surface like never before. Wander through intricately detailed recreations of the Grand Staircase, the cabins and the deck of the most famous ship in history at this breathtaking showcase. You’ll find real artifacts that have never been viewed by the public before that will plunge you right into the secrets held by the deep, blue Atlantic. Reserve your tickets here for a truly moving experience.
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Forget about your relationship status; this year, it’s all about your Zen status. We’ve just made it through a few tough years, so instead of the annual ‘wining and dining’ session, the focus has shifted to unwinding and reconnecting. And it’s hard to think of anything better than whisking yourself (and your S/O) away on a retreat at a lush, private oasis in L.A. Find out more here.
From illuminated swan boats to a private ride in a vintage plane, there are tons of ways to see the city that offer a touch of romance. Even if you don’t have a plus one to take with you, these unique rides around L.A. will make reignite your passion for this electric place you call home. Find the full list here.
The Acey Deucey is a nautical-themed pop-up bar that has dropped anchor in Downtown L.A. and the bar’s gallant captain and their hardworking crew are ready to serve you some delicious sea-themed cocktail creations and spoil you in musical performances. During the experience, you’ll be fully immersed in underwater scenery that’ll lead you to believe you’re really submerged under the Pacific. So, grab your tickets to the Acey Deucey before they set sail somewhere else!
Wine and dine under the stars at one of the city’s top restaurants, which comes with a side of romantic scenery. Browse our list of stunning al fresco patios in L.A. and enjoy craft cocktails and seasonal fare in the fresh open-air settings here.
Los Angeles is where Hollywood dreams are born and stars are made. It truly is the entertainment capital, and great films have the power to transport you to magical places―and Los Angeles happens to be home to many of them, so why not have a date night that’s straight out of a movie? Whether you’re looking for inspiration or you’re looking for a little reminder that you live in an actual dreamland, here are 14 restaurants you can actually visit from timeless films.
Want to make that special someone’s heart race? Featuring horror movies like Jennifer’s Body and Queen of the Damned, Street Food Cinema’s “Bloody Valentine” series will certainly get the job done. The series is taking place inside one of the oldest movie palaces in DTLA: the Million Dollar Theater. With photo ops, audience games, cocktails, and the intimate Lovers Lounge, you’re guaranteed a scary-good time. Find all the seasonal films showing for the month of love here.
The iconic installations by the beloved Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama have been illuminating our social feeds for the last decade and we can never seem to get enough. It’s been two years since Angelenos last had the chance to be entranced by the endless reflections and this time, it comes without the endless lines. There’s something so magical about this installation that you don’t even need a Valentine’s date for this one. Find out more here.
Found in Pasadena, the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden is a beautiful zen retreat with a life full of devastation and triumph. Its constructed bridges, traditional cedar log house, and lush gardens are surrounded by two ponds full of koi fish. As you and your loved one take in the landscape, it’s clear that dedication and patience went into this tranquil masterpiece. Learn more about Storrier Stearns here!