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25 Intimate Ways To Spend Your Valentine’s Weekend In Los Angeles

By Secret Los Angeles

25 Intimate Ways To Spend Your Valentine’s Weekend In Los Angeles

Love is in the air and it deserves to be celebrated with these unforgettable experiences.

Romance isn’t dead…you just have to go looking for it. Lucky for you, we’ve done that for you, so all you have to do is browse the incredible options in 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 the month of love:

1. Ditch The Cliches And Join This Anti-Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Experience

This year, while couples stress out about booking reservations during one of the busiest dining nights of the year, singles (or cliche-resisting couples) can relax while sipping on a breakup cocktail instead of paying for an overpriced prix fixe menu. The BreakUp Bar is about to make you fall in love with the most dreaded holiday of the year with emotional concoctions that will remind you how great your own company really is. Indulge yourself, and head to this refreshing Anti-Valentine’s Day Pick-Up Experience on Melrose.

2. Enjoy A Magical Dinner And Concert On A Beachfront In O.C.

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The wildly popular  Candlelight concert series has taken over a beachfront location in O.C. It showcases classical music in an utterly magical setting, bathed in flickering candlelight. For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles. Of course, the new open-air venues will allow for an enchanting but safe and socially distant setting. Enjoy amazing views as you enjoy a magical dining experience and allow yourself to be whisked away by the beautiful, captivating sounds of classical numbers. Book your tickets here.

3-4. Give In To Luxury With These Wellness Retreats In The Heart Of L.A.

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Forget about your relationship status; this year, it’s all about your Zen status. We’ve just made it through 2020, 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. You can choose from an overnight stay or day experience below:

5. Take In Breathtaking Views Of Hollywood With This Flaming Dining Experience

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Fire up your dining experience with this blazing (literally) gourmet cuisine with a vintage garage twist at the ‘Torched’ dining experience! While the hospitality industry has been a little quieter than usual, Gastro Garage has been reigniting W Hollywood’s scene with a culinary spectacle that’s keeping the night skies aglow. Chefs (or “gastro mechanics”) cook your meal in front of you using industrial-sized torches in the stunning W Hotel rooftop setting! Think vintage-style garage workmen toasting upscale fare to perfection with blowtorches in a luxurious outdoor setting.

6-15. Enjoy The Fresh Air At One Of These 11 Gorgeous Outdoor Patios

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The outdoor scene is back in action, do you can wine and dine under the stars once again. Browse our list of stunning al fresco patios in L.A. enjoy craft cocktails and seasonal fare in the fresh open-air settings here.

16. Float Over The California Countryside With A Hot Air Balloon

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Defy gravity and glide amongst the clouds above the scenic landscapes of Perris-Temecula Valley. Once your feet are firmly back on the ground, you’ll be treated to delicious snacks and coffee. Book your flight here.

17. Take Your S/O To These 10 Magical ‘La La Land’ Locations

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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.

18-21. Buckle Up And Ride Into The Magic With These Essential drive-ins For The Month

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Take in a classic film al fresco with the California sunset as a backdrop. Our cars have become a new vehicle for safe entertainment and it doesn’t just stop at a drive-in cinema. There are a plethora of exciting events coming to town this month, including Ru Paul’s Drag Race and several outdoor cinema pop-ups to enjoy this month.

22. Travel Back In Time And Go On A Love Odyseey With The The Poetry Society

Come be transformed by this unique poetry show, featuring Puss N Boots, Velvet Envy, Tennessee Pink, Too Loose, the Madame, and many more! This live personalized odyssey was intended to go back to the roaring 1920’s for Valentine’s Day. The Madame set the dial on the time machine to 1921, the year D.H. Lawrence released Women in Love, and Fitzgerald published The Beautiful and Damned. BUT, unfortunately, someone poured whiskey into the machine and The Poetry Society’s time travelers have landed up 100 years in the future. For a virtual night of love and art, book yourself a ticket here.

23. Turn Your Dinner Table Into A New York Times-Acclaimed Restaurant

Il Fiorista brings the flavors of Italy to your home! Enjoy a delicious dish of Campanelle pasta with Puttanesca sauce using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, turning your dining table into a The New York Times-acclaimed restaurant for the night. Order a romantic feast for pickup or have it delivered straight to your door here.

24. Have A Candlelight Picnic On A Santa Monica Beach

Allow the Santa Monica Picnic Co to treat you to a luxurious picnic in a gorgeous beach setting. You’ll have a delicious meal prepared by a chef with lush furnishings like flowers, umbrellas and cozy blankets to create an unforgettable moment for you and your date. Book your seaside meal here.

Looking for more ways to turn up the romance? Browse more Cupid-approved events and activities here.

25. Lounge In The Sun At This Stunning European Oasis In L.A.

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This hidden gem is going to be your new favorite hangout, whether it’s brunch, lunch or a dinner date, you’ll find California fare with a Mediterranean twist that carries through into the decor and ambiance. Read more about Cara Hotel’s dreamy new restaurant.

Featured image: Cara Hotel