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Great Valentine’s Day Date Ideas For Los Angeles Couples

February 5, 2017 9:00 AM

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Go beyond the usual dinner date for Valentine’s Day this year and go sailing, visit a museum or enjoy live entertainment while you’re eating dinner. Replace the usual box of chocolates with scrumptious French handmade caramels and step-up the bouquet of flowers with these artful blossoms. Any of the ideas below will get you on your way for a romantic date with a loved one or a special time with family and friends. Mix it up, try something new and spread the love.
Places To Go
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Urban Light
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6000

A “Night at the Museum” takes on a whole new meaning at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the various terrific exhibits on site here. If you’re looking for an evening of art, culture and fantastic food, LACMA is a great place to spend it perusing the paintings and art exhibits at LACMA and dining on a delectable food. From the famous Urban Light outdoor exhibit just outside the museum to exhibits like the popular ‘Rain Room,’ or exhibits that feature Frank Gehry’s legendary designs, it’s a great place to visit.

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LACMA / Ray’s and Stark Bar
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6180

After touring LACMA and its many exhibits and beautiful works of art, sit back in a comfy chair outside at Stark Bar and enjoy one of their tasty cocktails. Featuring an extensive cocktail and drinks menu to go with a terrific food menu, offerings for drinks include their “Cheap Detective,” with St Germain, cynar and campari, or the “Far East of Manhattan.”

The restaurant also services up a variety of wood fired pizzas, small and large plates and artisan cheese plates. What’s good? Well, everything of course. But, make sure to try their Margherita pizza, as well as the Wagyu hamburger.



Sailing Away in Marina del Rey
Bluewater Sailing
13505 Bali Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-5545

What could be more romantic than sailing away together at sunset? For Valentine’s Day, Angelenos can rent a boat in Marina del Rey and sail up the coast for the best views of the city from the water. Even if you’ve never sailed before, you can rent a sail boat with an instructor and impress your date with your very own “captain.” Blue Water Sailing, California Sailing Academy, and UCLA Marina Aquatic Center all have friendly and knowledgeable instructors who will teach you from stem to stern! After working up an appetite on the water and returning to dry land, you’ll be ready to indulge in some fresh seafood at Café del Rey, a local favorite

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Cliff’s Edge Cafe
3626 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 666-6116

Cliffs Edge has long been a neighborhood favorite in Silver Lake with its inviting, outdoor patio space, bi-level dining deck and delicious rustic Mediterranean cuisine. Guests will feel as though they’re in a magical tree house as they dine under the spreading branches of an amazing Ficus tree draped with twinkly lights, growing in the center of the space. The restaurant was designed by Dana Hollister and Keith Greco and features eclectic decor – walls made from reclaimed wood, Moroccan encaustic tile and antique French art and mirrors.

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Malibu Wines
31740 Mulholland Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(818) 865-0605

One of Los Angeles’ best venues is Malibu Wines, which sits in between the Pacific Ocean and Agoura Hills in the Santa Monica Mountains. Sit back, make a picnic on their large lawn and go wine tasting with your loved one! It’s a great setting that is one of the city’s best secret spots.

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Cafe Del Rey
4451 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-6395

Café del Rey has long had a reputation as being one of the most romantic restaurants in Los Angeles with its stunning waterfront location overlooking the Marina, superb food and attentive service. On the menu you’ll find a daily raw bar with the freshest seafood (locally sourced) and coastal Mediterranean dishes.

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Seed Floral
1069 N Fairfax Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848-8481

West Hollywood’s Seed Floral is a stylish flower shop offering creative arrangements, plants & gift boxes utilizing all types of flowers. If you’re looking for something unique, special and one-of-a-kind for that person in your life for Valentine’s Day, Seed Floral is one of the best places in the city to visit. The attentive and skilled staff here can help you put together a bouquet using a variety of flower types as well. Skip the typical bouquet of just red roses, and visit Seed Floral for bouquets made up of a variety of flower types. They can help you create something truly exceptional and outstanding that will exceed your expectations. Seed Floral also offer beautiful arrangements for weddings, and for other events as well.
Related: Where To Get Flowers For Valentine’s Day

Liz Laing is a writer, web designer and photographer who lives in Los Angeles. Her latest projects may be followed on Liz Laing.

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