Los Angeles might be the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones. Whether you’re treating your significant other, roommates, or yourself this year, check out these 5 most romantic spots in the city to enjoy an LA love affair.
A Day in Nature
One of the best parts about Southern California is the weather. Even though it’s “winter,” you can still spend the sunny days outside with just a sweater and always find plenty of greenery to uplift your mood. The Huntington Library is a beautiful part-museum, part-garden institution that you can spend hours walking through. There’s plenty to see, from its desert garden to the Huntington art collection, with benches, cafes, and restaurants to take breaks at.
Also nearby is the La Cañada Flintridge Descanso Gardens, a massive botanical garden (over 150 acres!), where you can walk through tons of blooms and greenery to last a whole afternoon. The Rose Garden might be a sweet spot for this special day.
Not only does the Los Angeles County Museum of Art have plenty of exhibitions to see, but the museum also hosts fun, interactive events that you can enjoy with your friends and partner. They offer different types of art classes — like Drawing from Sculptures and Ink and Watercolor — that you can indulge your creative side. You can also gift each other the art pieces you make.
Malibu Wine Safari
Southern California is also known for its vineyards, especially the Malibu Family Wines. Good news, you can experience the 1,000-acre Saddlerock Ranch and vineyard yourself and spend a day tasting Malibu’s best wines, from Bisous to Zinfandel. You’ll be riding open-air Safari vehicles along the way, getting up close and personal with zebras, alpacas, and Stanley the Giraffe.
There’s a reason why the Griffith Observatory is featured in so many films, like La La Land. The views are gorgeous — the best in the city — whether it’s night or day, and there’s so much to do. You can hike up to the observatory or toward the Hollywood sign, or you can enjoy the planetarium indoors. It’s the perfect spot for families, couples, friends, and all loved ones to enjoy each others’ company and the beauty of LA.
Let’s not forget about dinner. These following restaurants are some of the most romantic (and obviously, most delicious) restaurants in the city.
Nobu in Malibu is the classic place to treat yourself to a high-end, celebrity chef dinner in LA. You’ll be eating fresh seafood and sushi with a breathtaking ocean view — totally worth the splurge. Make sure to get the famous miso-marinated black cod.
71Above, located 950-feet high, boasts panoramic views of LA’s skyline, beaches, and mountains. Though also quite upscale, the restaurant is graced by Chef Vartan Abgaryan’s unique takes on American dishes. Reservations are a must!
Another restaurant that offers drop-dead panoramic views of downtown is Perch, a French bistro. It’s so cliche (they have a live jazz band), but the place is also undeniably one of the best in the city.