Valentine’s Day is around the corner and picking the best option last minute isn’t always the easiest. While restaurants and other romantic hotspots are usually booked up by now, Del Rey Urban has put together a list of things to do that will impress any date! How about a sunset gondola ride or see a live show? Whether you’re spending time with a loved one, friends, or family – these will help you make the most of this special day.
Places To Go
Visit Urban Light
You can find a fun-filled evening of delicious food, culture, and iconic art at LACMA this Valentine’s Day. Spend your night viewing paintings and art exhibits at world-renowned LACMA while enjoying a delectable array of food. Right outside the museum is also one of the most photogenic spots in LA, the Urban Light exhibit. Lined with light poles in a symmetrical fashion, you will be able to capture a romantic photo with your special someone.
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Visit The Top Of The U.S. Bank For Incredible Views
OUE Skyspace may not be well known to some, but it’s one of the best places in Los Angeles to not only get a thrilling ride but also to get 360-degree unobstructed views of the city! Feel the thrill of a heart-pounding adventure on the world’s first Skyslide where you’ll slide down a glass-enclosed slide 1000 feet above downtown LA before you head to 2 observation decks that offer stunning scenic views! Talk about a romantic view!
U.S. Bank Tower
633 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Take A Gondola Ride
Looking to get out of LA for the day and escape the busyness? Hop in the car and head south of LA to the Newport Beach marina for one of the most romantic activities available. Book a private gondola ride, sip on a bottle of wine, and listen to someone sing to you while slowly exploring the marina at sunset. This company has been in operation since 1993 and has real rowing gondolas that are imported from Venice, Italy!
Take A Cooking Class
Some couples like a casual dinner, others like an activity. If you’re in the latter group, why not choose a cooking class before or on Valentine’s Day? If you choose before, you can cook dinner at home with your sweetheart. Hipcooks offers hands-on cooking classes for first-timers and seasoned cooks alike. Measuring implements are banned, tasting is encouraged, and your inner chef is invited to play. What’s even cooler is that every class ends with a dinner party!
Go On A Fun Malibu Wine Safari
Join a wine safari and take a classic adventure around a thousand-acre vineyard and ranch. The Malibu Wine Safari includes scenic stops for wine pairings, plus the chance to meet zebras, camels, alpacas, and bison. Six different wines are served, all sourced from local area vineyards. Tours take place on open-air safari vehicles with tiered seating and last between one and two and a half hours. Make a toast to romance!
32111 Mulholland Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265
Check-In To A Romantic Hotel
Los Angeles has plenty of options to choose from if you’re looking to get a little R&R at a romantic hotel. From Shutters on the Beach and Casa del Mar in Santa Monica to the Hotel Bel Air, the Chateau Marmont, and Terranea in Palos Verdes, there are plenty of great hotels to check into.
Go Wine Tasting
What’s better than a few glasses or a bottle of wine to indulge in on Valentine’s Day? Wally’s in Beverly Hills has a terrific wine bar to sit and enjoy the beautiful weather, or try Melrose’s Vinoteque, Bodega Wine Bar in Santa Monica, Silver Lake Wine, and the always dependable Augustine Wine Bar in Sherman Oaks. View our Guide To The Best Wine Bars In Los Angeles for more options.
Need Some Flowers?
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 offers beautiful arrangements for weddings, and for other events as well.
1069 N Fairfax Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90046
The Empty Vase Florist
The Empty Vase Florists have a reputation for being some of the best floral connoisseurs in town and will help walk you through creating the arrangement of your special someone’s dreams! Whether it be red rose bouquets or a custom arrangement, their elite customer service aligns perfectly with their floral creations!
9033 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069