Los Angeles is a divinely romantic place to spend Valentine's Day with your sweetheart, whether you can afford the five-star treatment or are looking for more budget-friendly ways to woo. Below are some of my recommendations for ways to spend a special day with the one you love on Valentine's Day or any day. You can also check my Valentines Day Special Events page for more specific event options.
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Sunset Champagne Flight over Los Angeles
Zeppelin flights have been retired, but a private Sunset Champagne Helicopter Flight is still an option. You can book the flight on its own, or fly to a romantic dinner.
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Spa Treatment for Two
Many spas have couples treatment rooms, but some are a cut above, with better ambiance and more unique services. Click the link for the Top Couples Spas in Los Angeles.
Here are the Top Couples Spas in Los Angeles.
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Spend a Romantic Day at Disneyland
You may think Disneyland is just for kids, but if you take a moment to get into the prince and princess fantasy, there are a lot of opportunities for romance at the "happiest place on earth," including a few hold-each-other-tight rides. For a quick glimpse, I've put together some recommendations for the Best Places to Kiss at Disneyland.
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Take a Romantic Gondola Ride
You don't have to travel to Italy to take a romantic gondola ride. There are several locations in Southern California where you can be serenaded as you're guided along calm inland waterways. Bundle up for a Valentine's Day ride. It's cold out on the water, providing a good excuse to cuddle.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Pick a Romantic Spot for a Proposal
If you're thinking about popping the question this Valentine's Day, Los Angeles has some truly unique opportunities to make it a memorable moment. Check out the Best Places to Pop the Question in LA.
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The greater Los Angeles area has an abundance of beautiful public gardens, from encyclopedic botanic gardens to intimate Japanese meditation gardens.
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Most women love to dance and appreciate a man who is willing to at least make the effort, regardless of skill level, so taking her out to one of the Top LA Dance Clubs is a fun treat. Besides, getting your freak on on the dance floor is a good precursor of coming attractions.
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Take a Romantic Walk on the Beach
"Love long walks on the beach" has become the cliche of the personal ad and online dating profile for the simple reason that almost everyone loves long walks on the beach and finds walking on the beach romantic, even if you're the kind of person who would rather walk on the paved beach path than get your feet sandy. This one should almost be a given for any couple visiting Los Angeles. After all, with over 80 miles of coastline, the beach is one of LA's Top Attractions.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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Learn Something Together
Whether it's a cooking class, a surfing lesson for two, or a couple hours at trapeze school, sharing a learning experience can be a great way to spend bonding time.
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Rent a Sailboat or Yacht
Book a charter complete with skipper, or if you're a skilled sailor, rent a boat and pack a picnic for a day out on the water, or sail to Catalina for lunch.
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Some of the ideas listed on the previous page include a dining element, but if you're just looking for a beautifully place for a romantic dinner on Valentines Day, I've put together a list of the Most Romantic Los Angeles Restaurants with a View.
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Even if diamonds aren’t yet on the horizon, you'll find all kinds of trinkets in the Los Angeles Jewelry District in Downtown Los Angeles. It is the largest wholesale jewelry district in the country with almost 5,000 businesses. She'll be so dazzled that she won't mind that you're shopping wholesale. On the other hand, some people find that the glut of offerings takes the romance out if it. The main core of the district is on Hill Street between 5th and 8th Streets, with more businesses on the parallel streets of Olive and Broadway.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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A Romantic Horseback Ride
You can join a group ride or book a private horseback tour and picnic in the Hollywood Hills or Malibu. Sunset and specific proposal options are available.