How to Spend Valentine's Day in Los Angeles

13 Ultra-Romantic Options for Valentine's Day in Los Angeles

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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 recommendations for ways to spend a special day with the one you love on Valentine's Day or any day. Visit our Valentines Day Special Events page for more specific event options.

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    Sunset Champagne Flight over Los Angeles

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    To really impress your date, reserve a flight over the city in a private helicopter at sunset. Romance is in the air as you soar above Beverly Hills, the Sunset Strip, and the downtown skyline. Some companies also provide champagne and chocolate roses. Try Orbic Air or Elite Helicopter Tours.

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    Couple at a spa
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    Many spas have couples treatment rooms, but some are a cut above, with better ambiance and more unique services. We've listed out our favorites in the link above.

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    Mickey and Minnie Mouse
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    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.

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    Gondolier rowing on canal. Long Beach, California
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    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.

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    Los Angeles Proposal
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    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.

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    Getty Center garden , Los Angeles
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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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    Los Angeles Nightlife
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    If you love to dance, regardless of your skill level, so taking your date to one of the top LA dance clubs is a fun treat. You can also get close to each other on the dancefloor.

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    Walk on the beach
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    "Long walks on the beach" has become the cliche of the online dating profile for the simple reason that it's romantic, even if you'd rather walk on a paved path than get your feet sandy. This one should almost be a given for any couple visiting Los Angeles or Orange County. After all, with over 80 miles of coastline, the beach is one of LA's Top Attractions.

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    Learn Something Together

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    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

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    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. Try Bluewater Yacht Rentals in Marina Del Rey, or Harbor Yacht Club Sailboat Rental or Pacific Sailing, both in Long Beach.

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    Carbon Beach Club Restaurant at Malibu Beach Inn
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    Some of the ideas listed above include a dining element, but if you're just looking for a beautifully place for a romantic dinner on Valentines Day, visit our 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. 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.

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    Los Angeles horseback-riding
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    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.