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Why the Downtown LA Arts District is An Amazing Date Destination

Why the Downtown LA Arts District is An Amazing Date Destination

The Arts District east of Downtown LA is one of the most vibrant, hip, and up-and-coming areas of the city. It's now one of my favorite daytime date destinations in the entire LA area! It's undergone an amazing revitalization with cool galleries, breweries,...

Have a Great Hike with Amazing Views at Griffith Park

Have a Great Hike with Amazing Views at Griffith Park

Griffith Park is famous for its observatory, but it also offers some great hiking trails which offer amazing views of downtown LA, Century City, the Hollywood sign, and the valley. I'm going to tell you about my favorite trail which begins at the Glendale Peak...

The Best Mid-City L.A. Date Ideas

The Best Mid-City L.A. Date Ideas

The mid-city area of Los Angeles offers some of the best restaurants and coolest attractions around, making it a prime date destination. By "mid city", I'm referring to the area roughly between La Cienaga Blvd on the West and Western on the East, north of Pico and...

The Best San Diego Date Ideas

The Best San Diego Date Ideas

Only a few hours away from Los Angeles, (depending on traffic), San Diego is an ideal weekend date destination. These are the highlights from my recent trips to San Diego that I’d recommend to you.

The Most Romantic Date Spots in Venice, CA

The Most Romantic Date Spots in Venice, CA

Venice has a surprising number of really romantic date spots. It used to be known as a low-end beach town plagued by gangs and crime, but much of that has been cleaned up and it's now hipster-central for the West Side. Here's a list of my favorite Venice date...

The Best Free and Cheap Date Ideas in Los Angeles

The Best Free and Cheap Date Ideas in Los Angeles

Going on dates can be really expensive, but it doesn't have to be. There are some really great date ideas in Los Angeles that are cheap or free. Here's my list! 1. Hiking Hiking tops many lists of cheap date ideas for good reason. I have yet to meet...

My Favorite “Secret” Beach – Lechuza Beach Malibu

My Favorite “Secret” Beach – Lechuza Beach Malibu

There are many wonderful beaches in Los Angeles and Orange County, but many of these are crowded and lack privacy. I'd like to tell you about a "hidden gem" that I found.. a beach that feels like a private beach far away from the crowds of the city. It's a bit of a...

A Fun Beach Hike to Tidepools at Abalone Cove in Palos Verdes

A Fun Beach Hike to Tidepools at Abalone Cove in Palos Verdes

If you want a really unique L.A. beach experience, check out Abalone Cove in Palos Verdes. It offers a short trail hike down to a rocky beach leading to caves and tidepools. It can be a really cool and unusual date experience! One warning though - you will get wet!...

The Top Date Ideas in Culver City and the Surrounding Area

The Top Date Ideas in Culver City and the Surrounding Area

Culver City and the surrounding areas have some really romantic and fun places that are ideal for a date. Here are my top recommendations. 1. The Culver Hotel Grand Lobby I consider the Culver Hotel to be the jewel of downtown Culver City. Completed in...

My Top 20 Downtown LA Date Ideas

My Top 20 Downtown LA Date Ideas

It wasn’t that long ago that downtown Los Angeles was a pretty scary place to be outside of work hours, to be avoided at all costs.  Now, it’s undergoing a renaissance and is one of the real hip areas to hang out at, with tons of great restaurants, bars, and...

My Top Twenty Pasadena Date Ideas

My Top Twenty Pasadena Date Ideas

I believe Pasadena is one of the best places to go on a date in the LA area. It’s got fine restaurants, bars, shopping areas, cultural events, museums, and a lot more, making it worth visiting even if you live far away. Here are my top ten date ideas in Pasadena and...

L.A. Vegan Restaurants Even Carnivores Will Enjoy

L.A. Vegan Restaurants Even Carnivores Will Enjoy

Has this ever happened to you: You’re a meat-lover, but your date is a vegan, and you never been to a vegan restaurant before and have no idea where to go.  Or, vice versa, you’re a vegan and you want to take your carnivore date to a restaurant they won’t hate. Here...

My Five Favorite Restaurants in Old Town Pasadena

My Five Favorite Restaurants in Old Town Pasadena

There are so many great restaurants, bars, and hangouts in Old Town Pasadena, it can be difficult to choose.  Here are my personal favorites based on food, service, and ambiance, in no particular order. 1. Mi Piace Right in the heart of Old Town on the...

Romantic Restaurants and Bars on Ocean Avenue Santa Monica

Romantic Restaurants and Bars on Ocean Avenue Santa Monica

If you asked most people what the best date spot in Santa Monica is, many would say Third Street Promenade.  But Ocean Avenue has a collection of great restaurants and bars too.  Although it's gotten more crowded and touristy lately, it's still a good bet on...

Los Liones Canyon Trail – My Favorite Hike

Los Liones Canyon Trail – My Favorite Hike

You might have noticed that I've been going on a lot of hikes in the Santa Monica mountains lately.  They've all be great, but each seems to be better than the last.  At a friend’s recommendation, I did the Los Liones Canyon hike and I think it’s the best one I've...

Complete List of Summer Outdoor Movies in Los Angeles 2017

Complete List of Summer Outdoor Movies in Los Angeles 2017

Seeing an outdoor movie with someone special can be a fun and cozy date idea.  Below is a link to the best list I’ve found of outdoor movies for summer 2017 (from Thrillist): 2017 Outdoor Movie Screenings from Thrillist.com Note that “outdoor” does not necessarily...

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