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How to Have the Ultimate Romantic Getaway in Big Sur

How to Have the Ultimate Romantic Getaway in Big Sur

If you're looking for a California getaway that offers amazing ocean views, wonderful hikes in the woods, fine dining, and accommodations at every price point, you can't go wrong with Big Sur. It's got to be one of the most romantic destinations in California. Here...

The Best Date Ideas in Hollywood and Los Feliz, CA

The Best Date Ideas in Hollywood and Los Feliz, CA

Hollywood, CA is known for many things - its nightlife, the entertainment industry, and sometimes as a tourist trap. But Hollywood also has some of the best date destinations in the L.A. area, as long as you know how to avoid some of the insane traffic that can happen...

A Really Romantic Date Idea: Sunset Horseback Riding at Griffith Park

A Really Romantic Date Idea: Sunset Horseback Riding at Griffith Park

If you're looking for a unique, fun, and super romantic date idea, how about a guided horseback ride at Griffith Park during sunset? It doesn't get much more romantic than that! My good friend, Davee Hallinan, is the owner of Good Pony, Inc. She offers private sunset...

The Best First Date Spots in Los Angeles

The Best First Date Spots in Los Angeles

Good planning is key on first dates First impressions are critical, so first dates are very important. The location you pick should be fun, but not too distracting. It should be edgy, but not too crazy. The logistics need to be right, and of course, it should be...

The Best Museum Date Ideas in LA

The Best Museum Date Ideas in LA

I believe that visiting a museum is a great date idea. It's quiet so you can talk, and there are usually interesting things to see and comment on. Maybe you can even show off some of the stuff you learned in that art history class you took in college. And Los Angeles...

The Best Date Ideas in Orange County, CA

The Best Date Ideas in Orange County, CA

There are some really charming destinations in Orange County, CA, ideal for a romantic date! Here are my favorites. 1. Laguna Beach My pick for the best Orange County date area is Laguna Beach. Once a secluded beach town, the secret is out, and traffic and parking are...

The Coolest Date Spots in Venice, CA

The Coolest Date Spots in Venice, CA

Venice has become one of the hippest areas of the West Side. Here are my top ideas for fun and interesting dates in Venice. 1. Abbott Kinney My favorite date hangout area in Venice is Abbott Kinney Blvd, named "The Coolest Block in America" by GQ magazine. This short,...

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 Trail to Sandstone Peak Hiking tops many lists of cheap date ideas for good reason. I have yet to...

The Best Fun and Romantic Date Ideas in Culver City

The Best Fun and Romantic Date Ideas in Culver City

Culver City is one of the most underrated date destinations in the Los Angeles area. It's packed with really hip, fun, and romantic places that are ideal for a date. Here are my top recommendations. 1. The Culver Hotel I consider the Culver Hotel to be the jewel...

Twenty Fun & Romantic Pasadena Date Ideas

Twenty Fun & Romantic Pasadena Date Ideas

Pasadena has some amazing places to take a date! 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 date ideas in Pasadena and the surrounding area! 1....

My Four Favorite Restaurants in Old Town Pasadena

My Four 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...

Tips for Having a Great Time at a Staples Center Sporting Event

Tips for Having a Great Time at a Staples Center Sporting Event

Home of the Lakers, Clippers, and Kings, and host to concerts and other events, the Crypto.com Arena (formerly the Staples Center) is a prime attraction in downtown Los Angeles in spite of its terrible new name. Here are my tips to make your visit fun and hassle-free....

The Best Santa Monica Date Ideas

The Best Santa Monica Date Ideas

Santa Monica is an obvious and popular destination for hanging out with friends or someone special.  It's got lots of great restaurants, the beach, and it's very walkable. Here are some of my favorite date ideas in Santa Monica. 1. Calabra Rooftop Restaurant and...

Romantic Date Ideas in Long Beach

Romantic Date Ideas in Long Beach

When you think of great places to go on a date near L.A., Long Beach usually doesn’t immediately come to mind.  Yet, whenever I visit, I'm blown away by how beautiful and romantic parts of Long Beach are. It's got a unique mix of modern and retro, of beach and...

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