The Best Museum Date in LA: The Huntington Library and Gardens

The Best Museum Date in LA: The Huntington Library and Gardens

I’m a big fan of museums, and Los Angeles has some great ones, including the Getty, the Getty Villa, LACMA/La Brea Tar Pits, and the California Science Center.  But, I recently re-visited the continually-expanding Huntington Library and I concluded that it’s the best...
Have a Great Date at Griffith Park Observatory

Have a Great Date at Griffith Park Observatory

The Griffith Park Observatory is not only one of the most popular tourist attractions in Los Angeles, it’s also a great place to go for an after-dinner date with someone special, and most of the attractions there are free! Here are my top recommendations to have a...
The Skyroom in Long Beach (Will Return in 2020)

The Skyroom in Long Beach (Will Return in 2020)

SPECIAL NOTE: Unfortunately, the Skyroom is now closed for a two-year remodel. I’m hoping it returns in 2020 even better than it was! – Brian On my personal short list of romantic restaurants in Los Angeles is Long Beach’s incredible Skyroom. This place is...
A Great Walking Tour of Downtown Los Angeles

A Great Walking Tour of Downtown Los Angeles

If you are into history or architecture, the highly-rated Free LA Tour can be a great outdoor date idea! I recently took an out-of-town friend on the tour and we enjoyed it.  Here are my experiences. The Logistics You’ll need to register for the Free LA Tour on...
A Fun, Unique Date Idea: Horseback Riding in Malibu!

A Fun, Unique Date Idea: Horseback Riding in Malibu!

I recently had a friend visiting from out of town who wanted to go horseback riding in the LA area.  I had never ridden a horse before, but I was willing to give it a try. Well, I am glad I did, because it was an awesome experience and I had a blast!  Here’s some info...
The Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival

The Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival

Depending on what type of entertainment you and your date enjoy, the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival might just be your cup of tea. Personally, I have never been super-into Shakespeare. I hated reading that stuff in grade school just like everyone else. But, I...
The Top Three Most Romantic Restaurants in Los Angeles

The Top Three Most Romantic Restaurants in Los Angeles

Proflowers has come up with a list of the 245 most romantic restaurants in America. Los Angeles has three in the top fifteen with a Santa Barbara restaurant capturing number one! Proflowers came up with the list by researching reputable restaurant sites like...
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.  As a native, I’ve spent a lot of time there.  Here are my top night and daytime itineraries for a fun time in my home town and the in the...
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, I recently spent a few days there and was blown away by how beautiful and romantic parts of Long Beach are.  I’m not a Long Beach local, but...
An Easy Date Hike with Great Views at Will Rogers State Park

An Easy Date Hike with Great Views at Will Rogers State Park

Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades offers an easy hike with some nice views of Century City to the Santa Monica Bay, and even Catalina Island on a clear day. History Will Rogers was one of the highest-paid and most famous actors in the early 1930s.  He is...
Casa Del Mar – A Classy Date Lounge by the Ocean

Casa Del Mar – A Classy Date Lounge by the Ocean

A worthy stop in any Santa Monica date itinerary is the Casa Del Mar hotel, with its grand Lobby Lounge and amazing view of the pier and beach. It has a prime location close to beach activities and the Third Street Promenade, yet far enough from the noise and hustle...
Top Tips to Have a Great Hollywood Bowl Experience

Top Tips to Have a Great Hollywood Bowl Experience

The Hollywood Bowl is an awesome and unique Southern California institution.  There’s nothing like listening to music in the hills beneath the stars.  I’ve done it many, many times.  Here are some tips to make your time there perfect. Which Seats to Get Go for the...
How to Have an Amazing Date at Disneyland

How to Have an Amazing Date at Disneyland

Disneyland is not a place that usually comes to mind when you are thinking of where to take a date. But, I’ve had some wonderful times at Disneyland as an adult going with someone special.  If you’re willing to shell out the dough for admission, or if you...
Yamashiro – One of the Most Romantic Restaurants in L.A.

Yamashiro – One of the Most Romantic Restaurants in L.A.

Yamashiro is one of my all-time favorite date restaurants in Los Angeles.  The ambiance is right out of a Samurai movie, and it has one of the most amazing views of L.A. of any restaurant I know.  The garden in front of the restaurant has got to be one of the most...
Oktoberfest at Alpine Village

Oktoberfest at Alpine Village

I am a big fan of German music and culture, yet I had never been to Alpine Village in Torrance, California, so I jumped at the chance to attend Oktoberfest there in September 2013 and again in October 2015! In two years they’ve made some significant and...

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