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...
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....
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...
Terranea: A Hidden Gem in Palos Verdes with Spectacular Hiking Trails

Terranea: A Hidden Gem in Palos Verdes with Spectacular Hiking Trails

Terranea is a hidden gem that’s worth a bit of a drive. Sure, there are other beautiful places to hike along the shore in Palos Verdes. And, there are some great restaurants as well. But Terranea combines the best of both. It’s an ideal place to have a good meal and go for an easy walk with breathtaking views of the ocean. You’ll feel like you’re staying at a high-end resort for a fraction of the cost.

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...
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...
Wicked Lit: A Unique Immersive Halloween Theater Experience

Wicked Lit: A Unique Immersive Halloween Theater Experience

If you’re looking for a really unique and cool Halloween-themed date idea, check out Wicked Lit, an immersive outdoor theater experience running from late September to mid November at the Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery in Altadena. What Is Wicked Lit? If...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...

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