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...
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....
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...
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 1924, it offers...
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...
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 busiest part of...
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...
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...
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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