Outdoor Date Ideas

The Best Date Ideas in Malibu, Topanga, and the Pacific Palisades

The Best Date Ideas in Malibu, Topanga, and the Pacific Palisades

Malibu is a great place for an all-day or half-day date when you want to get away from it all without straying too far from the Los Angeles area. You get beautiful beaches and mountains, as well as great restaurants and other attractions. Check out these date ideas in...

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

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

The thing I love about Los Angeles is that I'm constantly discovering new things to do even though I'm a native. One such discovery for me is Terranea, a five-star resort in Palos Verdes. It offers beautiful grounds, great restaurants at a variety of price points, and...

A Great Summer Date Idea: Hollywood Night Market at Yamashiro

A Great Summer Date Idea: Hollywood Night Market at Yamashiro

I'm so psyched that the Yamashiro Night Market is back!! (Actually, it's now officially called the "Hollywood Night Market at Yamashiro"). This is one of my favorite summertime Los Angeles events! Starting in May 2019, it will be every Thursday night from 5 to 10 PM...

See Some of L.A.’s Most Famous Landmarks On This Hike in Griffith Park

See Some of L.A.’s Most Famous Landmarks On This Hike in Griffith Park

Griffith Park is famous for its observatory, but it also offers some great hiking trails. I'm going to tell you about my favorite trail that takes you from the Greek Theatre to the Griffith Observatory and back. I love this hike because it offers panoramic views of...

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 Relaxing Bike Ride on the West Side – The Ballona Creek Bike Path

A Relaxing Bike Ride on the West Side – The Ballona Creek Bike Path

The Ballona Creek Bike Path is a beginner-level bike path completely free of cars and signals, extending from Culver City to Marina del Rey. It can be a great date idea if you go at the right time of day (avoiding the heat of mid-day) and make plans to hang out...

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...

Temescal Canyon – An Ideal Date Hike

Temescal Canyon – An Ideal Date Hike

The Temescal Canyon Loop is a popular trail and is an ideal date hike because it’s the perfect length, it’s just the right difficulty level, it’s very close to civilization, and has some great views and interesting terrain. It’s a great way to spend a weekend morning...

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...

Have a Great Date at Griffith Park Observatory at Night

Have a Great Date at Griffith Park Observatory at Night

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! The Biggest Thing to Worry About:...

Horseback Riding with Malibu Riders

Horseback Riding with Malibu Riders

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...

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