If you’re a Los Angeleno looking for your next date idea, here are a few simple places to start. Casually jump from bar to bar along any of the city’s walkable circuits, such as the Los Feliz-Silverlake bar scene, or spend the whole night frolicking in a more engaging establishment, maybe one with food and something to do. From exquisite views to unusual menus or a multi-talented wait staff, many LA restaurants have that something extra you need to make a dinner date a memorable event.
The Natural History Museum offers a huge array of prehistoric creatures, human artifacts, rare gemstones and extremely ugly fish skeletons, and astronomy buffs can spend a few hours stargazing at Griffith Observatory (which is mostly free, by the way). Ok, we had to include some kind of meal-date, since dinner is still the perfect experience to share with the object of your wooing.
An LA date can be simple or elaborate, quick or involved. For example, Benihana is a teppanyaki-style Japanese restaurant, where the chef prepares your meal on a grill right at your table, performing little parlor tricks with the food.
It can be a daytime outing or a nighttime romp, an intimate one-on-one encounter or a group affair. A simple night of LA bar hopping can translate to a fun, low-risk date, especially considering the huge variety in LA’s bar scene. Then there is Opaque, the dining-in-the-dark experience that forces you to actually taste the food — and actually listen to your date, whom you may discover a thing or two about.
If you decide to spend an afternoon relaxing in the sun, Southern California’s sandy beaches are not far away.
Universal Studios Hollywood is a theme park and film studio that offers visitors a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood’s oldest and most famous film studio.
The glow of candlelight mixed with the sound of a nearby creek will get that spark going.
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