Los Angeles is one of the most famous and romantic places in the country. Anywhere that you look, there’s something fun and exciting to do in L.A.! Whether you’re a local or planning a trip to California, here is a list of the 10 best places for couples to visit in the greater Los Angeles area.
The most famous amusement park in the world is located in Anaheim, just south of the city of Los Angeles. You and your date can feel like kids again as you journey to the various lands of the Magic Kingdom. Open every day, all year round.
This observatory that overlooks the city of Los Angeles is also a planetarium and museum of astronomy. The views from Griffith Observatory whether during the day or at night are spectacular and will have you both seeing stars.
Santa Monica Pier
Another iconic L.A. area landmark is the Santa Monica Pier. This wooden pier is long and wide and gives fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean. The midway at Santa Monica Pier features a roller coaster, Ferris wheel and scores of other additional rides, games, shops. Spend the day playing on the beach or enjoy a wide variety of different foods at any one of the delicious eateries along the boardwalk.
The Bingo Club
If you get the itch to gamble, there’s no need to take a hop flight to Vegas. You and your date can play bingo games at the centrally located Bingo Club. Bingo games have gone beyond giving grandma something to do and offer a surprisingly fun time on date night. Who knows? You might even win some money to pay for your trip!
The Ritz Carlton Hotel
Centrally located, in the heart of Los Angeles, this luxury hotel has every amenity you could want and at affordable rates. You can take one of many walking tours to see the nearby attractions such as the Grammy Museum, the newly constructed Walt Disney Concert Hall, the famous Orpheum Theater or shop in L.A.’s Fashion District.
Malibu Creek State Park
Used as a filming location in Hollywood for scores of movies and landmark shows like the M*A*S*H* television series, this picturesque bit of California wilderness encompasses more than 8,200 acres and is ideal for hiking or a romantic horseback ride along the banks of Malibu Creek.
The Getty Villa
If you’ve ever wondered what life was like in a Greek or Roman villa, you don’t want to miss the Getty. This spectacular museum was built by John Paul Getty to resemble a Roman country house in the first century AD. The collection boasts some 7.000 years of ancient art from the Stone Age to the fall of the Roman Empire. It’s open free every day except Tuesdays from 10 AM to 5 PM.
The Hollywood Sign
When anyone thinks of the movie magic that is Hollywood, it’s hard not to imagine this iconic landmark. Originally erected in 1923 when the movie industry was still in its infancy, each capital letter is 44 feet tall and spells out the name, HOLLYWOOD across an expanse of more than 350 feet.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame
Another tribute to the film industry and L.A.’s star-studded past is the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This public sidewalk stretches Hollywood Boulevard, and Vine Street for several blocks features both the stars of yesterday and today. Best of all – it’s FREE! Take a stroll with the one you love and see all of the honorees who you know or maybe even discover some you don’t!
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The Huntington Museum
The Huntington features a world-class collection of art, a library, and breathtaking botanical gardens. Located 10 miles south of Los Angeles in San Marino, the Huntington is dedicated to education and research. When you’re done looking at the collection of American art, the gardens of the Huntington features many different styles and cultures. More than 200 acres of beautiful landscapes offer a kaleidoscope of colors all through the year. No matter what time of year you choose to visit, the Huntington is one of the most romantic spots in Southern California!
Have you been on a date in LA? Where would you go?