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21 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in LA 💖

Valentine's Day in Los Angeles at Hollywood Boulvard with a Polaroid of a Romantic Couple

Valentine's Day in Los Angeles is an exciting time because so many restaurants have special Valentine's Day menus and many places have special V-Day events. There are incredible things to do on Valentine's Day in Los Angeles - here are LA Today's top picks for couples and singles during Valentine's Day 2024.

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Valentine's Day Ideas for Couples

Valentine's Day for couples can mean gorgeous restaurants with delicious meals, special activities that you and your partner won't ever forget, or a mix of both. Here's our top recommendations for restaurants with special Valentine's Day 2024 menu's along with some memorable things to do in Los Angeles.

📍 Location: 4222 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA

🗓️ Date: Their special menu is on Valentine's Day (February 14, 2024) only

💰 Price: Prices a-la-carte, but affordable

Not all awesome restaurants need to have over the top prices, and The Front Yard Restaurant proves just that! This comfortable environment boasts an outdoor patio, cozy fireplace, a bar, and a private dining room, making it suitable for just about everyone. Their special Valentine's Day Menu features a "Surf & Turf for Two" option with choices of filet and lobster, duck and crab, or pancetta and scallops. 🪄 Insider Tip: Happy Hour is Monday's to Friday's from 3pm-5:30pm, so be sure to stop by before your dinner reservation to grab some discounted drinks!

📍 Location: Downtown L.A. Proper Hotel, Rooftop: 1100 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

🗓️ Date: February 14, 2024 from 5pm-10pm

💰 Price: $120 per person (not including alcohol)

If you're looking for something romantic that isn't too pricey, this rooftop restaurant is the best option. It's excellent ambience and delightful meals such as their wagyu ribeye and their striped bass will have you and your partners mouth's watering at first sight. 🪄 Insider Tip: If you have some extra cash and want to stay in a hotel, surprising your partner with a stay at the Proper Hotel, where Cara Cara is located, is a great way to cap off the night. They're offering 15% off their best available rate for those who stay 2+ days, as well as a $50 dining credit per stay.

📍 Location: 128 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga, CA

🗓️ Date: Special menu only available February 14, 2024

💰 Price: $175 per person (vegetarian option $160) with an additional $65 per person

Some people say this is Los Angeles's most romantic restaurant because of it's beautiful decor and fairy-like atmosphere. Enjoy your Valentine's Day dinner here with a prix-fixe menu of delectable options such as short rib, sea bass, and risotto. 🪄 Insider Tip: The wine pairing is worth it. The restaurant won Wine Spectator's 2023 Award of Excellence for their amazing selection of wines.

4. Gondola Getaway in Long Beach's Naples

📍 Location: 5437 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA

🗓️ Dates: Valentine's Day Special Event: February 9 to February 18, 2024

💰 Prices: Price for 2 people can range from $160-250, depending on the day you choose

The Gondola Getaway has a variety of gondola options at all different times of the year, but for Valentine's week, they have decided to make it more romantic with their 10 Days of Romance option. Enjoy a romantic gondola in Long Beach, taking you through the canals of Naples Island with a long stem red rose. 🪄 Insider Tip: Be sure to purchase the add-on cannoli package for 2 for only $7, they're delicious.

5. Take a Ride on the Swan Boats at Echo Park Lake

📍 Location: 751 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

🗓️ Dates: Available year-round, seven days a week from 9am to sunset (weather permitting)

💰 Price: $12 per hour for adults

Enjoy a romantic Swan Boat Ride at the beautiful Echo Park Lake where you and your partner can take in some beautiful views while casually moating around the lake. 🪄 Insider Tip: Go for a night ride to get some beautiful nighttime views of the Los Angeles skyline, as well as being able to see the Swan Boats lighting up the lake.

6. Go for a Romantic Helicopter Ride with Orbic Air

📍 Location: Atlantic Aviation: 10750 Sherman Way, Burbank, CA

🗓️ Dates: Valentine's Day Packages available from February 10 to February 18, 2024

💰 Prices: Prices range per package from $209 (per person) to $4,998 (per couple)

Orbic Air is offering special Valentine's Day packages for couples looking to try something new and exciting this year in Los Angeles. All 6 of their special Valentine's Day packages include helicopter rides with their own special twist. You can choose from an hour long day tour, a 10 minute Hollywood Sign air tour, a Malibu mountain top landing tour, and so many more unique options. 🪄 Insider Tip: Each helicopter ride during their Valentine's Week package special comes with complimentary champagne, a guaranteed private flight, a rose for your partner, a souvenir photo, and an assortment of chocolates, desserts, and berries.

Valentine's Day Ideas for Couples & Singles

Valentine's Day Party in Los Angeles

One of the best parts about Valentine's Day in Los Angeles is that there are so many activities and events couples and singles can both partake it, leaving nobody left out. A lot of these events are available to do year round, but they have their own special flare for Valentine's Day 2024. Check out our top recommendations below.

7. Catch a Valentine's Day Show with Street Food Cinema

📍 Location: Millon Dollar Theater: 317 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

🗓️ Dates: February 10 and February 14, 2024

💰 Price: GA $44.99

Street Food Cinema is hosting an event at the Million Dollar Theater called "Lovestruck Cinema". On February 14, they will be screening Romeo & Juliet at 8, with trivia and a cabaret performance before the show. Doors will open both days at 5:30pm. Concession and two full bars are available inside the venue. 🪄 Insider Tip: Upgrade your seat for only $10 per person to the Sweetheart Single. It guarantees better seating and one free glass of their Sweetheart Sangria per person! More packages are available via their website as well.

📍 Location: Starts at Boardner's by La Belle: 1652 North Cherokee Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

🗓️ Date: February 14, 2024; starting at 7pm

💰 Price: Free

Couples and singles can enjoy this event all the same. Not only is it a hilarious event where women and men need to wear bra's outside of their clothing for a good laugh, but it's a bar crawl that raises money for a Women's Shelter. Insider Tip: You will be visiting 6 different bars, starting with Boardner's, but the party will continue if the group wants to add more locations!

9. Take a Horse Ride at Sunset Ranch Hollywood 

📍 Location: Sunset Ranch Hollywood, 3400 N Beachwood Dr, Los Angeles, CA

🗓️ Date: February 10, 2024 from 8-10pm

💰 Price: $75 per person

Experience a magical evening with a horseback ride under the stars at Sunset Ranch Hollywood. This unique adventure is designed for both couples and singles alike, providing a perfect blend of romance and friendship under the mesmerizing glow of the sunset. After the ride, gather around for some cozy bonfire stories and enjoy complimentary refreshments. 🪄 Insider Tip: Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes for the ride. The ranch offers some of the most stunning views of Los Angeles, making it an unforgettable way to celebrate Valentine's Day.

10. See a movie at the Paramount Drive-In Theater

📍 Location: 7770 Rosecrans Avenue, Paramount, CA

🗓️ Dates: Open 7 days a week starting at 7pm, weekends 6:45pm

💰 Prices: $10 for adults

Catch a movie with a friend or a lover this Valentine's Day. Madame Web, the new Marvel movie starring Dakota Johnson and Sydney Sweeney, comes out on the holiday, making it the perfect time to visit the iconic theater in Los Angeles. 🪄 Insider Tip: Be sure to get there early to avoid traffic and to ensure you have a good spot.

📍 Location: Los Angeles Theatre: 615 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

🗓️ Date: February 14, 2024

💰 Prices: Doors open at 7pm, film starts at 8:30pm

Cinespia is hosting a special Valentine's Day screening of The Notebook at the Los Angeles Theatre as it is the 20th anniversary of the film. Bring a friend or a lover to enjoy the film. 🪄 Insider Tip: After the film, there will be live performances, DJs, a free photo booth, and full bars to keep the party going!

12. Watch a Romantic Film at the The Montalbán

📍 Location: Montalbán Theatre: 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles

🗓️ Dates: Special Valentine's Screenings on February 9, 10, and 14 at 8pm.

💰 Prices: $20 for a single seat and $50 for a double love seat

Rooftop movies at the Montalbán Theatre return on February 14, just in time for Valentine's Day. Their special rooftop under-the-star screenings for Valentine's Day include Dirty Dancing on the 14, 10 things I Hate About You on the 9, and When Harry Met Sally on the 10. A perfect and fun event for friends or couples who want to catch a great movie in a unique venue, and party afterwards! 🪄 Insider Tip: After each film, the party continues with a disco dance party at 10pm.

13. Indulge in Valentine's Day at the Fairmont Century Plaza

📍 Location: 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA

🗓️ Dates: Valentine's Day events from February 13, 2024 to February 17, 2024

💰 Prices: Prices vary per activity chosen; details available on their website

Whether you're looking for a friendly getaway or a romantic stay with your special someone, the Fairmont Century Plaza has everything for you. You can book a reservation at their hotel for Valentine's Day with their all-inclusive package that comes with your choice of an intimate dinner, couples spa experience, or breakfast in bed. If you don't want to stay at the hotel, they also have a Love Your Way Brunch + Entertainment event on Saturday, February 17 from 11am-3pm which features a performance from the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles. It is $30 per person entertainment. There's also a Salsa Night on February 13 from 6-9 in the bar of the hotel, featuring Afro-Cuban and Salsa rhythms. Their restaurant Lumière is also open to the public on Valentine's Day with a menu of French inspired delicacies. 🪄 Insider Tip: If you attend the Love Your Way Brunch, be sure to upgrade to a 90 minute bottomless mimosa experience for an extra $50 per person.

14. Lucha VaVoom de Liz’s “La Venganza del Amor” Show

📍 Location: Mayan Theatre: 1038 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA

🗓️ Dates: February 14, 2024 and February 15, 2024; Show begins at 8pm

💰 Prices: $45

Located at the Mayan Theatre, "La Venganza del Amor" is a show that couples and singles can both enjoy because of its hilarious and fun entertainment. Featuring Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, and comedy, it's a show that will not disappoint. 🪄 Insider Tip: Doors open at 7pm, so be sure to get there early enough to get seated comfortably and avoid long lines!

15. Hike by the Griffith Observatory for a Picnic at Sunset

📍 Location: 2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA

🗓️ Dates: Griffith Observatory: Closed Mondays, open Tuesdays to Fridays 12pm-10pm and weekends 10am-10pm. Hiking is open to the public 24/7.

💰 Price: Free

If you're interested in an inexpensive way to celebrate Valentine's Day, look no further than taking a hike by the beautiful Griffith Observatory. If you wish to enter the Observatory, admission is free and it provides gorgeous views of Los Angeles. You can finish off your hike with a romantic, or friendly, picnic in Griffith Park and catch a gorgeous sunset. What better way to end Valentine's Day than that? 🪄 Insider Tip: The views of Los Angeles from the Griffith Observatory at night are absolutely stunning, so be sure to pack a bag that has everything you need for a couple of hours - because you won't want to leave right when the sun sets.

16. Take a Romantic Stroll on the Santa Monica Pier

📍 Location: 200 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA

🗓️ Dates: Open to the public everyday, 24 hours a day

💰 Price: Free

If you're a sucker for a good sunset but also love the ocean views, then the Santa Monica Pier is the spot for you. The Pier can be a great place for couples or friends to take a stroll down and watch the sun set over the beautiful ocean. The Pier is full of shops, street performers, and places to eat too, so you won't run out of things to do after you see the sunset. 🪄 Insider Tip: Bring a blanket and some food to make it more than just a stroll. Sit down with your favorite company and made the most of your time on The Pier.

📍 Location: 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA

🗓️ Dates: Closed on Tuesdays, open every other day from 10am-5pm

💰 Prices: $25 per person for adults

The Huntington Library is a beautiful place as is, but their Botanical Gardens are out of this world with their beauty. There are 16 themed gardens, and two of the most popular to visit are the Rose Garden and the Conservatory. Both gardens feature beautiful flowers and plants that anyone will find romantic and intriguing to check out. 🪄 Insider Tip: Reservations are strongly recommended, especially during Valentine's Day where so many people will have the same idea of visiting the Rose Garden, Conservatory, and the other themed gardens. Book on their website now.

18. Valentine's Day Cheesecake delivered from Eastside Cheesecakes

📍 Location: No storefront, delivery and curbside pickup at 1539 Fishburn Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

🗓️ Dates: Open everyday; Delivery every Thursday to the LA/Greater LA area

💰 Prices: Valentine's Day cheesecake specials range from $60-$80 per cake

Whether you're buying a cake for someone special, a party or group event, or to treat yourself, Eastside Cheesecakes will not disappoint. Although they have a variety of different cheesecake options, they have three special Valentine's Day cheesecakes that will satisfy any sweet tooth. You can place a delivery order if you live within their range of the LA/Greater LA area, or you can do a curbside pickup. 🪄 Insider Tip: Orders MUST be placed at least 48 hours in advance for all pick-up and delivery options - so don't wait another minute!

Valentine's Day Ideas for Singles

Speed Dating event in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, CA

If you're looking for love but not sure where to find it, Los Angeles also has some really unique speed-dating events where you may just meet your match.

📍 Location: Audio Graph Beer Co. 1203 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA

🗓️ Date: February 14, 2024 from 7:30pm-10:30pm

💰 Price: Early bird discount of $10, GA begins day of event and is $15

This exciting singles karaoke night has an exciting twist to it. Not only do you have the opportunity to show off your singing skills, but you can also access the bars "Mingle Zones" where singles can go and socialize and get to know one another without feeling any pressure. 🪄 Insider Tip: Audio Graph Beer Co. is known for their signature craft brews, so be sure not to miss out.

20. Courtside Speed Dating in The South Bay Lakers VIP Suite

📍 Location: UCLA Health Training Center: 2275 E Mariposa Avenue, El Segundo, CA

🗓️ Dates: February 14, 2024 from 6pm-10pm

💰 Prices: Early Bird Special $65 (ends an hour before event); General Admission $75

Recommended for ages 25-40, this event is a fantastic way to put yourself out there and meet people who you could spark a connection with. The best part about this event is that you probably already have one thing in common - you like basketball. 🪄 Insider Tip: Once the game finishes, you can actually go down on the court and shoot some hoops with the new friends you've made.

📍 Location: The Friend: 2611 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

🗓️ Date: February 14, 2024 from 8pm-1am

💰 Price: Free

This huge speed dating event is being hosted at The Friend Bar and it's the perfect opportunity for single's who are looking for love to put themselves out there and meet some new, interesting, likeminded people! Drinks are available to purchase and there will be a DJ to keep the good vibes going. Anyone 21+ can participate. 🪄 Insider Tip: If you like the person you're chatting with, you can give them an "I Like You" card provided at check-in to make it easier to exchange information like social media or phone numbers.


5 Tips for the Perfect Valentine’s Day in LA

Valentine's Day list of 5 Tips for the Perfect Valentine's Day in LA

  1. If you want your Valentine's Day in Los Angeles to run smoothly, start preparing for it now if you haven't already. Restaurants fill up fast, as everyone has the same idea of going out to eat on this special and romantic day. It's important to book those reservation and buy those tickets as quickly as possible to ensure your perfect Valentine's Day itinerary is set in stone.

  2. Surprises are nice - as long as you know that the person/people you are surprising will be happy with it. Be sure to communicate with your partner, friends, or whoever you're spending your Valentine's Day 2024 with, to make sure that everyone is on the same page of what they would like to do on this romantic day. Nothing is more awkward than surprising someone with a reservation to a restaurant or a ticket to an activity of something they didn't want in the first place.

  3. If you're planning an activity outside, ALWAYS have a backup option - and check the weather regularly. Even in LA, it rains from time to time.

  4. Valentine's Day is one of the busiest times of the year to order flowers and/or buy chocolates. If you're planning on placing a custom made order, be sure to do it ahead of time because these sorts of things sell out way quicker than you can imagine.

  5. ENJOY IT! Valentine’s Day is a day to remind yourself of the importance of love. You don't need a relationship to show love. Maybe it's your family or friends, or even a stranger on the street. All of us can learn to love better.

Valentine's Day 2024 is right around the corner, which means it is time to start planning your perfect day! Whether you are in a committed relationship, flying solo, or somewhere in the middle, Valentine's Day can be for everyone. The best part about Valentine's Day is that it's the perfect excuse to get together with the people you love the most in this world - whether it's friends, family, or a partner. Valentine's Day Los Angeles style is a holiday that you and your loved ones surely will not forget.


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