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Los Angeles is known for its stars, hustle and bustle. But there is a very romantic side to this city. Here's where to go and what to do for a couple of days to create or put a spark back into your relationship...

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  • Couples
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller

12 Places

3 City Tips

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12 Places

Day 1

Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)

Hotels

Sunset Boulevard

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Greystone Mansion and Park

Historic Sites, Parks

Elite Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Tours

Yamashiro

Restaurants

Day 2

Shutters on the Beach

Hotels

Los Angeles Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding Tours, Sightseeing Tours

El Matador State Beach

Beaches

Nobu Malibu

Restaurants

Day 3

Venice Canals Walkway

Historic Walking Areas

Willow Spa

Spas

1 Pico

Restaurants

Outofdodge_10's City Tips

  • LA servers expect a 20% gratuity at restaurants, but may be added for parties of 6+. Valet attendants usually expect a minimum of $2, but it depends on the price of the parking.
  • Try not to drive anywhere during rush hours in the morning or the evening!! Plan activities and dinner when it's the least traffic. Usually traffic dies down around 6:30pm.
  • If you want to go a little more on the cheap, try eating at diners and waking on the beach, at a museum like The Getty. Rock climbing or a beach picnic. There is great hiking, too!
    Day 1
  • Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)
    Hotels
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    Outofdodge_10 Says:

    The Beverly Wilshire hotel is iconic. It's elegant and beautiful - in the heart of Beverly Hills. A very easy walk to Rodeo Drive where you can shop or just wander around. The Beverly Wilshire is the spot where Julia Roberts and Richard Gere stayed in Pretty Woman. I believe they allow very small cats and dogs.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Couples
    Tips
    • I would suggest a higher floor. A suite. A room with a balcony is nice!
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Beverly Hills
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic Iconic Hotel with 5* Customer Service 14/11/2018
    • A press pass opened the doors of the wealthy to this wandering cameraman 11/11/2018
    • Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)
    Address:
    9500 Wilshire Boulevard
    Rodeo Drive
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2405
    Phone:
    (310) 275-5200
    Other:
  • Sunset Boulevard
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Outofdodge_10 Says:

    It's hard to go to Los Angeles and miss out on Sunset Blvd. Check out the Mann's Chinese Theatre and the characters all dressed up. Maybe take a photo of the two of you next to your favorite star on the sidewalk. But if the Hollywood Bowl is open, maybe you should go to a show there instead of the Griffith Observatory and/or Sunset Blvd.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Go when there isn't a crowd. Better on the weekdays and when school is in session.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #85 of 553 things to do in Los Angeles
    • Long, long drive 25/10/2018
    • Long Stretched Route 13/10/2018
    • Sunset Boulevard
    Address:
    Doheny Drive to Vine Street
    Beverly Hills and Hollywood
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Greystone Mansion and Park
    Historic Sites, Parks
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    Outofdodge_10 Says:

    It's beautiful here. Right in the middle of hustle and bustle, but a total refuge. I lived in LA for years before even realizing it was there. Just stroll around and talk or bring a book to read. It's free, so just spend a little time checking it out. It's been the site of some movies like The Big Lebowski, Spiderman, The Social Network and Ghostbusters. There are very pretty gardens. You'll forget you're in the middle of a city.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Couples
    Tips
    • You won't be able to get food or drinks, so bring something with you.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Beverly Hills
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful terraced gardens 16/11/2018
    • Greystone.......a dissapointment 12/11/2018
    • Greystone Mansion and Park
    Address:
    905 Loma Vista Dr
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210-2618
    Phone:
    +1 310-550-4796
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Elite Helicopter Tours
    Helicopter Tours
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    Outofdodge_10 Says:

    Really exciting and cool feeling to ride in a helicopter. It's possible that you could have Lorenzo Lamas as your pilot, but you should ask if that's something that would be fun for you. The views are great and it's a fun and romantic way to see Los Angeles. It's something unique to experience with your significant other and something you won't soon forget. The staff is great and easy to work with.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 286 Tours in Los Angeles
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • First helicopter ride: great experience! 30/10/2018
    • Experience of a Lifetime! 25/10/2018
    • Elite Helicopter Tours
    Address:
    16700 Roscoe Blvd
    Van Nuys
    Los Angeles, CA 91406-1100
    Phone:
    +1 310-948-4354
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 21:00
    Other:
  • Yamashiro
    Restaurants (Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion)
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    Outofdodge_10 Says:

    I think Yamashiro is a very romantic place. You can even have one of the helicopter ride tours bring you here. The views of the city are gorgeous and you can also opt for the garden dining which is my personal favorite. I love gardens and it's an outdoor dining experience with heat lamps to keep you warm. The food is very good and the service is, as well.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • You don't have to dress up, but most people do. There is valet parking only. You can also get there by cab or Uber, of course.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #142 of 7 261 restaurants in Los Angeles
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best food we’ve had on our trip to LA 18/10/2018
    • Sushi on the Hill 02/10/2018
    • Yamashiro
    Address:
    1999 N Sycamore Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
    Phone:
    +1 323-466-5125
    Price range:
    US$30 - US$50
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    17:00 - 23:00
    Fri - Sat
    17:00 - 00:00
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Shutters on the Beach
    Hotels
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    Outofdodge_10 Says:

    This is a great spot in between Venice Beach and Malibu. It's not far from the Santa Monica Pier and great restaurants. You may just want to dine at their restaurant, which is very good. It's such a nice hotel and restaurant. There is also a spa! It's right on the beach. Homey and comfy, but elegant.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Family
    Tips
    • Ocean View Rooms are great.
    • There are people who bring their kids, so you may want to eat on the later side if you dine there.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Shutters is always number ONE 16/11/2018
    • Tremendous 14/11/2018
    • Shutters on the Beach
    Address:
    1 Pico Blvd.
    Santa Monica, CA 90405-1063
    Phone:
    (424) 361-0580
    Other:
  • Los Angeles Horseback Riding
    Horseback Riding Tours, Sightseeing Tours
    Outofdodge_10 Says:

    Very nice people and romantic thing to do before dinner at the Inn Of The Seventh Ray. They are very accommodating with your level of riding. It's also called Los Angeles Horseback Riding.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Parking is on a cliff
    • Ask about a $15/per person trail guide charge
    • LA can be chilly at night, so always bring a jacket or sweater. Maybe even light gloves
    • Leave enough time driving so you get there on time otherwise you will hold others up
    • The shorter ride is plenty in my opinion
    • Be prepared to wait a half hour or 45 min before your ride due to other people or circumstances
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 159 Outdoor Activities in Los Angeles
    • Awesome experience 21/10/2018
    • Lovely Mid Afternoon Ride. 29/03/2018
    • Los Angeles Horseback Riding
    Address:
    2623 Old Topanga Canyon Rd
    Los Angeles, CA 90290-4124
    Phone:
    +1 818-591-2032
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 22:00
    Other:
  • El Matador State Beach
    Beaches
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    Outofdodge_10 Says:

    This is a beautiful beach. There is seaweed and there are rocks, caves, etc. Great for taking photos and having a romantic time. Not so much for swimming, however. Beautiful views.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Family
    Tips
    • Bring baby wipes for the port-o-potty.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 36 things to do in Malibu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • beautiful rock formations. 16/11/2018
    • Enjoy El Matador Beach! 11/10/2018
    • El Matador State Beach
    Address:
    32215 Pacific Coast Hwy
    Malibu, CA 90265-2529
    Phone:
    +1 818-880-0363
    Other:
  • Nobu Malibu
    Restaurants (Fusion, Japanese, Asian)
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    Outofdodge_10 Says:

    Great sushi and food. Nobu is world-renown with excellent food. Very romantic right on the ocean. There is an oceanfront patio. It's tough not to be romantic and feel spoiled in this setting. Drink some champagne, savor wonderful food, enjoy the lifestyle and each other.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno
    • There is a chard for parking
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 68 restaurants in Malibu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Birthday 07/11/2018
    • Beautiful terrace by the beach 06/11/2018
    • Nobu Malibu
    Address:
    22706 Pacific Coast Hwy
    Ste 18
    Malibu, CA 90265-5039
    Phone:
    +1 310-317-9140
    Price range:
    US$41 - US$80
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 22:00
    Mon - Thu
    12:00 - 22:00
    Fri
    12:00 - 23:00
    Sat
    11:00 - 23:00
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • Venice Canals Walkway
    Historic Walking Areas
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    Outofdodge_10 Says:

    Very nice place to hold hands, walk and get all romantic. The bridges over the water are really sweet and it's a nice place to take photos. Nice to see if you are close to Venice. It isn't far from the beach, so if you've walked for a little while, take a stroll on the beach.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #38 of 553 things to do in Los Angeles
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Definitely not somewhere I would return to. 06/11/2018
    • Delightful hidden gem! 06/11/2018
    • Venice Canals Walkway
    Address:
    Washigton Blvd. & Dell Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90292
    Other:
  • Willow Spa
    Spas
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    Outofdodge_10 Says:

    IMO you can't have a romantic getaway without a spa in the mix. Especially a couples massage. Not super fancy, but relaxing and nice with great massage therapists.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 78 Spas & Wellness in Santa Monica
    • Best facial ever 15/05/2018
    • No massage 21/07/2017
    • Willow Spa
    Address:
    3127 Santa Monica Blvd
    Santa Monica, CA 90404-2507
    Phone:
    +1 310-453-9004
    Hours:
    Mon - Tue
    12:00 - 19:00
    Thu - Fri
    12:00 - 19:00
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 - 19:00
    Other:
  • 1 Pico
    Restaurants (American, Seafood)
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    Outofdodge_10 Says:

    There's nothing wrong with eating next to the beach! Ocean views, fireplace… The staff has always been fantastic. The food is very good, so you just can't go wrong.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Dine later to avoid children if you're trying for a romantic time.
    • Tell the staff that you want a romantic table not too close to others. The tables are a little close together
    • Make sure to make reservations
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #50 of 562 restaurants in Santa Monica
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pleasant Lunch after Walking the Beach 11/11/2018
    • Special balcony view 28/10/2018
    • 1 Pico
    Address:
    1 Pico Blvd
    Santa Monica, CA 90405-1063
    Phone:
    +1 310-587-1717
    Price range:
    US$30 - US$80
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    18:00 - 22:00
    Mon - Fri
    11:30 - 14:30
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 - 15:00
    Other:
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