It’s Time to Make Your “It’s Complicated” Situation to the Next Level with a Los Angeles Date Night

Written By: Charlotte Farrell

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  1. Island Breeze, and Lights Down Low

Grab your bae and plan your overnight escape to Catalina Island. Try to spot a whale or some dolphins while you take in the sea breeze aboard the Catalina Express. Once on the island, don’t miss the top-rated Zip Line Eco Tour.

 

  1. Screen Time

Upgrade you movie-date game! We’re talkin’ reserved seating of fully-reclining leather seats, a stocked bar and in-theater waiter service. Cinépolis is the perfect spot to grab some luxe bites and watch a flick.

180 Promenade Wy
Westlake Village, CA
805.413.8838

 

  1. Sp-All About It

If your sweetheart has been a bit stressed lately, the Larchmont Sanctuary Spa offers packages just for couples that includes a soak in a giant copper jacuzzi tub while sipping Champagne.

 

331 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
323.466.1028

 

  1. In Case You Want Some Culture

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Consider spending a day exploring the vast, gorgeous space that is the Getty Villa. Pretend you know something about art to impress your partner, or soak in the breathtaking architecture and storied history of the property.

17985 Pacific Coast Hwy
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
310.440.7300

 

  1. Nails on Fleek

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Sure, your lady will love some time at the nail salon, but why not add the fellas into the mix? The both of you can sit like the king and queen that you are in cozy chairs while your nails are clipped, buffed and manicured to perfection at Polish by Sand Spa in Manhattan Beach—pink polish not required!

3219 Highland Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
310.79.NAILS

 

Stay

  1. Hotel Angeleno

If you plan on a staycation, why not one with panoramic views of the sunset and the city for your boo? Lounge by the pool or sip during their daily wine hour to celebrate that special someone.

170 N Church Ln
Los Angeles, CA 90049
310.476.6411

 

  1. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Views of the Pacific Ocean? Check. A massage and a facial at the Ocean Spa? Check. Locally inspired drinks and farm-to-table bites at in-house spot Barbelle? Check. Need we say more?

1700 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.458.6700

 

  1. Hotel Erwin

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Steps from the famous Venice boardwalk, Hotel Erwin is a laid-back, Cali-vibe hotel that’s the perfect destination if you need a little escape from the city without booking a pricey flight…especially if you’ve waited until the last minute!

1697 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291
800.786.7789

Eat

  1. That’s Amore!

Deluca Trattoria is the closest thing to buying a ticket to Florence and eating in a local joint. Reserve a table and chat with the owner, Andrea, while his mother Gabriella whips up some authentic Italian dishes to fill you and your honey up with love and good eats.

225 Richmond Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245
310.640.7600

10. Sip, Kiss, Repeat

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Neighbor is a Venice Beach favorite is known for shaking things up—literally. Their drinks are FIRE and will give you some liquid courage take it to the next step. They have a happy hour daily from 5 to 7 p.m. if you’re a bit on the financially-slim side, and if you want to show them how special they truly are with a pile of pancakes at their brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 pm.

1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
310.314.3625

 

  1. So Hip, So Cool

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The Culver City staple, Hayden, offers a killer “golden hour” from 5 to 7 p.m., where the two of you can have $8 glasses of wine and some oysters for $1.50 a piece.

8820 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
310.593.4777

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