15 Ways to Avoid Getting Sent to the Dog House on Valentine’s Day in LA Charlotte Farrell February 2, 2015 Spread the loveMake Your Guy or Girl Swoon This Valentine’s Day in LA Written By: Charlotte Farrell Valentine’s Day in LA Play Island Breeze, and Lights Down Low Photo Provided By: Catalina Express 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. Screen Time Photo Provided By: Cinepolis 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 Sp-All About It A post shared by Larchmont Sanctuary Spa (@larchmontsanctuaryspa) on Jan 5, 2018 at 10:01am PST If your sweetheart has been a bit stressed lately, the Larchmont Sanctuary Spa is offering three specialized packages just for Valentine’s Day that include a soak in a giant copper jacuzzi tub while sipping Champagne. Also expect chocolate-covered strawberries and a gift! 331 N Larchmont Blvd Los Angeles, CA 323.466.1028 In Case You Want Some Culture A post shared by LEXI (@lexydela) on Feb 5, 2018 at 7:38pm PST Before you rush to grab some cheesy heart-shaped chocolate box and a teddy bear, why not 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 Nails on Fleek A post shared by Uñas Bellas (@unasbellaz_) on Feb 10, 2018 at 5:47pm PST 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 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 Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel Photo Provided By: 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 Hotel Erwin A post shared by Hotel Erwin (@hotelerwin) on Sep 29, 2017 at 4:41pm PDT 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 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 Keep Things Spicy Red O Taste of Mexico’s elevated Mexican cuisine is the perfect way to say “I love you” with a side of chips and guacamole and a Passion Fruit Butter Cake to add the cherry on top of a perfect evening. 1541 Ocean Ave, Ste 120 Santa Monica, CA 90401 310.458.1600 So Hip, So Cool A post shared by Hayden (@hayden_culvercity) on Sep 26, 2017 at 2:28pm PDT The Culver City staple, Hayden, is offering an all-night happy hour. The two of you can have glasses of rosé and some oysters for $1.50 a piece, or select glasses of vino for $8 and a conserva board or charcuterie plate. 8820 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232 310.593.4777 Gift Get Glowing Illuminate Face and Body Bar in Brentwood is like a little oasis in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Set your guy or girl up for the HydraFacial, a multi-step and non-invasive treatment that will have them beaming from their perfected complexion. 11710 Barrington Court Los Angeles, CA 90049 424.363.9980 Ooh, La La! Don’t get just any lingerie for the evening. It-girl favorite Journelle just opened up a shop in Westfield Century City, and we are running, not walking, to buy a set that will surely make an impression. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90067 888.885.6876 Scent-Sational Skylar Body is the Insta-worthy perfume filling the shelves of influencers and is great for a last minute gift. For Valentine’s Day, the brand will be shelling out a limited-edition Love Notes Duo, which includes their signature “Arrow” and “Meadow” fragrances. Breath of Fresh Air Otherland will be having a limited-edition Valentine’s Day Candlegram, which includes a candle gift set in the cutest packaging inspired by vintage scarves, artist Henri Matisse and the legendary LA flower market, so no need to spend time frantically wrapping their gift—we won’t judge.