A large metropolis such as Los Angeles offers myriad possibilities for enjoyable, exciting dates. Whether it is strolling along the pier and watching street performers or enjoying a Lakers basketball game, you and your date can enjoy an outing that is nowhere near mundane. Therefore, skip the cliched dinner and a movie and opt for a novel excursion that will be memorable for both you and your date.
Santa Monica Pier
The Santa Monica Pier, located off the Pacific Coast Highway in the city of Santa Monica, is a great place to have a romantic and unforgettable date. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Pier is a Los Angeles landmark that features novelty stores, an aquarium and a world-famous Ferris wheel. You and your date can leisurely stroll down the boardwalk, dine at one of a number of casual restaurants and play carnival games. If both of you are adventurous, you could even take a lesson at the Trapeze School of New York located at the Pier.
Nestled in the hills off the 101 freeway, the Hollywood Bowl is a wonderful venue for a romantic date. You and your date can sit underneath the stars and listen to live music while enjoying a picnic dinner and a glass of wine. The L.A. Philharmonic regularly performs at the Hollywood Bowl as do a variety of musicians, bands and other performing artists. For certain Philharmonic concerts, the Bowl puts on a fireworks show that is synchronized with the music. Make a customized picnic dinner beforehand by purchasing ingredients at Bristol Farms or Whole Foods, or buy a prepackaged meal from the vendors at the Bowl itself.
L.A. Live, located in downtown Los Angeles, is a venue featuring restaurants, clubs, the Grammy Museum and a bowling alley. The center also encompasses the famed Staples Center and Nokia theaters. Take your date to a Lakers basketball game, a Kings hockey game, or a concert and then hit the Conga Room or Lucky Strike bowling alley afterwards. If you and your date are too tired from the action-packed evening to drive home, rent a room at the nearby Standard hotel and enjoy the rest of your romantic evening.
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