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.
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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