How to Plan a Romantic Valentine's Day in Los Angeles

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There are many romantic destinations and experiences to be had in the City of Angels. All you need to do is know where to look. You'll be surprised of the number of romantic spots there are to choose from. Read on to learn more.

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Whether you are a local looking for a one-night getaway, or whether a first-time visitor, there are plenty of romantic hotels to choose from in Los Angeles. If money is not an issue, check into the historic Chateau Marmont, where many a Hollywood tryst is said to have occurred. Sip a drink poolside with your loved one. Quote lines from your favorite romantic classic films.

Plan a day in Malibu, where you can take a romantic and relaxing walk along the sand at Zuma Beach. End the day by watching the sun set at Moonshadows, a seaside Malibu restaurant with unbeatable views.

If you want to spend a quiet evening with your date, get away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles by enjoying a dinner at the Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga Canyon. Savor an organic meal while eating outside among the wildlife in the gardens. This romantic mountain retreat has been the setting for many weddings, engagements and anniversaries.

Be a star for a night and treat your loved one to an unforgettable dinner at the Hotel Bel-Air Dining Room, which has been serving celebrities and well-heeled families since 1943. The staff strives to treat all of its patrons like Hollywood royalties. The restaurant features a lush backdrop of foliage and heavenly-smelling flowers.

Cruise up Mulholland Drive and pull over at a scenic overlook. This tip may be featured in every Los Angeles travel guide. Even the kids in "Valley Girl" even did it; but you can't beat the breathtaking view and the overwhelming feeling of being on top of the world when you are there. Snuggle up with your honey in the privacy of your car and become mesmerized by the sea of lights below.

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