We’ve highlighted 20 of our favorite restaurants with outdoor patios here, from a sweet rooftop bar with Fijian food to poolside dining at a swanky ‘60s-style hotel.
Watts Towers is unlike anything else you’ll see around LA.
You might just learn how to make some dim sum or pasta from scratch. Well, this underground-ish pinball arcade in Echo Park (located above the rehearsal studio where every single band that plays Eastside bars practices) is where all of that pinball wizardry started and is still home to a rotating collection of classic pinball machines from the past several decades, which all offer a good money-to-fun ratio.
Stock up on culture cred with your date by checking out a jazz/theater/dance/classical production at the Wallis, the impressive arts center in Beverly Hills (of all places), and enjoy a sweet happy hour at the upscale Italian bistro Cecconi’s before the show.
Now we have so many (23 of the best ones are detailed here) that you and your date could even do a bar crawl visiting these watering holes. While some people like to have romantic candlelit dinners on dates, others love a good adventure exploring really weird and creepy stuff.
Don’t let the name of this place confuse you -- it’s not quite a museum like LACMA or MOCA -- but rather a bizarre experience exploring art, trinkets, and stuff that will have you giggling and muttering to your date, “What the hell?
Pack a picnic for a sunset meal for extra bonus points with the date.
And check the park’s calendar, as throughout the year it also plays host to wine-tasting parties, outdoor movie screenings, gallery openings, and plenty more fun cultural events that are prime date material.), and along the way aims to hit unexplored parts of LA -- sometimes hitting pool halls, bowling alleys, and karaoke along the way. Barnsdall Art Park is one of the most underrated spots in LA to get a gorgeous view of the city and some culture under your belt.For the architecture buffs, Frank Lloyd Wright’s first-ever LA project, Hollyhock House, sits on this hilltop and is open for viewing with the purchase of a ticket Thursdays to Sundays.Go on a guided tour and walk through the 17 historic art structures made of steel and mosaics. After you’ve gotten your dose of history and art, do yourself a favor and take your date to Watts Coffee House for soul-food brunch and get some of the best fried chicken wings and waffles in town.Whether you venture up to the Griffith Observatory on a hike or take the easy way by car, it’s always an excellent, starry-eyed date destination offering stunning views of the city.If you're anything like us, you're constantly at a loss for new and interesting date ideas.