A former reservoir turned public recreation area, Echo Park’s manmade lake boasts skyline views and summertime lotus blooms. It’s a surprisingly romantic spot from on the water: You can push your way through the lake in a swan boat for $11 per person per hour. Reserve a time after 5pm and the boats will all be illuminated for extra romance.
You’ve scoured Los Angeles, from Tinder and Bumble to the city’s best singles bars, and have finally found someone worth going out with. But now comes the even harder part: planning the first date. Sure, you could head to one of L.A.’s many romantic restaurants or plan a quick meet-up at a coffee shop, but if you want to really blow your crush out of the water, we recommend moving forward with one of these best first date ideas in L.A. (all of which are in public, relaxed environments). Good luck!
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