So you've got a Valentine, but now you need to plan the perfect Valentine's Day date. Whether this is also your first date (ballsy) or that engagement ring has been on your finger for years, Valentine's Day is an opportunity to show your significant other just how much they mean to you. So be thankful you're not spending the day at a singles bar and start planning an epic time with these local Valentine's Day date ideas.
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Valentine's Day date ideas in L.A.
Everyone knows about the Venice Beach Canals, but in Huntington Beach—a few beach towns south of Venice Beach—there's a slightly lesser known canal system. Unlike in Venice, here you can go on a gondola ride through the Huntington Harbour with Sunset Gondola, which provides you with a blanket, wine glasses and an ice bucket—you're allowed to bring your own food and drinks with you. For Valentine's Day, the company is offering a $150 package that includes a one-hour gondola ride, a red rose and a mini photoshoot where you get to take home the best shot. The package is available February 12-14.
Whether you just started dating or you've been together so long that you don't even celebrate Valentine's Day anymore, cooking your significant other dinner at home is always a nice, easy option to celebrate the holiday. If you're not normally a cook and you want to up the ante a bit, start taking some cooking classes to really show you're trying.
There's something about staying the night in a hotel that tends to spice things up for couples, particularly those who live together. Chalk it up to a change of scenery; surprising your significant other with a night at one of L.A.'s most romantic hotels is a surefire way to heat things up this Valentine's Day.
Road trips are a great way to get to know someone better; and are a quick getaway options with your one true love. Since Valentine's Day falls on a Tuesday this year, we suggest heading out the weekend before on one of these best road trips from L.A. with your significant other. No matter where you go, as long as you're together having fun, the destination is just icing on the cake!
What are two items that go hand in hand with Valentine's Day? Wine and chocolates. Okay, so you may have to bring your own chocolates to these spots, but they'll have the wine covered for the ultimate Valentine's Day wine tasting experience.