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Valentine’s Day ideas in Los Angeles

Survive Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles with our guide, including the best date ideas, dinner specials and gifts to give

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Calling all red-blooded Angelenos looking for Valentine’s Day ideas: Whether you plan to woo your beloved with sexy gifts or if you are looking for casual date ideas instead, we’re ready to help you plan the perfect February 14. Unattached and dodging Cupid’s arrows? We’ve got some fun anti-Valentine’s Day ideas for celebrating it solo. Looking for love? Grab some friends and try out a few cheesy pick-up lines at the city’s best singles bars. In love with L.A.? So are we! So this Valentine's Day in L.A., what’s better than being in love with your city, with someone you love? Nothing.

Valentine’s Day date ideas

The best Valentine’s Day date ideas in L.A.
Sex and dating

The best Valentine’s Day date ideas in L.A.

So you’ve got a Valentine, but now you need to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day date—we've got you covered.

Where to have a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner
Restaurants

Where to have a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner

Skip the dishes and head out for a Valentine’s Day dinner.

The best date ideas in Los Angeles
Sex and dating

The best date ideas in Los Angeles

The best classy, sexy, cheap, fun, open-ended or all of the above date ideas in one place

Romantic things to do for couples
Things to do

Romantic things to do for couples

Hoping to impress your honey on V-Day? Check out our guide to Valentine’s Day ideas and romantic things to do for couples.

The best romantic restaurants in Los Angeles
Restaurants

The best romantic restaurants in Los Angeles

What better way to celebrate with your significant other than sharing a romantic meal?

Best wedding proposal ideas in Los Angeles
Sex and dating

Best wedding proposal ideas in Los Angeles

Proposing on Valentine’s Day? Bold move.

Things to do on Valentine’s Day for kids
Things to do

Things to do on Valentine’s Day for kids

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about adults looking for love.

Time Out’s Tastemakers share where they’d like to go for Valentine’s Day
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Time Out’s Tastemakers share where they’d like to go for Valentine’s Day

Our amazing community of reviewers fill us in on what they’d most like to do this Valentine’s Day. 

Valentine’s Day for singles

Valentine’s Day events and things to do for singles
Things to do

Valentine’s Day events and things to do for singles

Solo on V-Day? Here’s where it’s alright to be a party of one.

Feed your broken heart with these Anti-Valentine’s Day specials
News

Feed your broken heart with these Anti-Valentine’s Day specials

After all, why should lovebirds have all the fun?

5 ideas for celebrating Galentine’s Day in L.A. with your bestie
News

5 ideas for celebrating Galentine’s Day in L.A. with your bestie

Lovers come and go, which is probably why we embrace our platonic loves.

Best singles bars in Los Angeles
Bars

Best singles bars in Los Angeles

The best places to pickup other lonely hearts looking for love (or lust).

Valentine’s Day gift ideas

The best L.A. experiences to give as gifts
Shopping

The best L.A. experiences to give as gifts

You know us—we're all about experiences over things, especially when it comes to Los Angeles.

The best options for flower delivery in Los Angeles
Shopping

The best options for flower delivery in Los Angeles

Need some last-minute roses for Valentine’s Day?

Send your sweetheart a marijuana bouquet this Valentine’s Day
News

Send your sweetheart a marijuana bouquet this Valentine’s Day

Forget lingerie, candy and boring flowers; this Valentine’s Day, give a gift that truly keeps on giving.

Valentine’s Day gifts for when it’s complicated
Shopping

Valentine’s Day gifts for when it’s complicated

Not quite in a relationship and not quite single? We get it.

Where to shop

The best gift shops
Shopping

The best gift shops

Find thoughtful gifts ideas for every person and every occasion at these shops.

The best flower shops
Shopping

The best flower shops

We scoured the city for the best shops where you can walk in and pick up a bouquet (you can even design it yourself!) in place of a gift.

The best chocolate shops
Restaurants

The best chocolate shops

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend? Please. Chocolate is the way to a lady’s (and, what the hell, a fella’s) heart.

The best jewelry stores
Shopping

The best jewelry stores

We're here to help, whether you’re looking for a unique gift or planning to pop the question.

The best wine stores
Shopping

The best wine stores

Pay a visit to some of the best wine stores in L.A., where you’ll find great selections and stellar customer service.

The best sex shops in L.A.
Sex and dating

The best sex shops in L.A.

Whether you’re looking to indulge a fringe fetish or just want to buy some lube for lots of missionary, we’ve got you covered.

The best lingerie shops in L.A.
Shopping

The best lingerie shops in L.A.

We found the best lingerie stores for everything from eco-friendly fabrics to lacy bra-and-panty sets.

The best shops for French macarons
Restaurants

The best shops for French macarons

We taste-tested our way through boxes of macarons to find the best ones in the city.

Valentine’s Day fun

18 reasons L.A. is my valentine
News

18 reasons L.A. is my valentine

L.A., we’re so in love with you.

20 things we’d like to see on candy hearts in L.A.
Things to do

20 things we’d like to see on candy hearts in L.A.

Have u heard? Conversation Hearts are ditching some of their classic slogans but these additions just don’t cut it in L.A.

What do you (actually) want for Valentine’s Day this year?
Sex and dating

What do you (actually) want for Valentine’s Day this year?

Angelenos confess on sticky notes.

The 25 toughest things about being single in L.A.
Things to do

The 25 toughest things about being single in L.A.

It’s hard out there for a single guy or gal in Tinseltown. We sympathize.

Romantic lists

The 50 most romantic movies of all time
Movies

The 50 most romantic movies of all time

Cuddle up for a marathon of love, lust and heartbreak in film.

The 50 best love songs of all time
Music

The 50 best love songs of all time

Writing a good love song is a challenge that the greatest songwriters have wrestled with since the first caveman grunted a serenade to his beloved.

The 50 sexiest songs ever
Music

The 50 sexiest songs ever

Music may very well be the food of love, but it’s also—more deliciously—the food of loving.

The 50 best breakup songs ever recorded
Music

The 50 best breakup songs ever recorded

Just in case you need it this year.