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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 men and women 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 LA? So are we! What's better than being in love with your city, with someone you love? Nothing.

Valentine's Day date ideas

Special Valentine's Day dinner menus
Restaurants

Special Valentine's Day dinner menus

Skip the after-dinner dishes and head out for a romantic meal at a sexy spot

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The best romantic restaurants in Los Angeles
Restaurants

The best romantic restaurants in Los Angeles

Lady and the Tramp had the right idea—what better way to celebrate with your significant other than sharing a romantic meal?

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The best LA date ideas
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The best LA date ideas

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

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Romantic things to do for couples
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Romantic things to do for couples

Hoping to impress your honey on V-Day? Our guide to Valentine’s Day ideas and romantic things to do for couples has a bevy of ways to help you get closer. Give your SO one of these as a gift, or treat each other. LA is a romantic city every day of the year, but it really does Valentine's Day right (and so should you). Want more Valentine's Day ideas? We have tons more ideas for gifts and ideas right here.

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19 romantic (or otherwise) screenings in LA for Valentine's Day
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19 romantic (or otherwise) screenings in LA for Valentine's Day

Head to one of these film screenings with your significant other, or alone if you need a little romance in your life.

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Best wedding proposal ideas in Los Angeles
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Best wedding proposal ideas in Los Angeles

If you're thinking of popping the question this Valentine's Day, here are some proposal ideas in LA

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Best gay bars and clubs in Los Angeles
LGBT

Best gay bars and clubs in Los Angeles

When it comes to gay hangouts in Los Angeles, options abound.

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Best lesbian bars and pickup spots in Los Angeles
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Best lesbian bars and pickup spots in Los Angeles

LA is brimming with babes who love babes; you just have to know where to look. If you're scratching your bangs and thinking, "if there are so many of them, why am I so single?", fear not. With these insider tips, finding her is easier than ever. This city is full of eligible queer bachelorettes, but you may need to think outside of the boozy box. So stop hiding in those dimly lit gay bars and come out, come out wherever you are! RECOMMENDED: See more of our best bars in Los Angeles Follow Jane Helpern on Twitter: @janeohelp

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Valentine's Day for singles

Events and things to do for singles
Things to do

Events and things to do for singles

Single on Valentine's Day? Don't worry. This holiday is for you too.

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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).

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Anti-Valentine’s Day gift ideas
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Anti-Valentine’s Day gift ideas

Buy these great gifts for your friends, or for yourself. Who are we to judge?

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Valentine's Day gift ideas

Valentine's Day gifts for when it's complicated
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Valentine's Day gifts for when it's complicated

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

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The best LA experiences to give as gifts
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The best LA experiences to give as gifts

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

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Valentine's Day gift ideas for him
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Valentine's Day gift ideas for him

None of these presents are over-the-top lovey-dovey—just thoughtful and cool.

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Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her
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Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her

These unique, fun, and thoughtful Valentine's Day gifts for her will make her swoon, no gift receipt necessary.

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Funny Valentine’s Day cards for unromantic people
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Funny Valentine’s Day cards for unromantic people

We get it: Love can be gross. That’s why we’re grateful for greeting-card designers who just, well, get it. 

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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

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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.

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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.

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The best jewelry stores
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The best jewelry stores

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

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The best wine stores
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The best wine stores

Pay a visit to some of the best wine stores in LA, where you'll find not only a great selection of labels, but also stellar customer service.

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The best sex shops in LA
Sex and dating

The best sex shops in LA

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.

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The best lingerie shops in LA
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The best lingerie shops in LA

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

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The best shops for French macarons
Restaurants

The best shops for French macarons

We taste-tested our way through boxes of macarons (Breaking news: There is such a thing as too much sugar) to find the best ones in the city

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Valentine's Day fun

18 reasons LA is my valentine
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18 reasons LA is my valentine

LA, we're so in love with you.

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20 things we'd like to see on candy hearts in LA
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20 things we'd like to see on candy hearts in LA

Have u heard? Conversation Hearts are ditching some of their classic slogans but these additions just don't cut it in Los Angeles

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

Angelenos confess on sticky notes.

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The 25 toughest things about being single in LA
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The 25 toughest things about being single in LA

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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The 50 best breakup songs ever recorded
Music

The 50 best breakup songs ever recorded

Just in case you need it this year.

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Magellan O
Magellan O

Great ideas!!! I will have to add some of these to my WishApp!!!

Carol E
Carol E

Couples, friends, platonics, old and young: Avoid the crowd! Instead, check out Hollywood's famous Catalina Jazz Club on Tuesday Feb 10 or Feb 11 and hear vocalist Maggy Simon sizzle in timeless romance as she sings some of the best love songs ever written!  In a show that evokes Judy Garland, Burt Bacharach, Mancini and "My Funny Valentine..." -- the list goes on. Just get cozy -- you know what I mean, on the 14th and celebrate early!  Call for tix (323)466-2210. $30 bucks plus 2 drink minimum. Show begins 8:30 -- Dinner at 7 (optional). 

Genus species
Genus species

A lot of people experience V.D. in L.A. I wouldn't exactly call it "romantic."