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.
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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
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Where to have a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner

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

Special Valentine’s Day dinner menus
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Special Valentine’s Day dinner menus

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

The best L.A. date ideas
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The best L.A. date ideas

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

Romantic things to do for couples
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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
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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?

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 L.A.

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

From colorful sunsets to wine with zebras, 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

Events and things to do for singles
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Events and things to do for singles

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

5 Anti-Valentine’s Day specials for your cold, black heart
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5 Anti-Valentine’s Day specials for your cold, black heart

Here’s where to hang on this hated holiday.

5 ideas for celebrating Galentine’s Day in L.A. with your bestie
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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
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Best singles bars in Los Angeles

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Where to shop

The best gift shops
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The best gift shops

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

The best flower shops
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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
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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
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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

The best wine stores
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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
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The 50 best breakup songs ever recorded

Just in case you need it this year.

Comments

11 comments
Richa S

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Magellan O

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

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

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