Los Angeles is the city of lights, filled with glitz and glam and tons of magic. So what better place to spend a romantic weekend with your favorite person?
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day 2020 or another special occasion, there are plenty of exciting and romantic things to do in Los Angeles.
Best of all, admission to a number of these activities is included on the Go Los Angeles pass, so you can save money on those romantic dates too.
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Our list of things to do in Los Angeles for couples includes...
- Get views of downtown LA from OUE Skyspace
- Dine aboard the Queen Mary
- Explore the Griffith Park Observatory
- Watch a show at one of LA's gorgeous movie theaters
- Have an adrenalin-filled day at a theme park
See Downtown L.A. From Above
A fun way to spend a romantic afternoon is with a trip to the top of the U.S. Bank Tower in DTLA.
This exciting attraction, known as OUE Skyspace, offers unparalleled views of the city below, with skylines stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the San Gabriel Mountains.
Offering excellent photo opportunities, with especially gorgeous views on clear days, OUE Skyspace is a chance to see LA from a whole new vantage point.
If you're an adventurous couple, you'll love to try out the Skyslide. This exhilarating ride is a slide on the outside
of the building that whooshes from the 70th to the 69th floor.
Getting In: Admission to OUE Skyspace LA
is included with the Go Los Angeles pass and the Skyslide requires a small additional upgrade fee.
Dine Aboard the Queen Mary
With stunning water and skyline views and delicious gourmet cuisine, there’s no better place to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles than aboard the Queen Mary.
Guests have three different dining options to choose from, each promising the romantic dinner of a lifetime.
Sir Winston’s Restaurant and Lounge combines world-class cuisine with stunning views of the harbor and the Pacific Ocean. Chelsea Chowder House is more fun and contemporary, and offers a great selection of steak and seafood for the classic dining palate.
The Promenade Café is the most casual option, but certainly not the least romantic; the special menu and sweeping views of the Pacific will make your evening unforgettable.
There's also a popular bar called the Observation Bar, serving up classic cocktails in a chic atmosphere. It's the perfect place for a romantic drink if a dinner aboard the Queen Mary isn't in your plans.
If you want to explore this historic ship beyond the dining options, they also offer tours, shows, and exhibits.
Getting In: Admission to the Queen Mary
shows and exhibits is included with the Go Los Angeles pass. Restaurant costs are not included with the pass.
Explore Griffith Park
Image credit: Los Angeles Zoo Facebook page / George Stoneman.
Griffith Park is one of our favorite outdoors destinations in all of Los Angeles, and it’s definitely worth a visit.
In addition to being home to the famous Hollywood sign, it’s also got a fascinating observatory, bike paths, hiking trails, picnic spots, and even a great little zoo plus botanical gardens.
The botanical gardens are particularly fascinating, with their collection of a wide variety of local and exotic plants. Displays are designed to showcase the relationship between flora and fauna, and the ways in which animals depend heavily on all kinds of plants.
So rent a bike and pedal around the park - it’s going to be some pretty mild weather even in the middle of February.
Another exciting option for exploring Griffith Park is with the Hollywood Hills Hike, an exhilarating and refreshing hike up to the Griffith Park Observatory and the iconic Hollywood sign.
Getting In: Admission to the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
is included with the Go Los Angeles pass. Hollywood Hills Hike tickets
are also included with the pass.
Enjoy Theme Parks
Image Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood
There is so much fun to be had in the theme parks around the greater LA area that it’s well worth a visit to one or two. You don't need kids to tag along either, there are plenty of adult rides and experiences to keep you and your other half entertained.
It can be really romantic, too, if you’re both the fun-loving, active type who gets a kick out of movie magic and mayhem.
Movie fans will love the amazing Universal Studios Hollywood, which combines state-of-the-art rides with shows and the famous backlot tour which takes you around real-life movie and TV sets.
There are tons of things to do there that showcase the behind-the-scenes parts of Hollywood, in addition to some stuff that’s just plain fun.
If you want to go old school and enjoy a few amusement park rides with a view, then Pacific Park is a good option for you. It's nostalgic but modern at the same time - you'll feel like you're on a date at the fairground.
Getting In: Admission to Pacific Park
is included with the Go Los Angeles pass; admission to Universal Studios Hollywood
is included as a bonus option with 3-, 5-, and 7-Day Go Los Angeles pass.
Check out the Museum Scene
An outdoor exhibit at the La Brea Tar Pits.
If you love arts and culture but are looking for something a little less movie-centric, then a visit to an art museum or two might do the trick.
This Valentine’s Day, check out the Getty Museum, which offers a diversity of beautiful things to look at, from the gorgeous architecture of the Getty Villa to the lush gardens surrounding the building. There are also, of course, plenty of works of art with a particular focus on antiquities.
More of a fan of the natural world? Then you’ll want to hit up the La Brea Tar Pits and the accompanying Museum, which showcases this amazing prehistoric site and the research that’s been done on the artifacts and fossils found within.
Just can’t decide what you love more – nature, culture, or art? Then the Huntington Library is an absolute must for your romantic endeavors.
In addition to a lush and gorgeous rose garden (the very epitome of love, nestled among other gardens), you’ll also find an astonishing manuscript collection, a rich and varied art gallery, and a world-class research library.
Getting In: Admission to the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
and Huntington Library
are included with the Go Los Angeles pass. Admission to the Getty Villa is free.
Indulge Your Fandom at Madame Tussauds
So you love nothing more than a good cozy evening in with your partner and some Netflix?
There’s no reason why your love of TV and movies has to stay at home when you embark on a romantic evening – pay a visit to Madame Tussauds for some unparalleled fan experiences.
This popular wax museum is organized into separate, themed sections that cover everything from famous athletes to pop icons to movie stars. Madame Tussauds is bound to have a version of someone you admire so you can take plenty of selfies with your favorite stars.
After you’ve had the chance to “meet” the celebrities in amazing wax replicas, head to the Hollywood Museum to pore over their vast collections of movie memorabilia and artifacts. A visit here is a great opportunity to go behind the scenes of some of your favorite movie franchises.
Getting In: Admission to Madame Tussauds Hollywood
and Hollywood Museum
are both included with the Go Los Angeles pass.
Take in a Show
With such a big population of talented actors, musicians, artists, and more, you can’t be surprised that LA has an amazing theatre scene.
From high-class performances like opera and classical music to indie theatre and funky art installations, you’ll find it all here. Be sure to look out for some free or low-cost community events, too.
If you prefer to keep your entertainment in the spirit of Hollywood, watch a romantic movie! As you might expect, there are also a number of beautiful movie theaters to enjoy, like the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre and Egyptian Theatre.
For fans of the Academy Awards, don't miss the chance to take a tour of the Dolby Theatre. It's an elegant building with a grand spiral staircase and an intricately-decorated ceiling. A visit here will bring you to the same backstage places that the biggest names in Hollywood have inhabited.
While you're in the area, be sure to stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame to see if you can spot your favorite celeb's star.
Getting In: Admission to the Dolby Theatre Tour
is included with the Go Los Angeles pass; theater tickets are not included with the Go Los Angeles pass.
Enjoy a Scenic Cruise
Enjoy a romantic afternoon with your loved one aboard a sightseeing cruise. If you're visiting LA on a romantic getaway and aren't familiar with the city, a cruise like the Long Beach Harbor Tour option can be an excellent way to see the sights AND enjoy some time together.
If you're taking the cruise around Valentine's Day, it's important to remember that February falls in the middle of grey whale season. Keep an eye out for these rare beauties!
A big fan of whales and other marine mammals? then the whale watch option from Long Beach Cruises may be right for you.
Getting In: Long Beach Harbor Cruise tickets
are included with the Go Los Angeles pass.
Remember to Save on Attraction Admission
So there you have it. Our list of some romantic things to do in Los Angeles, just in time for Valentine's Day.
Remember, some of these great options are included on the Go Los Angeles pass, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.
Please note, the special events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included with the Go Los Angeles pass.