Los Angeles with its sandy beaches, gorgeous gardens, interesting museums and fun filled parks is a top attraction for a romantic rendezvous.
Some of the most romantic spots in Los Angeles are:
- Griffith’s park
A paradise for couples who want to witness a most romantic sunset together In Los Angeles. It is also a favorite spot for cyclists, hikers and picnickers. It is home to Los Angeles zoo if you want to entertain your family and the Greek theatre which hosts open air concerts. For fun, there is a 1926 merry –go- round. It is one of the largest parks in the country and five times bigger than Central park in New York. Entry to the park is available from sunrise to sunset. If you don’t want to explore the park on your own, there are organized hikes and moonlight tours. Griffith’s observatory offers a unique, panoramic view of the city. In the distance, the Hollywood sign is located on the Southern flank of Mount Lee in the park. Near Forest Lawn drive is an enclave where folks ride a miniature rail road. Exhibits of locomotives, passenger cars and street cars add to the attraction. Roosevelt golf course, a baseball diamond and basketball as well as tennis courts draws the visitors.
- Beaches of Los Angeles
Most couples enjoy long walks on the beach. Los Angles is a beach lover’s paradise with over two dozen fine beaches in the county. Point Dume beach is situated in between sand dunes and the ocean and offers a nice sheltered beach as well as a nice view from atop the sand. Other fine beaches are Leo Carrillo state beaches, Abalone cove, Will Roger’s state beach, Manhattan beach, ,Paradise cove, Malibu lagoon, El Matador beach, Venice beach. These beaches are ideal for surfing, people watching, walking, beach volleyball, bonfire, tide pools, ocean swimming, whale watching, fishing, and bicycling.
- The Magic Castle
A highlight of Hollywood is dinner at Magic Castle, the home of Academy of Magic arts. There is a Victorian style to serving of meals which is accompanied by magic shows. It showcases the performance of many of the world’s most talented magicians. This building is hard to miss, sitting atop a hill on Franklyn Avenue and founded in 1908. Dining here is an experience that will be remembered for a life time. The castle is a club for magicians and magic enthusiasts all over the world. It is performance venue, restaurant and private club. Today there are over 2500 members in the club.
- Runyon Canyon
This is another spot in Hollywood to watch sunsets and sunrises together. It is open all year round. It may offer you a good chance to spot a celebrity hiking along the numerous trails of the park. The park covers 160 acres and there are two entrances. Bring along a champagne picnic for a night out in the open. The park features a variety of wildlife including birds, hawk, owls; lizards and snakes; and coyote and deer. Additionally, there are many hundred plant species throughout Runyon Canyon including elderberry, California sagebrush, black sage etc.
- Zuma Beach
This beach requires special mention. It features four miles of golden sand and is one of the best beaches in California State. Bring along a picnic lunch for a magical day by the sea. It may be a bit crowded during peak hours but an early morning visit may help you enjoy a magical sunrise. It consistently ranks as a healthy beach for clean water conditions in Los Angeles County. The beach hosts several surfing events in a year like kite surfing
- Old Town Pasadena
Explore together the 22 historic blocks of old town Pasadena and find a town rich in culture, fashion and art. There is a unique experience to savor from the ambience of quaint sidewalk café’s to grand restaurants, from budget clothing stores to high end boutiques. Stroll down the streets in the glow of evening light past romantic buildings.
- Mulholland Drive
A drive down the famous Mulholland drive makes for a romantic date to remember. This drive winds through the Los Angeles hills, along Universal City, the Hollywood Sign, downtown Los Angeles and Burbank. Once you park at your favorite spot, settle down and enjoy the flickering city lights. The Drive is a road in the Eastern Santa Monica Mountains of South California. It is named after Los Angeles pioneer, civil engineer William Mulholland. It is home to some of the most expensive houses in the world. It is the backdrop of many movies like King of the Mountain (1981) and Mulholland Drive (2001).
- Hollywood bowl
It is one amphitheatre that epitomizes Hollywood romance. It has the record of showcasing over 100 musical events every year. Before the show, you can enjoy dinner at the outdoor patio of a rooftop grill where hearty, grilled entrée can be washed down with a view of the Hollywood hills. The spectacular view from this point cannot be missed. What makes for the great evening is the eclectic music showcased ranging from classical to rock. The bowl’s unique shape makes it possible for you to enjoy the show whether you are sitting in the back seats or in the front box seats. It is the largest natural amphitheatre in the US and can seat up to 18,000 people. The shell is set against the backdrop of the famous Hollywood sign to the Northeast and the Hollywood hills.
- Naples Island gondola
Want a Gondola ride without flying to Venice? With a short drive to Long Island (40 minutes), you can board a grand Gondola and tour the canals of Naples Island. These gondolas provide complementary cups, ice buckets, blankets and music. You can also stock up on wine, beer or coffee. Gondola rides are especially wonderful during the Christmas season when the houses along the canals are lit with holiday lights. The acoustics are ideal for the singing gondoliers. The staff of eth Gondola Company will cater to your special celebration. They offer both electric and traditional rowing gondolas. The wedding gondola has more intricate décor than your ordinary gondola.
- Point Dume
Drive along the grand Pacific coast highway and you will reach the Point Dume in Malibu. You can explore this serene, golden beach by day and enjoy the spectacular sunsets by night. The northwestern tip of Point Dume was declared a California State Preserve, the Point Dume State Beach. Point Dume is home to a few moderate rock climbing routes. It is a favorite spot for filming Hollywood movies (Planet of the Apes, Iron Man etc.)