Secret Romantic Spots in Los Angeles – 25 Unforgettable Date Ideas

Blame it on the bright lights of Hollywood, but there’s just something romantic about Los Angeles that keeps coaxing couples back for more!

Los Angeles boasts almost 365 days of sunshine, stunning beaches, first-rate museums, and outdoor activities. Therefore, it’s no wonder locals and tourists alike congregate at the Entertainment Capital.

From romantic evening hikes to the Griffith Observatory to a thrill-filled day with Mickey Mouse at Disneyland. There are untold ways to spend a romantic getaway in Los Angeles.

Surprise your significant other with a surf lesson at Venice Beach, take turns celebrity spotting. Meanwhile, keeping score to see who can take down the most tacos.

However, when you choose to spend your romantic rendezvous in Los Angeles, you are in for a world of west coast fun!

Romantic Los Angeles Hotels

As the second-largest city in the US, Los Angeles is truly an entity in itself. Home to many diverse neighborhoods, couples can choose to recharge by Santa Monica Beach. Or choose to set sail for a night of luxury when they spend the night on an actual boat.

No matter if you’re in the mood for a cozy inn or a spacious hotel suite. We have a wide variety of romantic Los Angeles Hotels to appeal to even the pickiest of travelers. So snuggle up to your sweetie stress-free, knowing you are guaranteed our lowest rates online.

Front entrance to Hotel Lulu Anaheim Resort in Los Angeles, California, USA
photo credit: Hotel Lulu Anaheim via Facebook

Romantic Places in Los Angeles to Eat

Superbly sunny weather, rooftop views, and a sparkling city skyline all paint a perfect picture for romance in the City of Angels. 

Whether you choose oceanfront views in Malibu or zesty south of the border, fare served on a rooftop downtown. The Los Angeles culinary scene thoroughly brings the magic. 

II Cielo

Close your eyes, and you’ll swear you’re feasting in Italy. This cozy spot is decked out with twinkly lights, ivy vines, and romantic country-style decor. Sip a signature cocktail like the ‘Foxy Champagne’ and dig into favorites like Tortelli di burrata or grilled branzino. 

Nobu Malibu

It’s a classic for a reason. Therefore we can’t think of any view (or sashimi) that quite makes us go weak in the knees like Nobu Matsuhisa’s fresh fare. Of course, reservations are a must here, but well worth the extra effort! Enjoy Bluefin Toro Tartare, ceviche, and their famous Chilean Sea Bass with Dry Miso as you sit by the Pacific ocean.

Out door dining area with wicker chairs, wooden tables, and big umbrellas with the ocean behind them at Nobu in Los Angeles, California,
photo credit: Nobu Malibu (Malibu, CA) via Facebook

La Cha Cha Cha

Add some heat to your dinner plans when you book a table at La Cha Cha Cha. Inventive Baja and Mexican-inspired plates adorn the menu, and their tropical-themed rooftop is the perfect place to linger over spicy pineapple margaritas. Be sure to order guacamole, tostadas Terraza, and as many tacos as you can manage.

Bacari (Silverlake)

Under the Tuscan sun, Fans will be in heaven as they recline in this dreamy space. Designed to mimic an old Italian farmhouse, snag a table underneath the string lights. Then, savor morsels of crispy polenta, salatim, and summer scallops. 

Things to Do in LA for Couples: Instagrammable Spots

Instagram husbands, wives, and partners relax! We’ve taken the guesswork out of compiling Los Angeles’ most scenic spots to bring you the most romantic couples’ vacation pics yet:

  • Hollywood Sign – did you even go to LA if you bypass a photo op at this iconic structure?

Pro-tip: to get the best angle of this infamous sign, head to Griffith Park. 

  • Griffith Observatory – immortalized by the famous film La La Land, this classic art deco building boasts sensational views of the city.
  • Runyon Canyon – combine your couples photo session with an invigorating hike when you conquer Runyon’s hills. Meanwhile, score some cool pics in the process.
  • Urban Lights at Los Angeles County Museum of Art – this whimsically romantic art installation features a collection of vintage lamp posts from the 1920s and 1930s. Therefore it’s genuinely the perfect place for an intimate photo or two. 

aerial sunset view over Griffith Observatory and downtown Los Angeles, California, USASecret Romantic Spots in Los Angeles to Picnic

Sandy beaches, palm tree-studded parks, and several restaurants make Los Angeles the ideal place to pack a basket and then pop outside for a romantic picnic. 

Head to any of our preferred spots for an amorous afternoon outside:

  • Palisades Bluff Park
  • Beverly Gardens Park
  • Grand Park
  • Lake Balboa Park
  • Lake Hollywood Park
Wide shot of Grand Park with tents set up for an event in Los Angeles, California, USA
photo credit: Grand Park via Facebook

Los Angeles Couple Activities: Sightseeing & Celebrity Tours

VIP Los Angeles Tour

Wrangle your one and only for a guided Los Angeles experience worthy of any star on your VIP Los Angeles Tour.

This supremely intimate small group tour hosts up to 7 travelers max. Then gives you a hands-on look and feel of the city’s most renowned sights. So kiss stale pre-recorded audio commentary goodbye! Instead, during your tour, you will be pinned to your seat with anticipation while listening to AllDayLA’s engaging commentary and insights.

Your 3-hour tour features ample photo opportunities and 4-5 stops at the city’s most famous locations, including:

  • The Hollywood Sign
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Laurel Canon
  • West Hollywood
  • Celebrity Homes & Filming Locations
  • Rodeo Drive
  • Playboy Mansion
  • Beverly Hills Sign
  • And the Chinese Theater

Palm Trees and Store Fronts along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, USAHollywood Celebrity Homes Tour from Los Angeles

Hello, all you Hollywood honeys! Roll out the red carpet for your significant other and keep those peepers peeled for your favorite stars on this 2 hour Hollywood Celebrity Homes Tour from Los Angeles.

For over 80 years, Starline Tours has been entertaining visitors as Hollywood’s #1 celebrity tour operator. Cruise around in style on your 13 passenger bus, which can reach many celeb hotspots unavailable to larger vehicles. Meanwhile, soak in the glamor of Beverly Hills, the retail of Rodeo Drive, and the Sunset Strip.

During your tour, you’ll have plenty of chances to snap a photo or two while you Meander through the neighborhoods that your favorite celebrities call home. Similarly, movie buffs will be delighted as you swing past many famous LA filming locations. 

Los Angeles City Tour

Grab your Hollywood hunk and spend a day exploring the architecture, sights, food, and entertainment in the City of Angels. Your 6 hour Los Angeles City Tour features seven of the city’s most iconic locations, scenic drives, delicious bites, and more.

Pay homage to the stunningly modern architecture of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Meanwhile, gazing in awe at the view from Mulholland Drive. Then savor freshly baked bread, pastries, and more at the Original Farmers Market.

Stick your toes in the sand at Venice Beach and pause to hear some beautiful busker music. Then people watch the bodybuilders getting pumped up.

More incredible tour highlights include visits to:

  • City Hall
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • The Grauman’s Chinese Theater
  • Rodeo Drive
  • Century City
  • Santa Monica Pier

Note: In search of Los Angeles City? Unfortunately, this tour is currently unavailable as of January 2024. We recommend trying out the VIP Los Angeles Tour instead!

Wide view of Santa Monica Pier at sunset with the Ferris wheel in the center near Los Angeles, California, USAWarner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

Lights, camera, action! Immerse your silver screen seductress in the middle of Tinseltown magic while on this 3 hour guided Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood.

A quintessential LA activity for any entertainment inclined twosome. This cinematic affair allows you to peek inside the sets and backlots used to film some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters and TV shows.

Set your sights on the sets of Batman, Casablanca, Friends, and more as you drive around the spacious 110-acre lot. Then, get up close to the prop department, the picture car vault, the archive as you explore one of the busiest working studios in LA. Each studio tour is 100% unique as the routes are continuously changing based on the productions being filmed on the studio lot.

Conclude your epic afternoon with a brand new grand finale that will leave any marvel fan speechless. 

family posing with cameras at warner brothers studio tour in HollywoodRomantic Outdoor Adventures & Cruises

LA in a Day Bike Adventure

The couple that sweats together stays together! Challenge your cutie pie to a day of cycling-filled fun on a LA in a Day Bike Adventure.

Combine a fantastic day of sightseeing with a 32-mile bike ride on this 6-hour heart-pumping tour. Select either a standard pushbike or e-bike tour and prime your legs for some serious work.

Scope out the scenic neighborhoods of West LA and the beachy boho vibes of Santa Monica. Then, peep the world’s largest human-made boat harbor in Marina del Rey.

Full of intriguing facts, local knowledge, and insider insights, your expert guide will bring the storied architecture, stunning homes, and historical sights of the City of Angels to life.

Further tour stops and places of interest include:

  • The Sunset Strip
  • Beverly Hills
  • UCLA
  • Westwood
  • Third Street Promenade
  • Venice Beach
  • Abbot Kinney 
  • Muscle Beach
  • Frank Gehry Beach House
  • Culver City Studios 
  • Hollywood Bowl
  • And more!

Please note while the bike pace is leisurely, you must know how to ride a bike to complete this tour. In addition, water and a celebratory beer will be provided at the end of the tour.

View of the outdoor gym and large red at Muscle Beach on a sunny day in Los Angeles, California, USAShared 2 Hours Group Surf Lesson at Venice Beach

Surfs up with your sugar! Hang ten with the best of them when you reserve your spot on a Shared 2 Hours Group Surf Lesson at Venice BeachLearn to paddle out like a pro during this group lesson which will teach you the basics of surf instruction, safety, and more.

From surfing newbies to more experienced riders, everyone will have a blast splashing around renowned Venice Beach on their groovy foam top board. Take in the funky scenery and enjoy 20-30 minutes of beach safety training followed by 50-60 minutes of instruction in the water. 

Feel free to use the rest of the time to apply your newfound surfer skills and catch a big one! Sea-faring couples looking for a more intimate experience can book a romantic private lesson.

Ground view of the iconic sign for Venice Beach on a sunny day in Los Angeles, California, USA
photo credit: Venice Sign via Facebook

Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Safari

All aboard the love boat! Keep the aquatic excitement flowing on this 2.5-hour whale watching tour that’s sure to impress any marine mammal-loving mama. 

Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Safari is an epic ocean excursion that will get you up close to Dana Point’s prolific marine life. Have your phone or camera ready as you may spot sea lions, dolphins, sharks, and whales.

A novel, nature-bound escapade like no other, guests can opt to ride in a catamaran or high-speed zodiac for their wildlife viewing pleasure**. 

Embrace the use of eye-to-eye underwater viewing pods to see what it’s like to swim with friendly Flipper or pop on the hydrophones to hear the sweet vocals of the mighty whales.

This dreamy day at sea will end on an extra sweet note, as all of Captain Dave’s guests will be treated to Mrs. Capt. Dave’s world-famous triple fudge brownies.

**Please note that the Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari (catamaran) accommodates up to 49 passengers per trip, while the Zodiac tour accommodates up to 12 passengers per trip.

Two whales peaking their heads out from the water on a sunny day in San Diego, California, USA
photo credit: San Diego Whale Watch via Facebook

Romantic Day Trips Los Angeles

Catalina Island Day Trip from Los Angeles with Discover Avalon Scenic Tour

A swoon-worthy ferry ride and a day of sightseeing and sunbathing in scenic Catalina make for a picture-perfect romantic reprieve. Raise the sails on romance when you take your boo on a Catalina Island Day Trip from Los Angeles with Discover Avalon Scenic Tour.

Skip out on the LA traffic for a day of island adventure on this full-day tour of idyllic Catalina. 

Everything from your hotel pick-up to the ferry ride will be taken care of. So just pack up that beach towel and SPF and prime yourself to explore stunning Avalon’s shops, restaurants, and famous landmarks.

Take advantage of your guided Avalon tour as you snap selfies at the Green Pleasure Pier, grab a refreshing cocktail at the Descanso Beach Club, and sneak a dramatic spin at the Catalina Island Casino Ballroom.

Fun fact: This historic ballroom is the oldest and largest dance floor and ballroom in the USA.

view of avalon harbor at santa catalina island near San Diego, California, USARomantic Things to Do in LA: Theme Parks

Universal Studios Hollywood

Dynamic movie-obsessed duos can’t leave the Golden State without visiting the land of movie magic.

Fuel up for a day of adrenaline-pumping rides live cinematic entertainment, and character meet and greets when you pay a visit to Universal Studios HollywoodThere’s always something new to see or discover in this sprawling 400+ acre paradise of film-based adventure. 

See how your favorite blockbusters are made on the renowned Studio Tour, practice your spell casting with Harry at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, or brave the Indominus Rex at Jurassic World.

Don’t forget to take a rest from the roller coasters to cruise through the premier shopping, dining, and retail at CityWalk.

Universal Studios entrance and red carpet with palm trees lining it at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, USA
photo credit: Universal Studios Hollywood via Facebook


Say hello to the ‘Happiest Place On Earth’ with your very own Prince or Princess Charming when you whisk them away for a day of heartwarming enchantment, excitement, and thrills.

Disneyland is a ‘must do’ for any romantic Los Angeles visit, and it’s easy to see why. A joyful romance permeates the park’s exterior and lights up visitors’ smiles.

From the perfectly manicured topiaries in the shape of Mickey to the vibrant nightly fireworks or a heart-pumping ride aboard Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout. There is so much to see, do, and experience in this California staple.

Opt to tackle one park or do both, and spend day(s) strolling through Main Street, singing along to it’s a small world, or racing your beloved animated automobile in Cars Land.

artist rendition of cockpit of Millennium Falcon at Star Wars Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland in Los Angeles, California, USA
photo credit: Disney

Romantic Los Angeles Food & Wine Tours

Temecula Wine & Vine Tour

Embark on a captivating journey through Temecula Wine Valley with a guided wine tasting tour that promises an adventure for your taste buds. You’ll indulge in three wine tastings, each a unique symphony of flavors, and enjoy a special treat of delectable charcuterie boards. This is one of the best couple experiences Los Angeles. 

Dive into the world of winemaking with an enlightening production tour and explore the region’s largest wine cave, offering an awe-inspiring experience.

The adventure also includes gourmet lunch options: savor Cougar Winery’s Sangio Deli on Fridays or feast on Board & Brew Sandwiches at Bel Vino on Saturdays, complemented by live music. As you traverse the scenic countryside, visit four handpicked wineries, each with its unique charm.

Your Temecula Valley Wine Tour features stops at:

  • Somerset Winery
  • Oak Mtn. Winery
  • Cougar Winery – * Friday’s Lunch Stop
  • Bel Vino – *Saturday’s Lunch Stop
  • Callaway Winery

Sit back and enjoy the ride, with hotel pickups and drop-offs in Orange County, San Diego, or Temecula, while being immersed in the rich history and captivating stories of the valley.

friends clinking wine glasses together at La Belle Amie Vineyards in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USADowntown Los Angeles Food Tour

Cheese, BBQ, and Donuts, oh my! Treat your tastebuds to some exotic flavors when you dive headfirst into the dynamically diverse cuisine that makes Los Angeles so unique.

Culinary-focused couples will feel right at home on their 3 hour Downtown Los Angeles Food Tour.

This thoroughly delicious walking tour is a small group experience featuring stops at six different eateries, bakeries, and ethnic food destinations.

Munch your way through an epic DTLA grilled cheese, mouthwatering beef brisket, spicy tacos, and more. Forget about taking out that wallet, as all of your generous food samples are complimentary.

Downright delectable LA hotspots on your downtown route include:

  • Grand Central Market
  • Bradbury Building
  • The Last Bookstore
  • Horse Thief BBQ
  • And Donut Friend

Santa Barbara Wine Country Private Tour from Most Los Angeles Hotels!

Spoil your sweetheart with a splurge-worthy day trip to seaside Santa Barbara. A simply sensational way to commemorate any special occasion, anniversary, or romantic getaway, the Santa Barbara Wine Country Private Tour from Most Los Angeles Hotels is guaranteed to leave your sugar smiling.

Combine the beachy rugged beauty of Santa Barbara with the awe-inspiring scenery and world-class wines of the city for one heavenly day. This luxurious all-inclusive tour provides A-list-worthy transport in a Mercedes sprinter Van from your LA hotel or Airbnb. Meanwhile, sit back and relax in style as you zip around Santa Barbara Wine Country. During your tour, you’ll taste magnificent merlots, fresh danish pastries, and other yummy snacks.

Let your lover’s tastes and preferences be your guide, as this tour highly encourages personal customization. Feel free to add on ostrich feedings, additional vineyard stops, or even cupcake pairings.

Relish spellbinding views, tantalizing wines, and more when you stop at:

  • Ventura
  • Santa Ynez
  • Foxen Canyon Wine Trail
  • Los Olivos
  • Solvang
  • And Santa Rita Hills

Note: In search of Santa Barbara Wine Country Private Tour from Most Los Angeles Hotels? Sadly, this tour is currenltly unavailable as of January 2024. We recommend trying out the Vino! Vino! Little Italy Wine Tour instead.

man pouring wine into wine glass2 Hours and 30 Minutes Downtown Taco Trek in Los Angeles

Let’s give them something to taco about! Thank your taco-hungry toots for all of their love and compassion with a feisty 2 Hours and 30 Minutes Downtown Taco Trek in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles’ passion for tacos is no secret, so it would be a shame not to spend an afternoon sampling the city’s best.

Traverse the City of Angels’ oldest sites and neighborhoods, including Olvera Street, the Grand Central Market, and off-Broadway, while learning about how tacos came to be such lifeblood of the city.

From City Hall’s stately exterior to an 18th century former ranchers’ home at the Adobe house, you will gain a genuine appreciation and taste for Los Angeles’s taco culture. But, come with an empty stomach as your bold taco trek provides three full tacos to enjoy!

Los Angeles Couple Activities: Unique Experiences

Madame Tussauds Hollywood Wax Museum

Psst! We want to let you and your paramour in on a little Hollywood secret. The one spot where you are always 100% guaranteed to spot your favorite A-list actors, singers, and sports heroes. 

That’s right, a stop at Madame Tussauds Hollywood Wax Museum is not only pure paparazzi-themed fun but allows you and your angel the chance to photobomb your celeb crushes.

Situated right next to the famed TCL Chinese Theatre, this interactive wax museum is chock full of over 120 A-lister wax figures and makes for a full day of Instagram-worthy amusement.  

Strike a red carpet pose, drop it low with Lady Gaga, or shoot some hoops with Kobe Bryant. 

P.S. Marvel fanatics can even play superhero for a day when they spring for The Marvel Super Heroes 4-D Movie Experience.

an image of beautiful women
photo credit: Madame Tussauds Hollywood via Facebook

Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Los Angeles

Memorialize your romantic Los Angeles reprieve with a Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Los Angeles

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a professional photography session is worth a whole novel! Look back at your romantic adventure in Los Angeles with fondness when you book an incredible 1-hour photoshoot with a hand-picked local photographer.

Stage magazine-worthy photos at such photogenic LA locales as:

  • Downtown LA
  • Chinatown
  • Olvera Street
  • Griffith Park
  • Venice Beach Boardwalk
  • Santa Monica Pier, Ferris wheel, and Beach 

Your creative and engaging photographer will offer up the best tips to obtain natural and stunning photos, all while spilling the tea on the hottest LA spots to eat, drink, and visit.

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A thoughtful way to commemorate any honeymoon, anniversary, or engagement, you can expect 15 – 60 high-resolution digital photographs* delivered within five days of your shoot.

**The number of final photos depends on the final photo package selected.

Exterior Entrance to the TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, USAThe mesmerizing majesty of the cliffs of Malibu, the crashing waves of the Pacific, and the unchecked island oasis of Catalina. The natural beauty of Los Angeles is truly unrivaled. 

Couples seeking an unexpected sojourn bursting with outdoor beauty, superior sightseeing, and delicious delicacies will find themselves thoroughly enchanted by the romance in Los Angeles. From glimpses of glamorous celebrities to sampling reserve barrels of wine in Santa Barbara to touring actual live studio lots, Tinseltown is a true treat for all.

Whether you are a dynamic duo craving Hollywood-level thrills or a more easy-going pair eyeing laidback luxury Los Angeles is the quintessential spot for a romantic retreat.

Did We Miss Any of Your Favorite Romantic Things to Do in Los Angeles?

From horseback rides, celebrity sightings and romantic evenings cuddled up at the Electric dusk drive-in, there is no shortage of romance in LA. Do you have more experiences to add?

Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by Isis Maya Nissman

A New York native, Isis-Maya spent most of her professional life working in TV production until a vacation whisked her away to Central...

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