Make sure to reserve a table beforehand because the spots are filling up fast.
For the architecture buffs, Frank Lloyd Wright’s first-ever LA project, Hollyhock House, sits on this hilltop and is open for viewing with the purchase of a ticket Thursdays to Sundays.
Pack a picnic for a sunset meal for extra bonus points with the date.
Go on a guided tour and walk through the 17 historic art structures made of steel and mosaics. After you’ve gotten your dose of history and art, do yourself a favor and take your date to Watts Coffee House for soul-food brunch and get some of the best fried chicken wings and waffles in town.
Neighborhood: Hollywood What to do: A cemetery never felt this romantic.
The Passage is a weekly bike ride that starts and ends at a donut shop (score! Even if you’ve only been on pony rides as a kid, you can still saddle up for a guided horseback ride through the trails of Griffith Park with totally ridiculous views of the city. ), but if you want to really impress a date, Highland Park Bowl is where it’s at.
), and along the way aims to hit unexplored parts of LA -- sometimes hitting pool halls, bowling alleys, and karaoke along the way. And on Saturdays, the ride ends with a big-ass BBQ (! This historic joint has been open since the Prohibition era and was the former home to punk rock venue Mr. The revamped alley’s been given a glam makeover that melds the old with the new, like a recovered mural from the 1930s, chandeliers made of vintage pin-setters, and some seriously good wood-fired pizzas and craft cocktails.A few years back there were only a scant number of LA bars with secret entrances and special passwords (like “ET phone home”). ) got even cooler this month when it opened its new restaurant, Maple (run by hotshot Patina Group), where you can get righteous weekend brunch dishes like fried chicken and beignets or .Now we have so many (23 of the best ones are detailed here) that you and your date could even do a bar crawl visiting these watering holes. As an added bonus, the restaurant will be open for dinner service as a pop-up from November 25th to January 8th during the Descanso Gardens’ Enchanted: Forest of Light ticketed event -- a crazy one-mile light display through the grounds -- which could become a “light show & chill” sort of thing, if you know what we’re saying.Because Sonoma is a bit far to drive for someone who maybe accidentally swiped right, this handy wine-tasting room along Mulholland offers you two a chance to sip vino with a view -- without awkwardly suffering through the smell of cow pies while driving north on the 5. Stock up on culture cred with your date by checking out a jazz/theater/dance/classical production at the Wallis, the impressive arts center in Beverly Hills (of all places), and enjoy a sweet happy hour at the upscale Italian bistro Cecconi’s before the show.Pack a picnic/stock up at Trader Joe’s and catch some live folksy music on the weekends. Hungry diners can pop in and get a little tipsy with some wine and cocktails, and soak up all that booze with gourmet bites (including truffle burgers and pizzettas with porchetta) for - Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4-7pm.You might just learn how to make some dim sum or pasta from scratch. Order food from Electric Dusk Drive-In’s Snack Shack, bring your own hooch, and watch (or don’t, WINK WINK) classic movies (up next: Take to the high seas (or relatively newly renovated Echo Park Lake) for some side-by-side paddle boating -- or, if you’re feeling fancy, splurge for the guided gondola ride.