Romantic Dates in Los Angeles, CA
“Chocolates out of the box!” may be its slogan, but these aren’t ordinary chocolates. Located in Santa Monica, Ed Engoron and Joan Veiweger have made a brand that is synonymous with first-class presentations of their fine artisan chocolates. Their Build-A-Box option allows 8, 15 and 30 piece presentations that are made to your sweetie's tastes. Starting at only $18.99, pick out an 8-piece filled with flavors such as Angel's food or Beverly Hills Cheesecake. Insider tip: the Napa Valley Wine chocolates go very well with a dessert wine–perfect for Valentine's day.
What do women want? To shop! Give the gift that gives back to you by following her into a store where she can get designer duds second hand–with just as high of quality and half the price, sometimes even less. The store allows customers to buy, sell and trade. Offerings from lesser-known names to occasional brands as recognizable as Louis Vuitton, let the hunt begin for the best duds in town. Take a romantic stroll and find a place for a dinner date with the money saved. Now that's sweet.
Wake up to the sounds of the waves crashing on the sand in Santa Monica. The Fairmont Miramar is steps away from the beach and pretty close to the Santa Monica Promenade, too. The Bed and Breakfast package offers one night's stay followed by breakfast for two at Chef Ray Garcia's FIG restaurant, a quaint and brightly decorated little restaurant with a view of the Fairmont pool. Starting at $304 a night, it is one of the more affordable and still one of the most romantic locations in Santa Monica–a win-win for a long romantic getaway. With views like that, you'll want to extend your stay.
Over 85 years of being the picture of vintage, old Hollywood Glamour, and the hotel is at it again–creating fairy tales for Valentine's Day. Romantic dates, romantic schmates--the “Get CARRIE-D Away” Proposal Package will make for memories that last a lifetime. A first-class deal, the night's accommodations include a Presidential Suite, full breakfast in bed, a pair of Charles David Shoes, a champagne toast, and valet parking. In other words, if you have a Sex and the City fanatic for a soon-to-be fiance, ask about accommodations. Located in the heart of Downtown LA, the romantic options are endless.
The most famous bike path in the Great Los Angeles Area, this path is free to ride along the beach, and many a couple can be seen riding down the 8.5 mile stretch that starts north from Venice's Washington Blvd. and extends to Temescal Cyn Rd. in the Malibu area. Rent a bike at one of the many little bike rental buildings set up along the path, and take a spin with breathtaking views–see the sunset picture for proof. As far as romantic dates go, this one is a heart-thumper. The eclectic mix of people, including boom box carriers, are an added entertainment bonus.