LA Date Ideas contains the most interesting, fun, and romantic places in Los Angeles (and a bit of Orange County) to go on a date. Find your area on the map below or browse the articles. There are even articles on the best places to meet single people in LA if that’s where you’re at. I hope you enjoy this site and find it useful! – Brian

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Terranea: A Hidden Gem in Palos Verdes with Spectacular Hiking Trails

Terranea is a hidden gem that’s worth a bit of a drive. Sure, there are other beautiful places to hike along the shore in Palos Verdes. And, there are some great restaurants as well. But Terranea combines the best of both. It’s an ideal place to have a good meal and go for an easy walk with breathtaking views of the ocean. You’ll feel like you’re staying at a high-end resort for a fraction of the cost.

The Best Orange County Date Ideas

Orange County is famous for tourist attractions like Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, and for vast suburban sprawl. But, it actually has some really charming destinations that are ideal for a romantic date! Here are my favorites. Laguna Beach My pick...

A Great Summer Date Idea: Yamashiro Farmer’s Market

After a hiatus of a few years, I'm so psyched that the Yamashiro Farmer's Market is back!! (Now it's officially called "Yamashiro Hollywood Night Market".)  This is one of my favorite summertime Los Angeles events! Starting in May 2017, it will be every Wednesday...

Why the Downtown LA Arts District is An Amazing Date Destination

I visited the Downtown LA Arts District recently and I must say it's now one of my favorite daytime date destinations in the entire LA area! It's undergone an amazing revitalization with cool galleries, breweries, restaurants, and hipster bars. It's a great place to...

Have a Great Hike with Amazing Views at Griffith Park

Griffith Park is famous for its observatory, but it also offers some great hiking trails which offer amazing views of downtown LA, Century City, the Hollywood sign, and the valley. I'm going to tell you about my favorite trail which begins at the Glendale Peak...

The Best Mid-City L.A. Date Ideas

The mid-city area of Los Angeles offers some of the best restaurants and coolest attractions around, making it a prime date destination. By "mid city", I'm referring to the area roughly between La Cienaga Blvd on the West and Western on the East, north of Pico and...

Weekend Getaway: The Best San Diego Date Ideas

Only a few hours away from Los Angeles, (depending on traffic), San Diego is an ideal weekend date destination. These are the highlights from my recent trips to San Diego that I’d recommend to you.

The Most Romantic Date Spots in Venice, CA

Venice has a surprising number of really romantic date spots. It used to be known as a low-end beach town plagued by gangs and crime, but much of that has been cleaned up and it's now hipster-central for the West Side. Here's a list of my favorite Venice date...

The Best Free and Cheap Date Ideas in Los Angeles

Going on dates can be really expensive, but it doesn't have to be. There are some really great date ideas in Los Angeles that are cheap or free. Here's my list! 1. Hiking Hiking tops many lists of cheap date ideas for good reason. I have yet to meet...

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