5 Unique Valentine's Day Date Ideas in Los Angeles

When we think of Valentine's Day, the typical plan is a nice dinner at a fancy restaurant. 

But what if you want to do something more exciting? If you live in Los Angeles, we've got some suggestions to brighten up your date.

1. Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica Pier has a variety of rollercoasters, games and fun food stands to make for the perfect Valentine's Day outing! Whether you're looking to win some prizes in the arcade or ride the 130 foot ferris wheel that allows you to soar over the ocean, the Santa Monica pier is guaranteed to be a fun day or night out.

2. Griffith Observatory

The Griffith Observatory sits 1,135 feet above Los Angeles and makes for a perfect view of the city. The observatory has telescopes, exhibits, a planetarium and an incredible outdoor area that allows you to look over the edge.

3. Universal CityWalk

Located right outside the Universal Studios theme park, Universal CityWalk is full of fun alternatives to your typical sit-down meal. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville offer a more exciting dinner atmosphere, and you can even catch a concert outside after you eat!

4. Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The lights outside of LACMA have been shown in plenty of movies, and are a staple piece of Los Angeles. These lamps outside make for a perfect photo op, and the museum itself is full of colorful and unique art. What more could you want out of a Valentine's Day date?

5. Disneyland

What's more fun than going to Disneyland with the person you care about? Make it a full day — starting with Mickey Mouse waffles and ending with watching the fireworks. Let your inner child run free!

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