Luckily, UCLA is situated right in Los Angeles, the urban city of fame in California. That means there’s a plethora of activities for you and your date. From scenic beaches to hipster restaurants, the city is filled with charming places to explore with your equally dreamy guy/girl. Keep reading for 10 cute date ideas to do around Los Angeles!
Discuss the meaning behind paintings and art installations (or attempt to). Take some stereotypical but cute date night pictures with the Urban Lights, which are the white lamp posts.
2. Movie time!
Want something nearby? Walk to the theater in Westwood and catch the latest movie. Then, House of Meatballs is a cozy fit for a romantic dinner.
3. Indulge your inner sweet tooth.
Grab some ice cream sandwiches in Westwood with your date after class. Since there’s always a long line for Diddy Riese, get to know each other in that time period.
4. Have brunch at Larchmont Village.
Eat the famous velvet pancakes at Larchmont Bungalow, one of the best brunches around Los Angeles. Then share ice cream from Salt & Straw for dessert. Perfect for the foodie couples!
5. L.A. Flower District
There’s a breakfast/brunch place located around here called Poppy + Rose if you’re an early bird. After you get some food in your stomach, smell the roses — hopefully your date will buy you one!
6. Hike to the Hollywood sign (for the active couples).
If you’re up for some exercise and you’re willing to show your partner your sweaty side… It’ll be one exciting adventure for a date.
7. Explore 3rd Street Promenade and walk along the pier.
Street performances, shopping, gelato, Italian restaurants—there’s so much to see and do with your date here. Take advantage of the beach nearby and ride a ferris wheel on the pier while watching the beautiful sunset. Maybe you can share a kiss up there in the sky.
8. Shop in Venice and walk along the beach!
Explore all of the little artsy shops at Abbot Kinney; you won’t run out of things to talk about with your date. Head to the beach afterwards for some fun in the sun!
9. Go to Griffith Observatory!
Watch the stars at night on the rooftop with your date. The perfect definition of romantic.
10. Thrift shop in Melrose.
For an unconventional date, go thrift shopping with your date and experiment with a variety of funny outfits. There’s also a lot of cool street art on Melrose to look at with your date.
What other date ideas would you recommend around Los Angeles? Feel free to comment below and share the article!
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Elizabeth is a third year Communication Studies major at UCLA. Her favorite things include writing whatever comes to mind, binge watching Netflix, stationery, shopping, photography, and interior design.