Magic And Wine

Top 10 Date Ideas – Los Angeles

So… you’ve got a hot date and nowhere to go, right?
Here are some fun and unique dating ideas in Los Angeles. We asked our staff at the Evening of Enchantment to name their top 10 dating ideas in LA, and here is the list of ideas that they came up with.
Incidentally, our magic and wine tasting event makes for a great romantic date.


Los Angeles Date Idea #10

The Edison

This place is one of the most ambient and interesting venues in Los Angeles. Perfect for a date. Check their website, as they often have live entertainment in the venue. Date note: You may have to wait in line on the weekends.


Los Angeles Date Idea #9

Yamashiro Farmer’s Market

During the Summer months, this is a fun date idea. Hilltop views of the city, wine, live music, vendors, and the most incredible tacos ever (rib meat, duck, and fish). Parking is surprisingly easy. When the lot is full, they direct you to a free lot on La Brea, and then shuttle you up, which takes all of about five minutes. This is one of the more fun, casual dating ideas in Los Angeles. Bring a sweatshirt or jacket… or just snuggle up with your date. You can also head into Yamashiro afterward for drinks and sushi with stunning, romantic views of the city.

Los Angeles Date Ideas #8

Hollywood Bowl

During the summer months, there’s nothing like packing a picnic basket and heading to the Hollywood bowl for a date. Whether you hit the Reggae fest or the philharmonic, being outside under the stars and listening to live music, while you nibble and sip wine is just a super cool romantic date idea. Again, bring a sweatshirt and plan to snuggle with your date.

Los Angeles Date Ideas #7


If you want to keep your date casual, there are lots of places to hike in Los Angeles. Runyon Canyon has a great view of Hollywood, and Trancas Canyon in Malibu has some nice ocean views and streams.

Los Angeles Date ideas #6

Horseback Riding – Sunset Ranch

Horseback riding in the hills. You can even take a ride to a local restaurant for a dinner ride. A unique Los Angeles experience. Just make sure your date is into that sort of thing and is not wearing high heels!

Los Angeles Date Ideas #5

Derby Dollz

Roller derby. Yep, you read it correctly. Take your special date to a roller derby match to watch the Los Angeles Derby Dollz put on a show. It may not be romantic, but it’s fun.

Los Angeles Date Idea #4

3rd Street Prommenade

It’s fun to get to know someone on a first date when you can explore a place together with plenty of entertainment options. Third street is a great place to poke around the small shops, grab a bite, or catch a show. It’s also an easy walk to the pier and the beach for a romantic stroll.

Los Angeles Date Ideas #3

Westlake Village

You can head out to the Landing in Westlake and have a romantic dinner date at the water’s edge. It’s a bit of a quiet area, so it’s a nice way to finish up a day at the beach, as the lights begin to reflect off the water at sunset.

Los Angeles Date Ideas #2

Hollywood Arclight Theater

If you’re going to see a movie on your date in Los Angeles, this is the theater to head to. The big screen is massive and you can choose your assigned seating when you buy your show tickets online. Another great theater is Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

Los Angeles Date Idea #1

Magic and Wine Tasting

A top-rated event on both Tripadvisor and “Eye on LA”, the event combines wine tasting, food, and an intimate show by one of the world’s premier magicians, David Minkin. It takes place at a candle-lit hideaway called Bardot Hollywood – a venue that is perfect for magical experiences. Each month, the show is open to a small number of guests. Get tickets in advance, as it normally sells out.