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Old 10-01-2014, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Clifton, NJ
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Hi there,

I'm planning a romantic getaway to Los Angeles in the near future. Where should I consider going? I'm looking for those hidden gems where a couple can really connect and enjoy each other.

Thanks!
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:59 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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El Matador state beach in Malibu; Hike in Topanga Canyon.
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:02 PM
 
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Descanso Gardens
The Huntington
LA Arboretum
Santa Anita Park
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:34 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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The sunset restaurant in Malibu's Zuma beach is top notch. Make sure to get a reservation.
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:22 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I also like areas in the beach cities: Malibu, Newport, Santa Monica. Yamashiro restaurant in Hollywood (the view). Getty Museum at Sunset (the view). Drive up Angeles Crest Highway into the local mountains and admire the views of the LA basin.

LA has some great spots!
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:32 PM
 
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Will Rogers beach at sunset - nothing like smoking a blunt on those swings..uh, with your loved ones. The observatory, Boa in Santa Monica, Point Dume.
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Old 10-02-2014, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I second Malibu -- has some excellent hiking (there's one trail to a waterfall that is charming and easy, but I forget what/where it is... anyone?). Malibu is also beautiful and not filled with people 24/7 like Santa Monica is.

The Huntington is lovely and if you drop around $75 on top of the entrance fee, you can have a lovely tea in the tea room... yummy little sandwiches and desserts and caviar. You need reservations. Most women love it. I recommend the Huntington over the Arboretum. The latter is nice but not nearly as grand or romantic as the former; the Huntington has far better food if have tea (the Arboretum's food kind of sucks) and the Huntington has some excellent art galleries on site as well. If you can't afford the tea, they have Chinese food and pots of tea in the Chinese garden, which is also charming.

There is horseback riding in Griffith Park if you like that kind of thing. I have horses of my own so I've never been.

A cheap romantic moment is to go to Castaways in Burbank during happy hour. The appetizers and drinks are good and won't be too expensive, and it is on the hill overlooking the entire LA basin. If you go at sunset, you can watch the sunset and city light up off the hillside patio. They have outdoor fires and heaters so it's nice and comfy out there.
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:34 PM
 
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The L.A. River
El Monte Taco Bell
My house.
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:54 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Santa Barbara. It's not underrated and it's 90 miles north....uhhh...90 miles west.
Or go to VLWH's house. I had a pretty good time there myself.
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Riverside
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Hi there,

I'm planning a romantic getaway to Los Angeles in the near future. Where should I consider going? I'm looking for those hidden gems where a couple can really connect and enjoy each other.

Thanks!
1) Under a freeway overpass.

2) Alley behind closed shopping center.

3) City park restrooms.
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