There will always be restaurants that offer exclusive Valentine’s Day menus in Los Angeles, but why not think outside the red heart-shaped box this year and do it a little different? Treat yourself and your special someone to a V-Day you’ll never forget.
Here are some cool ideas available to Angelenos looking for a unique Valentine’s Day experience.
How about some Valentine’s Day fun and art with a little nudity thrown in? (You won’t be getting naked.) Watson Adventures is hosting a scavenger hunt at the Getty where you and your partner can work together to solve tricky questions. Sounds like an interesting way to kick off the day of love. There are two hunts to choose from — 2:00 and 5:30 — which will leave you plenty of time for your own naked fun later.
If dressing up and partying hard with hundreds of people is more your style, check out this large-scale event at the Fredrick’s of Hollywood Grand Ballroom & Lounge, hosted by “ultrasexual” Hollywood party promoter, costume designer, and fetish model, Perish Dignam. There’ll be lots of dancing and music plus a fully-stocked bar, stilt walkers, and fire performers for a love — or lust — filled Valentine’s evening.
How about kicking off your Valentine’s Day day high above the ground on a romantic hot air balloon ride over gorgeous Temecula Valley? You’ll enjoy spectacular views and afterwards explore Temecula wine country. You can even make it a long day and book a hotel nearby for the evening. It’s a bit spendy, but it sounds super romantic, doesn’t it?
Want to show off your Valentine’s hottie at a hip club in West Hollywood? This “Affair,” held at Wax Rabbit on Melrose, promises sexy burlesque dancers (both men and women), a red carpet, an open bar with hors d’oeuvres, live music, and LGBT celebrity guests. All for only $50 per person. Single? No worries. You may not be by the end of the night …
Love is in the air and on the water this year — or it will be if you treat your loved one to a two-hour brunch or three-hour dinner cruise aboard a Hornblower cruise ship. They take off from Marina Del Rey or Newport Beach (among other places) and promise a quiet, ultra-romantic Valentine’s Day. Enjoy free-flowing champagne, music, and unbelievable views on one of Southern California’s most scenic harbors.
This promises to be something truly different. Brunch starts at 1:00 p.m. at Sadie Kitchen & Lounge in Hollywood. A sit-down pre-fixed three-course meal will cost you $50, while bar entry and bottomless mimosas is only $25. The strip-down floor show? Priceless. (And it might just get you in the mood for some serious afternoon Valentine loving!) Tickets should be purchased in advance.
Here’s an after dinner party to work off that big Valentine’s Day meal. Starring the queen bee of house music, two-time Grammy nominee Tony Moran, along with Puerto Rican DJ sensation, Nando, Sweet Lovin’ starts at 10:00 p.m. and kicks off Underground at The Belasco Basement. Be sure to pre-book your tickets.