LA LA Land Lovers, Come Make Whoopee at L.A.'s Most Romantic Places

When it comes to romantic places, there's nothing quite like the ones to be found in LA LA Land. For between the mountains and the sea, there are countless spots in Los Angeles that are sure to make your hearts soar. Throw in a visit to a place that evokes your favorite romantic Hollywood film (like in the movie "LA LA Land," perhaps, or maybe a spot seen in "L.A. Story"?) and we're certain that your special someone will swoon with love when you suggest a tryst just like one you saw on the big screen. Think destinations like the Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park, where those sparks flew between James Dean and Natalie Wood in "Rebel Without a Cause," or the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where Steve Martin wooed Victoria Tennant in "L.A. Story." But with or without a cinematic connection, there are so many romantic places to be found in Southern California that it could take a lifetime to discover them all. 

High Rooftop Lounge
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The High Rooftop Lounge at Venice's Hotel Erwin has the best L.A. city views you can find anywhere, hands down. Look one way and you see Catalina Island, the South Bay and LAX; look another and there's Santa Monica Pier, Malibu and the Getty...  Read More

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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Stroll the 120 acres of the Huntington's astonishing and varied gardens (Chinese, Japanese, Australian, Desert, Rose, Jungle, Subtropical and more), then explore the library's extraordinary collection of rare books and enjoy the art gallery's...  Read More

Carbon Beach Club Restaurant @ Malibu Beach Inn
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The Carbon Beach Club Restaurant is one of the most romantic places in Southern California to while away an afternoon. Located on the beach overlooking the Malibu Pier, the restaurant is part of the Malibu Beach Inn, a lovely boutique hotel. At...  Read More

Getty Center
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The Getty Center is the legacy of billionaire J. Paul Getty, a gorgeous paean to the arts. Perched high in the Santa Monica Mountains, the Richard Meier-designed complex is stunningly beautiful both outside and in. The museum's vast collection...  Read More

Hollywood Bowl
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From April to October, the Hollywood Bowl is the most romantic place in SoCal to see concerts and performances of every kind. The summer home of the L.A. Philharmonic, it's also the venue that hosts the Playboy Jazz Festival weekend every June....  Read More



From the high bluffs right down to the ocean, Point Dume feels like your own private beach. Take a picnic and perch your blanket way above the water, all the while keeping your eyes wide open (unless you're having a quick kiss), for Point Dume...  Read More

Disneyland Resort
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Lovers of all things Disney, Marvel and Star Wars know that Disneyland is the place where like minds find bliss. So grab your favorite partner, be she Minnie Mouse or he Han Solo or Captain America (you can even costume up for the adventure) and...  Read More



The Santa Monica Pier is the most iconic spot in Santa Monica, the place that first comes to most people's minds when they think of that famed SoCal beach city. It's a long, wide pier that is packed with fun things for couples in love to do....  Read More

Griffith Observatory
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Head for the hills as the sun begins to set and you'll find one of L.A.'s most breathtaking spots for sparking a bit of love. The Griffith Observatory sits above the city in Griffith Park, the place Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone visited during...  Read More

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the Western United States. With all those nooks and crannies, romantics can get lost inside; or simply canoodle on a warm evening under the museum's iconic Urban Light...  Read More


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Jenny Peters – aka Jet Set Jen – is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist, editor and party columnist specializing in travel, entertainment, film, food, wine, fashion and the other good...  More About Jenny