• Huarache Azteca in Highland Park
  • Original Farmer's market
  • LA's iconic burgers at the Apple Pan
  • Two Boots in Echo Park
  • Copa d'Oro in Santa Monica with $5 cocktails and bar bites during happy hour, offered all night on Mondays and from 5:30 - 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
  • cupcake tour of Beverly Hills with stops at Crumbs Bake Shop, Sprinkles Cupcakes and Georgetown Cupcakes.
  • Simplethings Sandwich and Pie Shop.
  • Aroma CafĂ© in Studio City.
  • ethnic cuisines at nearby Grand Central Market
  • evening in Franklin Village sipping coffee at the Bourgeois Pig, grabbing bar bites at Birds and perusing the local shops


  • vintage treasures at Melrose Trading Post on Sunday mornings
  • Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena
  • Yamashiro Farmer's Market on Thursday evenings
  • California Science Center for a dose of knowledge with your romance. Admission is free, and you can see the space shuttle Endeavour for a nominal fee of $2
  • Tuesday nights at Da Poetry Lounge at the Greenway Court Theatre for a $5 admission fee
  • free Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City and discuss the exhibit over coffee or snacks at the Westfield Century City


  • Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills
  • Runyon Canyon in Hollywood
  • Watch the sunset at Barnsdall Art Park in Los Feliz
  • Explore Malibu Creek State Park, where you can hike to the M*A*S*H filming site or the lake from Planet of the Apes.
  • Hike through Wilacre Park and Fryman Canyon. Don't worry -- it's an easy hike, so you won't be sweat-soaked.
  • Dockweiler Beach


  • free Monday night residency at the Echo, the Echoplex, the Satellite, Bootleg Bar or the Silverlake Lounge
  • New Beverly Cinema and discuss the films afterward over tea at Susina Bakery across the street
  • Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
  • nationally-touring indie bands for free at It's a School Night on Mondays at Bardot in Hollywood
  • Tiki-Ti
dec 12 2013 ∞
jan 19 2014 +