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21 Spots In L.A. That Are Perfect For Date Night

Even the cemeteries are romantic.

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1. Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetary

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Neighborhood: Hollywood

What to do: A cemetery never felt this romantic. This is an open-air event in which you can bring a blanket and cuddle up on the Fairbanks lawn with your loved one while watching a classic film. Upcoming screenings here.

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2. Exposition Rose Garden

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Neighborhood: South Central/USC

What to do: Known as "one of the city's best-kept secrets," the garden, which is located within the larger Exposition Park, is the perfect place for those seeking a colorful oasis hidden within the bustling city. The park itself also houses the California Science Center, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, as well as other great attractions.

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3. Dockweiler State Beach

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Neighborhood: West L.A.

What to do: This scenic beach is the cure to all the anxiety that Santa Monica's beach has given you over the years. You can pack a nice lunch and sit in the picnic area with your boo or start a bonfire in one of the many fire pits to get things heated quickly.

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4. Inn of the Seventh Ray

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Neighborhood: Topanga

What to do: The inn is elegance meets Disney fairy tale. The restaurant's romantic setup fosters nothing but pure love. The glow of candlelight mixed with the sound of a nearby creek will get that spark going.

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5. Griffith Observatory

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Neighborhood: Griffith Park

What to do: This date spot is out of this world, literally. OK, maybe not literally, but it'll sure make it seem that way. With high-power telescopes and incredible views of Los Angeles, you'll have your date falling for you in no time.

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6. Malibu Creek State Park

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Neighborhood: Malibu

What to do: For those couples who crave the outdoors, this park "features hiking, fishing, bird watching and horseback riding opportunities." There's nothing more romantic than traveling by horseback near a creek.

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7. M Street Kitchen

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Neighborhood: Santa Monica

What to do: When your date's got that bohemian vibe going on, then this is the place to be. There's wood paneling, shelves full of wine, and an extensive menu (including pulled chicken nachos, yum).

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8. Cicada Club

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Neighborhood: Downtown

What to do: This is a bar and lounge straight out of the 1920s. As a self-proclaimed vintage nightclub, this downtown fixture has both a live band and dancing on two separate floors, which are sure to liven up your date. More info here.

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9. The Getty Villa

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Neighborhood: Pacific Palisades

What to do: Traveling back to the ancient world of Greece and Rome is free! This place offers views of incredible architecture, art, and gardens.

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10. The Santa Monica Mountains

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Neighborhood: Malibu

What to do: For that hiking enthusiast in your life, there are dozens of trails in the Santa Monica Mountains, each with its own special view. One potential spot to check out is Charmlee Wilderness Park, which offers "shady picnic areas, majestic ocean views, eight miles of hiking trails, and an amphitheater."

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11. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

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Neighborhood Downtown

What to do: Show 'em your artistic side by taking them to one of the best museums L.A.'s got to offer. Who knows, maybe one installation will get an entire convo going for you two.

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12. The Culver Hotel

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Neighborhood: Culver City

What to do: This bar and restaurant is known for its live musical acts consisting of up-and-coming performers from the L.A. area. Whether the night calls for "a piano bar" or "a jazzy supper club," this place is sure to take your date to the next level.

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13. Diddy Riese

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Neighborhood: Westwood

What to do: These legendary ice cream sandwiches will no doubt impress that special someone. All of their cookies are made in-house and vary in flavors, from White Chocolate Macadamia Nut to Sugar Cinnamon.

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14. Gladstone's Malibu

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Neighborhood: Malibu

What to do: Sample some seafood, which is fresh (it's on the ocean after all!) and take in that sweet view.

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15. Philippe The Original

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Neighborhood: Downtown

What to do: This place was founded by Philippe Mathieu, "who claimed the distinction of having created the 'French Dipped Sandwich.'" It's the OG sandwich shop with that vintage vibe.

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16. Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Neighborhood: Downtown

What to do: This place is an architectural beauty. Inside, you and your date can take in some incredible sounds from some of the world's best musicians. Upcoming performances here.

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17. Hugo's Restaurant

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Neighborhoods: West Hollywood, Agoura Hills, Studio City

What to do: For those who are vegan or going on a date with one, Hugo's offers an extensive menu offering an incredible amount of choices, from vegan mac and cheese to kale tacos.

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18. Observation Deck at City Hall

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Neighborhood: Downtown

What to do: Aside from being a neat building all its own, the 27th floor of City Hall has an open observation deck with INCREDIBLE views of Los Angeles.

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19. Bergamot Station

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Neighborhood: Santa Monica

What to do: For those looking for more of a low-key art scene, this former trolley station will have you and your S.O. feelin' like true underground artists.

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20. La Brea Tar Pits

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Neighborhood: Mid-City

What to do: At first sight, this may not seem like much of anything. In reality, this place grants you and your date the opportunity to travel back tens of thousands of years by displaying what animal life was like based on various tar pit discoveries.

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21. The Last Bookstore

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Neighborhood: Downtown

What to do: Being surrounded by literature is probably one of the best dates you'll ever experience. Flavorwire named this one of the “20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World,” and it's worth taking an afternoon one day to sift through their collection with that special someone.

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