Griffith Observatory

The Griffith Observatory is a great local area to go to for a date on Valentine’s Day, as you can attend their dinner event with your date for an amazing view of the stars. It’s bound to be a night you’ll never forget.

Looking for some last minute Valentines plans? No worries, the Loyolan has you covered.

Whether you’re looking for something sweet to do with your loved one, or looking to ditch the Valentine’s Day celebration all together, look no further — we’ve got a list of some unique ways to spend your Valentine’s Day in L.A.

1. The Anti-Valentine’s Party

If you’re looking for an unconventional Valentine’s Day surprise, look no further! What other city in the world offers up the opportunity to attend an Anti-Valentine’s party? Birds’ annual Anti-Valentine’s party is hosted at Birds Café/Bar on Franklin Avenue. Complete with a piñata for “aggression-release therapy” these dinner reservations are not for light-hearted love birds.

2. Valentine’s at Disney

What’s the joy in being only an hour away from Disneyland if you don’t go to share your love at the happiest place on earth? Complete with Valentine’s fireworks and parade displays, feel the love with your favorite Disney characters. Dinner reservations can be found all over the park and Downtown Disney, so be sure to stop by.

3. Take a cooking class

There’s no better way to spend your Valentine’s Day meal than eating one you made together. If you’re interested, Coursehorse offers up different events in the area for couples looking for a class. Spice up your relationship or sweeten it with a cozy dessert.

4. Have a romantic dinner with a view

Here’s a list of some restaurants with the best views in the Los Angeles area to enjoy your Valentine’s dinner: Yamashiro Hollywood, Geoffrey’s Malibu, Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant and The Sky Room. If you’re looking for a way to spend the rest of your evening, bookworms can check out the Last Bookstore, California’s largest new and used book and record store. If you’re looking for a sweet spot after dinner, be sure to check out Sprinkles Cupcakes, Millions of Milkshakes or K Chocolatier Beverly Hills.

5. Valentine’s Day Malibu Wine Safari

If you’re over 21, check out this event at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, full of unusual wildlife as you step into the vineyard’s most exquisite wine tasting. The safari also includes a VIP giraffe feeding experience.

6. “Sex and the City Zoo Dinner”

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo offers up a unique experience while learning about animal mating habits. Insights are shared about relationships in the animal kingdom in a “lighthearted manner.” An optional five-course dinner is also available to feed your wild appetite.

7. Dine with the stars

The Griffith Observatory is a beautiful place to share your love under the stars. Attend their dinner event and gaze at the stars with your loved one.

This is the opinion of Kasey Sobey, a freshman communication studies major from Palm Springs, California. Tweet comments to @LoyolanArts, or email

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