Calling all red-blooded men and women looking for Valentine’s Day ideas. Whether you plan to woo your beloved with sexy gifts or if you are looking for casual date ideas instead, we’re ready to help you plan the perfect February 14. Unattached and dodging Cupid’s arrows? We’ve got some fun anti-Valentine’s Day ideas for celebrating it solo. Looking for love? Grab some friends and try out a few cheesy pick-up lines at the city’s best singles bars. In love with LA? So are we! What’s better than being in love with your city, with someone you love? Nothing.
Valentine’s Day date ideas
Special Valentine’s Day dinner menus
Skip the after-dinner dishes and head out for a romantic meal at a sexy spot
The best romantic restaurants in Los Angeles
Lady and the Tramp had the right idea—what better way to celebrate with your significant other than sharing a romantic meal?
The best LA date ideas
The best classy, sexy, cheap, fun, open-ended or all of the above date ideas in one place
Romantic things to do for couples
Hoping to impress your honey on V-Day? Our guide to Valentine’s Day ideas and romantic things to do for couples has a bevy of ways to help you get closer. Give your SO one of these as a gift, or treat each other. LA is a romantic city every day of the year, but it really does Valentine’s Day right (and so should you). Want more Valentine’s Day ideas? We have tons more ideas for gifts and ideas right here.
6 romantic film screenings over Valentine’s Day weekend
Make a plan to catch one (or more) of these six romantic movies screening around the city
The best hikes with waterfalls
Five hiking trails in LA that’ll keep you cool by journey’s end with some of the area’s most impressive waterfalls
Best gay bars and clubs in Los Angeles
When it comes to gay hangouts in Los Angeles, options abound.
Best lesbian bars and pickup spots in Los Angeles
LA is brimming with babes who love babes; you just have to know where to look. If you’re scratching your bangs and thinking, “if there are so many of them, why am I so single?”, fear not. With these insider tips, finding her is easier than ever. This city is full of eligible queer bachelorettes, but you may need to think outside of the boozy box. So stop hiding in those dimly lit gay bars and come out, come out wherever you are! RECOMMENDED: See more of our best bars in Los Angeles Follow Jane Helpern on Twitter: @janeohelp
Valentine’s Day gift ideas
The best LA experiences to give as gifts
You know us—we’re all about experiences over things, especially when it comes to Los Angeles.
Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him
None of these presents are over-the-top lovey-dovey—just thoughtful and cool.
Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her
These unique, fun, and thoughtful Valentine’s Day gifts for her will make her swoon, no gift receipt necessary.
The best lingerie shops in LA
We found the best lingerie stores for everything from eco-friendly fabrics to lacy bra-and-panty sets.
The best sex shops in LA, from romantic to raunchy
Whether you’re looking to indulge a fringe fetish or just want to buy some lube for lots of missionary, we’ve got you covered.
Where to shop
The best gift shops
Find thoughtful gifts ideas for every person and every occasion at these shops
The best chocolate shops
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend? Please. Chocolate is the way to a lady’s (and, what the hell, a fella’s) heart.
The best jewelry stores
We’re here to help, whether you’re looking for a unique gift or planning to pop the question
The best wine stores
Pay a visit to some of the best wine stores in LA, where you’ll find not only a great selection of labels, but also stellar customer service.
The best shops for French macarons
We taste-tested our way through boxes of macarons (Breaking news: There is such a thing as too much sugar) to find the best ones in the city
Valentine’s Day for singles
Events and things to do for singles
Single on Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry. This holiday is for you too.
Best singles bars in Los Angeles
The best places to pickup other lonely hearts looking for love (or lust).
10 great friend dates in LA for platonic pals
Coming up with friend date ideas is way lower maintenance than choosing a romantic restaurant or picking a first date spot.
Anti-Valentine’s Day gift ideas
Buy these great gifts for your friends, or for yourself. Who are we to judge?
Valentine’s Day fun
18 reasons LA is my valentine
LA, we’re so in love with you.
20 things we’d like to see on candy hearts in LA
Have u heard? Conversation Hearts are ditching some of their classic slogans but these additions just don’t cut it in Los Angeles
What do you (actually) want for Valentine’s Day this year?
Angelenos confess on sticky notes.
The 25 toughest things about being single in LA
It’s hard out there for a single guy or gal in Tinseltown. We sympathize.
The 50 most romantic movies of all time
Cuddle up for a marathon of love, lust and heartbreak in film.
The 50 best love songs of all time
Writing a good love song is a challenge that the greatest songwriters have wrestled with since the first caveman grunted a serenade to his beloved
The 50 sexiest songs ever
Music may very well be the food of love, but it’s also—more deliciously—the food of loving.
The 50 best breakup songs ever recorded
Just in case you need it this year.