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9 Fun Date Ideas in Los Angeles

These 9 fun date ideas in Los Angeles are a great way for couples to mix it up! 

There’s nothing wrong with dinner and a movie but it’s fun to try new things with your significant other. I know how hard it can be to keep coming up with new date night ideas so I hope this list helps!

Ax Throwing 

Website: https://la-ax.com/

Perfect for: Couples looking to mix it up on date night.

Price Range: $25 per person for 1 hr public walk-in, $40 per person for a private group session

Location: 7308 Coldwater Canyon Ave North Hollywood, CA 91605

Quick Description: This date is pretty self-explanatory but I do want to call out that you’re allowed to bring in your own food! You can pack a cute little picnic to add a little more romance to this date.

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Escape Room

Perfect for: Couples that like immersive experiences and solving puzzles together. This is also a great option for group dates!

Price Range: $25+

Location: All over Los Angeles with new locations popping up all the time (Check out my post: 8 Escape Rooms in Los Angeles that you Have to Try!)

Quick Description: There are a variety of theme choices when it comes to escape rooms so you have a ton of options! You can make this a spooky date, a high adrenaline date, or a family-friendly date. 

photo credit: @HipCooks Instagram

Hip Cooks Cooking Class

Website: https://www.hipcooks.com/

Perfect for: Couples that share a love for food and/or would like to learn new recipes and kitchen skills

Price Range: $75+

Location: East LA, West LA, and Woodland Hills

Quick Description: These fun and friendly cooking classes make it easy to learn a new recipe, meet new people, and learn something new about the culinary arts! Most classes include a wine pairing for the multi-course meal.

Natural History Museum 

Website: https://nhm.org/

Perfect for: Couples that are excited to learn together and/or love dinosaurs and other creatures.from the past and present.

Price Range: $12+

Location: 900 W Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Quick Description: The Natural History Museums offers more than dusty old relics from the past (there’s actually no dust anywhere), they offer fun learning opportunities and unique events to help spark joy for the natural world and the amazing creatures we share it with. There are also lots of great photo ops to capture your fun date! (Here’s the adult activity program info: https://nhm.org/programs/adult)

Crumbs and Whiskers

Website: https://crumbsandwhiskers.com/

Perfect for: Couples that love cats and/or are looking to adopt a new furry family member. 

Price Range: $22+

Location: 7924 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046

Quick Description: Coffee, cats, and a fun way to provide monetary support to a wonderful organization that helps save the lives of so many shelter kitties! You can also apply to adopt one of the cats you meet on your visit!

Cirque School 

Website: http://www.cirqueschoolla.com/

Perfect for: Couples that are open to trying new things and want to an active date!

Price Range: $28+

Location: 5640 1/2 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Quick Description: Ever thought about running away with the circus? This is your chance to dive into the circus arts and learn aerial, flexibility, and contortion skills just for fun! They offer classes for all levels so don’t worry if you and your date are beginners.

photo credit: @BlackRabbitRose Instagram

Black Rabbit Rose

Website: https://www.blackrabbitrose.com/

Perfect for: Couples that love a good stage (magic) show, burlesque dancers, and comedy!

Price Range: $40+/person

Location: 1719 N Hudson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Quick Description: This spot has all the speakeasy vibes you could hope for plus an entertaining show! You won’t get much conversation time during the show but if you show up early you can enjoy a fresh Thai dinner and drinks before you head into the theatre area.

Mini Golf

Perfect for: Couples looking for a mellow date in the L.A. sunshine. Also great for couples with a competitive side!

Price Range: $12+

Location: Golf N Stuff in Norwalk or Castle Park in Sherman Oaks

Quick Description: This is such an underrated date spot! The miniature scenes are adorable, the arcade is fun and nostalgic, and it’s a perfect way to challenge your partner to a mini competition! Plus, Golf N Stuff has a few rides and bumper cars!

Wildlife Learning Center 

Website: https://wildlifelearningcenter.org/

Perfect for: Couples that want to get up close & personal with some beautiful animals

Price Range: $12 – $55+

Location: 16027 Yarnell St, Sylmar, CA 91342

Quick Description: Admission is only $12/person but if you have the budget, I HIGHLY recommend one of the animal experiences! I had so much fun feeding the porcupines with my husband and we learned a lot about these cute and prickly creatures! If you want to know more about the Wildlife Learning Center, check out this post: A Fun & Budget-Friendly Date Ideas That’s Totally Unexpected!

Which one of these 9 fun date ideas in Los Angeles are you adding to your calendar first?!

I’m both nervous and intrigued by Cirque school so I will try to get down there ASAP and report back to you with a full post on what the experience is like.

In the comments, let me know if you have a favorite date spot in Los Angeles! I’d love to check it out!

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