Life of a Brave: Guide to a Wonderful Valentine’s Day

by Ethan Gibbs

This Valentine’s Day, there are a variety of different places and activities to try out for couples in the Los Angeles area, including restaurants, nature walks and more.

Breakfast:

For an extraordinary breakfast and coffee, go to Culver City Super Domestic Coffee. This amazing coffee shop is located at, 10054 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232. It has a great selection of different coffee blends and a delicious assortment of pastries. 

Lunch:

Nearing lunchtime, Pieloon is an amazing old-school, country diner-like destination that serves favorites such as steaks, omelets and sandwiches. This diner is in Downey and is known for its great prices and mouth-watering pies. Pieloon has been supporting the hungry mouths of Downey for over 30 years. They will take reservations, walk-ins, Take Out, Catering and Waiter Service. The diner is located at, 10822 Lakewood Blvd. Downey, California 90241 

Aquarium Of the Pacific:

In Long Beach, The Aquarium of the Pacific is a public aquarium that is on a 5-acre lot on Rainbow Harbor. In the aquarium, you will find Pacific Visions, Shark Lagoon, Sea, Otter Habitat, June Keyes Penguin Habitat, and Lorikeet Forest. You may explore the new Pacific Visions wing to see an immersive theater, interactive art installations, fascinating multimedia displays, numerous new live animal exhibits and as well as outstanding live animal exhibits. Not only that but, The Long Beach Convention Center, Shoreline Village and the Queen Mary Hotel and Attraction are all located just across the lake. This fascinating place along with the many great areas near it is located at, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802.

Nature Walk:

If you are looking for more of an adventure you should head over to the El Dorado Nature Center. The Nature Center grounds, which cover 105 acres, provide a safe haven for animals and plants. A quarter-mile paved track and two miles of dirt trails make their way around two lakes, a stream and forested areas. When you arrive, cross the wooden bridge that spans the lake at the entry to arrive on a tiny island where the Visitor Center is located. This nature walk is located at, 7550 E Spring St, Long Beach, CA 90815.

Gondola Getaway:

Another fun activity that is always a great time is the Gondola Getaway In Naples Long Beach with the goal of restoring the Gondola’s old-world elegance to the waterways of the Naples Islands. Some of the perks you would receive are up to 6 people in a personal boat, Professional Gondolier, Free Corkage, Completely Private Boat, Complementary photo, Ice buckets and cups and Cozy blankets that are provided. This is a great, romantically calm activity where someone can appreciate their partner and enjoy their time floating in the canals of Naples. This getaway is located at, 5437 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803

South Coast Plaza:

The South Coast Plaza is a shopping mall in Costa Mesa, California that includes all types of fashion and luxury stores, leading jewelers, current brands and sought-after home furnishings store owners are all part of the shopping and eating assortment at the mall. It is the largest shopping center on the West Coast of the United States and holds 250 boutiques and 30 restaurants. 

Dinner:

Now for dinner, a couple can head over to Spaghettini in Seal Beach. This Italian restaurant is known for its amazing entertainment and great service. This restaurant is Serving Northern Italian dishes with a beautiful dining room and live contemporary jazz. Though if this is not what the couple is interested in, another option is Benihana in Newport Beach. Benihana is a restaurant well known for its style of cooking food. It is a Hibachi chain that serves Japanese dishes grilled right in front of the customer by theatrical chefs. The customer can see their food made in front of them with the server entertaining them with jokes and tricks to make their wait more enjoyable. This amazing restaurant is located at, 4250 Birch St, Newport Beach, CA 92660. 

Drive-In Movie:

The Electric Dusk Drive-In is a great way for a couple to get cozy in their car while watching a movie on a big screen. This attraction is located in Glendale at, 236 N Central Ave, Glendale, CA 91203.

 Another Drive-in location is right next to St. John Bosco at, 7770 Rosecrans Ave, Paramount, CA 90723. There, a couple can see movies such as Scream, Moonfall, Jackass and The Notebook.

Santa Monica Pier:

To end your night, the couple should make their way to the Santa Monica Pier. The Santa Monica pier is two piers joined together on the base of Colorado Avenue. The pier includes a small amusement park, concession stands, snack shacks and areas for views and fishing. There, a couple can stroll down the Pier and take in the amazing views while listening to the breaking waves and feeling the seaside wind. There’s something for everyone there and overall, it is an amazing experience. This pier is located at, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

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