Does your summer need to level up before Labor Day? Then you’ve come to the right place. Here are scores of ideas for new and different places to stay and play. So pack your bags and get ready to make your summer trip to Los Angeles one to remember.
Summer Love, Los Angeles Style
Ah, Los Angeles–the City of Angels. It’s where stars collide and aspirations take flight. There’s a lot to love about this SoCal city, and that might be why it’s a favorite destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway.
How to Get There
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the largest air travel hub in LA and one of the largest international airports in the world. It offers dozens of flight carriers and destinations to transport you and your Summer love wherever you want to go.
- American Airlines – Operating out of two terminals with 70 dedicated gates, American Airlines makes a suitable option if you’re traveling to or from Los Angeles.
- Virgin Airlines – Taking off from Terminal 3, Virgin America offers everything you need to make your flight cozy and enjoyable, including in-air WiFi, leather seats, and an app to manage your flight information.
- Norwegian Airlines -This world-class airline offers low fares to Los Angeles from 75 destinations around the world.
Where to Eat
You can find so many different kinds of food in LA, it can be hard to decide what to eat.
West Hollywood Scene–The Hideout by STK
See and be seen at The Hideout, L.A.’s new poolside drinking and dancing destination. This is where travelers and Hollywood’s finest come to play. The menu features a generous variety of small plates, artisan flatbreads and sandwiches, and fresh salads, complemented by a stunning curation of cocktails.
Breakfast at Bea Bea’s–Burbank
This breakfast and brunch hot spot has won the hearts – and appetites – of locals and travelers alike. Its breakfast creations are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate, and there’s plenty of variety to satisfy any appetite. Indulge in true California fashion with gluten-free or green tea pancakes or breakfast quinoa. It’s the perfect start to fuel a day of sightseeing and activities.
Dinner at Franco on Melrose
There’s nothing like a little Italian flavor to set the mood for a romantic evening. Serving up some of the most authentic cuisine this side of Italy, Franco on Melrose prides itself on its handmade pasta and terrazza-style ambiance. Every dish is a wholesome work of art, featuring careful attention to detail and piquancy that rivals the great chefs of the Italian motherland.
What to Do
There is no shortage of things for couples to see and do during a summertime trip to Los Angeles.
Many travelers opt for the Southern California CityPass that grants access to Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Seaworld, and Legoland for one low price!
If you want to go beyond a packed theme park vacation, the Go Los Angeles Card can save you up to half the price of some of the city’s most popular attractions. (Theme parks are included in this one, too.) You can buy a card for 1, 2, 3, 5, or 7 days with unlimited access to 34 area attractions, including
- Knott’s Berry Farm
- Warner Bros. Studio Tour
- Sony Pictures Studio Tour
- Whale watching cruise
- Aquarium of the Pacific
- Six Flags Magic Mountain
- Hollywood Museum
- OUE Skyspace LA
- Natural History Museum
- LA Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Being a bustling metro of more than 13 million people and home to some of the nation’s most beloved landmarks and pop culture history, you’ll run out of steam before you run out of activities to enjoy together. Bon voyage!