The Best Activity Date Ideas Around Beverly Hills

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Beverly Hills is brimming with activities to share with someone special in your life. Whether you’re just getting to know each other or relishing a rare date night without the kids, these best activity date ideas around Beverly Hills are ideal for getting out and having fun.

Beverly Gardens Park

If you’ve ever strolled down Santa Monica Boulevard, you’ve probably walked past Beverly Gardens Park. As it turns out, this 1.9-mile linear park is a wonderful place for a date.

If you go during the day, you could share a picnic in the rose garden, take some romantic shots in front of the lush arbors and beautiful fountains, and stroll or jog around the granite walking path.

If you go at night, take the chance to take a pic in front of the illuminated Beverly Hills Sign before dinner at Il Cielo—an award-winning Italian restaurant where you can literally dine under the stars!

Rodeo Drive

Located just a few blocks from Beverly Gardens Park, Rodeo Drive is an iconic street where you can window-shop luxury goods, have a coffee or lunch, and maybe even enjoy some celebrity sightings.

Yu-N-Mi Sushi is a great place for a dinner date (hello sushi night!). For a romantic date, try the Italian restaurant Il Pastaio. It’s vegetarian-friendly and has an outdoor patio where you can enjoy some fresh air while dining on carpaccio and ravioli.

Olympic Boulevard

A few blocks south of Santa Monica Boulevard, Sawtelle (located on Olympic Boulevard) is a great date idea if you’re looking for a casual restaurant with Japanese food or dessert spots that are open late.

While you’re there, you can also go ice-skating at LA Kings Holiday Ice. If you’re looking for somewhere that’s ideal for first dates, this ice-skating rink is lots of fun and can help you burn some calories after dessert!

West Hollywood

West Hollywood isn’t far from Beverly Hills and is home to several romantic restaurants and art galleries for a date who appreciates creative pursuits. If you love art, you’ll come across several of the best activity date ideas in Beverly Hills here.

Take photos at the Museum of Dream Space or get your fill of beauty at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and New Image Art. Afterward, enjoy a coffee at Urth Caffe Melrose or have a dinner date at a restaurant on Melrose Avenue.

Escape Rooms

Not too far away from West Hollywood, you can find a world-class Los Angeles escape room on Santa Monica Boulevard. Escape rooms are becoming popular as an activity that enhances teamwork and thinking skills, so why not tackle a room with your date?

In the escape experience, you and your special someone will put your problem-solving skills to the test and communicate in a time-pressured situation. You’ll finish the session with a great sense of satisfaction and a greater appreciation for your date.

Hollywood

There’s something especially magical about a night in Hollywood. After all, how many people can say that they had their first date in the land of the stars?

For date night, you could enjoy a dinner date in Koreatown and take some pictures with the Hollywood Sign in the background. During the day, visit the Hollywood Bowl and enjoy a picnic at Griffith Park. The observatory is a particularly good spot for date nights as you’ll get an incredible view of the city below.

Westwood

If it’s late and you’re just dying for an ice cream sandwich, make your way down to Westwood. At Diddy Riese in central Westwood, you can buy ice cream sandwiches for $3.50 as late as midnight on Friday and Saturday and midnight on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Of course, you don’t have to stay up late just to nab this cold delight. Westwood is also a great place for a day date with the Regency Village Theater, Hammer Museum, UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens, Getty Center, and Westfield Century City located just across Santa Monica Boulevard.

Santa Monica Pier

Following Santa Monica Boulevard down to the beach, you’ll arrive at Santa Monica Pier—one of the most popular romantic date spots due to the abundance of things to do and restaurants where you can enjoy a romantic dinner or dessert.

At Pacific Park, take a ride on the famous Ferris Wheel and adrenaline-inducing West Coaster before wandering down the historic pier and listening to the sound of the waves. Then, enjoy delicious food at one of the eateries. Whether you like Mexican, Brazilian, Japanese, or lobster, you’re sure to find some great food to share and refreshing cocktails to sip on after dinner.

Santa Monica Mountains

For a day date, break out of the town and enjoy some fresh air with an excursion to Santa Monica Mountains. This Southern California mountain range is located close to the city and includes several great date spots like Pacific Palisades and Malibu beaches.

With your backpacks well-stocked, enjoy amazing views while hiking, bike riding, or horseback riding over 500 miles of trails. In the springtime, visit any of the seasonal waterfalls and be sure to take plenty of pics!

Downtown LA

If you’ve got time for a leisurely day-date a little further from Beverly Hills, there are plenty of places you can go in Downtown LA. For lunch, try the international food at Grand Central Market and visit the Walt Disney Concert Hall. You could replicate a scene from Blade Runner at the Bradbury Building and take a self-guided tour of the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk.

For dinner, a fine-dining favorite is 71 Above—located on the 71st floor of the First Interstate Building. This restaurant boasts some incredible views and the food is equally as likely to impress. After dinner, enjoy drinks at the popular rooftop restaurant Perch and relax with live music some nights of the week. You might want to book in for both of these restaurants as they tend to fill up fast.

Enjoy Your Date Night!

There really are so many things to do in Los Angeles that you can’t go wrong when planning a date, and this list of the best date ideas around Beverly Hills should get you off to a great start. 

Before you go, find out whether a booking is required and plan where you’ll park your car. Once those basics are secured, enjoy exploring the twinkling districts of west Los Angeles and making unforgettable memories with your date ideas.

Martin Maina
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