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Valentine's Day Events in Los Angeles 2014


If you'd like to share your Valentine's Day in Los Angeles with a couple thousand people, or ad something a little more active to the mix, here are some special events going on Valentine's Day Weekend.

If you're looking for something a little more personal, check out my suggestions for a Romantic Valentine's Day in Los Angeles.

1. TOURific Escapes Chocolate Indulgence Tour

TOURific Escapes will offer their chocolate Indulgence Tour of some of LA's most decadent chocolate shops the Friday before Valentine's Day. If the chocolate tour is full, they also offer a Hollywood Sites and Bites Tour.
When: Feb 7, 2014, 2:30 - 5:30 pm, also Saturday Feb 1, 2014 from 3 to 6.
Cost: $65
Info: www.tourificescapes.com

2. Valentine Tea and Tunes at the Banning Museum

Valentine's Day Tea and Tunes at the Banning Museum
Photo courtesy of the Banning Museum

The Banning Museum will host its annual Valentine's afternoon tea with sandwiches and sweets served on antique tea sets, live music and house tours, with the special exhibit “Seven Layers of Modesty” that will display Victorian era lingerie. The Banning Museum is the 23-room 1864 Greek Revival residence of Phineas Banning, who was instrumental in building the Port of Los Angeles.
When: Feb 8, 2014, 1-3 pm
Where: The Banning Museum, 401 East M Street, Wilmington, CA 90744
Cost: $75, $65 for museum members
Parking: on M Street or North Banning Blvd.
Info: thebanningmuseum.org

3. Watson Adventures' Naked at the Getty Scavenger Hunt

Celebrate Valentine's Day a day late with Watson Adventures Valentine's Day scavenger hunt for nudity at the Getty Center. Teams of two to six people will discover secrets hidden in works of art involving nudity while tackling witty, tricky questions. No knowledge of art - or nudity - is needed to succeed.
When: Saturday Feb 15, 2014, 5:30 pm
Where: Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Cost: $24.50, advance reservation required
Parking: $15
Info: http://watsonadventures.com

4. Valentine's Dance Under the Wings of Reagan's Air Force One

If you're looking for an unusual place to celebrate Valentine's Day in the LA area, and you don't mind spending it with a couple hundred other people, consider spending it at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library. The Reagan Library's Valentine's Day Sweetheart's Dinner and Dance will be held on the grounds of the Library where tables for two will be set up under the wings of President Reagan's Air Force One airplane, which is on permanent display. Tickets include museum entrance, dinner, dancing to live music and a rose in a bud vase to take home. Commemorative photos will be available for purchase.
When: February 14, 2014, 6-9:30 pm
Where: Ronald Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Cost: $175 per couple
Info: www.reaganfoundation.org
Note: Reservations must be made by Feb 11.

5. All You Need is Love Valentine's Day Tours and dinner at LACMA

If your beloved is an art aficionado, the Los Angeles Museum of Art is offering 30 minute tours of the museum's most romantic paintings, followed by dinner at the LACMA Cafe. .
When: February 14, 2014, Tours start at 7:30 and 8 pm, each followed by dinner
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Cost: $75 General, $60 LACMA Members
Info: www.lacma.org/event/valentines-day

LACMA Visitors Guide

6. Victorian Valentine Tour at the Grier Musser Museum

Victorian Valentine's Day traditions from antique valentines to kewpie dolls and teddy bears will be on display. The Grier Musser Museum is a restored Victorian house in Downtown Los Angeles. Admission includes tour and refreshments. Reservations recommended.
When: Feb 9, 2014, 1-4 pm, tours start at 1 and 2:30 pm
Where: 403 S. Bonnie Brae St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Cost: $12 adult, $6 child
Parking: Free lot behind building
Info: griermussermuseum.org, (213) 413-1814

7. Sex and the City Zoo Dinner

Flamingo Heart
Photo by Tad Motoyama, courtesy of GLAZA/LA Zoo

The Greater LA Zoo Association is inviting you to come out to the Zoo for a lighthearted "celebration of animal dating, mating and cohabitating" for Valentine's Day. Zoo veteran Jason Jacobs will share insights about the pros and cons of relationships in the animal kingdom. Champagne and chocolate will be provided for the humans. An optional 5-course dinner is available. Reservations are required.
When: Saturday, Feb 8, 2014, 5 pm
Where: Witherbee Auditorium at the LA Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost: $40 per person, $30 for GLAZA members, Dinner is an additional $65 members/$75 non-members
Parking: Free
Info: http://www.lazoo.org, (323) 644-4781

8. Valentine's Day Art Walk in Downtown LA

The February Downtown LA Art Walk takes place this year the day before Valentine's Day, so you're sure to find lots of heart-themed jewelry and other romantic gifts among the original works of art and handcrafts on display through the Downtown LA Gallery District. For more information, visit downtownartwalk.org.

9. Romantic Flamenco Show and Spanish Dinner at El Cid

Treat your sweetheart to a sexy and romantic flamenco show accompanied by the cuisine of Spain at the historic El Cid. You don't have to mention that you got a special deal from Goldstar.com for the 6 pm seating and 7:00 show Friday, February 14 or Saturday, February 15, 2014. $128 per couple.

10. Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride in Temecula

If you're both early riser's a hot air balloon ride over the vineyards of Temecula might be just the romantic start to a perfect Valentine's Day, or any other day that week. Goldstar has half price tickets, so for that week, 2 can fly for the normal price of one. Tickets are $112 with a $13 service charge, totally $250 for two people. More info.

11. Ventura County Winery Association's Valentine 'n Wine

The Ventura County Winery Association invite guests to experience a wine tasting flight at each of seven wineries over the course of three days for one, wallet-friendly price. Visitors are also invited to “sip and stay,” as Crowne Plaza Ventura and Marriott’s Courtyard Camarillo are offering Valentine ‘n Wine packages which gives guests a special rate on both the passport and overnight accommodations when purchased on the respective hotel websites.
When: Feb 14-17, 2013
Where: Multiple wineries in Ventura, CA
Cost: $45 advance, 50 same day
Info: www.vcwines.com

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