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.
When: Feb 8 & 15, 2013, 2:30 - 5:30 pm
Cost: $65 adults, $55 kids
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. 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 9, 2013, 1-3 pm
Where: The Banning Museum, 401 East M Street , Wilmington , CA 90744
Cost: $60, $50 for museum members (2012 prices)
Parking: on M Street or North Banning Blvd.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with Watson Adventures on a 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: Feb 9 & 10, 2013, Saturday 2 and 5:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm
Where: Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Cost: $24.50, advance reservation required
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: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 6-9:30 pm
Where: Ronald Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Cost: $160 per couple
Note: Reservations must be made by Feb 9.
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 10, 2013, 1-4 pm, tours start at 1 and 2:30 pm (To be confirmed)
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
Spend the afternoon with your Valentine attending an intimate concert of masterworks with JACK Quartet with Mak Grgic, guitar at the historic Women's Twentieth Century Club or Mak Grgic, guitar & Jay Campbell, cello at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock.
When: Feb 10, 2013, 1 & 6 pm at Center for the Arts, 3:30 at the Women's Twentieth Century Club.
Where: Women's Twentieth Century Club & Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
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 by February 8.
When: Saturday, Feb 9, 2013, 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
Info: http://www.lazoo.org, (323) 644-4781
When: Feb 14-18, 2013
Where: Multiple wineries in Ventura, CA
Cost: $40 advance, 45 same day