Los Angeles Date Ideas: The Top 10 L.A. Adventure Datesby Jenny Platt on May 24, 2013
Forget coffee dates. “Dinner and a movie” isn’t your style. You’re a thrill-seeker, and you’re looking for a partner in crime. Luckily, the Los Angeles area is a haven for stunt people, and so a multitude of hair-raising date options are at your disposal.
6047 Park Drive
Wrightwood, CA 92397
Sure, it’s a little off the beaten path, but there’s nothing quite like the thrill of this epic zip-lining tour in Wrightwood. Choose a longer adventure that includes nerve-wracking rope bridges and multiple rappels, or select a shorter tour that’s equally as epic. Either way, the spectacular mountain scenery will definitely give you two something to talk about for ages.
2020 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
How about a seriously blind date? This adventure involves being led into a pitch-black dining room by a blind waiter (yes, they really do hire specially-trained vision-impaired waitstaff). It’s so dark you can’t see your hand in front of your face, but that just highlights the flavors of your pre-ordered meal—and makes for some interesting dinner conversation.
415 South Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
What could be more romantic than a bow and arrow? Cupid would argue this is the perfect date for pinning your soul mate. You will, however, have to get up very early for this archery class: 7:15 AM is the recommended arrival time for equipment fitting, with classes running from 8:30 to 10:00 AM. But if you work nights, this is the equivalent of after-dinner drinks. Best of all—your first time is free!
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Go for a sunset hike and potluck with a pack of rescued wolves at this unique animal sanctuary. Hear the animals howl, pet the friendliest of the bunch and bond over this unusual adventure date. Sunset hikes are monthly but other tours may be scheduled — either way, you will need to sign a waiver.
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Suit up and get ready for an exhilarating experience as you watch your date soar and flop inside a see-through column of hurricane-force wind. If you’re too afraid to skydive for real or want to see if you can stomach it, this is a great pre-test. Don’t laugh too hard at your date’s flubbery facial expressions, ‘cause you’re next!
Multiple locations throughout Los Angeles
Participate in a public scavenger hunt in downtown L.A. Form a team, get pages worth of hard-to-find questions and set off to explore the city in search of clues.
3400 N. Beachwood Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Climb aboard your horse for an equestrian adventure in the mountains of Griffith Park, or choose a romantic Sunset Dinner Ride that stops at Viva Fresh Mexican Restaurant in Burbank. The views are incredible.
13717 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292 (behind the El Torito restaurant)
If either of you is afraid of heights, this is not the date for you. See L.A. from 800 feet up while parasailing in a two-person seat over Marina del Rey! This serene experience gives you a chance to catch some air and dip your toes in the Pacific—you may even see a whale or a dolphin from above!
370 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, CA 90401
Fly through the air with the greatest of ease—and even if you don’t, you’ll have a great time falling into the net. Book a one-time trapeze class and cheer your date on when it’s not your turn.
1660 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Cover a lot of ground by hopping aboard a segway for a multi-mile tour of the coast. You won’t break a sweat, and the silly grin on your face from playing with one of the goofiest-looking modes of transportation on earth will make you look even more attractive—even if you have helmet hair.
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