Fun Date Ideas in Long Beach, CA

Gondolier in Naples Canal Long Beach, California

Love is in the air! Pink and red decorations are lining grocery store shelves and couples are frantically trying to figure out their Valentine’s Day plans. Luckily, there are plenty of fun, creative, and cheap date destinations in Long Beach that you may have never considered before. Instead of taking your significant other to the predictable dinner and a movie, try out one of these fun and unique outings in Long Beach: 

Dine and Look at Art 

If you’re looking for something with a little more spark than your typical wine and dine, check out Claire’s at The Museum. Not only is the food delicious, it offers ocean views and is a wonderful way to unwind after browsing the exhibits in the Long Beach Museum of Art. Explore the menu here

Claire's at Long Beach Museum of Art

Claire’s at Long Beach Museum of Art

Experience an Escape Room 

For those couples that love a good adventure, Escape Long Beach is the perfect date! Find hidden clues and enjoy the immersive experience of unraveling a mystery. To book your session, visit their website

Ride a Gondola in Naples

Craving a mini vacation? On this date, you can close your eyes and pretend like you’re sailing through the canals of Venice, Italy. Gondola Getaway is a great option and they’re offering Valentine’s Day specials. Learn more on their website. 

Take a Pottery Class 

Ready to recreate the most romantic scene from Ghost? Here’s your chance! All jokes aside, taking a pottery class is a great way to flex your creativity and it’s even more fun with your partner. Clay on First offers one-time classes, private classes, multiple-session workshops. Click here to learn more.

Visit the Japanese Garden 

The Earl Burns Japanese Garden is a serene and picturesque garden encompassing 1.3 acres on the CSULB campus. Here, you can enjoy a relaxing picnic, feed the koi fish, and relax in the Zen Garden. Reservations are now required, book yours here

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

Trek Along the Bike Path

The Long Beach Shoreline Bike Path is a 7.3 mile scenic trail that starts in Belmont Shore and ends in Downtown Long Beach. You can either take your own bikes or rent some from Wheel Fun Rentals or Pedal Movement, depending on where you’d like to start from. 

Bike Path in Long Beach, California

Bike Path in Long Beach, California

Plan a Picnic

Let’s face it, 95% of the time the weather in Long Beach is sunny and beautiful. Pack up your favorite snacks or even grab food to-go and head to your nearest park for a romantic picnic. Some great park options are El Dorado Park, Los Cerritos Park, Mother’s Beach and Heartwell Park.

These are just a few Long Beach date ideas that you can set into motion on Valentine’s Day or when you want to treat your significant other.

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