The city offers many options for lovers to celebrate romance in the least conventional ways possible
Yes, it is good to celebrate Valentine's Day with flowers, chocolates and a romantic dinner. But why so conventional, when in Los Angeles there are a myriad of offers for the most authentic and fun lovers?
How about a gondola ride – yes, because we have our own version of the canals of Venice – or a burlesque show where the main act is a fight between two burly masks? Something more classic or like to melt the heart? How about staying at home and watching a marathon of the most emblematic fairytale weddings in this studio at Disney Plus?
Whatever the bet, the important thing is to have a good time with your favorite person on this day of love. These are our suggestions for this date.
A gondola ride
Los Angeles has water channels, and gondolas too, although many do not know. There are several companies that offer this tour, in which a gondolier runs a small boat and paddles through calm waters that circulate around several cities located on the coast of California. They can accommodate from two to a dozen people.
Depending on the plan purchased, travelers can enjoy a cheese board with wine or a full meal. In recent years, these walks have become very popular for the bride and groom who are looking for a different space to propose marriage.
To choose the best option you will have to determine what type of walk you are looking for, if it is only to celebrate the day, to have dinner or to look at the stars. In either case the goal is the same: to do something different and at the same time romantic on this date. You are with some of the companies that offer this service: gondolasdamore.com in Marina del Rey; sunsetgondola.com in Huntington Beach and gondolagetawayinc.com in Long Beach.
The new Disney Plus channel will celebrate its first February 14, for which it made a list with recommendations of love movies that can be seen on this day. Some of the animated titles available are "The Aristocats", "Beauty and the Beast", "Cinderella", "The Little Mermaid", "The Princess and the Frog" and "Up". In live action version are "10 Things I Hate About You", "Aladdin", "Never Been Kissed", "Splash" and "While You Were Sleeping". To watch this channel you must be a subscriber of this service.
‘Lady and the Tramp’ in El Capitan
Each year, the Hollywood theater El Capitan, projects one of Disney's animated classics: "Lady and the Tramp." From Friday to Sunday, at the 4 and 7 pm performances and before the film begins, visitors can enjoy the voice of singer Josephine Beavers with the Vodicka Orchestra, which consists of 19 elements and will perform love songs from jazz. The VIP package for this event includes reserved seating, popcorn and a drink. Details elcapitantickets.com.
Stroll through the Grand Park
Half lights and special music for this date. This is what the attendees will see and hear the celebration that prepares the Grand Park. It is an event for the whole family and you can take everything you need for a picnic. The DJ Latinafornia will be enlivened and the Cerda Vega beef cows will be for sale. There will be a free photo booth and classical and contemporary artist music will be heard, such as Gregory Isaacs, Beres Hammond, Barrington Levy, Chronixx, Aaliyah, Erykah Badu, Wayne Wonder and The Internet. Free. 7 to 11 pm. More details at grandparkla.org.
A night of Vavoom Fight
This is one of the oldest and most celebrated burlesque shows in Los Angeles. It is a combination of comedy, varieties and Mexican wrestling. Lucha Vavoom, as this show is called, will celebrate a special show that includes the participation of the local band Starcrawler and a fight show with figures such as El Bombero, Micro Man, Taya Valkrie, Katarina Leigh and Sovereign Jr. Crazy Chickens will also be part of the celebration. Only over 21 years. Details at luchavavoom.com.