An air of romance: things to do in LA this Valentine’s Day

Fall in love with one of these top romantic activities

Appreciate good music

Anyone with a love of classical music should book tickets for City of Light, LA Phil’s celebration of 20th– and 21st-century French masterworks. Held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, less than a 10-minute drive from Oryx World Portfolio’s luxury Metropolis development, the evening will feature a soprano soloist and an organ concerto. Led by conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, they will perform Ravel’s Mother Goose with abstract 3D projections from Ars Electronica Futurelab. Tickets from $26.50.


Go scavenger hunting

If you’re craving comedy as much as romance, head to the Getty this Valentine’s Day weekend and partake in the hilarious two-hour scavenger hunt. Search for answers to tricky love-themed riddles throughout the museum and, after, watch the beautiful sunset from the mountaintop gardens. No previous art knowledge is necessary. Arrive at least 30 minutes early to park and take the tram to the museum. Scavenger hunt $24.50. Parking $15.


Relax and unwind

Entirely natural, Beverly Hot Springs is fed by an artesian well that spouts a constant flow of warm water, rich in sodium bicarbonate. The spa offers a range of balneotherapeutic treatments in a peaceful setting. Surrounded by natural stone, rock and waterfalls, the spa offers a variety of hot and cold pools, steam baths and massage showers. Located just outside Beverly Hills, it provides a romantic and tranquil escape from the crowds.


Star spot

Observe, imagine and understand the beauty of the night sky at the Griffith Observatory, one of LA’s most iconic attractions. Perched on Mount Hollywood, 1,134 feet above sea level, this important national site includes a planetarium and exhibition space and has welcomed more than 76 million visitors since launching in 1935. Offering free public telescope viewings, it hosts exhibitions on topics such as the solar system, sunsets and moon skies. Admission is free of charge.


See Moulin Rouge

Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge may celebrate its 15th birthday this year but the classic musical never tires. A formal Valentine’s Day screening at the Los Angeles Theatre, a 10-minute drive from Oryx World Portfolio’s Metropolis development, will see live dancers, magicians, circus acts and bands bring the story to life. Follow as Christian, a young writer, falls for Satine, a beautiful dancer at the nightclub of the same name. A love triangle ensues, however, when Christian must compete with a jealous duke. Tickets from $33.