Dating in LA can be daunting, and while we’ve given you plenty of can’t-miss date ideas in the past, sometimes you need a little more than just a general suggestion — sometimes, you need the whole damn thing planned out for you. Since we love a challenge, we’ve put together a batch of unique date itineraries catered toward whoever you might be going out with, whether they’re diehard animal lovers, culture-hungry art critics, or bronzed lovers of the outdoors.
Of course, there’s always a chance that your date’s not defined by one singular characteristic, in which case you can mix-and-match these dates however you see fit… but really, what are the odds of that?
For the fierce competitor…
There’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition on a date. Start the night off by pre-gaming at Stella Barra, the artisanal pizza joint on Main Street, and enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail over a salumi and burrata pizza. Then, make your way around the corner to Bowlmor Santa Monica for a night of bowling, billiards, and (more) booze. The 24-lane bowling alley offers lane-side service, so you can order greasy bar snacks and watered-down drinks while knocking down strikes and catching your favorite flicks on the big screens.