It’s already February and a couple of days to go for Valentine’s Day. Are you ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, even if you don’t have a date, I am sharing scenic places which are best for everyone. Typically Valentine’s Day is all about dinner date and gifts. But for travel lovers, a day outing will be a perfect surprise. Also, don’t forget to give a personal touch to your trip. You can check my gift guide for travelers. Here is the list of Perfect place to take your valentine in Southern California.
Perfect place to take your valentine in Southern California
Picnic at Point Vicente Lighthouse, Palos Verdes
This is my most favorite place in Palos Verdes. The Point Vicente Lighthouse is located at 31550 Palos Verdes Drive, West in Rancho Palos Verdes, Southern California. The tower and museum are open every second Saturday of the month from 10 am to 3 pm except March. The view of the Pacific Ocean is mesmerizing. Take a walk on a cliff beside the ocean and enjoy the view. You can see the reflection of sun rays on the ocean water. Though it’s sunny in winter, due to the ocean breeze, it might feel a little cold, hence don’t forget to grab a jacket. There is plenty of picnic tables and green grass. You can plan a surprise picnic for your loved one, which will be pocket-friendly as well. If you are lucky, you get to see the whale playing in ocean water.
Stroll by the Torrance Beach
I know there are a lot of great beaches around Los Angeles, but it’s crowded as well. Obviously, when it’s Valentine’s Day, you don’t want to spend my time finding parking or maybe waiting in a long line at the restaurant, right? I want to give attention to my loved one, right? That’s why Torrance beach is great because you won’t find tourists here. You can call the Torrance beach as a local’s beach. You will see locals jogging, walking their dogs and cycling by the beach. Even you can enjoy the view of Palos Verdes cliffs and the Pacific Ocean from Miramar Park. What I do is, grab a coffee, park your car and enjoy the coffee with the sound of crashing waves. That’s the thing that brings me peace and refreshes my mind.
Ride along the coast with a Pacific Surfliner
The Pacific Surfliner serves stations in San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. You can pick your station and buy tickets online. Enjoy the scenery of Southern California, the fast-paced life of downtown and surfing towns by the beach. I am sure you have never experienced anything like this. You won’t find this adventure in any other part of the United States.
Haunted Encounter in the Queen Mary
Queen Mary is a legendary ship docked Long Beach. This ship has been converted into the hotel, and they also provide haunted encounter tours. In this tour, you can explore the ship inside and out. Also, hear the stories about paranormal activities occurred in the vessel and visit haunted areas. The haunted encounters tour offered during the day and tickets can be booked online. According to sources, the ghosts are still present, which include an engineer who died in the Queen Mary’s engine room, “a lady in white,” and various children located throughout the ship. This will be a scary adventure if you don’t get along with ghost stories.
Enjoy the scenic drive through Mulholland Drive
The Mulholland Scenic parkway is fifty-five miles long and top-rated scenic drive among locals. The twenty-four-mile scenic road is named Mulholland drive after the name of William D. Mulholland engineer who envisioned it. It was constructed in 1924 and twisted through the Santa Monica Mountain. There are a few scenic overlooks stop by and enjoy the beauty. You will get a stunning view of the upper fork of Fryman Canyon, the San Fernando Valley, the Simi Hills, the San Gabriel Mountains, Hollywood Bowl Amphitheater, downtown Los Angeles And Stone Canyon Reservoir. I mean so much to explore from each overlook point.
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