Love, South Bay Style

Discover five romantic places in the South Bay of L.A.

Manhattan Beach Pier | Photo by Melissa Turner
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Boasting spectacular scenery, historic attractions and coastal dining, the South Bay is one of L.A.'s most popular regions. Read on for five spots in the South Bay to enjoy an Endless Summer of romance.

Manhattan Beach Pier

Sunset at Manhattan Beach Pier
Endless summer at Manhattan Beach Pier | Instagram by @princelowery

Located at the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard, the historic Manhattan Beach Pier is popular with locals and visitors alike - lovers, surfers, fishers and photographers. The sunsets and coastal views are simply breathtaking. Fun fact: what is now the Roundhouse Aquarium at the end of the pier was once the surf shop where Keanu Reeves buys his surfboard in "Point Break."

2 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach 90266

THE STRAND HOUSE

The Strand House dining room
Photo courtesy of The Strand House

A fine dining gem, The Strand House can hold its own against the best of the L.A. restaurant scene, while offering a warm and inviting experience. Its sweeping 180-degree views of the Pacific are the perfect setting for a romantic date. Opened in 2011, The Strand House is a favorite of locals and visitors alike for its sophisticated menu with locally sourced farmers market ingredients, craft cocktails and stellar wine program.

117 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach 90266

Korean Bell of Friendship - Angel's Gate Park

Korean Bell of Friendship
Korean Bell of Friendship | Photo courtesy of Shawn S. Park Flickr

The 64-acre Angel's Gate Park offers breathtaking panoramic views of the coastline and Santa Catalina Island from its grassy cliffs. A popular location for picnics, kite flying and weddings, Angel's Gate Park is best known as the site of the iconic Korean Bell of Friendship, a gift to the people of Los Angeles by the people of the Republic of Korea in 1976 to honor veterans of the Korean War.

3601 S Gaffey St, San Pedro 90731

Gateway Plaza Fanfare Fountains - LA Waterfront

Fanfare Fountains at Gateway Plaza in the Port of Los Angeles
Fanfare Fountains at Gateway Plaza | Photo courtesy of LA Waterfront

Located at the LA Waterfront, the Fanfare Fountains at Gateway Plaza are the largest water feature in Los Angeles and feature two 250-foot long fountains that span three quarters of an acre. Both fountains are synchronized to music and lights, with water streams that go as high as 100 feet in the air. The twin fountains are divided by a 12-foot walkway that sits a foot below the basin level of the fountain. A black granite infinity edge creates a waterfall over the basin ledge and into a trough flowing under the walkway, so you and your date will have an unforgettable experience of "walking through water." 

600 N Harbor Blvd, San Pedro 90731

TERRANEA RESORT

Cheers at Terranea Resort
Photo courtesy of Terranea Resort, Facebook

Located atop a bluff on the Palos Verdes Peninsula along Southern California’s stunning coastline, Terranea Resort provides the perfect backdrop for couples looking for a romantic escape. Besides the well-appointed rooms, the luxury eco resort offers the soothing oceanfront Spa at Terranea, four ocean-view pools and a collection of eight restaurants, bars, cafes and lounges that will indulge any palate.

100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275

Love, Los Angeles Style

Sunset view from the Observation Deck at OUE Skyspace
Sunset view from the Observation Deck | Photo courtesy of OUE Skyspace