The symbol of the entertainment business and one of the most beloved tourist landmarks — Hollywood is its name. Indeed, where else in the world would you find as many iconic attractions as there? Want to feel closer to celebrities? The Walk of Fame is definitely for you. A movie fan? Universal Studios is the answer, as a fair share of movies are produced there. And, of course, Hollywood is also the home of the Hollywood sign — perhaps, the most instagrammable spot ever. There are other places worth checking out, so we are here to help you with your choice. Scroll down to see the best things to do with your significant other while you are out and about in Hollywood. Get ready and thank us later!
If you see the paparazzi lining up, then you are on the right path. Located on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, Craig’s is known as a celebrities’ beloved dining spot. Martin Scorcese, George Clooney, Joe Jonas, Lizzo, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner together with Travis Scott and many other renowned personalities frequent the place. Not surprising, though. Craig’s provides the best of two worlds: private and public. Inside, the windows are tinted so celebrities can enjoy their food and beverages comfortably. The restaurant serves Italian and American cuisine, from pizzas to bone-in rib-eye. Craig’s advocates for inclusivity, so vegan options are also available.
No athletic wear, flip-flops, or immodest garments — that’s the golden rule of Olivetta, a European-inspired fine dining restaurant in West Hollywood. So be ready to pick out the most elegant outfits you and your partner have in the closet. Olivetta’s executive chef Michael Fiorelli has drawn inspiration from the coastal classics of Italy, Greece, France, and Spain to create a menu of contemporary dishes with a Californian sensibility. King salmon, wagyu beef tartare, prosciutto di parma, or something sweet like a lemon tart? The atmosphere in the restaurant is very romantic, so it’s a perfect spot for special occasions.
Best place to share a kiss? Griffith Observatory. It is located on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood, overlooking some of the most mesmerizing sites in the state of California. This L.A. landmark is an essential part of any Hollywood visit. The observatory’s crown jewel is the 12-inch refracting Zeiss telescope, which is open to the public. Use it while stargazing with your significant other, or borrow one of the portable telescopes to use on the lawn. For an unforgettable experience, visit the local planetarium or exhibit halls, which offer a wide range of presentations throughout the year. By the way, Griffith Observatory is the best spot to look at the famous Hollywood sign.
The Hollywood Museum is a time machine that houses the most extensive collection of memorabilia from the history of American motion pictures and television. Props, photographs, scripts, cars, and thousands of other show biz treasures, are featured in the halls of this museum. Some of the most iconic and exclusive costumes one could imagine are also displayed here: such as outfits worn by Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jackson, and even the personal bathrobe of one and only Elvis Presley. The lower levels of the museum are for horror movie fans, as they gather everything spooky, scary, skeletons. Spare some time to visit this unique place so as not to miss out!
This outdoor amphitheater has been hosting legendary live concerts since 1922. Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Lana del Rey— for decades, some of the biggest names in the industry have been delivering the finest tunes to music lovers from around the world. Back in 2018, the Hollywood Bowl got into Rolling Stone magazine's top 10 list of the best live music venues in America. So catch up with the schedule to find the concert perfect for you and your partner. There, you will not only satisfy your ears, but your eyes as well — the main stage is set against the stunning backdrop of Hollywood Hills and the famous Hollywood sign.
Located in the popular Ovation Hollywood entertainment complex, Japan House will let you and your partner get a taste of Asian culture. It’s a project with a mission to showcase Japanese art, design, gastronomy, technology, and more, bringing various aspects of local traditions and innovations to American audiences. JH tries to break stereotypes about Japan and designed all the activities in a way to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. The facility on the second floor features an intimate gallery perfect for intellectual talks and discussions. Want to relax while reading a book? The library on the fifth floor is at your service. After diving deep into the project, you will discover another side of Japan you might have never heard of before.
Just walking down the Sunset Strip is an experience in itself. It's an area between Hollywood and Beverly Hills full of restaurants, entertainment venues, and vibrant billboards. A lot of celebrities live in this neighborhood, so don't be surprised to meet some of them hanging around. Just look around: visit Sunset Plaza, which has been a shopping oasis for decades and features the finest designer boutiques, check out the historic Comedy Store or dine somewhere — the options are limitless. Life on the Sunset Strip starts as soon as the night changes the day: neon signs, nightclubs, and crowds of people looking for some fun. Embrace your significant other, inhale your freedom and enjoy the moment.