Valentine’s Day is just a week away. It’s that time of year to celebrate those who are special in our lives. Whether you are celebrating with a romantic partner, hanging out with friends or indulging by yourself with a decadent treat, there are all kinds of ways to enjoy the romance of life. If you don’t already have your plans set, below are some fun activities and events for Los Angeles couples.

Some of these events are happening specifically on February 14. Others are just good activities and date ideas you can enjoy any time. We understand a lot of people will be working on Valentine’s Day because it’s on a Tuesday. Enjoy some quality time together that evening and plan a full day of romantic fun for this weekend or next.

Cinespia: Amelie + Valentine’s Ball
Los Angeles Theatre • February 14

Cinespia hosts this annual Valentine’s Day moving screening at the LA Theatre. This year, they are showing Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s magical romantic film, Amelie, starring Audrey Tatou. There will be a DJ before and after the screening, specialty dessert service and a fun photo booth. Learn more.

Jazz Night at Cinegrill Theater
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel • February 14

Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra will be performing jazz numbers along with the Cat’s Meow dancers at the Hollywood Roosevelt’s Cinegrill Theater. Enjoy some live music, champagne service, signature cocktails and gourmet appetizers. Learn more.

Botanical Garden Stroll

Taking a walk through a beautiful botanical garden can be a wonderful way to spend your Valentine’s Day morning or afternoon before your dinner date. There are several great gardens throughout the area, including the Huntington Library, Descanso Gardens and the Los Angeles Arboretum.

Pick a Picnic Place

Another relaxing and inexpensive V-Day date idea is to pack up your own picnic lunch or early evening dinner. Take a drive out to the beach, visit a scenic hiking trail or find a local park. The weather has been a little wet this winter, but it looks like we have some nice days ahead next week. An outdoors excursion could be just what you and your partner need.

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Of course, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day in LA without a romantic dinner. Sometimes, cooking a special meal at home is the best plan for a special evening together, but that can be hard when we live such busy lives. Get reservations at your favorite local restaurant or be adventurous and try somewhere new. Visit this link for some great Los Angeles romantic dining ideas from Timeout.