This idea is credited to Eric Castro, a friend who is supposed to be joining So Cal Date Ideas as an author soon..
Los Angeles Date Ideas
Specific Location: Downtown Hollywood, CA
Image: Eric Castro
Downtown Hollywood – if you can handle the gridlock traffic, lack of parking spots, parking tickets, and bums with cellphones; it might be just the place to bring your date. The best part? It’s cheap (if you can dodge the parking tickets, eating, souvenirs, drinks, clubs, and attractions. As one of the top date ideas in Los Angeles, Downtown Hollywood is the place to be on a budget (or not).
Motion-film history is littered at your feet. This acts as a huge conversational piece and allows you and your date to get a sense of one another’s take on film. Be sure to pay attention as this can lead to future movie date ideas. As with all dates, its nice to come somewhat prepared – watch some old movies and read your google.
If coming prepared isn’t your thing, don’t worry. The best part about Downtown Hollywood as a date idea is that there are characters and sights to discuss; there shouldn’t be too much awkward silence on the date. You should also bring a camera just in case Lindsey Lohan or similar decides to come flopping out of a club in a drunken mess. If your date flops face down, at least you can sell your photographs to the leading entertainment website. Getting cliche pictures with your hands on stars is also an option.
The characters of Downtown Hollywood span from celebrity look-alikes to people that dress in space clothes. A good plan would be to grab a coffee, find a seat, and aimlessly tourist-watch. If you’re the type for having a silly-fun time, check out the souvenir shops. You’ll find tons of useless t-shirts, shot glasses, magnets, posters, and movie memorabilia. They’re super tacky and awesome.
Last, but not least, Eric Castro notes, “Go in the week or earlier in the night, so your date doesnt wish you were taking her to an expensive club.” This could turn your culture-influenced date in to something terribly disastrous. She will probably want to crash a club in this situation; be prepared to spend money and dance if you are brave enough to go during a weekend. We both know you’re a terrible dancer.