Finding the right place for a date can be almost as important as finding the right person, especially in LA, where you have so many unique places, activities to try, and spaces to explore. One of our favorite areas to head for a day or night out is DTLA’s Arts District. Located just east of Little Tokyo, west of the LA River, and about a 12 minute drive from Level South Olive & Level South Hill, it’s an area bustling with galleries, cool eateries and boutique shopping.
Originally a vineyard to an orchard growing mainly oranges and grapefruit, by the late 1800s it became a rail and manufacturing industrial hub in the city. In the 1970s, the area became a popular area for artists who had been priced out of other areas in the city and galleries and shops began to pop up in what had been run-down and abandoned industrial buildings. By the 90s it was officially known as the Arts District and well on its way to becoming the burgeoning creative hub that it is today.Here are our top picks in LA’s Arts District to add to your list when planning your next date night out.