6 Fun Date Ideas Around Studio City That Won’t Break The Bank

By: Juanita Hawkins

It’s not love, but the smell of money that’s in the air as couples gear up to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Americans will spend more than $20 billion on roses, chocolate, wine, and jewelry. If you’re scratching your head trying to come up with the perfect date for Valentine’s or any other day — we’ve got you covered. Here’s a round-up of five fun date ideas in Studio City that won’t break the bank.

1. Couples Painting Party


Paint parties are trendy these days. It’s a night of fun that includes laughter and painting while sipping wine. Avoid the LA traffic and let the party come to you. Paint and Sip LA is a mobile studio offering private parties for as few as five guests. Set up your art easels and sip wine under the starry night. Split the cost with other couples, and you’ll have a romantic night without spending too much.

2. Laugh it Up

Laughing is a great way to break the ice, and you’ll find a whole lot of laughter at comedy clubs in the Los Angeles area. Stand-up comic David Naster says, “Laughing can be an incredible emotional release, and it eliminates the negatives that cause tension in our lives.” So head out to a comedy club and indulge in delicious food and drinks while the comedians provide the laughs. Comedy club tickets in LA range from $5 to $15 and street parking is free if you can nab a spot.

3. Dinner Show

Spread the love by taking your date to dinner and a show. Feinstein’s at Vitello’s is one of the premier supper clubs in the Los Angeles area. The shows are a lot of fun and Vitello’s in Studio City will be rolling out a special Valentine’s Day menu. Tickets are as low as $25 for some shows.

4. Local Botanical Gardens


You don’t have to wait for evening to be romantic. Whisk your date off for a stroll through a botanical garden. You’ve got several to choose from in Studio City, including Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden. This is a date that won’t break the bank as admission is free. It is open from sunrise to sunset. Follow up with a romantic walk on Manhattan Beach where you can watch the sunset together.

5. Hollywood Walk

Spend the day with your date exploring Hollywood. From the universal Citywalk to the Hollywood Forever cemetery, you can easily spend the day exploring this iconic city. Hike to the Hollywood sign, then spend the afternoon browsing at the Sherman Oaks Antique Mall.

6. A Bowling Date


Instead of an expensive dinner in Los Angeles, why not go bowling?  Bowling is not only affordable but unique. If this is your first date, you won’t have to worry about awkward conversations because you’ll both be too busy trying to swing for a strike. You can have a whole lot of competitive fun at Pinz Bowling Room in Studio City.


Studies show people who try new experiences for date night are happier and have a much better time. So get out and explore the area and try something different.


Juanita Hawkins is a writer and travel expert. She has a passion for trying new restaurants and new foods around the country