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The Ultimate Art Lover’s Date in La Jolla

The Ultimate Art Lovers’ Date in La Jolla

You’re looking to plan a date for someone special, a special someone who revels in all things art. Rather than planning the typical dinner and movie, why not plan a date personalized to them? We’ve already put together the itinerary; all you have to do is make it happen!



Walk through the galleries of the La Jolla Village.

There are countless art galleries spread out amongst the downtown La Jolla Village. Stroll through them to take in paintings, drawings, sculptures and more. See some of our top picks, and why, at our blog: 3 Must See Spots for Art Lovers in La Jolla.

Take a painting class.

After becoming inspired by artwork in the galleries, bond in the adventure of making your own creations together! We recommend taking a painting class at My Art Shed on Girard Street; they’re very knowledgeable and provide a wonderful atmosphere for painting, no matter how experienced attendees are. Wine and snacks are often included as well, supporting the up and coming “Wine and Paint” events that have become so popular.

Attend a play at the La Jolla Playhouse.

If it’s a weekend, shows are usually at 3 pm or 6 pm. We recommend taking the afternoon for galleries and painting, so that you and your date can sit back and really relax while taking in the evening show.

Dine to Live Music.

After your day of painting and watching great, local actors and actresses, treat your date to a dinner they won’t forget. A standard dinner experience is nice, but let’s take it up a notch for your arts lover. Pick a venue that has live music performances during dinner. Some great examples we recommend include Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Bernini’s Bistro.

If this date goes so well you’re looking to plan another memorable one in La Jolla, we’ve also outlined the ultimate romantic date. Check it out at our blog: The Perfect Romantic Date in La Jolla: How to Plan It.