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Cheap but romantic Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is full of things to do on Valentine’s Day, however not everyone can afford sometimes hundreds of dollar price tags that go with it. Here are some ideas for a romantic Valentine’s Day that can cost under $50.

The Woodland Hills Ice Rink has extended its season to February 17 this year to allow for some Valentine’s Day magic. This outdoor rink is open even in 70+ degree weather though in warmer temperatures the top layer of ice can melt so wearing waterproof clothes or bring a spare pain might be a good idea. The Woodland Hills Ice Rink has several session of skating throughout the day so couples can start their skating at their own pace. Each session costs $10 per adult plus a $5 all day skate rental. The Woodland Hills Ice Rink does not allow cameras or cell phones on the ice so couples wanting to get a photo together should do so before entering the rink.

For couples that enjoy horses, horseracing or have never been to a horse race, the Santa Anita Park makes for a great afternoon. The Santa Anita Park's Farriers Package includes Club House admission, box seating, a racing program, a craft brew from Farriers, a commemorative pint glass and an entrée from one of Santa Anita's brand-new Club House Mezzanine eateries. When purchasing this package through the Santa Anita Park’s website the package is $40 a person but buying the package through makes it $24 per person.

Escape Reality at Magicopolis in Santa Monica, can make for one unforgettable Valentine’s Day. This husband and wife magic team will bring you thrills and chills as they perform optical illusions, levitation, mind reading, disappearances and a nail-biting Houdini-inspired escape. Their Valentine’s Day package includes a magic class, souvenir bag of magic tricks, glass of champagne or sparkling cider to toast with plus plenty of surprises. The package runs for $40 per person on the Magicopolis website or $20 a person on


Woodland Hills Ice Rink

Santa Anita Park

Santa Anita Park's Farriers Package

Santa Anita Park Package on Goldstar


Escape Reality on Goldstar


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