You may have heard of White Day. It’s a popular holiday in Asia that shares some similarities with Valentine’s Day. White Day is celebrated on March 14 and is typically the day when men give gifts to women whom they received gifts from on Valentine’s Day.
While it seems that the pandemic will never end, we rounded up some COVID-safe date ideas in and around Los Angeles so you can celebrate White Day with your loved one.
Stroll through a botanical garden together
The Huntington Library is a picture-perfect way to celebrate White Day. There are numerous areas to explore, rows and rows of vibrant petals to stop and smell, and plenty of places to take photos. The Huntington Library is not the only botanical garden to spend your day. There are other beautiful gardens around the region, too, like Descanso, South Coast and the Arboretum.
Picnic at the park
L.A.’s perpetually pleasant weather means never-ending opportunities for outdoor dining. Taking your meal outdoors is the perfect way to mix up your dining plans. Not to mention, you’ll get to enjoy the nice weather L.A. has to offer. Find a spot at Griffith Park, Echo Lake Park or somewhere more local to you and have fun.
Embark on a scenic drive
If you want to keep things laidback, take a cruise along the beach, into the mountains or through a canyon. Put on some good tunes, bring along some snacks and spend the afternoon admiring the view (and we don’t just mean the person in the passenger seat). Consider a trek into the San Gabriel Mountains or to Palos Verdes and Malibu.
Enjoy a movie at a drive-in theater
Now that drive-ins are in fashion again (and the only way to see a movie that’s not from your couch), consider them the perfect opportunity for an old-timey date. You can take a chance and see what’s playing at the half-dozen or so drive-ins in the region, or you can secure a spot at a bunch of pop-up drive-ins.
Wine tasting at home
Winery tasting rooms may be closed at the moment, but you can still discover and explore the remarkable world of wine from a distance. So if you still want to celebrate this special day with some wine, there are numerous ways you can do so. Look into some virtual wine tasting offerings online or purchase your own set and start your own.
Dinner at home or outdoors
With the stay-at-home orders lifted, dining out for White Day is yet again an option. Get your reservations in early so you can snag a table. But for those who want a full feast at-home, the takeout options are plentiful. Order from your favorite restaurants and you’ll be happy you’re at home in sweats.
There is so much pressure to make these kinds of days extra-special each year, but remember that the most important gift you can give your loved one is time spent together. So no matter how you choose to celebrate White Day this year, she will love it.