The Perfect Socially-Distanced Date at Echo Park
Enjoy Your Socially-Distanced Date in Style at Echo Park
To put it mildly, it has become a challenge in 2020 to find activities for date night that are done responsibly and where everyone involved feels comfortable and at ease. It is still possible, however, to go out and have fun! LA is full of amazing experiences that you can enjoy responsibly, while still getting to explore and chase adventure. As an example of what you could encounter, we have put together the perfect itinerary in the beautiful Echo Park. This full-day of activities takes social distancing into consideration and guarantees you’ll have a fun and memorable time.
Everyone’s Favorite Meal
We’re talking about brunch, and Lady Byrd Cafe has you covered. Make the most of this restaurant’s lush outdoor space by dining in your own, personal greenhouse. Outfitted with windows, to allow for continuous air flow and so you can also keep cool, this is the perfect mix of the traditional dine-in experience, while also abiding by CDC regulations and social distancing. They are also cleaned from top-to-bottom after each use, helping to ease any worries from potential guests. Inspired by European al fresco dining, these greenhouses have transformed the restaurant’s parking area into a magical oasis. Enjoy an order of lemon poppy seed pancakes, paired with a fresh-squeezed, specialty juice. Or go wild and get the pork benedict and a glass of bubbly. You can’t go wrong.
Hop on a Swan
Wheel Fun Rentals is ready to take your date night to the next level. With their new swan boats, you can explore Echo Park Lake in style. Voted as one of the top ten things to do in LA, you can enjoy the outdoors while taking in the beautiful lotus beds and fountains. Due to popularity, reservations are required! Additionally, if you’re looking for another fun idea for an evening experience, these swans come out at night! Illuminated with LED lights, you can take a boat out onto the lake and enjoy the twinkling LA lights and sights for an extra romantic adventure.
View Local Street Art
When you’re done with your swan ride, polish off your date by experiencing the local art scene. Walk to the gorgeous mural welcoming you to Echo Park, pursuing other pieces along the way. You could even see a slice of the Gabba Alley Project, which sought to turn alleys into beautiful works of art. This extensive work of love was inspired by gallery owner, Jason Ostro, who was frustrated with the amount of trash and graffiti he saw in his beloved neighborhoods. He decided to turn what he saw into something truly special. Echo Park is home to Animal Alley, a portion of the art project that features numerous murals depicting animals. As a note, if art isn’t exactly your scene, Echo Park is also home to Elysian Park. This underrated destination provides amazing views of the city and isn’t usually busy. Whether you’re walking through the area viewing inspiring art, or the amazing gifts of the natural world, it’s a great way to end your day.
This is just a small slice of what Echo Park, and LA, has to offer. Echo Park is a wonderful and unique place to live, with endless activities to partake in, food to try, and sights to see. If you’re hoping to join this thriving community, schedule a tour (virtual, self-guided, or in-person) with Vive LA. Offering beautiful, Hollywood apartments at an exceptional value, you’ll have an inclusive living experience and truly feel at home. We offer numerous properties in various neighborhoods, with completely different style options. We guarantee you’ll find your perfect vibe. Contact us today.