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14 Great Places For Making Out in Los Angeles

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Regardless of the fact that Valentine's Day is this Saturday, it's always good to have a few great makeout spots filed away in your mental Rolodex in case an opportunity to lock lips presents itself. Mapped here: fourteen spots for every kind of makeout, be they photogenic kisses in a garden surrounded by viney arbors or spontaneous outpourings of passion on the subway, among the Wetzel's Pretzels wrappers and sunflower seed shells. Don't fight the romance.

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Venice Canals

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"Who wants to go to the Venice in Italy? That place is sinking. These canals are just as good—better! Now shut up and kiss me." [Image via Jonathan Alcorn]

Secret Stairs of Pac Pal and Castellamarre

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Secret Stairs author Charles Fleming calls these secret stairs some of the most scenic in LA. They're hidden, they're private, they're scenic, and they're a shared secret—a more perfect aphrodisiac has never existed.

Echo Park Lake

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Any of the benches that face the lake are ideal for making out. Something about the combination of water shooting into the air, ducks, and paddleboats is deeply romantic. Sure, there might be a lot of other people around at any given time of day or evening, but they're all going to be too busy jogging to notice a little face-sucking. [Image via Howard F.]

The Red Line

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Ever heard of the carnival attraction Tunnel of Love? Now imagine that, but lasting for the 30 minutes it takes you and your sweetie to travel from North Hollywood to Union Station on the subway. Everyone else on the subway is either eating sunflower seeds, listening to a podcast with their headphones on, or making out already. One of those is clearly better than the others. [Image via Under the Rainbow]

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Normally, you do karaoke in a bar full of drunk strangers. Here, you're in a private, darkened room where you can feed each other shrimp chips and drink exotic Japanese sodas. Serenade your significant other with something slow and romantic, then, as you trail off from your last note, go in for the kiss. [Image via Max Karaoke]

The Escalator at LACMA

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That long escalator into the Broad Contemporary Art Museum slowly, gradually brings you and your partner up to one heck of a view. Maybe get a little kiss action in on the ride, then you can take a selfie at the top where you both make guilty, happy smiles. [Image via Jeremy Jozwik]

Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain at Grand Park

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Even if the person you're kissing doesn't have City Hall aspirations, the view from the fountain along the length of the park, ending just before the towering civic structure, is pretty cool. Romantic even. The foliage along the edges of the park creates a handful of shadowy necking nooks. [Image via Sterling Davis]

Angels Point

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The big wacky sculpture means you're in the right place. Past it, there's a big grassy area with picnic tables. The view from Angels Point is expansive and, aside from birthday parties, there's not a ton of traffic here. [Image via Mark Luethi]

Brand Library & Art Center

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We're not sure why this is a great place to make out, but everyone's doing it here. There must be something in the air at this library aimed at appreciators of art and music because it is anecdotally impossible to go to this place without stumbling in on a pair swapping spit. [Image via Michael Locke]

Barnsdall Art Park

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The (reopening) Hollyhock House and a view of the Hollywood Sign? You can't not make out here. [Image via Michael Locke]

The Glass Elevators at the Bonaventure Hotel

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Even people who aren't afraid of heights will get a little thrill out of climbing tens of floors in a glass pod on the outside of the Bonaventure. What better time to get a little face-on-face action on? It's a short ride, so it's best for brief makeout seshes. Anything more and you might be told to get a room. [Image via Michael Locke]

Museum of Jurassic Technology

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Lots of nooks and crannies in this incredible, oddball museum. If you bring someone here and they are as wowed as you are by something like a trailer park recreated indoors, or taxidermied mice laying supine on a fake piece of toast, you know you've found someone worthy of your kisses. If you go on a Thursday or a Friday, it's not even going to be that busy. Find a dark corner, swap a little spit, then go upstairs for cookies and tea. [Image via Ariel Dovas]

Velaslavasay Panorama

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Inside this old theater is an enormous painting in the round, Effulgence of the North, with "an ongoing 35-minute cycle of subtly shifting light and sound enhances the immersive experience," their site says. A dark place with whispering audio and soft pastel colors? Makeout central. Bonus: you can take this kiss-fest out back, to the lovely and perfectly overgrown garden.

Descanso Gardens

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It's easy to find a secluded spot in these wonderful gardens, among their plentiful benches. People get married here all the time—what's more romantic than that? [Photo via Michael Locke]

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Venice Canals

"Who wants to go to the Venice in Italy? That place is sinking. These canals are just as good—better! Now shut up and kiss me." [Image via Jonathan Alcorn]

Secret Stairs of Pac Pal and Castellamarre

Secret Stairs author Charles Fleming calls these secret stairs some of the most scenic in LA. They're hidden, they're private, they're scenic, and they're a shared secret—a more perfect aphrodisiac has never existed.

Echo Park Lake

Any of the benches that face the lake are ideal for making out. Something about the combination of water shooting into the air, ducks, and paddleboats is deeply romantic. Sure, there might be a lot of other people around at any given time of day or evening, but they're all going to be too busy jogging to notice a little face-sucking. [Image via Howard F.]

The Red Line

Ever heard of the carnival attraction Tunnel of Love? Now imagine that, but lasting for the 30 minutes it takes you and your sweetie to travel from North Hollywood to Union Station on the subway. Everyone else on the subway is either eating sunflower seeds, listening to a podcast with their headphones on, or making out already. One of those is clearly better than the others. [Image via Under the Rainbow]

Max Karaoke Studio

Normally, you do karaoke in a bar full of drunk strangers. Here, you're in a private, darkened room where you can feed each other shrimp chips and drink exotic Japanese sodas. Serenade your significant other with something slow and romantic, then, as you trail off from your last note, go in for the kiss. [Image via Max Karaoke]

The Escalator at LACMA

That long escalator into the Broad Contemporary Art Museum slowly, gradually brings you and your partner up to one heck of a view. Maybe get a little kiss action in on the ride, then you can take a selfie at the top where you both make guilty, happy smiles. [Image via Jeremy Jozwik]

Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain at Grand Park

Even if the person you're kissing doesn't have City Hall aspirations, the view from the fountain along the length of the park, ending just before the towering civic structure, is pretty cool. Romantic even. The foliage along the edges of the park creates a handful of shadowy necking nooks. [Image via Sterling Davis]

Angels Point

The big wacky sculpture means you're in the right place. Past it, there's a big grassy area with picnic tables. The view from Angels Point is expansive and, aside from birthday parties, there's not a ton of traffic here. [Image via Mark Luethi]

Brand Library & Art Center

We're not sure why this is a great place to make out, but everyone's doing it here. There must be something in the air at this library aimed at appreciators of art and music because it is anecdotally impossible to go to this place without stumbling in on a pair swapping spit. [Image via Michael Locke]

Barnsdall Art Park

The (reopening) Hollyhock House and a view of the Hollywood Sign? You can't not make out here. [Image via Michael Locke]

The Glass Elevators at the Bonaventure Hotel

Even people who aren't afraid of heights will get a little thrill out of climbing tens of floors in a glass pod on the outside of the Bonaventure. What better time to get a little face-on-face action on? It's a short ride, so it's best for brief makeout seshes. Anything more and you might be told to get a room. [Image via Michael Locke]

Museum of Jurassic Technology

Lots of nooks and crannies in this incredible, oddball museum. If you bring someone here and they are as wowed as you are by something like a trailer park recreated indoors, or taxidermied mice laying supine on a fake piece of toast, you know you've found someone worthy of your kisses. If you go on a Thursday or a Friday, it's not even going to be that busy. Find a dark corner, swap a little spit, then go upstairs for cookies and tea. [Image via Ariel Dovas]

Velaslavasay Panorama

Inside this old theater is an enormous painting in the round, Effulgence of the North, with "an ongoing 35-minute cycle of subtly shifting light and sound enhances the immersive experience," their site says. A dark place with whispering audio and soft pastel colors? Makeout central. Bonus: you can take this kiss-fest out back, to the lovely and perfectly overgrown garden.

Descanso Gardens

It's easy to find a secluded spot in these wonderful gardens, among their plentiful benches. People get married here all the time—what's more romantic than that? [Photo via Michael Locke]