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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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1. Venice Canals

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Dell Ave
Venice, CA 90291

"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]

2. Secret Stairs of Pac Pal and Castellamarre

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17985 Pacific Coast Hwy
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 440-7300
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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.

3. Echo Park Lake

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751 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 847-0929
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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.]

4. 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]

5. Max Karaoke Studio

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333 South Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 620-1030
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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]

6. The Escalator at LACMA

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5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6000
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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]

7. Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain at Grand Park

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200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-8080
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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]

8. Angels Point

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Angels Point Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 485-5054
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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]

9. Brand Library & Art Center

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1601 W Mountain St
Glendale, CA 91201
(818) 548-2051
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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]

10. Barnsdall Art Park

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4804 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(213) 485-4581

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

11. The Glass Elevators at the Bonaventure Hotel

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404 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 624-1000
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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]

12. Museum of Jurassic Technology

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9341 Venice Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

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]

13. Velaslavasay Panorama

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1122 W 24th St
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 746-2166
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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.

14. Descanso Gardens

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1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-4200
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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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1. Venice Canals

Dell Ave, Venice, CA 90291

"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]

Dell Ave
Venice, CA 90291

2. Secret Stairs of Pac Pal and Castellamarre

17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

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.

17985 Pacific Coast Hwy
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

3. Echo Park Lake

751 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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.]

751 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026

4. The Red Line

Los Angeles, CA

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]

5. Max Karaoke Studio

333 South Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

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]

333 South Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

6. The Escalator at LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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]

5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

7. Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain at Grand Park

200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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]

200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

8. Angels Point

Angels Point Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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]

Angels Point Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90012

9. Brand Library & Art Center

1601 W Mountain St, Glendale, CA 91201

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]

1601 W Mountain St
Glendale, CA 91201

10. Barnsdall Art Park

4804 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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

4804 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

11. The Glass Elevators at the Bonaventure Hotel

404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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]

404 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

12. Museum of Jurassic Technology

9341 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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]

9341 Venice Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

13. Velaslavasay Panorama

1122 W 24th St, Los Angeles, CA 90007

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.

1122 W 24th St
Los Angeles, CA 90007

14. Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

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]

1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011