La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Boulevard, Central LA, Los Angeles, California, 90036, USA
Whether the La Brea Tar Pits are an archaeological marvel or simply an oddity of nature is up to interpretation, but whichever you think, they are a unique, and free, place to take a date. You’ll get to see asphalt seep and bubble up through cracks in the earth, as it has been doing for 65 million years, and watch a team of archaeologists at work excavating fossils. If you’re lucky, they’ll discover the remains of a wooly mammoth while you’re there, like they did in 2006. Afterward, you can grab dinner at one of the famed food trucks lining Wilshire Boulevard—El Chato Taco Truck draws crowds in from near and far for their award-winning tacos, quesadillas, and burritos.