This adults-only Valentine's activity is rated PG-13.
...Just in case you or your significant other are the bashful type. More importantly, no a priori knowledge about art or nudity is required to participate, but be prepared to tackle witty, tricky questions. Watson Adventure's sets up fun hunts such as this one at major cities across the US, including LA and San Fran within California. Check their website for times and locations.
Admission to the Getty is normally free, but tickets for the event are available online for advance purchase at $22 per person (no tickets at the door). If you have plans already on Valentine's Day, there are actually 3 scavenger hunts planned that weekend: Saturday, Feb 13th at 1:00 and 4:30 PM as well as Sunday, Feb 14th at 1:00 PM. Parking is $15 as normal at the Getty. Unfortunately, the 4:30 PM hunt just misses the free parking which starts at 5 PM on Saturdays. For those having fun at 1 PM, stick around to enjoy the spectacular view of the city from the garden area at sunset, always a Kodak Moment.
The hunts are set up for teams of 2-6 people, so it's good for a date, double date or a group date. If you two go on your own, this is a good opportunity to meet other couples. For another cultural date idea, check out the other museum, Getty Villa in Malibu (see Cheap Date Idea #96). Or if you prefer for dates that are more active than cultural, check out the other V-Day scavenger hunt on bikes (Cheap Date Idea #94). Or if your V-Day weekend is already booked, other fun-theme hunts are on the calendar at LACMA, LA Zoo, Santa Monica and more locations in LA (see schedule online). Whichever scavenger hunt you two do, it's bound to be a classy and cultural day date! Have fun.
UPDATE 02/14/10: There's a different themed scavenger hunt rotating through locations in LA almost every Saturday (see the schedule online through June 2010), typically costing $20pp.
UPDATE 03/08/10: The next scavenger hunt is scheduled for this Saturday, March 13th, at LACMA. Click HERE to buy tickets or see the schedule for other upcoming hunts.
UPDATE 04/05/10: The scavenger hunts for Saturdays in April are posted (click HERE): Santa Monica Pier on 4/10, The Getty Museum on 4/17 and Natural History Museum on 4/24.
Approximate cost of creative date idea = $22 Per Person + $15 Parking.
Actual value of the cheap date idea = Priceless.
Kiss & Tell Idea by @watsoncavhunts