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No idea what to do with your loved one this Valentine’s Day? We’ve got your back. Braces can make a life a little restrictive if you don’t know what places are available to eat at in your area. If you’re going on a last-minute Valentine’s date in Glendale, here are our suggestions!

Best Date Places in Glendale

Glendale is in Los Angeles, but it’s not LA LA, if you know what we mean. The community is close to downtown, but it’s not exactly downtown, meaning there aren’t quite as many things to do as one would think. If you don’t want to spend an hour in traffic getting into the city, here’s what you can do right here in Glendale this Valentine’s Day weekend!

Hiking at Beaudry Loop

3110 Beaudry Terrace, Glendale, CA 91208

If you and your significant other love going on adventures, try hiking Beaudry Loop. It’s a great weekend activity and this weekend is forecasted to be moderately sunny! There’s also a stunning of view of Glendale and Los Angeles, so it’s the perfect spot for romantic surprises or proposals, especially at sunset. Just make sure you’re equipped for the trail and you know just how far you’re capable of traveling.

Museum of Neon Art

216 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204

For anyone who wants to go out but stay indoors, the Museum of Neon Art is a spectacular institution with thought provoking pieces that are sure to spark conversation. The Museum of Neon Art, also known as MONA, is the only museum in the world exclusively devoted to art in electric media and kinetic energy. This weekend, there is also a special workshop dedicated to creating neon hearts called “Love, Lust, Neon!” It’ll be an fun and educational activity for any couple.

The Americana at Brand

889 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210

Leave your options open and head to the Americana at Brand. It’s an elevated mall with beautiful fountains, picturesque streets, amazing restaurants, a movie theater, and lots of shops! You can even pick up a gift for your loved one while you’re there. The concierge service can help you plan the perfect date. Many establishments are offering special discounts and events for the holiday, so you definitely don’t want to miss out!

Braces-Friendly Desserts in Glendale

Getting sweets with your sweetheart? What could be a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! If you or your loved on have braces, however, it’s important to get soft desserts that won’t damage your braces. Stay away from hard, sticky, or chewy treats. Nuts, butterscotch, toffee, and hard candies are all examples of foods to stay away from. Instead check out the following places in Glendale:

Porto’s Bakery & Cafe

315 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203

Porto’s has tons of braces-friendly treats, like creamy cheesecake and melt-in-your-mouth flan. If your significant other isn’t a big fan of sweets, they have yummy savory breads, rolls, pies, and turnovers as well! Just watch out for anything that’s too crunchy or nutty. Otherwise, go wild! Since the lines get pretty long, you may want to stock up on those delectable pastries while you can.

Wanderlust Creamery

3134 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Grab a swirl of ice cream from Wanderlust Creamery with your significant other! This ice cream parlor boasts a wide selection of carefully curated flavors inspired by different parts of the world. If you didn’t have time to book a romantic getaway, you can still experience another city with a bite of ice cream.

Plate & Petal

216 N Orange St, Glendale, CA 91203

One underrated dessert that we love at Orthodontics LA is mousse! Plate and Petal has a wide variety of fluffy, decadent mousse-based desserts that are ideal for anyone with braces. They make all their pastries and sweets fresh each day, so make sure you go early before they sell out. They’re also a restaurant, so you can save an extra trip by eating dinner there as well.

Braces-Themed Gifts

Okay, this probably isn’t exactly what your special someone thinks about when they hear you say “gifts”, but it is important that your gift accommodates to their lifestyle! These are gifts our orthodontists are geeking over that you and your significant other can enjoy as well!

  • Electric toothbrush: Any tech junkie would love this gift! Not only do electric toothbrushes do a better job at removing plaque, especially at the gumline, they’re fun to use. Anyone with braces understands how hard it is to get in between wires and brackets with an old, worn toothbrush.  Wholesalers usually sell these as sets of two, so they’re a great gift for yourself and your beloved.
  • Toothbrush travel set: It’s time to retire the plastic ziploc and get a legit toothbrush travel set, complete with all the hygienic essentials. If your significant other likes traveling, this is a functional gift that will make packing way easier and cleaner. Make sure to include orthodontic wax and floss picks for the braces!
  • Reusable straws & water bottles: Drinking with a straw is a different experience, but are we willing to sacrifice for our pleasure? Well, we no longer have to! Grab a set of reusable straws and a flask, so your valentine can enjoy their favorite beverages without harming the environment or staining their teeth.

Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you like our recommendations at Orthodontics LA in Glendale. If you’d like to make an appointment, feel free to give us a call!