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December 5, 2023

The Most Romantic Date Ideas in Washington, DC

Washington, DC

For Valentine’s Day or whenever, woo your boo with these charming ideas sure to conjure romance

The nation’s capital is the picture-perfect setting for that idyllic date night or romantic getaway. From its renowned dining scene and romantic restaurants to its majestic monuments, memorials and world-class hotels, Washington, DC has everything that a couple could want in the perfect evening.

Heat things up with the top 5 romantic experiences and date ideas that DC has to offer.

1. Discover pure elegance during an evening at CityCenterDC

Located near Downtown and Chinatown, the elegant CityCenterDC mixes shops and restaurants for a vibrant experience in the heart of nation’s capital. An outstanding meal is available at any of the eateries, including Fig & Olive and Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse. A romantic walk down Palmer Alley is a must, and you can peruse high-end fashion at retailers like Paul Stuart, Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and kate spade new york.

2. Enjoy romance on the water with City Cruises by Hornblower

Reserve a table for two aboard one of City Cruises’ special Valentine’s Day offerings. The vessel was inspired by famous Parisian dinner boats that sail down the Seine. On the Potomac, you’ll glide by DC landmarks like the Washington Monument and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, providing the perfect romantic setting while you dine.

3. Heat things up in a hotel room with a fireplace

Sparks can fly when you can warm up by a fire without leaving the comfort of your room. Numerous DC hotels offer fireplaces in their suites, making for the perfect romantic vibe before or after a night on the town. The recently renovated St. Gregory Hotel and the Presidential Suite at Rosewood Washington, D.C. are great options, as are the three-bedroom Presidential Suites at The Watergate Hotel, the Royal Potomac Suite at the Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. and the Royal Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.

4. Feel the AMOR at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden

The National Gallery of Art

 presents some of the world’s finest works of art, while its sculpture garden serves as an ideal romantic rendezvous. Walk by Robert Indiana’s famed AMOR (which is Spanish for “love”) sculpture, a play on the artist’s iconic LOVE works.

  5. Ice skate as the sun sets over The Wharf

The Southwest Waterfront is the place to be during winter, as one of the District’s most exciting entertainment, dining and shopping destinations features a skating rink on Transit Pier. Yes, with so many things to see and do at The Wharf you could spend a week here, but gliding across this riverfront ice rink beneath the fiery glow of a sunset is a can’t-miss winter date experience.

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