12 Best Places for Valentine's Day in Washington DC

By Seema Nande on Jan 05, 2018
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Best Places for Romantics in Washington DC

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Amidst a maze of iconic monuments, a plethora of museums and a ton of history, Washington’s stern, political character manages to somehow subdue. The Capitol’s climate and geography make way for some of the most romantic factors like the Cherry Blossom, mesmerizing views from the Capital Wheel, and an abundance of parks and music events. If you ever contemplated how this serious city would serve as a romantic venue on the much-awaited February the fourteenth, here are 12 Best Places for Valentine's day in Washington DC that will make you think otherwise!

Fun date restaurants in DC - because a classic dinner date is always a good idea on Valentine’s Day:

1. Masseria

No one does romance as good as the Italians! If you agree with this, the foodgasmic food at the Masseria is what you must indulge in this Valentine's. The ambiance is perfect to set you two in a snug mood, complete with candles, bonfire pits, and the very Tumbler-y strung lights! Not surprisingly this place is a favorite with former first lady Michelle Obama. The alfresco patio is where I would suggest you two to plop down. 

Address: 1340 4th St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

Contact number: +1 202-608-1330

2. Fiola Mare

My obsession with Italian food is the reason that I have another Italian restaurant Fiola Mare on this list. But here’s why you must consider this restaurant- impeccable seafood, gorgeous views of the Potomac River and the gin-induced cocktail “Double Lust”! Talk about aphrodisiacs!

Address: 3050 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

Contact number: +1 202-628-0065

3. Iron Gate

If great food and a good ambiance along with your lover make for a perfect Valentine's date fits the bill for you, then Iron Gate can be a wonderful consideration. The vintage, old-world decor is certain to brace the purpose of your date. 

Address: 1734 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

Contact number: +1 202-524-5202

Unique Valentine dates in DC’s outdoors to cease time and let the world just pass by you:

unique date ideas for valentines day

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4. National Mall

A panorama comprising a placid pool, some swaying trees, and sprawling greenery at the National Mall makes for an ideal place to just be. Slow down from the mundanity of life and probably contemplate about life, love or maybe food!? 

5. The Capital Wheel

A joyride with your lover to bask in a mellow sunset and sweeping views of the city, the Capital Wheel makes the cut as one of the most romantic places in DC to propose. Now, we are not saying do it right away (or do!) but a kiss up in the sky never hurt anyone! 

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6. Georgetown Waterfront

Sprawling Across a whopping 10 acres, the Georgetown Waterfront is suitable for a hand-in-hand seated time as you whisper sweet nothings into each other’s ears. Views of the Kennedy Center and the Key Bridge are an added bonus. Head to the restaurants, go shopping or watch a movie at the many options present on the adjoining M Street NW.

Romantic activities in DC for all those active lovers out there:

Romantic activities in DC for valentines day

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7. Enjoy a romantic walk at the Washington Monument

It is proven how walking release feel-good hormones and thus a romantic walk at the Washington Monument can be a great idea to celebrate the Valentine's day in Washington. 

8. Get a blissful massage at the Nusta Spa

Your partner is going to be one bundle of joy after a visit to the Nusta Spa. Bringing to you rejuvenating therapies from around the world, this place is apt to relax all those worked-up nerves. 

9. Dance the night away at the 9:30 Club

Reminisce the good old days dancing the night as the DJ calls the shots. 9:30 Club is known to be one of the most happening places shaping DC’s nightlife. So, if you are looking for fun things to do in DC for couples, you know where to head.

Free things to do in DC for Valentine's:

10. Watch an outdoor movie in Maryland

Counted as one of the most fun date ideas in Maryland, outdoor movies rule the roost on Valentine’s Day. After all, what’s not to love of a Cinema al Fresco at Cumberland Comes Alive Movies, Oakland's Pocket Park Movies, Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Frederick County or the National Harbor, Prince George’s County. 

11. Contemplate on marvelous artworks at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Visiting one of the many museums in Washington DC is a go-to thing for several couples in the city. If you have a partner inclined towards art, and are on a tight budget, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery housing works of the Egyptian-Lebanese artist Lara Baladi is perfect! 

12. Indulge in the sweet fragrance of flowers at the U.S. Botanic Gardens

Come on, it’s Valentine’s going a tad overboard with the mushiness is certain to mark as a cherishing memory. And that is why a visit to the U.S. Botanic Gardens is called for! Orchids, roses, and even rainforest plants anyone?! 

A mix of the old-school and new, these twelve things guarantee one memorable Valentine’s Day! What was your pick? Let us know in the comments section below.

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