If you’re going to be in the Washington D.C. area this Valentine’s Day, then you might be looking for a nice romantic date idea for you and your sweetheart. Whether your ideal date includes a history or museum tour, a quiet candlelit dinner, or a couple’s massage, this list can help you figure out a memorable date night in one of America’s most historic cities.
Are you a history lover and want to share in this love of history with your significant other this Valentine’s Day? Well, then head over to the Jefferson Memorial. At night, it’s especially romantic because the monument is illuminated in a dramatic way. You can sit upon the steps at night and look at the city’s lights with your sweetie.
Want to channel the bard with your significant other and share some of his romantic poetry together? The Folger Shakespeare Library has the largest collection of Shakespeare in the world. Additionally, you can snag some tickets to see one of Shakespeare’s classic plays or a concert of early music. A great way to connect with your partner is by sharing a fantastic experience like the theater.
A fun touristy spot in Washington D.C. is Union Market, particularly its cute heart wall where you can snap some photos with your partner. What could be more fitting than posing in front of a bunch of hearts on Valentine’s Day? The wall was created by graffiti artist Mr. Brainwash from Los Angeles in 2015 for International Women’s Day. On top of that, the rest of the market has plenty of artisan stalls and shops, complete with tasty snacks and crafty souvenirs.
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Snuggle up in your mittens, fuzzy winter hat, and winter coat then grab your ice skates for some skating. You can enjoy the sculpture garden and view all the unique artwork that’s available, then enjoy an evening skate sesh right in the middle of the garden. Afterward, you can grab some hot chocolate and desserts with your partner and warm up. February is the perfect time for ice skating, so don’t miss out on this seasonally appropriate activity!