DC Date Ideas

dcdatesWatch the sunset from the back of the Lincoln Memorial
Stroll the grounds of Mount Vernon
Watch planes take off and land from Gravelly Point
Bike the Mount Vernon Trail or the Custis Trail
Venture to Great Falls National Park

Bike the Mall and monuments
Eastern Market (and cook a meal after with ingredients you picked up)
Union Market
Outdoor movies during the summer
Jazz in the Sculpture Garden during the summer

Ice skate in the Sculpture Garden
Smithsonian museum hopping
Stroll the Mall and monuments at night
Go to the top of the Washington Monument
Drinks at the POV Lounge overlooking the White House

Enjoy a picnic and bocce on the Mall
Go to a brewery – Port City, Bluejacket, or DC Brau
Enjoy a show or performance at the renowned Kennedy Center, and don’t forget the rooftop terrace before or after
Drinks at The Tabard Inn


There are seriously endless ideas for great date ideas in and around Washington, DC – one of my favorite things to do is to think of new adventures to go on and new places to try. Being outdoors, indulging in touristy activities, trying new restaurants and bars, taking in the beauty of the city or of nature, and sharing that all with something you love… not too shabby!

Fellow DC-dwellers, what are some of your tried and true favorite date ideas? I tried to narrow down this list so it wasn’t too overwhelmingly long, but I can already think of dozens more favorite things to do/see/eat/drink already! I’d love to hear your top picks!

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