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!

Weekend Rundown

The last two weekends have been filled to the brim with incredibly fun events and activities with friends, if you’d like to take a look. One of my closest friends came into town last weekend, so we spent many action-packed hours catching up with them & exploring the city. I celebrated a bachelorette, spent a lot of time planning some awesome weddings, tried to stay warm with this arctic weather, enjoyed my “Galentine’s” Day with some festive fun, and really just relished the days off of work with dear friends. I sure am thankful for these people to share in life with; friends who make you laugh constantly and/or continually encourage you are the best It’s been a fun few weeks, that’s for sure!

drinks at POV Rooftop overlooking the White House


brunch at Woodward Table

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checking out the great beer & food at Bluejacket Brewery


a bachelorette party with dinner at Virtue Feed & Grain and drinks at the speakeasy PX

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meeting two brides/clients back-to-back on a gorgeous afternoon to do some wedding planning


coffee with friends at Northside Social

a delicious dinner & drinks at Tazza Kitchen


plenty of Valentine’s Day fun with a wine tasting & winery afternoon at The Winery at Bull Run


a Galentine’s night in with fabulous girlfriends… and endless cupcakes and macarons, wine and rose, chick flicks, lots of laughter, and snow falling outside!

valentines5 valentines3What are you up to lately? Is there snow in your forecast for today or tomorrow? I wouldn’t be sad to have a four day weekend…