Tuesday, 06, February 2024

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Valentine’s Day in Washington, D.C.

A guide to unforgettable romantic experiences in the nation’s capital

Discover a tapestry of romantic outings this Valentine’s Day in Washington, D.C. From intimate dinners to cultural excursions, our curated selection of activities ensures a celebration as unique as your love. 

Indulge in a Four-Course Dinner at The Pembroke

The Pembroke


Savor an intimate four-course dinner at The Pembroke. Priced at $140 per person, this prix-fixe menu promises a symphony of flavors meticulously curated to kindle romance. From a sumptuous raw seafood bar to decadent desserts, each course is a journey for the senses. Afterward, continue your evening by strolling across the hall to our sister bar, Doyle. Cozy up with a handcrafted cocktail for the perfect end to your evening.


Get Swept Away by Artwork at The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection


Embark on a journey to Paris without leaving D.C. by visiting The Phillips Collection, America's first museum of modern art. Located within minutes of The Dupont Circle, this gem will transport you and your date to a world of French impressionism. Marvel at masterpieces from Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, and Vincent van Gogh, and don't miss Auguste Renoir's acclaimed work, Luncheon of the Boating Party. The museum's rich collection also includes pieces by modern luminaries like Pablo Picasso and Georgia O’Keefe, ensuring a truly enchanting and culturally immersive outing.


Skate Under the Stars at the National Gallery of Art

Amor Sculpture


Embrace the magic of a winter love story as you glide hand-in-hand across the National Gallery of Art's charming ice rink. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Washington Monument from the heart of the NGA’s sculpture garden along the National Mall. While you’re there, be sure to visit Robert Indiana's renowned AMOR sculpture, an intriguing twist on the artist's iconic LOVE works.

Prolong the Celebration with a Luxurious Staycation at The Dupont Circle



Immerse yourself in a world of romance with a lavish stay in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood. Elevate your escape with our exclusive Suite Celebrations package, featuring 30% savings on suites, a complimentary bottle of bubbles, and a late check-out. Relish in the opulence of our thoughtfully-designed Penthouse Level, where every detail is tailored for your ultimate comfort and pleasure.

Jazz Up Your Evening at Blues Alley

Blues Alley Jazz Club


Step into a world of timeless melodies and intimate vibes at Blues Alley, the nation's oldest continuing jazz supper club. Nestled in an 18th-century red brick carriage house, Blues Alley exudes the charm of jazz clubs from the 1920s and 30s, offering an ambiance reminiscent of a bygone era. On February 14th they are offering a three-course dinner and special performance by Korinn Walfall.

Love Games: Get Playful with Some Friendly Competition

Swingers Mini Golf


Ditch the clichés and opt for a playful twist on date night. Challenge each other to a round (or two) of mini golf at popular Swingers Dupont or go for strikes and spares at Pinstripes in Georgetown, where bowling and bocce set the stage for romantic rivalry.

Let Love Bloom at The United States Botanic Garden

United States Botanic Garden Conservancy


Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a visit to the United States Botanic Garden. Wander through the historic conservatory, where rare orchids, succulents, and medicinal plants create a romantic backdrop. Take advantage of free talks, demonstrations, and exhibitions, perfect for couples eager to deepen their botanical knowledge. Located near landmarks such as the US Capitol and the Library of Congress, this enchanting indoor garden offers a serene and educational escape.

Take in Timeless Tales of Romance 

Romeo and Juliet National Theatre


Ignite the flames of passion with a performance by the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Conveniently located in downtown Washington, D.C., the company stages classic plays at the Lansburgh Theatre and Sidney Harman Hall. STC’s National Theatre Live program brings the best of British theatre to D.C. with screenings of sold-out performances filmed live from the UK’s most exciting stages. This Valentine’s Day, immerse yourself in the story of Romeo & Juliet with a screening of National Theatre’s award-winning production.