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20 Date Spots That Make DC Perfect For Every Type Of Couple

Everyone and their mother will be on a date in DC this Valentine's Day, so maybe get yours in early (or later) this year to avoid the rush. Here's a handy DC date guide.

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1. For the couple that wants to go all in on romance, check in at the Kimpton Rouge Hotel, where the pillows are stitched with kisses.

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2. Or dine with class in a historic Federal-style, mid-1800s home at the 1789 Restaurant which recently debuted a new tasting menu.

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3. Gush over the words of the world's most famous romantic at the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

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4. Savor a once-in-a-lifetime meal at Blue Duck Tavern, and cap it off with the award-winning, house-made apple pie for two.

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5. Say, “You’re my boy, Blue!” to the electric blue rooster sculpture on the rooftop of the National Gallery of Art East Building.

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6. If you're looking to splurge for your squeeze, there are plenty of lavish date spots, such as a night at the Ritz-Carlton.

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7. The historically quaint Tudor Place is an estate and gardens in Georgetown that was home to six generations of Martha Washington's descendants!

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8. Voyage down the Potomac as part of a moonlit dinner cruise aboard the Odyssey.

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9. Spend a memorable night in The Willard, a hotel that has been visited by every president since the 1850s.

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10. Or reserve a table at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Go to Plume to sip on wine inspired by the kind that Thomas Jefferson enjoyed at Monticello.

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11. But if you're looking to save some cash, DC has tons of free — but no less marvelous — locations, like the Library of Congress.

Check out some more budget-friendly date ideas here.
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Check out some more budget-friendly date ideas here.

12. The fantastic views of the Key Bridge over the Potomac at sunset won't cost you a thing.

BTW DC is a prime place for you if you're into Instagram.
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BTW DC is a prime place for you if you're into Instagram.

13. Neither will walking the National Mall at night, when all the monuments are beautifully lit.

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14. The Kennedy Center offers a free performance every evening at 6 pm on its Millennium Stage.

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15. The Dupont Circle Fountain is the perfect meet-up place to start your date night in DC's historic district.

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16. For the couple who wants every date to be an adventure, how about tasting your way around Union Market?

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17. Or explore the National Zoo and encounter ferocious beasts like this guy:

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18. Get deployed on a covert mission of espionage while visiting the International Spy Museum.

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19. Ride in tandem, creating your own adventure of our nation's best monuments, with Capital Bikeshare.

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20. Explore neighborhoods like Capitol Riverfront, where you can catch a Washington Nationals game or stick a landing at the Canal Park Ice Rink.

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Whether you’re a natural romantic or scrambling for Valentine’s Day plans, DC is more woo-worthy than ever. Learn how to upgrade your date night by visiting DateNightsDC.org.

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