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28 Date Spots In DC Perfect For When You Want To Be “That Couple”

Hug and kiss on this – the ultimate guide to date night in DC.

1. Clink fancy glasses at 1789 Restaurant, where historic aesthetic meets American contemporary cuisine.

2. Skate in tandem around the ice rink at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and Ice Rink.

3. Split an appetizer (or seven) at The Red Hen in the Victorian-influenced Bloomingdale neighborhood.

4. Show off some PDA (purchasing displays of affection) at CityCenterDC.

5. Gush over the beauty of contemporary art and awe-inspiring installations together at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Art Museum.

6. Celebrate your blooming affection by putting your two lips together amid the sprawling blooms at the United States Botanic Garden.

7. Picture yourselves together inside the National Gallery of Art East Building, where you can admire works of contemporary art.

8. Take a break from gazing into each other's eyes to gaze at the night sky over the National Mall.

9. Dream of adopting your very own giant panda at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.

10. Together at last. Appreciate two great cuisines coming together by enjoying the Peruvian-Asian flavors at China Chilcano.

11. Cut a rug while rocking out to top artists at Echostage.

12. Chase each other romantically through the columns at the National Arboretum. Fun fact: Those are columns from the original Capitol Building (#tbt).

13. Check in with the one you're checking out at the swanky Ritz-Carlton hotel.

14. If you were a steak, you'd be well done. Go all out and get a plate at Bourbon Steak, just one of the restaurants at the Four Seasons.

15. Or add to your Michelin star tally at any of DC's starred restaurants, such as modern American hotspot, Kinship.

16. Spend a night away from it all in style at The Hay-Adams boutique hotel.

17. Massage all those travel woes away at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental.

18. Compare your love to the setting sun — beautiful and hard to look at — during your stay at The Watergate Hotel.

19. Cozy up to each other in between sips of Osteria Morini's rum-infused hot chocolate.

20. Be that balcony couple and hold your lighters up at 9:30 Club.

21. Say "oui" to an early dinner of French cuisine at Marcel's...

22. ...and then roll yourselves on over to the nearby Kennedy Center for a show!

23. Expand your horizons by seeing a thought-provoking play at Woolly Mammoth Theatre.

24. Add s'more to your date at The Wharf, DC’s newest riverfront destination located on the Southwest Waterfront.

25. Spend way too long choosing a wine at District Winery.

26. Play house Colonial-era style at the historical Tudor Place.

27. Get asked "Are you two together?" at a comedy show at The DC Improv Comedy Club.

28. Say, "PS: I love you," at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

Sometimes you just gotta just embrace the lovey-dovey and be “that couple.” Luckily, DC is the perfect place to have a night with bae.

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