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4 Romantic Things to Do on Valentine's Day in Washington D.C.

By the Editors | January 15, 2021 |



With shutdowns and curfews left and right, it’s clear that Valentine’s Day 2021 will be unlike any other—but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be special.

Here are the best experiences Washington D.C. has to offer, making this year's holiday extra special for you and your sweetheart.

See also: 6 Thoughtful Valentine's Day Gifts For The Man In Your Life

When you're done perusing this list, check out how to celebrate Valentine's Day 2021 in our other markets: Aspen, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, NYC, Orange County, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Scottsdale, and Silicon Valley.


District Winery Date Night Tour

385 Water St. SE Lobby / Website

Keep an eye out for District Winery's Date Night Tour dates. Currently closed through January 15 due to COVID, the winery plans to reopen just in time for Valentine's Day. The Date Night Tour is perfect for a romantic night out, whether it be a newly-kindled relationship or long-time love. Start with a tour of the winery, then taste your way through the wines. A sit-down dinner at the onsite seasonal American restaurant is also included, where the first glass of wine is always on the house.

See also: 9 Sweet Valentine's Day Gifts For Her


1789 Restaurant in the John Carroll Room

1226 36th St. NW / Website

Give your date the gift of a quintessential Washington, D.C. experience by reserving a fireside table in the John Carroll room at 1789 Restaurant. The romantic ambiance and delectable dishes are sure to be a hit. We suggest the roasted monkfish and chicken coq au vin for a classic evening all the way around.


Afternoon tea in an igloo at The Watergate Hotel

2650 Virginia Ave. NW / Website

Stay warm all winter thanks to these heated igloos on Next Whiskey Bar patio. From 2 to 3 p.m., the igloos offer a very popular afternoon tea. Just be sure to reserve your seat ahead of time.

See also: 7 Gift Ideas For A Fun-Filled Galentine's Day


Schedule a private tour of Hemphill Fine Arts and its new space

434 K St. NW / Website

Popular amongst avid art collectors, George Hemphill hosts a variety of stunning works at his gallery. Pop in to see contemporary works from emerging and established artists, because art is as emotionally-moving as it gets.


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