Date Ideas (DC Edition: Part 1)

DC is a gorgeous city, and although dinner and movie dates are great, it’s always good to mix it up and do something different once in a while. So here’s a list of date ideas in DC!

The Wharf

This is the perfect place to take a nice stroll along the piers, do some shopping, dine in a Michelin star restaurant, or eat ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s. The Wharf has it all; you can even rent a kayak to paddle past some of DC’s monuments and attractions or walk along the marina and admire the boats and yachts. 

The National Mall

You can walk around the National Mall with your date and visit all the famous monuments and memorials. Bonus if you go during the springtime make sure to check out the cherry blossoms blooming along the Tidal Basin! That becomes the perfect spot for cute pictures and a picnic.

If you want to make your date extra special make sure to bring along a picnic basket, a blanket, and a spread of food and snacks to enjoy.

If you would like to go somewhere less crowded, then I suggest Gravelly Point Park! Although it’s in Virginia, it has great views of the DC monuments and of the planes landing and taking off from the Reagan airport. This will make your picnic experience extra special.

Winery tours

District Winery offers a winery tour where you and your date can learn all about urban winemaking! Everything from the sourcing of the grapes, to blending them to produce the specific wine types and flavors to the bottling process. At $35 per person, if you and your date love wine then this is the ideal date!

(Currently, District Winery is not offering tours until January 15th due to DC Covid restrictions)

Hiking Trails

If you or your date are the athletic type, or simply want some outdoor activity with beautiful scenery, then hiking through Rock Creek park might be the perfect date! There are two primary trails that run through the park, however, there are several connector trails so you are always welcome to make your own path.

If you’re not feeling like going to Rock Creek park, then the Theodore Roosevelt Island trails are awesome too! There are trails of different lengths that can accomodate for any skill level, making this ideal for anyone.

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