What opened in 1947 as a Capitol Hill watering hole has matured into a great American dive that specializes in deep-fried everything even the signature burger is battered. Walk the waterfront of the Potomac River. Nothing not to like: check. Meeting friends for drinks: yes, first date: definitely no. Aviary combines her slyly theatrical vocals and Blade Runner-inspired synth work with an enveloping palette of violin and viola Dina Maccabee, Andrew Tholl , double bass Devin Hoff , and percussion Corey Fogel. For incredibly affordable prices, you can see all kinds of performances—from opera, to the Emerson String Quartet; from Creedence Clearwater Revival, to the Counting Crows. Take a cooking class Multiple locations Not the best chef? When you return to Washington Harbor, have a hot cup of tea at the serene Chinese teahouse and relax along the pillow-lined floor.
Making you look good in front of a date for choosing it as an activity: check. The menu features an array of charcuterie and cheese boards, breads and crackers, homemade pasta and prepared foods, and a selection of gourmet delights such as truffle butter. If you make it out without killing each other, celebrate your combined genius with more games down the street at , or finish the night with tacos at. The birthday cake flavor ranks high among the locals. The Lunder Conservation Center boasts an innovative new space that allows visitors to look through floor-to-ceiling windows and watch conservators at work. The Smithsonian Gardens feature a few outdoor museums, including the Butterfly Habitat Garden, the Enid.
There are no substitutions sorry, vegetarians and no reservations. Their site describes the track best: Our massive state-of-the-art electric indoor go-kart racing facilities are fully air conditioned for perfect racing conditions every day. Open year-round, seven days a week, the Gardens offer visitors something new every season. The View lounge offers premium champagnes and sparkling wines in a soaring space featuring rotating works from local photographers and a panoramic view of the capital area. He claims that Washington water and air make the yeast for his bagels unique, but his baking skills probably have something to do with the success of his delicious, chewy bagels. This is food you want to eat: grilled octopus; a real Caesar; scallops with parsnip puree and roasted grapes. The museum also offers an award-winning educational outreach program for students and teachers.
Hosted at over twenty restaurants throughout the week, the official Team Trivia experience is a blast! Choose between bowling or bocce ball at Pinstripes Georgetown Get the ball rolling with your date at in Georgetown, which offers Italian-American food, wine, craft beer, bowling, and bocce ball. The museum also presents a number of educational programs and community outreach programs, and it is also home to an important art research facility. This is an experience hard to beat! Between the gorgeous setting and the handcrafted wine, your date will delight and wow. You have a lot of class options: , , and in Baltimore all have great instructors adept at teaching beginners. Take an evening stroll around the National Mall and enjoy some of the best views of the city, catching the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House, and the Capitol all lit up. Hillwood is open six days of the week and welcomes visitors from around the globe.
We remembered a fun outing to a Jeff Beck concert, and we had to suggest Wolf Trap as one of our top 10 date ideas in Northern Virginia. Privately established in 1937 for the public by the United States Congress, the National Gallery of Art spans across a vast campus made up of the original neoclassical West Building, which was designed by John Russell Pope, and the newer East Building, designed by I. Though their success is apparent, The Knocks still wrestle with the idea that they have. Wander down the cobblestone sideways and along the waterfront, popping into cafes and boutiques during the day. Although the tours are technically free, donations are highly recommended. If at the end you want a second helping of the sesame-crusted feta, we understand. Together, start your date by ordering a pair of their crisp Crossroads Vienna Lager.
Explore dozens of independently owned restaurants and boutiques, or take a ride on the free King Street Trolley. The arboretum is also home to the original columns of the U. Dating in Washington: Discover a New Point of View and Take in the Sunset In a city known for its acronyms, at the chic W Hotel in D. Or have you just only ever had them while wasted at 1:30 in the morning? Get a room at one of the and follow up with a decadent in the morning. The seasonal American menu is a primer in white-tablecloth luxury. Spend the morning biking to Mount Vernon, then spend the day exploring the house, the grounds and the gardens before hopping on a boat ride back to Alexandria. The beautiful setting makes the institution—one of the country's oldest zoos—feel park-like, adding to the romance.
Date Ideas With Stunning Views View of Alexandria and the Washington Monuments from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Image Credit: flickr user Simple dates with stunning views can be the most impressive dates of all, and Alexandria has some pretty extraordinary viewpoints. In addition to show-stopping performances everywhere from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Late Late Show with James Corden to Conan and Jools Holland, she graced the stage at Coachella, Osheaga, Outside Lands, and Mad Cool. Dating in Washington: Count the Angels at the National Cathedral Visit the National Cathedral, where sunlight streams through enormous panels of stained glass into the cathedral 288 angels call home. Take a hike — Few major metropolitan areas have abundant parks and hiking trails like the District. Dating in Washington: Have a Skate Date Nestled among the Smithsonian museums, the music broadcast throughout the National Gallery Sculpture Garden serenades skaters — and their spectators who peer through the glass-front café while sipping hot chocolate.
Many people are unaware that they also have their own lovely , for when you both want to sit down and get a little energy boost. Garden district is the place to go for beers — American and German — and excellent barbecue sandwiches and plates of meats and sides. Meat Carnivores wishing to indulge themselves will find their paradise at in Crystal City, overlooking Reagan National Airport and the Potomac River. The top-floor garret suite has a killer claw-foot tub. Bowl, play foosball, and then belt out some karaoke love songs. Date ideas that leave an impression in Northern Virginia: When considering first date ideas to remember besides our , make sure you plan one that sparks exciting conversation.