Double Decker Date Night
CitySightsDC offers up a DC tour after sunset for a special kind of date night. The three-hour, fully narrated night tour lets you view majestic monuments, magnificent memorials and other District sights under stunning moonlight. Make sure to grab your camera, as the double decker tour bus will stop for photos along the way. Tickets must be purchased in advance online.
Date: Feb. 12-14
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $60 per couple
Address: Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 650-5444
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum
Buy One, Get One Free to After Dusk, Gas-Lit Museum Tour
Discover artifacts and fascinating Civil War history at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum, recently restored and open to the public. See the building as Clara would have seen it during her time there during the war. The recreation is so authentic that gaslight is your only illumination during an after-dusk tour, held after 4 p.m. each day. Mention “Date Nights DC” when purchasing tickets for this tour and you’ll receive two admissions for the price of one, making for a historical (and maybe a little spooky) date night.
Date: Museum open Thursday-Saturday
Time: 12 – 7 p.m. (last admission at 6 p.m.)
Cost: Adults - $9.50, Students - $7, Ages 60+ - $8.50, Military (with ID) - $8.50, Children 9 and under – Free
Address: 437 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 824-0613
$15 Off Any Order
In need of flowers for your special someone this Valentine’s season? Look no further than Convention Floral and its Date Nights DC deal. Order online using the promo code “datenight” to receive $15 off of your order. Or, simply call 202-939-0510 to place an order and make sure to mention Date Nights DC. Cannot be combined with any other offers.
Date: Feb. 1-29
Time: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Open on Valentine's Day, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: Prices vary, $15 off your order
Address: 5932 3rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20011
Phone: (202) 939-0510
Valentine’s Day Weekend Cruises
Both Odyssey Cruises and Spirit Cruises are offering Valentine’s Day weekend revelry for romantics this February. Spend a day or night on the Potomac River enjoying a wonderful meal, drinks and dancing, and don’t forget to snap some pics of you and your special someone with DC’s skyline in the background. A final perk: book one of the Odyssey Cruises with the code "VALENTINE" or one of the Spirit Cruises with the code "VDAY15" and receive 15% off (valid through Jan. 31).
Date: Feb. 13-14 (codes expire on Jan. 31)
Time: Brunch, lunch and dinner cruises offered
Cost: $66-$186 per person (price includes taxes and fees)
Address: 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (866) 404-8439
Escape Room Live
Escape with your date at 10% off!
Escape Room Live welcomes you and your special someone to test your wits in one of its themed escaped rooms at either its DC or Old Town Alexandria location. The newest room, “Back to the 80s,” will ask you to work together to uncover hidden clues, decode puzzles and connect the dots to solve the mystery and escape the room before time runs out! Book your adventure online, enter the promo code “MYDCCOOL” and you will receive 10% off your booking. Not valid with any other offer.
Date: Jan. 11 – Feb. 28
Time: See website for hours
Cost: $25.20 per person with discount
Address: DC location – 2300 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suites G-101 & 102, Washington, DC 20007
Alexandria location – 814 King Street, Floor 2, Alexandria, VA 22314
Double Date at Ford’s Theatre with 2 Tickets for the Price of 1
Get two tickets for the price of one to The Glass Menagerie at the historic Ford’s Theatre. One of the greatest American plays of the 20th century, Tennessee Williams’ classic explores the visceral bonds of family. Purchase tickets online using the code “DATE50” to access this special offer. Deal expires at show’s end, on Feb. 21.
Date: Through Feb. 21
Cost: Seat prices vary
Address: 511 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 347-4833
International Spy Museum
Double Agent Date Package
The International Spy Museum wants to spice up your romance with an exclusive offer throughout February. The Double Agent Date Package includes two tickets to the permanent exhibition space, including Exquisitely Evil – 50 Years of Bond Villains, access to a covert “Sexpionage” scavenger hunt and a His and Hers apparel gift package for you and your special someone.
Date: Through Feb. 29
Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Address: 800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 393-7798
National Building Museum
Construct the Perfect Date with 2 for the Price of 1 Admission
See historic and romantic architecture at the National Building Museum with special two-for-one admission this February. Check out acclaimed exhibitions like The New American Garden and House & Home as you and your special someone explore architecture and design like never before. Mention “Date Nights DC” when purchasing your tickets, and you’ll get two for the price of one. Admission is for exhibitions and does not include public programs or special events.
Date: Feb. 1-28
Time: Monday – Saturday – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. / Sunday – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Address: 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 272-2448
National Museum of Women in the Arts
“Pathmakers” Date Day: Free Admission to See Amazing Artworks
The first Sunday of every month is a Community Day at NMWA, with free admission to the public. Take this opportunity to explore "Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today" as well as the museum’s collection. During Community Day, enjoy special screenings of "Throwing Curves—Eva Zeisel" (2002, 60 min.). Director/producer Jyll Johnstone explores the life and art of one of the most famous industrial designers of the 20th century. Zeisel’s prolific career spanned more than 80 years, and her highly collectable works helped change the face of modern design. Shown in conjunction with the special exhibition "Pathmakers," which features more than 20 of Zeisel’s designs. Screening sponsored by Canobie Films.
Date: Feb. 7
Time: 12 – 5 p.m.; Film Screening at 1 and 3 p.m.
Address: 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 783-5000
Tour and a Toast: Private Museum Tour Daytime or After-Hours
Enhance your Newseum experience with a private tour for you and your special someone. The 90-minute tours are a perfect way to get up close and personal with the greatest news stories ever told. You can choose between a day tour or a special after hours excursion. Following either, head next door to The Source by Wolfgang Puck for a delicious meal, and note that happy hour starts at 4 p.m.
Date: Always available
Time: Private tours – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. / After hours – 4 – 6:30 p.m. / The Source happy hour – Tuesday-Friday, 4 – 7 p.m.
Cost: Private tours – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., $54.95 / 4 – 6:30 p.m., $79.95 / The Source happy hour prices vary by selection.
Address: Newseum – 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001 / The Source – 575 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565
Phone: Newseum - (202) 292-6000 / The Source - (202) 637-6100
Mansion on O Street
Dinner & A Night of Music with the King of Blue-Eyed Soul
Make it a soulful Valentine’s Day at the Mansion on O Street when you enjoy the classic music of Felix Cavaliere, known by many as the King of Blue-Eyed Soul. Couple your concert tickets with a gourmet dinner at the Mansion to make it a full night of romance. Online reservations are required. Based on availability.
Date: February 14
Time: 6 p.m.
Cost: Concert - $50 per person / Dinner & Concert - $150 per person
Address: 2020 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 496-2020
Shakespeare Theatre Company
Love Is A Mystery: 20% Off Tickets to Plays and Free glass of Champagne at La Tasca
"Barkeep," the woman said, "We'll take two glasses of champagne." He put them in front of her as she flashed her theatre tickets. "It's on the house," he said with a nod. She and her date sipped their drinks as they went over the events that led them into that dimly lit bar that night. Suddenly, they burst out laughing, remembering their favorite scene.
Join Shakespeare Theatre Company and La Tasca for their "Love is a Mystery" promotion, and receive 20% off tickets to see two one-acts at STC: Jeffrey Hatcher's hilarious new adaptation of The Critic and Tom Stoppard's comedy-fueled whodunnit The Real Inspector Hound. After the show, bring your tickets to La Tasca tapas bar for a FREE glass of champagne. Call STC's Box Office with promo code: “MYSTERY20” or purchase tickets online – offer will load automatically.
Date: Jan. 5 – Feb. 14
Time: Show times vary
Cost: 20% off regular tickets
Address: Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 547-1122
‘Shear Madness’ at the Kennedy Center
A Date Night Whodunit at ‘Shear Madness’: Buy 1 Get 1 Free
It’s a day like any other at the Shear Madness salon, when suddenly, the lady upstairs gets knocked off. Whodunit? Join the fun with your date and match wits with the suspects to catch the killer at this long-running, ever popular comedy at the Kennedy Center. Purchase one ticket and get the second free in this special Date Nights DC promotion. Simply mention “Date Nights DC” at the box office.
Date: Jan. 11 – Feb. 29
Time: Tuesday-Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 6 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Cost: $50 for first ticket, second is free
Address: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566
Phone: (202) 467-4600
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Unplugged at SAAM: Live Music and Free Beer Tasting
Calling art lovers, music lovers and beer lovers! Bring a date along to explore some of the thousands of artworks in Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center while enjoying sets by DC bands The El Mansouris and Elena & Los Fulanos. Local up-and-coming bands are selected with the help of Washington City Paper’s arts editor, Matt Cohen. While you listen, enjoy a free beer tasting from a local brewery. Program is free. Other libations and small snacks available for purchase from cash bar. Must be 21 or over for beer tasting.
Date: Friday, Feb. 12
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Address: 8th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 633-1000
Double Your Art: 2-for-1 exhibition tickets
It's a bit chilly for a hike, so experience the great outdoors in the warmth of The Phillips Collection's galleries. Get cozy with a romantic visit to the brand new exhibition Seeing Nature, including landscape masterpieces by Monet, O'Keeffe, Klimt, Hopper, and more. Use promo code “PHILLIPSNATURE” when purchasing tickets online and receive 2-for-1 exhibition tickets (includes admission to the rest of the museum). Not valid in combination with any other discounts.
Date: Feb. 10-29
Time: Museum hours
Cost: $12 for one adult ticket, second is free
Address: 1600 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 387-2151