Don’t Worry About Parking
Dinner reservation: Check. Theater tickets: Check. Babysitter: Check. All aspects of your date night are covered, but you still have to think about parking the car. No worries: on your special night, avoid driving in circles trying to find a space. Reserve a spot in advance with Colonial Parking, which offers parking reservations all over town. Visit the link above to book at the location that best suits you.
Date: Any day
Time: Varies by location
Phone: (202) 295-8100
Express your love for your boo with a special delivery this February. Convention Floral offers $10 off on flower deliveries to DC, Virginia and Maryland just in time for Valentine’s Day. Find flowers that your partner will swoon over at the link above, then simply enter “earlybird” at checkout to access the discount. Cannot be combined with any other promotion.
Date: Any time
Address: 5932 3rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20011
Phone: (202) 939-0510
Crimes of Passion
Enjoy the interactive Crime Museum with extra passion this February. General admission to the “Crimes of Passion” event grants you and your significant other a handcuffed self-guided tour of the museum, along with a slew of goodies: a take-home pair of furry handcuffs, hands-on forensic demonstrations and a temporary prison tattoo. VIP participants get even more: champagne & strawberries, professional couple’s portrait (in a beautiful little jail cell) and line-skipping privileges.
Date: February 13 & 14
Time: 6 – 11:30 p.m.
Cost: $80 General Admission, $150 VIP
Address: 575 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 393-1099
Buy One, Get One Free
Check out energetic, captivating performances at Dance Place at a special discount this February. Use the code “LOVEDANCE” when purchasing tickets online or mention the phrase when ordering by phone, and you’ll be granted a special buy one-get one free deal. View their February lineup to pick out the show of your choice. Limit 2 tickets per customer.
Date: February 1-28
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Address: 3225 8th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017
Phone: (202) 269-1600
Valentine's Day Weekend Cruise
Take your romance on the water with DC’s skyline as your backdrop this upcoming Valentine’s Day weekend. Both Odyssey and Spirit Cruises are offering luxurious lunch and dinner cruises to celebrate the occasion, serving as Love Boats for you and your special someone. Cruises feature fine dining and dancing, and each couple will receive a rose and free champagne toast. Reservations can be made online, by phone or walk-up.
Date: February 13-15
Time: Time and price varies
Address: 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (866) 404-8439
First Ladies’ Night Out
Spend quality time with the first ladies in your life at historic Ford’s Theatre. Their newest production, The Widow Lincoln, spins a fascinating tale of Mary Todd Lincoln after her husband’s tragic death. Through Feb. 22, use code DATE50 when purchasing tickets online to the show and you’ll receive 50% off the listed price(s). Discount applies to rear orchestra seating, with a maximum of 6 tickets per order. Ticketmaster fees apply.
Date: February 1-22
Time: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
Cost: $19-$27 with discount
Address: 511 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 347-4833
Freer and Sackler Galleries
Images of Love
Head to the Freer Gallery of Art on February 13 for the screening of Eliso, a historical love letter to Georgia from one of the country’s greatest cinematic figures, Nikoloz Shengelaia. And if a film wasn’t enough, the love continues through the weekend at the accompanying Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, where “Love in Every Language” will be held. This special event is a digital slideshow of images of love in Asian art. At both events, mention “Date Nights DC” at the entry door and receive a free postcard featuring artwork from the galleries.
Date: Eliso screening – Feb. 13. ‘Love in Every Language’ – Feb. 14-15.
Time(s): Eliso screening – 7 p.m. ‘Love in Every Language’ – 12 – 4 p.m.
Address: 1050 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20560
Phone: (202) 633-1000
The Howard Theatre
Two for One
Rally your partner for a night on the town at Howard Theatre, a state-of-the-art concert venue with a calendar full of premier hip-hop, R&B and soul acts. Simply enter the code “241LUV” when purchasing tickets online and you’ll receive two for the price of one, an ideal value for a date night. Deal not valid for private events, black-out dates or sold out shows.
Date: Performances taking place February 1-28
Address: 620 T Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 803-2899
International Spy Museum
Double Agent Date
The International Spy Museum wants to spice up your romance with an exclusive offer through February 14th. Their Double Agent Date includes two tickets to the permanent exhibition, which features the new Exquisitely Evil - 50 Years of Bond Villains exhibit, access to a covert Sexpionage scavenger hunt and a His and Hers apparel gift package for you and your special someone.
Date: Package available through February 14
Time: Museum hours – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Address: 800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 393-7798
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
A Date Night Whodunit at Shear Madness
Bring your favorite mystery-loving date to the hilarious whodunit murder mystery at the Kennedy Center and be part of the crime-solving caper of the century. When purchasing a ticket via phone or at the box office window, mention "Date Nights DC,” and receive a second ticket for free! Limit 2 tickets per order.
Date: All February long
Address: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566
Phone: (202) 467-4600
Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C.
Featuring lifelike wax figures of all 44 Presidents as well as countless celebrities, including Miley Cyrus, Stephen Colbert, Beyonce and many more, Madame Tussauds is a must-see DC attraction. This February, mention “Date Nights DC” when purchasing admission and you’ll receive tickets for two at the price of one, as well as 50% off a double wax hand.
Date: All February long
Address: 1001 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
National Gallery of Art
AMOR at the National Gallery of Art
Celebrate love with the National Gallery of Art, beginning with a viewing of Robert Indiana’s monumental AMOR (1998/2006) in the sculpture garden. Wander over to Marc Chagall’s Orphée (1969), which features a pair of lovers cozied up underneath a tree. Then it’s time to lace up the skates for a romantic glide across the garden’s scenic ice rink. Top the day of by warming up with hot cocoa inside the Pavilion Café.
Date: All February long
Time: Museum hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Address: 6th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565
Phone: (202) 737-4215
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Take a break from work and bring your special someone to a Valentine’s Day-inspired gallery talk focusing on the special exhibition Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea. Before or after the tour, treat your date to lunch at the Mezzanine Café, which works in collaboration with Union Kitchen and DS Deli – check out the menu. Make sure to mention “Date Nights DC” for 10% off your order!
Date: February 11
Time: Tour: 12–12:30 p.m. Café hours: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free gallery talk; 10% off in Café
Address: 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 783-5000
Valentine’s Day Dinner & Show
Celebrate the romantic holiday at Strathmore by attending a captivating performance and enjoying a four-course dining experience. Dinner seating begins at 6 p.m. in the elegant, historic Strathmore mansion, boasting a wealth of thoughtfully-prepared options. Mention “Date Night” when reserving your table and you’ll receive a 10% discount. Following dinner, you’ll see guitarist/singer John Pizzarelli take the stage with Jane Monheit, a sultry chanteuse with a jazzy flair. Use the link above to purchase tickets for a 10% discount.
Date: February 14
Time: Dinner – 6 p.m. Show – 8 p.m.
Cost: Dinner - $85.50. Show - $43.20-$70.20.
Address: 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852
Phone: Restaurant – (301) 581-5220. Box Office – (301) 581-5100
The Capital Wheel
A Trio of Date Night Deals
Purchase a special package online for an evening of romance on the National Harbor. For just $50, you’ll receive two tickets to the Capital Wheel’s heated general gondolas, which provide stunning views. You’ll also receive two glasses of champagne at The Walrus Oyster & Ale House, as well as a chocolate tasting and history lesson from SPAGnVOLA Chocolatiers, all along the harbor. Free parking is included too. Check thecapitalwheel.com for redemption information in the coming weeks.
Date: All February long
Address: 174 Waterfront Street #215, National Harbor, MD 20745
Phone: (301) 842-8650
The Mansion on O Street
Good Morning Love!
Supplement discovery with Sunday brunch at the Mansion on O Street this February. Take a self-guided tour of the mansion, which features over 100 rooms and 70 secret doors for exploration with your partner. Then it’s time to chow down on a freshly prepared Sunday brunch to complete your adventure. Offer is available on Sundays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and online reservations are required.
Date: All February long
Time: Sundays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (based on availability)
Address: 2020 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 496-2020
The Phillips Collection
A Night at the Phillips
Shake up your date night with a healthy dose of culture at the Phillips Collection. Use promo code “PHILLIPSDATE15” online (or mention at Admissions) for 2-for-1 admission to the Man Ray-Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare exhibition. Recap the evening over a specialty cocktail at Tryst at the Phillips Café. Thursdays feature extended hours (open until 8:30 p.m.), making this an ideal mid-week date. Not valid in combination with other discounts.
Date: February 7-28
Time: Museum hours – Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday: 12 – 7 p.m.
Address: 1600 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 387-2151