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Date Nights DC Itinerary: Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

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Catch a glimpse of DC’s most infamous stone, the 45.52-carat (and allegedly cursed!) Hope Diamond, on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

EAT
Stop for a light bite to eat at EDGAR inside one of DC’s historic gems, the Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel. The restaurant is named after J. Edgar Hoover, who supposedly ate lunch at the hotel nearly every day for 20 years!

DO
Continue uptown along Connecticut Avenue to Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, and take in the breathtaking views of Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post's estate.  Pieces of Post’s beautiful jewelry are displayed inside the opulent mansion, along with delicate porcelain, priceless Russian religious relics and Faberge eggs.

DO
Pamper yourself with a spa treatment at the Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC. The 90-minute Diamond Brilliant Facial in the luxe hotel's spa will leave your skin glowing.

STAY
Head back to the Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel to treat yourself with an overnight stay.

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