If your special someone is a history buff, start the day off by visiting the U.S. Capitol. Book a tour in advance or check out the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center for a same-day pass.
Next up, walk over to the Library of Congress, another of DC’s many historical landmarks. The nation’s largest library holds 28 million catalogued books and 58 million manuscripts.
Head over to the International Spy Museum to check out the Enigma Machine: a code ciphering machine used by the German’s during World War II which British computer scientist Alan Turing solved. While you’re here, don’t miss its Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains exhibit.
Finish off your day of history-hunting with a romantic dinner. Reserve a table at Charlie Palmer Steak with views of the U.S. Capitol from one of the floor-to-ceiling windows in the dining room. It’s hard to resist the Porterhouse for two and a decadent list of sides.
From there, check into the Hotel George on Capitol Hill, an ultra-modern getaway to rest from your adventurous day.