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Date Nights DC Itinerary: History Lovers

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If your special someone is a history buff, start the day off by visiting the U.S. Capitol. Book a tour in advance online or check out the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center for a same-day pass.

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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. Free, guided tours are offered Monday-Saturday.

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Head over to the National Portrait Gallery. The Smithsonian museum's permanent exhibition "American Origins" provides an in-depth view of American history across 17 galleries. 

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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.

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From there, check into the Hotel George on Capitol Hill, an ultra-modern getaway dedicated to America's first president, to rest from your adventurous day. 

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