Visit the National Building Museum and step inside the high ceilinged Great Hall for free. Kids will marvel at the Play Work Build Exhibit, and you and your partner can enjoy the architectural drawings and photographs.
Head just a few blocks north to Busboys and Poets at 5th and K Streets NW. Feast on bargain bites like a peanut butter and avocado panini or harira (Moroccan bean soup).
Spend your afternoon at the Hillwood Estate and Gardens, Marjorie Merriweather Post’s lavish estate with eye-popping furnishings. The estate has a number of events throughout the winter season.
Check out the Gay Men’s Chorus at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church on Feb. 12 for a performance of Love Rocks!, featuring glorious renditions of classic romantic tunes by The Beatles, U2, Adele, Melissa Etheridge and Freddie Mercury.
Spend the night in the heart of downtown at the JW Marriott, just steps away from White House, should you want to take the family for an evening stroll through the monuments.