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Date Nights DC Itinerary: National Treasures

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Begin your hunt for treasure at historic Mount Vernon, George Washington’s magnificent estate on the Potomac River. Visitors can take an hour-long walking tour of the first Commander in Chief’s former stomping grounds.

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Continue your presidential pursuit by stopping for a photo-op at Ford’s Theatre, where John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln. Then it’s time to hop on one of Old Town Trolley’s DC city tours nearby.

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The history-hopping carries on with dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill, a DC classic one block from the White House that was a favorite spot for past presidents and is still a popular meeting place for political insiders.

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Head over to the National Archives to check out the most essential documents in U.S. History. Housed in the rotunda of the building are the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence.

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Spend the weekend and take a load off at the family-friendly and economical Holiday Inn Capitol, centrally located so you can explore what else the city has in store.