Start with a morning stroll on the National Mall and through the luscious U.S. Botanic Gardens. Work up your love fever while viewing roses, orchids, tulips and succulents, and get your thirst on while closing out your tour in the cacti garden.
Then head to DBGB Kitchen & Bar near Chinatown for a glass of red wine and French-inspired fare like truffled pork sausage and the tuna Niçoise.
Next, make your way to the National Museum of Women in the Arts to see the portrait that Frida Kahlo gave to her lover, Leon Trotsky.
Wander uptown a few blocks away on 14th Street and enjoy dinner at Masa 14, home of the city’s longest bar (65-feet) and largest selection of tequila and sake.
Then retire to the red hot Hotel Rouge, where a romantic rose petal-strewn (upon request) room awaits, complete with sparkling wine delivered to your room upon arrival (just make sure to request the PROM rate).
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