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Date Nights DC Itinerary: Symbol Seekers


If that special someone is a big fan of Dan Brown’s book The Lost Symbol, let them relive the excitement on this date. Start the day off by visiting the U.S. Capitol, where Robert Langdon’s adventure begins. Walk through the halls of history as a guide takes visitors up to the Rotunda and into the old House Chamber.

Next up, walk over to the Library of Congress, another landmark featured inside the book. The nation’s largest library holds many secrets of its own with its 28 million catalogued books and 58 million manuscripts.

Robert Langdon doesn’t stop to eat, but you can finish off your evening 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 as you try to separate truth from fiction in Dan Brown’s novel.

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. While you’re here, don’t miss their Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains exhibit.

From there, check into the Hotel George on Capitol Hill, an ultra-modern getaway to rest from your adventurous day.