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Date Nights DC Itinerary: Great Seats & Eats


Everyone knows DC is the seat of power, but the city is also home to one of the most unusual thrones in the art world. Marvel at “The Throne,” James Hampton’s only known work, in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The night janitor spent 14 years completing it in secret.


Wow your taste buds and cozy up at China Chilcano, one of Jose Andres’ newest—and most ambitious—restaurants. The eatery—which features cozy couches and eye-popping red decor—offers up a tasty fusion of Peruvian, Chines and Japanese cuisine. Be sure to order a Pisco Sour and don't be afraid to order too many small plates!


Check out TicketPlace's [need to link page] online offerings of same-day, half-price tickets for many theaters near China Chilcano. Score seats for the likes of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company [need to link page], Ford’s Theatre, even the Kennedy Center.


After the final curtain, stroll into the Grand Hyatt and dream of a standing ovation. The close-to-everything location is hard to beat, as are the city views and indoor pool.

Looking for more ways to experience DC’s romantic side? Check out all 100+ date ideas for your gal, guy, friends, family or just for you.