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Date Nights DC Itinerary: My Babe & Honest Abe

Do

Start off the beaten path at President Lincoln’s Cottage, the Lincoln family’s escape from summertime heat from 1862-1864. Just three miles from the White House, this former “country home” is now open to the public and accessible by bus. Take the H8.

Eat

Enjoy lunch at the 16th president's eponymous restaurant. Lincoln pays tribute to the legendary president with a menu that puts a modern twist on his favorites. Try the white truffle hushpuppies with one of the restaurant's signature cocktails, Honest Abe's Moonshine. And don't forget to look down. The floor is made of thousands of shiny pennies!

Do

Spend an evening at Ford’s Theatre, the sight of of President Lincoln’s assassination in 1865. The working theater and museum features guided tours during the day and plays in the evening. Of course, make time in the afternoon to visit one of DC's most iconic tourist spots: The Lincoln Memorial.

Stay

Follow in Lincoln’s footsteps and check in, as he once did, to the grand Willard InterContinental Hotel. Honest Abe stayed here before his first inaugural. Ask the concierge to show you his original bill. It’s framed.

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