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Date Nights DC Itinerary: Red Hot Romance

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.

Date Nights DC Itinerary: Night at the Museum

Kick off a family date at the Smithsonian Castle where the tablet that started it all – the tablet of Ahkmenrah that allowed the artifacts to come to life in Night at the Museum – was kept. The Castle also houses the Smithsonian Information Center, a great starting place for any visit to the....

Date Nights DC Itinerary: Sweat Equity

If you're looking for an active date, DC offers plenty of options. Start your day with a brisk walk around the Tidal Basin. Stop to explore the FDR Memorial , Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial .

Date Nights DC Itinerary: Top Chefs

Stay at the Washington Hilton, where Bravo® Top Chef contestants stirred up trouble (and delectable dishes!) on season 7.

Date Nights DC Itinerary: Cool & Classic

Get cozy in Georgetown . Sample one of DC’s top cupcakes at Georgetown Cupcake and wander down Thomas Jefferson Street to the C&O Canal, where you can take your sweetie on a romantic stroll. While in the area, check out Tudor Place, DC’s only intact urban estate.

Date Nights DC Itinerary: Fashionista

Check into the Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC for posh accommodations (and frequent celebrity sightings) just steps away from one of DC's best shopping scenes .

Date Nights DC Itinerary: Sweet Surprises

Set the mood for a posh getaway when you check into the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Washington D.C . Its elegant design, premier location and inspiring views of the Southwest waterfront are the perfect prelude to romance.

Date Nights DC Itinerary: No Wine-ing

If your gal knows her grapes, plan a date that’s focused on DC’s hottest spots for wine lovers. Does she love reds? Check into one of the Hotel Rouge ’s “Red Hot” rooms, where chic décor and mood lighting create a stylish urban retreat. The hotel boasts a complimentary wine hour Monday...

Date Nights DC Itinerary: Old Flames

Rekindle an old flame in Georgetown . Ask for a fireside table at 1789 Restaurant , specifically in the John Carroll room. Housed in a Federal-style townhouse, it’s a classic favorite for special occasions and romantic evenings, known for its cozy tables and its delectable rack of lamb.

10 Hot Restaurants to Try Now in Washington, DC

It seems like new dining spots open every week in DC. These 10 are some of the best recent additions to the scene.