Looking for some creative, last minute ideas to spice up your date night for Valentine's Day? You're in luck!
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we came up with a few unexpected and totally fun date night ideas. Check out all our unexpected date ideas below!
P.S. These don’t have to be only for Valentine’s Day. You can also use this as a go-to list for excuses for a date night.
Have a romantic evening inside an igloo. Snuggle up inside one of four private, tricked out “luxurious igloo experiences” on the outdoor terrace of the Watergate’s whisky bar. Spring for the special igloo and hotel stay package or reserve a winter-glam igloos for afternoon tea (Igloo rental is $150 + $75 per guest for tea service) or a $75 per person pairing of whiskies, burgers, and cigars.
Pick up some locally-made artisan chocolates. Sure, you could grab a box of mass-produced chocolates from the CVS or wherever and call it done, but that's the easy way out. Plus, it's totally lame. Put some effort into your selection and opt instead for some delicious artisan treats from local chocolatiers, like Petite Soeur, which is one of our favorites for their unique flavors and the gorgeous hand-painted designs that are inspired by the flavors inside it.
Hire your own musician. Skip the Spotify playlist and serenade your love with your own curated tunes played by the live musicians at Singers and Strings.
See the monuments and memorials on a moonlight walk. DC is magical at night with the monuments and memorials bathed in the glow of the moon. Bundle up and go for a late night stroll to admire the city without the hustle and bustle. Be sure to visit the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials for a truly dazzling sight that has been one of the most romantic backdrop in the city for countless proposals and weddings. If walking isn’t your thing, book a pedicab in advance for an unique and intimate ride.
Take a cooking class together. Food and romance are intrinsically linked. Instead of trying to book a reservation at the hottest restaurant, feed your passion at a (remote or socially distanced in-person) cooking class at Sur La Table and Hill Center, or have a Michelin-star worthy meal cooked by a top chef in the comfort of your own home.
Sample local breweries and distilleries, right in the city. These days, breweries, brewpubs and wineries (even cideries) have become as common in DC as feds in suits. There’s District Winery, a fully functioning winery where you can enjoy behind-the-scenes tours and an array of share plates and flatbreads, then venture next door to the restaurant for dinner and spectacular views of the Anacostia River. Farmers & Distillers, a micro-batch distillery and restaurant that specializes in the production of small-batch vodka, whiskey and amaro that are incorporated into an extensive cocktail list. Prefer beer? Enjoy a frosty mug at a brewed-inside-the-beltway brew.
Say "I love you" with a mural. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Take your boo to the love mural at Union Market, Eastern Market, or the most famous one of all at Blagden Alley to declare your feelings and make them feel special. They're definitely better than a Hallmark card.
Get creative together. Ignite creative passions a la the movie Ghost with a take-home pottery painting kit from All Fired Up. You get a set of brushes, 4 paint colors and take-home instructions (pottery is purchased separately) for $8. Plus, they'll deliver items to your door. You can also express your artistic side with a freestyle or guided virtual art class at Art Jamz. Art supplies are available for pick-up or delivery if you live within 5 miles of DC ($20 delivery fee).
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