Romantic Rendezvous Await Couples At These D.C. Destinations

When it comes to planning a date, are you tired of the same ol' dinner and a movie idea? We are too! So 10Best has found some great attractions in the Washington, D.C. area to take the one you love. You will score major creativity points and have an unforgettable experience to boot. (You can thank us later!)

For those couples who love the outdoors, grab a bicycle or a pair of good running shoes and head to the C & O Canal National Historic Park. Check out the lock houses and go for a romantic canal boat ride.

If you are looking for incredible views, climb into a gondola and take a spin on the Capital Wheel or set up a picnic on the National Mall with the U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument as your backdrop.

Does your significant other like the arts? Get them tickets to a show at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The venue's calendar regularly features internationally-known artists from a wide range of fields including music, ballet, opera.

Another great spot is the National Gallery of Art. Step inside to see world-famous pieces from artists like Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock. During winter months, lace up a pair of ice skates and hold your lover's hand to take a spin on the museum's ice rink located in the garden. You'll get a great shot for social media standing in front of Robert Indiana's AMOR sculpture outside in the garden.

In a place like Washington, D.C., there is no way to have a boring time at these top romantic destinations.





National Mall
Shakespeare Theatre
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With a mission to create, preserve and promote classic theatre with ambitious, enduring plays featuring universal themes for all audiences, this theatre company offers a great opportunity for a date night throughout the year. Founded more than...  Read More



For those of us lacking a green thumb or the ability to grow anything, the U.S. Botanic Garden is the spot to see an amazing array of living plants from many different areas. Dating back to the 19th century, the museum is divided into three...  Read More

The National Mall
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Care for a picnic where some of America's most iconic buildings are the backdrop? Head to the grass portion of the National Mall. On warm days, you will find a number of people playing pick up games of soccer and football or flying kites. Be...  Read More

MGM National Harbor Resort and Casino
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Opened in December 2016, this luxury gaming resort has been quite the hot spot for those looking for a short romantic getaway from the nation's capital. The new site features 308 rooms and suites with a modern yet elegant décor varying in size...  Read More

C & O Canal National Historic Park
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Before the days of planes, trains and automobiles, goods made their way across the region via the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. Stretching 185 miles and hugging the boarders to three states, this travel route dates back to the early 1800s....  Read More

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
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Want an unforgettable evening that you and your loved one won't forget? Grab tickets to a show at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. No matter you or your partner's interests, they are sure to have a show that will make you both happy. Take...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Artechouse


The nation's capital has a number of fabulous museums with priceless works of art. However, if you get too close to said art, a friendly but stern docent will tell you to nicely to back off. However, D.C.'s newest gallery actually encourages...  Read More



In 1912, Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki gifted Washington, D.C. with 3,000 cherry trees. To commemorate his generosity, the Cherry Blossom Festival was born. Tourists from all over the world come to the Tidal Basin to see the blooms which come out on...  Read More

Capital Wheel
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Mix a fun ride with a bird's-eye view of the Washington Monument and you will get The Capitol Wheel at National Harbor. Offering breathtaking views of the Metro area and Potomac River, the ride lasts around 12 to 15 minute and each gondola has...  Read More



We have all seen paper copies of fine works of art hanging in homes and businesses. Once, you step inside the National Gallery of Art, you get to see the real pieces for your own eyes. The west building features early European and American works...  Read More


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