Romantics can easily find inspiration in America's capital, Washington D.C. The city is filled with peaceful urban parks, lively shopping areas, fascinating memorials, and soaring monuments that provide the perfect backdrop for romantic getaways in Washington. From action-packed days of sightseeing to enchanting dinners under the stars, there's plenty for you and that special someone to enjoy.
Washington D.C. for couples
Create your own love story as you walk hand-in-hand through the National Gallery of Art, admiring works by the likes of Raphael, Picasso, and Rembrandt, among other giants of painting. Sculpture, drawings, and photography are also well represented, while there are regularly changing temporary exhibitions too. Outside in the sculpture garden, you can be seduced by Jazz music every Friday during summer.
Weekend getaways in Washington wouldn't be complete without climbing to the top of the Lincoln Memorial stairs and watching the sky turn shades of orange as the sun sets in the horizon. Follow that with a candlelit dinner in one of the city's many elegant restaurants - located just across the National Mall from the Lincoln Memorial, Bistro Cacao is an ideal D.C restaurant for couples, exuding French romance and refinement.
For a leisurely afternoon together, visit Georgetown. The old-world cafés, cobbled sidewalks and serene Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal will cast a spell over you. This historical neighborhood is lined with lush trees and boasts some of the best shopping opportunities along M Street, including upscale designers like Rag & Bone and Billy Reid. Be sure to stroll around Georgetown Waterfront Park, before taking to the Potomac River in a kayak made for two.
For an unforgettable way to round off romantic weekend getaways in Washington, take the Washington D.C Odyssey Dinner Cruise. Lasting around 3 hours, it passes down the Potomac River as you linger over a gourmet three-course dinner and marvel at the city's iconic sights, elegantly lit by moonlight.