Top 10 Date Ideas in Washington, D.C.

by | Aug 19, 2021

Ah, yes, the nation’s capital is always a great place to visit, especially with a loved one. 

If you do visit, the question then becomes, “well, what do we see first?” If this question has crossed you or your loved one’s mind, don’t worry, Official has you covered. 

Here are the top 10 date ideas in Washington, D.C. to have you looking like a dating pro. 

Wine & Dine on the Waterfront

The BARCA pier and wine bar is a wonderful place to take your date. 

You’ll get to eat tasty Spanish-Mediterranean cuisine and enjoy a delicious drink from a craft cocktail menu while viewing the beautiful Potomac River.

A Place for Pasta Lovers 

If you and your partner are pasta lovers, then you’ll want to stop by Causo’s Grocery.

Causo’s Grocery is your classic Italian- American Joint. They feature classics like Chicken Parm, Penne alla Vodka, and Mozzarella en Corozza as well as an extensive wine menu.

So, if you’re in Washington, D.C., stop by and fill up on pasta and wine. 

Stop by the City Winery

We’ve discussed places to take your date and grab a meal and maybe some wine, but what if you want to add in some live music?

Well, if that’s what you and your partner are looking for, then check out the City Winery

The City Winery is a fully functioning winery that holds live musical performances. 

So, if grabbing dinner and a show is your ideal date, then the City Winery is for you. 

Ride on the National Mall Night Bus Tour 

Picture this: You and your date are in Washington, D.C. You want to see the city, learn the history, and you don’t have a car… What do you do?

Well, adventurous reader, you could take your date on the National Mall Night Bus Tour

You and your date will enjoy a three-hour tour of the city where you’ll learn the history of the Jefferson, Lincoln memorials, and everything in between.

Who knows, maybe you’ll go back home and showcase all your newfound knowledge to your family and friends.

It’s an Ice Cream Jubilee!

Okay, maybe going on a three-hour bus tour isn’t your ideal date. Heck, maybe you want to skip dinner and go get something tasty… and sweet.

If this is the case, then you’ll want to take your date to the Ice Cream Jubilee here in Washington, D.C.

This handcrafted ice cream will have you and your date returning to D.C. in no time. 

Enjoy a Stroll on the Rock Creek Trail

For the outdoorsy couples, heading to the Rock Creek Trail is something you don’t want to miss in D.C.

It has everything from horseback riding to golfing to visiting their planetarium. There’s something to keep you and your partner entertained throughout the day!  

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Take in a bit of history with your date at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The museum is now open with limited times, but enough time for you and your date to explore the history of our planet.

From The Hall of Dinosaurs to the butterfly pavilion, to the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins, plus many more exhibits to explore with your date that’ll leave you fascinated. 

Phillips Museum 

If the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History isn’t quite your cup of tea, then maybe you should check out the Phillips Museum.

The Phillips Museum is filled with modern art for you and your partner to enjoy. 

Mini Golf, Anyone?

If you and your date want to have a fun, exciting time then head over to Swingers!… okay, I know what you’re thinking, but this isn’t the type of data we’re talking about. 

Swingers is an adult-only mini-golf course where you can eat gourmet food while drinking a cocktail as the DJ plays the hits…

Okay, maybe this is the type of date you were thinking of.

The Kennedy Center

Last on our list of the top ten date ideas in Washington, D.C. is one for those couples who like to stay “classy”. 

The Kennedy Center is home to world-class entertainment from orchestras to ballets to musicals. You and your partner will be able to relax and enjoy entertainment like no other.


So, there you have it. If you’re in Washington, D.C. with your partner, and you’re stuck on not knowing what to do, just come back and check out Official’s list and get your date life back to being Official. 


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Get to know: Titan Frey

Get to know: Titan Frey


Hello there! My name is Titan. I am a Screenwriter, author, video game writer, freelance writer, copywriting intern at Official. Feel free to learn more about me via Linkedin.


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