Washington DC is so much more than the capital of the United States. It is a city full of culture, history, and exciting nightlife. It is also a city full of romantic places for an outstanding couple’s getaway. Read on to learn about these top eight romantic places to visit at night in Washington DC.
Top Romantic Places in Washington DC
Watch the Sunset in Georgetown
Georgetown is the premier area of the capital city. This affluent neighborhood sits along the waterfront and is full of picturesque brick houses and townhomes. Couples can stroll along the C&O Canal and watch the sunset from a spot on Graffiti Cliffs. At night, the Georgetown area is bustling with students and locals spending time window shopping, dining, and bar hopping. A couple can spend some quiet time at one of the many cafes located along the streets of Georgetown.
Enjoy An Evening Walk Along The Tidal Basin
The Tidal Basin is one of the most romantic places in Washington. This area is a branch of the Potomac River where the water is still and calm. The area has many gravel paths for that romantic couples’ stroll. While walking along the basin, couples can enjoy wonderful views of the illuminated Jefferson Memorial.
Spend Some Private Time at Blagden Alley
This secret spot is in the Shaw neighborhood in Washington. Hidden away from 9 Street NW, Blagden Alley is a superb place for a romantic rendezvous. The cobblestone back alley is full of bars, restaurants, and shops. Although Blagden Alley is located right in the city, its hidden location makes you feel miles away from all the hustle. At Tiger Fork, couples can sip cocktails and dine on a wonderful Asian inspired meal.
Cruise the Romantic Potomac
There is nothing more romantic than a river cruise with a dynamic city as a backdrop. Couples can sit on the deck in the arms of loved ones while cruising under the romantic arches of the Potomac. Tour companies like Capitol River Cruises and Embark have numerous Potomac River cruises that offer spectacular views of many Washington DC monuments and landmarks.
Have a Date Night at a Speakeasy
For a unique and classy date night, take a journey back in time to the Prohibition era at one of Washington’s many speakeasy establishments. One popular place is The Gibson, which is decorated with Prohibition style accents. Reservations are recommended for admission to any speakeasy, as they tend to book quickly.
Hear Live Music at U Street
U Street is a vibrant nightlife hub. This area is full of some of the busiest and most popular nightclubs, jazz clubs and theatres in the city. Some entertainment highlights on U Street include the 9:30 Club for music and dancing and U Street Music Hall for live performances. Couples will also enjoy strolling along U Street and view the wall murals and browse the vintage shops and art galleries.
Feel Romantic at a Rooftop Dinner
Washington DC has many rooftops bars and restaurants that offer spectacular views of the city. Notable rooftop restaurants with spectacular city views include Summit the Rooftop at Conrad, The Wharf, and Top of the Gate at The Watergate Hotel. One standout is POV, the place to see and be seen in Washington. This iconic rooftop lounge is where the Washington players like to mingle.
See the Illuminated Washington Monuments at Night
Washington DC is an awesome place for couples to explore at nighttime. The evenings are the perfect time to see the illuminated monuments. This is because all the field trips and tour buses have gone, and the area becomes considerably quiet. At this time, there are only a few small groups of people around, who have come to see these structures lit up in the darkness. This atmosphere has something that puts people in a romantic mood.
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