Are you dating someone? Do you often give chocolates, surprise gifts, and roses to your lover? Still, do you feel like something is missing? If yes, the answer is an exotic vacation; take your lady love to a foreign city that is as incredibly enchanting and beautiful as she is. This is the best way to sweep your sweetie off her feet and rekindle your romance. Even though there are numerous destinations that cater to your requirements, the best and unique option will be Washington DC.
Needless to mention, Washington DC is often associated with political and historical prominence and hence, this will not be the first place that you may think about when it comes to romantic destinations. However, this is simply because of your misconception of lack of knowledge about the prettiest spots here. Unlike most people think, Washington DC features a hell lot of spots and attraction for romantic couples ranging from dreamy sightseeing tours to candlelight dinner. In order to help you out with this, below are some of the best romantic spots in Washington DC that you can go with your significant other.
Bishop’s Garden; National Cathedral
The Bishop’s garden is tucked in the picturesque national cathedral of Washington DC and this serene piece of land can be described as a peaceful spot that is set apart from the hustle and bustle of the everyday world. Highlighted with medieval sculptures, brick-lined pathways, lush floral, this garden will be a perfect option to spend some quality time with your better half in such a populous city. After all, who doesn’t want to stroll the day away at such a beautiful and romantic place holding the hands of their beloved?
These spellbinding visual delights of the garden are punctuated and well-complemented by its olfactory ones. Note that you can find a little garden or Hortulus as you walk along. Make sure to stop by and take a sniff of the 19th century fragrant flowers and herbs. Additionally, saunter into the thick five-acre growth woods on the cathedral premises known as Olmsted woods. Nothing can give you privacy like the towering beach and oak trees here.
Rock Creek Park
Does anyone know about a charismatic park that runs through the western half of DC? Whatever the answer be, take your darling and head on to the lush and scenic Rock Creek Park to enjoy some romantic and fun time together. With over 32 miles of walking and hiking trails, this will be the best option in DC that you may consider to reconnect with Mother Nature as well as each other. It is recommended to put on mud boots and carry some food and beverages since there is a long way to go. Explore most of the charming trails that crisscross under the medieval stone bridges through the thick green forest.
While the park, especially the forest will be usually empty, darker, and peaceful during the winter months, you can expect some appealing outdoor concerts at the park during the summer months. So, after exploring the tinkling Rock forest, switch your mud boots with dancing shoes and boogie with your sweetheart all night long. Usually, the concerts are held at the Carter Barron Amphitheater, which is located on the southern side of the park. You can also find parking slots nearby. You will be amazed to know that the entry to the amphitheater shows and the park is absolutely free of cost. Undoubtedly, this will be a major upside for the couples who are on their romantic DC tour on a budget.
Are you more of a social bee and would love to get lost in the crowds with your beloved? Then, the eastern market in DC will be the perfect spot for you. This amazing market is located in the historic capitol neighborhood where you can find an eclectic range of attractions. Take a stroll around the market holding the hands of your partner to watch rows and rows of handmade crafts, trinkets, farm-fresh products, etc. Make sure not to forget to buy something for your sweetie. Even though the market is open from Tuesday through Sunday, it is better to come here on the weekend.
It is worth noting that in addition to a countless number of market stalls, you can also enjoy live music and funny sales tactics of new merchants on weekends. Furthermore, venture the South Hall Market and pick up all the essential stuff for a picnic at a cheap rate such as fresh fruits, beverages, snacks, bread, cream cheese, etc. Then, head on to any of the green parks or squares in DC to enjoy a perfect and dreamy evening with your loved one. Some of the perfect locations that you can consider for your sweet picnic include;
- The Jefferson memorial
- King Street, Alexandria
- US botanic garden
- POV rooftop bar
- Dumbarton Oaks
- Key bridge
- Potomac River banks