5 Romantic Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary in Washington, D.C.

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    Romantic Places to Visit in the Nation's Capital

    Romantic couple having a picnic by the Potomac River
    ••• Have a romantic picnic on the Potomac. ablokhin / Getty Images

    Planning to celebrate your anniversary in Washington, D.C.? Looking for ways to make your special milestone an especially memorable event? The nation's capital has many romantic places to visit. Here are some ideas that will help you create a special day or night for you and your sweetheart.

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    Stay in a Luxury Hotel in Washington, D.C.

    Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Washington, DC
    ••• Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Washington, DC. Courtesy of Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC

    Plan a romantic weekend stay in Washington, D.C., or at a nearby luxury resort. You don't have to travel far to find a wide range of activities. From golfing to hiking to couples massages at a world-class spa, you'll find many fun ways to spend time together. There are many unique hotels in the city that are conveniently located near the region's best museums, restaurants, and live entertainment.

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    Dine at a Romantic Restaurant in Washington, D.C.

    Plume at The Jefferson, Washington DC
    ••• Plume at The Jefferson, Washington DC. Courtesy of The Jefferson

    The nation's capital is a great destination for dining and there are a number of restaurants that offer both outstanding food and a romantic setting. Check out this guide to some of the best restaurants to celebrate an anniversary in Washington, D.C. Be sure to plan ahead because these restaurants are among the most popular and may require several days' advance notice to make a reservation. Want to combine some sightseeing with your dining? See the five best neighborhoods for dining in the nation's capital.

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    See a Show or Attend a Concert in Washington, D.C.

    An Evening Of Classical Works & Popular Song
    ••• The National Symphony Orchestra performs at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Kris Connor / Getty Images

    Washington, D.C., is home to a wide variety of performing arts venues ranging from large stages such as the Kennedy Center to small black box theaters. You'll find plenty of places to enjoy Broadway musicals, contemporary plays, concerts, opera, and dinner theaters, including these top performing arts venues in Washington, D.C. 

    Looking for concert tickets? The capital city attracts performers ranging from internationally renowned pop stars to local musical groups. You can enjoy live performances of jazz, pop, rock and roll, opera, classical music, and more.

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    Visit the Memorials by Moonlight in Washington, D.C.

    Couple sitting at night, at the World War II Memorial on the Mall with Lincoln Memorial at right.
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    Visiting the national memorials in Washington, D.C., at night is magical and memorable. Enjoy great views of the city and see some of the country's most important landmarks. You can visit them on your own or take the Old Town Trolley Monuments by Moonlight tour or the D.C. After Dark tour to hear entertaining stories about the monuments and federal buildings in the capital. Sights that you'll see in a whole new light include the Thomas Jefferson, FDR, Lincoln, Vietnam Veterans, Korean War, and Martin Luther King Jr. memorials.

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    Make a Toast on a Rooftop Bar in Washington, D.C.

    POV W Washington DC
    ••• POV at W hotel, Washington DC. Courtesy of Marriott International, Inc.

    What's more romantic than enjoying a special occasion from a scenic vista? Fall in love all over again at one of the capital's rooftop bars that offer a wonderful way to enjoy the ambiance of the city. See a guide to the rooftop bars in Washington, D.C.