Valentine's Day 2018 in the Washington, D.C. Area

How to Celebrate Romance in the Nation's Capital

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Valentines Day is February 14th. The holiday's roots are in an ancient Roman festival that celebrated fertility each February. Today, many people give gifts and exchange cards on this day. Are you looking for some ideas of ways to express your love to someone special in the capital region? Here are some helpful resources and some special events for Valentines Day in the Washington, D.C. area.

  • Spy Museum's Valentine's Day Event  - February 14, 6:00 pm. An Intelligence expert  will reveal how seduction is used as a tool to attract and manipulate assets and targets in both spy reality and fiction.  Includes a complimentary cocktail, sweet treats, and lock picking tips! 
  • Cupid’s Bar Crawl - February 10, 2018, 3-10 p.m. Celebrate the season of love with a Dupont Circle bar crawl, wether you’re single, taken, or just hoping to get shot by Cupid’s never failing arrow. Participating establishments include: The Huxley, The Mad Hatter, Sign of the Whale, Ozio, Public Bar, Kabin, Buffalo Billiards, Irish Whiskey, Cafe Citron, James Hoban’s and more.
  • DC Metro Chocolate Tours - An exclusive two-hour interactive walking tour highlights the rich history and culture of Georgetown while featuring fine chocolate. Highlights from the Georgetown tour include samples of chocolate-dipped bacon lollipops, chocolate tea, chocolate sugar, and chocolate salt, Georgetown’s best chocolate crepe, chocolate skincare products and more. Advance tickets are required. Tours are also available in Dupont Circle and the U Street Corridor.
  • Outdoor Ice Skating - What's more romantic than ice skating under the stars at one of Washington, DC’s outdoor ice skating rinks? After a nice dinner, get some fresh air and enjoy the ambiance of the city.
  • Best Chocolate Stores in Washington, DC - Valentine's Day is the perfect time to give the gift of chocolate. Find the best chocolate, truffles, fudge and brownies in the Washington, DC area.
  • Washington, DC Area Jewelry Stores - Make your loved one happy with a new piece of jewelry - Find gold, silver, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires at a local jewelry store or buy gifts online. Buy from Amazon.
  • Cupid's Undie Run - February 10, 2018. Run around the city in your Valentine's themed undies to raise money for the Children's Tumor Foundation.
  • Terrapin Adventures - Valentine's Day with an Adventurous Twist! -  8600 Foundry Street Savage, Maryland. Special adventure package for couples includes three hours on the zip line, giant swing, high ropes course, and climbing tower with free hot chocolate, Hershey kisses and gifts from the merchants at Savage Mill. For more information, call (301) 725-1313.
  • Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunts - Celebrate Valentine's Day enjoying an usual task - searching for nudity in art one of DC's top art museums. Participants in teams search for answers to tricky and humorous questions.  Advanced reservations are required. Call (877)-9-GO HUNT.