Grab a cup of hot cocoa together and head over to the Washington Harbour Ice Rink for an instantly romantic, winter-exclusive date.It's the area's biggest outdoor rink and skate rentals are just (admission is ), and if you can make it on Tuesday afternoons, get two-for-one admission on their "Two for Tuesday Skate" between 4pm and 6pm if you and your date can duck out of work a little early.
Right Proper, 3 Stars, and DC Brau are all great choices, or head to Ivy City if distilleries are more your speed.
Even better -- it's right on the National Mall, so if the date goes well you can museum hop to spots like the Hirschhorn or the National Museum of Natural History. If you and your date are dying to catch a new flick, don't take them to just any old movie theatre.
You can skip the popcorn and grab a whiskey cocktail and a hummus platter at the small, intimate Atlantic Plumbing Cinema.
Do you miss being able to enjoy the splendor of nature without freezing your face off?
Bring a date to the US Botanical Gardens next to the Capitol Building -- beautiful fountains and rooms full of interesting plants from around the globe will help set the mood for romance.
If you want to go bigger, splurge on a pricier per person pairing of a burger, whiskey, and cigars. Either way, Union Market has almost any cuisine you and your date could be feening for, even if it's two different things.