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Valentine's Day 2014 in the Washington, DC Area

Romance in the Nation's Capital

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Valentines Day is February 14th. Are you looking for some ideas of ways to express your love to someone special? Here are some helpful resources and some special events for Valentines Day in the Washington, DC area.

Washington, DC’s Most Romantic Restaurants
The Washington, DC area has many romantic restaurants. They do get busy for Valentine’s Day, so you should make your reservations as early as possible. Here are some restaurants with Valentine’s Day Specials.

Dinner Cruises on the Potomac River
Take a romantic cruise and enjoy a night of dining, dancing and live entertainment, while cruising past the beautiful views of Washington, DC. Make a reservation on the Odyssey or the Spirit of Washington.

Attend a Valentines Day Concert
Listen to love songs with your sweetheart at a performance at the Kennedy Center, Strathmore Music Center, or a few other destinations around the region.

Cupid’s Bar Crawl
February 8, 2014, 3-11 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: Ozio, Public Bar, Irish Whiskey, The Mighty Pint and more. Each bar will feature Valentine’s and Mardi Gras holiday shenanigans.

“Crimes of Passion” Experience at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment
February 13-15, 2014, Thursday, 4 p.m. until closing. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. until closing. Spend Valentine’s Day weekend visiting a special exhibit unlike anything else offered on this romantic holiday weekend. Get handcuffed to your sweetheart and view over 600 exhibits regularly featured at the museum, plus exhibits explaining various crimes of passion and hear true stories such as the “Valentine’s Vampire.”

Woo at the Zoo
February 14, 2014, 6:30 & 8 p.m. The National Zoo is hosting a fun-filled event for Valentine's Day. Learn about animal mating, dating and reproductive habits in an honest and humorous forum. The event includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and a special Valentine "treat" for all attendees. Reservations are required.

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.

Cupid's Undie Run
February 15, 2014. Run around the U.S. Capitol Building in your Valentine's themed undies to raise money for the Children's Tumor Foundation.

Be My VALentine Fest
February 14-15, 2014. Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA. Take a Valentine’s Day Ride in the Sky on the festive light-up and musical Ferris Wheel and enjoy evening horse-drawn carriage rides, strolling musician, cupid characters and more.

Terrapin Adventures - Valentine's Day with an Adventurous Twist!
February 15-16, 2014, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. 8600 Foundry Street Savage, Maryland. Special adventure package for couples: $100/couple 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. Cost: $22.50. Advanced reservations are required. Call (877)-9-GO HUNT.

Best Luxury Hotels in Washington, DC
Plan a romantic evening at one of Washington's best hotels.

Romantic Getaways near Washington, DC
Looking to really impress your loved one? Plan a romantic weekend at a nearby resort.

Best Day Spas in the Washington, DC Area
Pamper your loved one with a wide range of services including massage, facials, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, skin treatments and much more.

Top Florists in the Washington, DC Area
Pick up some flowers from one of the top florists in the metropolitan area or see 1-800 Flowers to order flower arrangements and gifts online. Buy Direct

Top Gourmet Food Stores
Why go out, when you can have a quiet dinner at home? The Washington, DC area has some great gourmet food stores that can help you plan your meal. If you don't have the time or ambition to cook, there are lots of ready-made options as well.

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