Some of the Best Date Ideas in DC

eat in Chinatown

Chinatown is a vibrant neighborhood in Northwest Washington, DC. When you see the brilliantly painted arch, you’ll know you’ve arrived! Whether you’re in the mood for eggrolls and bubble tea or pizza and burgers, you’ll find delicious fare in Chinatown restaurants. Yum!

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eat Indian food

Whether or not you’re of Indian descent, you and your honey are sure to enjoy Indian cuisine. Start the meal by sharing a loaf of naan – this truly tasty bread will set a great tone for the rest of the meal. Order tandoori chicken or lamb tikka masala as an entree, and then finish the meal with a refreshing mango lassi. Simply delish!

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go to dim sum

Dim sum is a Chinese meal composed of small dishes, such as potstickers and shaomai, that is generally served during brunch. In a traditional dim sum restaurant, servers wheel around carts filled with small steamer baskets and small plates, allowing you to choose the dishes you desire. The aspect of sharing small plates makes it a perfect date for you and your sweetie or group date with your couple friends!

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race go karts

Looking for a fun date that’s a departure from the standard dinner and a movie? Try go kart racing! It’s a great activity for a first or second date where you are still getting to know each other. But, it’s also excellent entertainment for couples who’ve been together for years. So what are you waiting for? Throw on a helmet and hop in that go kart!

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go on a hayride

What comes to mind when you think of hayrides? Fun, sure. But, romance? Well, we're here to tell you that hayrides can make for highly romantic dates. Picture it: A blanket of stars in the sky and a blanket of flannel on your laps. When the temperatures start to drop and the leaves begin to change color, a hayride is the perfect spot to snuggle up with your sweetie!

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go swing dancing

Take a trip back to the glamorous days of the 1940s by going swing dancing with your honey. You could turn out to be a natural, which will certainly impress your sweetie. But even if you’ve got two left feet, you’re sure to have a good time!

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go to the zoo

“I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful 100%.” ~ “Horton Hears a Who”

Elephants are not only faithful, but are also truly majestic animals. Check some out on your next date by taking a trip to the zoo!

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play shuffleboard

Think shuffleboard is just for seniors on cruise ships? Well, think again! Shuffleboard is enjoying renewed popularity, with boards popping up in bars all across town. So on your next date, give shuffleboard a try. We're sure you'll have fun!

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eat Spanish tapas

Spanish cuisine is cooked with passion that translates into a very romantic meal. Spanish restaurants traditionally offer tapas, which are small plates, perfect for you and your sweetie to share. Consider inviting another couple along and making it a delicious double date!

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go to a comedy club

Sometimes life gets stressful. One of the best ways to reduce the tension is to laugh. And what better place for laughter than a comedy club? Here’s an added benefit: relieving the stress will free you up to reconnect with your sweetie. So what are you waiting for? Grab your honey and go get your laugh on!

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