Some Fun Date Ideas in DC

Above all else, dates should be fun. After all, you’re spending time with your special someone, not doing Spring cleaning! So get out there and have some good old fashioned fun on your next date. And don’t be afraid to try something new – as long as you and your honey keep a smile on your faces, you’re bound to have a great time!

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!

where to race go karts in DC >>

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!

where to go on a hayride in DC >>

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!

where to go swing dancing in DC >>

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!

where to go to the zoo in DC >>

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!

where to play shuffleboard in DC >>

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!

where to go to a comedy club in DC >>

eat Moroccan food

For a truly spicy date, fly to Morocco! But who can afford international airfare these days? For a more budget-friendly Moroccan date, try a Moroccan restaurant instead. Start with couscous with beef or lamb, wash it down with some mint tea and then watch a live belly-dancing performance to end the night. It’s the perfect exotic and fun date!

where to eat Moroccan food in DC >>

see the monuments

Seeing the monuments is the ultimate DC date! If you and your sweetie are suckers for history, consider going on a guided tour. It’s the best way to learn the inside scoop about the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and other magnificent monuments. But, if you’re looking for a more informal date, feel free to wander the monuments on your own. They are particularly spectacular at night!

where to see the monuments in DC >>

go skiing

Skiing is far and away one of the best Winter dates. Picture it: Canoodling with your honey as you ride the ski lift. Flying down the slopes, with the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. Then enjoying a delectable meal before heading back to your room to cuddle with your cutie. Talk about an amazing date!

For more info, check out The BeCouply Blog’s post on ski dates!

where to go skiing in DC >>

explore nature

Exploring nature is a great date all year round because nature is beautiful no matter the season. Enjoy flowers blooming in the Spring, sunshine and warm rays in the Summer, leaves changing color in the Fall and the possibility of snowflakes in the Winter!

where to explore nature in DC >>