The original plan for the nation’s capital was to take land from the nearby states of Maryland and Virginia and create the District of Columbia, which was to be a square measuring 10 miles on each side. The square was to be divided into four equal quadrants: Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest. But, due in large part to disputes regarding slavery, the land south and west of the Potomac River was returned to Virginia. As a result, Southwest is tiny in comparison to the other quadrants.
Despite its small size, Southwest still has a lot to offer couples! In particular, check out the Waterfront. With its fresh seafood market, romantic waterfront restaurants, and fun river cruises, it’s an awesome spot for date night!