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Have the Most Romantic Valentine’s Day in DC

valentine's day in DC

Valentine’s Day in DC

In a city like Washington DC, there’s never a shortage of interesting events and memorable sights. No surprise, then, that when you spend Valentines Day in DC, you’ll find a range of activities to make it the most romantic holiday. Whether you’re intrigued by outstanding musical performances or enticed by the classic elegance of French romance, you’ll find what you’re looking for in DC. (For more on our own Ellicott City and Howard County, download our free area vacation guide!)

Whatever your interests or ideas of romance, check out this list of events for Valentines Day in DC that you and your paramour will remember for years to come!

American Festival Pops Orchestra: Valentine Pops

This performance is a love letter to the Great American Songbook, featuring some of the 20th century’s most popular and beloved melodies and movie love themes. Held the Sunday before Valentine’s Day, this performance by the nation’s greatest pops orchestra members will be a romantic night to remember.

French Embassy Valentine’s Dance Soiree: Evening of French Wine and Desserts with Tango and Salsa lessons

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7pm: Join the ICDC at the French Embassy to enjoy an evening of music and dancing along with French wine and crepes! You’ll learn how to dance the Argentine Tango, Viennese Waltz and Salsa even if you have never danced before! Afterward, you can use your new dance skills for the social event. French wine & crepes will be available for purchase. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a night of dancing at the French Embassy! Reserve your tickets now.

Vive la France: The Magic of Saint- Saens

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in DC with music and passion of the great French romantic virtuoso composer Camille Saint-Saens. The National Chamber Ensemble will perform at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre on Saturday, February 11, the weekend before Valentine’s Day. Listeners will be swept away on a magical journey. Featuring the Sonata for Violin and Piano, Fantasie for Violin and Harp Op.124, and the Piano Trio No. 2 in e minor, Op.92. The perfect music for a weekend of romance.

Valentine’s Tea

The soothing sounds of piano and harp musicians fill the room, as you enjoy Afternoon Tea in the cozy atmosphere of The Shapiro Music Room at Strathmore. The special Valentine’s Day Tea will feature live romantic music along with the traditional Afternoon Tea ingredients.

Strathmore Blend Tea is specially made for the Strathmore by Master Tea Blender John Harney of Connecticut and is served with a light lunch of delectable tea savories.

Afternoon Teas: $24 per person (Stars Price $21.60)
Specialty Teas: $28 per person (Stars Price $25.20)

Tea begins at 1pm
At The Wayside Inn in Ellicott City, you can experience a romantic weekend in our historic setting all while being convenient to such renowned locations as Washington DC. Our romance package will set the scene for your Valentine’s celebration! Our free Howard County vacation guide can help you plan your stay.