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 crimes of passion, enticed by the classic elegance of French romance, you’ll find what you’re looking for in DC. 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!
It’s not always pink paper hearts and cupids when love is concerned. At the Crime Museum you can embark on a Crimes of Passion tour–in handcuffs! Your ticket includes a take-home pair of handcuffs; hands-on forensic demonstrations; an overview of some infamous crimes of passion (like Catfishing, the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, and political scandals); a temporary prison tattoo; and express your passion on our Lock in Your Love message board.
This is definitely an off-beat way to spend Valentines Day in DC, but it’s certainly unforgettable!
If you and your sweetheart are outgoing with a touch of spunk, you might enjoy spending Valentines Day in DC at this Rock & Roll themed dance party at the Black Cat. Featuring DJs Baby Alcatraz, Mad Squirrel, Soul Call Paul and Glenn, this is the rocking (free!) celebration for you.
If classic romance is your wish, you simply can’t get better than spending your Valentines Day in DC at the French Embassy Valentine’s Soiree. With the theme “A Rendezvous in Paris,” you’ll have French cuisine, Parisian desserts (including chocolate, obviously), an open bar, a VIP champagne reception, and live music and dancing.
Hailed as one of the most elegant evenings of the year, both singles and couples are invited to come and enjoy the jazz orchestra, delicious food, and unparalleled company. For VIP ticket holders, the dinner buffet includes fine salads, a selection of charcuteries, assorted cheeses, chicken basquaise, veal blangquette, rice pilaf, and more. General admission guests can enjoy the dessert buffet and open bar.
This event takes place on Saturday, February 13 at 7:30 pm at the Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW.
For a smaller, more intimate event still full of romance, you might consider a casual walk around the sights with your love followed by a wine tasting at DCanter Wines on 8th Street. A celebrated local wine boutique, DCanter’s tasting class will educate you on the elixir of love.
At The Wayside Inn, we’re no strangers to romance. With our nearness to the city, you could spend Valentines Day in DC touring the sites at your leisure, then return back to our inn for a quiet, intimate evening away from the hustle and bustle. Click here to view our romantic getaway packages and book yours today!