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Great Date Ideas in Alexandria

If Virginia is for lovers, Alexandria ignites sparks as the "Best Place for a First Date" (Washingtonian magazine) and "One of the Most Romantic Cities in the US" ( Get carried away for a weekend or the night. Delight in sweet treats from local, award-winning shops like Society Fair or Artfully Gifts & Chocolate, dine at La Bergerie, one of Opentable's top romantic restaurants as voted by diners, or experience a night of music at Alexandria's premiere music hall, the Birchmere. Feeling especially romantic? Partake in wine tasting at the BRABO Tasting Room or indulge in a couple's spa retreat at the Lorien Hotel & Spa. For more date inspiration, view our:

Top 10 Date Ideas 

Dinner for Two

1. Dinner for Two

Chosen by President Obama and the First Lady for date nights and anniversaries, Alexandria’s restaurants, whether by candlelight, al fresco or amidst centuries-old architecture, create a cozy atmosphere for budding or well-versed romances. Romantic favorites include Restaurant Eve, Vermilion, Bastille, La Bergerie and Fontaine Caffe & Creperie.... Learn more

Couples Spa Escape

2. Couples Spa Escape

At Kimpton’s Lorien Hotel & Spa, partake in a day of couples’ pampering with full-body massages... Learn more


3. See Captain's Row

This picturesque cobblestoned block is known in the Washington, DC region as a swoon-worthy romantic spot to get engaged. Once home to a row of sea captains, stop by this block of lovely Federal-style rowhouses and potentially spot a photographer snapping engagement or wedding photos. (Located at the 100 block of Prince Street) ...

Drinks at PX

4. Drinks at PX

Make a reservation and prepare to be transported back to a time of romance and elegance in mixologist Todd Thrasher's speakeasy-style bar and indulge in a masterful, handcrafted cocktail... Learn more

Winter Stoll

5. Stroll Historic King Street

Window shop along King Street, lined with independent boutiques and trees decked in twinkling lights, and feel the energy buzzing through Alexandria's most lively street... Learn more


6. Walk along the Waterfront

Get cup of coffee from the Waterfront Market and linger along the Potomac waterfront beside idle boats and passersby as you watch the sunset... Learn more

Artfully Chocolate

7. Artfully Chocolate Dessert

Indulge in a delectably warm cup of hot chocolate, ranked amongst the best in America by Fodor’s Travel and Travel + Leisure at Del Ray’s Artfully Chocolate and stroll the picturesque streets of Mount Vernon Avenue or take dessert to another level and share rich confections like macarons or a brownie sundae... Learn more


8. Boutique Hotels

Old Town’s boutique hotels are located mere steps from premiere historic sites, buzzworthy restaurants and chic shops. At Kimpton’s Morrison House, slip downstairs to the in-house Grille for sets by the White House pianist from Nixon to Clinton or sip wine at the Lorien Hotel & Spa’s restaurant BRABO Tasting Room by renowned chef Robert Wiedmaier ... Learn more

Old Town Gallery Walk

9. Torpedo Factory Art Center

Amble through the halls of this former World War II munitions factory and, six galleries and Alexandria Archaeology Museum. like handmade jewelry or unique home décor for loved ones and, before the day is over, slip outside to catch a glimpse of the sun setting over River... Learn more

Gadsby's Ball

10. History Buffs

Stroll between museums on Market Square or take part in George Washington Birthday events, including the annual Birthnight Banquet & Ball (formerly attended by Washington himself) at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, or participate in other grand activities happening throughout the weekend... Learn more

Date Night Deals

Romance Package

Valid Dates: April 15, 2013 - December 31, 2014 Best Western Old Colony Inn

Treat yourself and your significant other to an unforgettable D.C. experience at Best Western Old Colony Inn. Offer includes roses, a welcome amenity, and apple cider! …more

Any day can be special for your special person in your life. Our Romance Package is perfect to make it happen! Room, Wine, Chocolates! Our 24 hour shuttle service to Historic Old Town can start off a romantic evening. Click on the link to book your Romance getaway. …more

Monday Night Lobster - $24

Valid Dates: March 4 - December 29, 2014 La Bergerie

Whole Lobster flambé in Cognac with a Saffron Risotto - $24. Monday nights also enjoy our wine special, most 750ml bottles of wine under $100 are discounted 40%. …more

La Bergerie Thursday Date Night Specials - $22

Valid Dates: March 4 - December 31, 2014 La Bergerie

Every Thursday La Bergerie features a special entree for $22. 40% off 750ml bottles under $100; 30% off $100 to $199 Neither Entree Specials nor Wine Special can be combined with any other discount, coupon or discount 'Gift Certificate'. Reservations encouraged …more

E-mail Club!

Valid Dates: September 9, 2013 - December 1, 2014 Laporta's Restaurant

Ask your server or bartender about our email club! Receive an e-mail coupon for $19 just for signing up and a free dinner on your birthday every year. Plus, you can keep up to date on all our promotions! …more

Sweet Suite Deal

Valid Dates: February 28 - December 31, 2014 Lorien Hotel & Spa, a Kimpton Hotel

Too sweet of a deal to pass up! For just $60 more, receive an upgrade to our Lorien Suite, a bottle of sparkling Moscato, and chocolate truffles! Late checkout of 4pm based on availability. Book online or call 1-800-KIMPTON and ask for the SUITEP rate. Offer subject to availability. …more

Westin Indulge Package

Valid Dates: January 15 - December 31, 2014 Westin Alexandria

Sparkling wine and strawberries on arrival, daily breakfast. Late check out if available. Savor time together while every detail is tended to. The Westin Indulge Package includes Sparkling Wine & Strawberries, Breakfast in Your Heavenly Bed�and 4 p.m. late check-out, subject to availability. …more

10% Off Midweek or 20% Off Weekends

Valid Dates: January 16 - December 31, 2014 Westin Alexandria

Enjoy deeper savings when you prepay your room at The Westin Alexandria. Discounts are offered at 10% off Retail rates midweek and 20% off Retail rates on weekends when you prepay your reservation. …more


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