Ultra Romantic Date Ideas


Stroll Captain's Row, the picturesque 100 block of Prince Street dating from the 1700s, where sea captains docking at Alexandria wharves once built their homes. Explore historic King Street, Alexandria's main thoroughfare decked with red brick, stylish boutiques, award-winning restaurants and unique art galleries.

Spoil with a couples spa retreat at the upscale Lorien Hotel & Spa — book luxurious massages, facials, and more.

Set sail on an evening river cruise with the Potomac Riverboat Company for spectacular views of night-lit D.C. monuments, plus gourmet dining and dancing.


Indulge in tasting menus at two of Old Town’s most celebrated fine dining spots: Restaurant Eve and BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier, where menu delicacies range from hamachi naam jim to espresso-rubbed venison leg. 

Try award-winning French specialties in an intimate, Old World setting at La Bergerie, or head to Bastille for contemporary French cuisine and an extensive wine list.Try award-winning French specialties in La Bergerie's intimate, Old World setting, or head to Bastille for contemporary French cuisine and an extensive wine list.

Find seasonal fare and a long list of fine wines at Vermilion, perhaps best known for serving the Obamas a Valentine's Day meal. Each first and third Tuesday, the chef hosts an intimate “Farm Table” dinner with six to eight courses of special dishes.



Relax with a cocktail or craft beer at Virtue Feed & Grain, its rustic décor a nod to its previous life as an 18th-century warehouse and now converted into one of Alexandria's hippest eateries.

Curl up for coffee and brunch at Fontaine Caffe and Creperie, a cozy French-style restaurant with delicious sweet and savory crepes, just off King Street in Old Town.

Savor cocktails at Bar PX, a speakeasy-style lounge where master mixologist Todd Thrasher crafts award-winning drinks. When the blue light above Eamonn's A Dublin Chipper pub is on, PX is open —you can just knock at the side door, but reservations are recommended.


Alexandria’s boutique hotels and bed-and-breakfasts set the tone for a romantic getaway. Check into Morrison House, a 45-room boutique hotel and striking reproduction of an 18th-century federal manor house that was named one of the "Top 30 Hotels in the South" by readers of Conde Nast Traveler.