Romantic Getaway Ideas


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.


Eat Date

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

Or, try award-winning contemporary French cuisine and an extensive wine list at Bastille.

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 Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of Old Town and offering sophisticated accommodations and the only hotel spa in Alexandria. For waterfront views stay at Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria’s only waterfront hotel.


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