Most Romantic Things to Do in D.C.

They say politics is all about relationship-building, and nowhere is that more true than in Washington, D.C. But the capital is also an ideal destination for forging more amorous connections.

With picturesque backdrops that include famous monuments, picturesque river views and elegant buildings, there are plenty of places to indulge in romance with someone you love, or even spark something new.

Whether you’re booking your first date or your 51st, D.C.’s lauded restaurants offer a variety of romantic options. The city’s world-class art scene also provides plenty of inspiration for public displays of affection. Or, spend some quality time along the river, whether strolling hand-in-hand through cherry tree-lined paths or on a river cruise, perfect for smooching.

In one of the most powerful cities in the world, feel the power of love at stops all around town.