Recently named the #1 place to visit in 2020 by The New York Times, now is the time to visit historic Washington, DC for Valentine’s Day weekend. Whether you’re traveling with significant others, family, or even a good group of friends; Washington, DC has so much to offer! Below are some of our top picks of places to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Washington, DC:

A Weekend at The Jefferson

If you are looking for a romantic getaway, explore a one of a kind Michelin starred multi-course meal at Plume. Highlighted dishes include: Seared Skrei Winter Cod with Kaluga Caviar, Cauliflower and Cava Sauce, Prime Beef Tenderloin with Rutabaga and Heart of Saint-Valentine with Meyer Lemon Genoa Sponge, Mascarpone Cream, Pomegranate and Raspberry Rose Marmalade. To reserve your table, click here.

After dinner add a stroll down 16th Street to view the nation’s top landmarks. After dusk, the monuments are lit up and are a sight not to be missed.

Interested keeping your weekend casual? Quill located in The Jefferson is a great option for innovative cocktails and elevated bar fare in Washington, DC. The heated outdoor patio also offers guests a signature cigar menu.

Celebrating the Arts

Located near The Jefferson, The Kennedy Center is featuring Grammy Award Winning vocalist Bilal for a two day residency during Valentine’s Day weekend. The vocalist brings an eclectic and energetic style that incorporates gospel, jazz, soul, blues, and hip hop.

Celebrating the fantastic women in your life this Galentine’s Day weekend? The National Geographic Museum’s Women: A Century of Change exhibition is the place to be! The exhibition highlights a stunning collection of photographs that span nine decades of the evolution of how women were portrayed in media since the founding of National Geographic in 1888.

For a one stop shop of all events in Washington, DC our Valentine’s Day weekend, check out Destination DC’s Event Page.