Washington DC, being the capital of the United States, is where all the politics happens.
So you’d be forgiven if you thought there aren’t many fun things to do.
However, we’ve done some research, checking all the attractions and activities in Washington.
From this research, we found 23 of the most fun and romantic tours for you and your loved one to enjoy during your visit.
1. See DC’s Monuments Come Alive at Night
See Washington DC’s monuments and memorials lit up at night.
During this tour you will experience the magic of Washington’s beautiful architecture lit up at night.
It’s a great romantic experience to share with your loved one.
During your tour you will see the White House, US capitol and United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
Other memorials you will see include National World War II Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and Jefferson Memorial.
Also stop at Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Korean War Veterans memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
- Transport by state of the art luxury coach.
- Friendly guide.
- Bottled water.
2. Have Fun on an Aquatic Duck Vehicle
Couple history and sightseeing on a fun filled Duck tour.
Your duck is actually a WWII amphibious vehicle.
Once aboard this original and unique vehicle you will see several of the sights such as Union station and the Mall.
Next prepare yourselves for a smooth transition as your duck takes to the Potomac River.
There you will get a duck’s eye view at Washington DC.
This trip is perfect for couples who wish to have a novel experience.
- 90 minute narrated duck tour.
- Local taxes.
3. Enjoy a Dinner Cruise along the Potomac River
Dine in luxury during a dinner cruise on the Odyssey.
With a unique design encompassing glass roofs, you will have excellent views.
Also the Odyessy can pass below the low bridges along the Potomac River.
You can travel along sections of river that larger boats cannot.
As well as 3 climate controlled dinning rooms you can visit the open air deck and the ships bridge.
During the cruise you will enjoy a 3 course meal accompanied with music from a 5 piece band.
This is a fantastic, luxurious and romantic evening to make your trip extra special.
- 2.5-3hr cruise on Potomac river.
- 3 course plated meal.
- On-board live music.
- Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and bottled water.
4. Explore Capitol Hill by Electric Cart
Exploring Capitol Hill and monuments on an electric cart is a fun and easy way to see the sights.
With each cart accommodating 5 passengers, and no more than 3 carts in a group, you will get a personal service.
These eco friendly electric carts are perfect for taking in the fresh air along with the sights.
Firstly you will see Smithsonian complex, then continue to the Jefferson Memorial.
Next visit the Washington Monument, 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW and National World War II Memorial.
Other attractions you will see include Korean War Veterans Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Finally you will see the infamous White House and US Capitol before finishing your tour at the national mall.
- transport by electric car.
- English speaking tour guide.
5. Cycle through Washington at Night
Spend an evening cycling to some of Washington DC’s most popular sights and see them lit up.
During your tour you will see several monuments incluing the National War memorial.
Also see the White House and National mall along the way.
You will have plenty of chances to take photos during this tour.
Along the way your local guide will tell you more about each memorial.
- Bike, helmet, reflective safety vest, and safety lights.
- 3 hour tour with a professional guide.
- Snack and bottled water.
6. Discover DC by Segway
Exploring Washington DC by Segway is perfect for first time visitors.
Benefits of the tour include orientating yourself, seeing iconic attractions, and having lots of fun.
In addition each tour is limited to 8 people max, making it perfect for couples.
With a minimum age requirement of 16, you can guarantee an adults only tour.
During your tour you will see sight including U.S. Capitol Building, the White House and the National Museum of Natural History.
Also pass by Smithsonian Castle, Lincoln Memorial, Pennsylvania Avenue and National Galleries of Art.
Along with the Vietnam Memorial, WWII Memorial, Korean Memorial, Old Executive Office Building and The National Mall.
- 30 minute orientation session.
- Segway guided tour.
7. Spend a Fun Afternoon in Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon is a living museum portraying the life and times of George Washington.
Discover where the USA’s first president lived, and what his lifestyle was like.
During the tour you will visit George Washington’s mansion, plantation outbuildings and beautiful gardens.
Along the way you will meet live actors who re-enact colonial life.
On the way you will drive through old town Alexandria, the home town of George Washington with many historical streets and buildings.
Couples who are interested in history and politics will love this interactive living museum.
- Air conditioned coach and live commentary.
- Entry to Mount Vernon.
8. Food Tasting in Georgetown
Georgetown is known for its culinary gems and history with the food trade.
As well as being home to some of Washington’s prestigious residents, embassies, and local commerce.
However, this tour focuses on food, which means you and your partner can enjoy culinary temptation together.
During the tour you will walk approx 1.5 miles (2.5 km) with stops every 20 minutes at an eatery.
At each of the 5 stops you will indulge your taste buds with delicious local food.
Also includes a wine or spritz pairing.
Along the way your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the history of Georgetown, including its flour mills and meat packing district.
- Tastings and one pairing with wine or spritzer.
- Local guide.
- Future offers from the establishments visited.
9. Step Back in Time in Old Town Alexandria
Old Town Alaxandria is a great place to explore.
With plenty of historical buildings and cobbled streets, you will feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
During your visit make sure you stop in some of the restaurants and traditional pubs.
Or peruse the boutique shops and local culture.
With a variety of tours to choose from there is something for everyone.
This includes a food tour, night photography tour and open top bus tour.
Step back in time with your partner for a day soaking up historical streets and atmosphere.
10. Stroll along Embassy Row
Dupont Circle is one of Washington’s most fashionable neighborhoods.
Pass by plenty of impressive mansions, home to the rich and famous both past and present.
During the 2 hour walking tour you will also head down Embassy row.
Also learn about scandals and famous people who have lived in these amazing buildings.
In addition, you will see buildings nicknamed ‘the hobbit house’ and the Spanish steps.
Discover how the other half live and imagine you and your partner living in one of these impressive buildings.
- Local guided walking tour.
11. Romantic Walk around Tidal Basin
Tidal Basin is a stunning reservoir in West Potomac Park.
Perfect for amazing romantic views of iconic Washington monuments.
For an extra special romantic visit, time your visit for sunset.
With plenty to do including, including biking and paddle boats, you are sure to have a special time with your spouse.
In addition there are plenty of tours which visit the park, from sight seeing tours to evening walking tours and more.
12. Taste Local Favorites on a Food Tour in U Street
U street is one of Washington’s iconic neighborhoods with plenty to delight you taste buds.
Couple learning about how music culture has shaped the area with great food.
Also find out about ‘Black Broadway’ and the Jazz era.
As well as how architecture has shaped the district, and how it’s evolved through the generations.
Discover great places to go on a date as you eat your way along U street.
Also see the Lincoln Theater and African American Civil War Memorial & Museum.
- Local professional guide.
- Lunch and an alcoholic drink at one stop.
13. Sample the City’s Best Cocktails on a Bar Tour
If you and your partner love trying new drinks, this craft cocktail tour is for you.
Firstly you will discover some great unique craft cocktails.
Secondly discover popular local watering holes that you will want to return to.
Also learn about the history of prohibition, and how it prompted saloon owners to be creative with drinks.
Stops include several bars on Indiana Plaza, including the Penthouse with its breathtaking views.
Along the way discover plenty of hidden gems and speakeasy tales.
- Local guide.
- First cocktail.
- Light snacks.
14. Hop on a Wine Tasting Tour by Pedicab
Sample delicious quality wines, champagnes or liquors from the all over the globe.
Your pedicab is perfect for snuggling up with your loved one between stops.
Explore the lively Penn Square district and enjoy a wine tasting.
Next enjoy a relaxing 40 minute tour of Washington DC.
Along the way see sights including the friendship Arch, Chinatown and the Federal triangle.
Also see the National Portrait gallery, International spy museum and more.
During your ride continue the tastings with a bottle of wine to share.
- Pedicab ride and professional guide.
- wine, champagne or liquor tastings.
- Bottle of wine (optional extra).
15. Quench your Thirst on a Craft Beer Tour
America has a great craft beer scene, so if you like a beer, make sure you try some craft beers.
During this tour you will visit 4 popular breweries.
These could include 3 Stars Brewing, Hellbender Brewing CO, Supreme Core Cider and others.
Each brewery has a unique aspect, such as environmentally friendly Hellbender brewing Co.
At the brewery you can go behind the scenes and discover how craft beer is produced.
Then enjoy a sample of the beer.
Also enjoy food and beer pairings, to keep both your appetite and your thirst sated.
- Transportation by bus.
- Local guide.
- Beer tasting and food pairings.
- Entry to 4 different breweries.
16. Have Fun at the Newseum
The Newseum is an amazing place to visit and immerse yourself in news history.
Spread over 7 levels, there is a vast wealth of history and information to be discovered.
During your tour enjoy interactive exhibits, original front page headlines still famous today.
Also see original sections of the Berlin wall, and a fantastic view of U.S Capitol.
Alternatively try your hand as a photo journalist and make a fun report with your partner.
- Entry to the Newseum.
17. Check out the National Gallery of Art
The national gallery of Art is a world renowned art museum, and one all art lovers should visit.
With a small group enjoy a fast paced tour of the gallery.
Along the way discover more stories behind the art and artists, including some juicy gossip.
Exhibits include Byzantine altarpieces, pop art, sculpture and photographs.
With this tour recommended for over 18s only, it’s perfect for couples who love art.
- Entry to the National Gallery of Art.
- Professional guide.
18. Be Spies for a Day in the International Spy Museum
Washington’s International Spy Museum is a bit like stepping into a James Bond movie.
With plenty of amazing gadgets, state of the art technology, secret missions, and artifacts from spies there is plenty to see.
In addition, it’s the only public museum in the world about spies and secret intelligence.
During your visit step into the shoes of a spy on a secret mission.
Also see state of the art interactive and immersive RFID technology.
- Entry to the International Spy Museum.
19. Marvel at Lifelike Wax Figures in Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds lifelike wax figurines are famous world wide.
Share plenty of fun and photo opportunities with your partner as you ‘meet the stars’.
During your visit travel through time from America’s founding fathers to the present day.
Hands on exhibits include Lincolns assassination and George Washington’s inauguration.
Continue on to go behind the scenes and discover how the war figurines are made.
Next go to the glamour section and walk the red carpet with A list celebrities.
Finally head out for some sporting fun with stars including Tiger Woods.
20. Learn some History in the Smithsonian
Immerse yourself in Americas short but vast history at the National Museum of American History.
Learn about the USA’s first president, George Washington.
Next discover how Hollywood has shaped the country while seeing famous movie artifacts.
Continue to the extensive collection of first ladies’ gowns and imagine what life was like.
Then discover more about the civil rights movement.
Along the way your passionate guide will tell you all the fun and interesting parts of Americas history.
Choose from a private tour or semi private small group tour.
- Guided Museum Tour.
21. Roam around the White House
The White House is iconic of American Presidency and a must see attraction.
With 132 rooms this mansion is beautiful inside and out.
During your visit you could see rooms such as the gold and white east room, where presidential receptions and galas take place.
Also see the Oval Blue Room, the Green Room, and the State Dining Room.
Choose from multiple tours including sightseeing tours, history tours, and a ghost tour.
- Variety of tours available.
22. Put your Skills to Work in an Escape Game
Test your problem solving skills at one of Washington’s fun Escape rooms.
With your partner work as a team to crack the clues and escape.
The Costa Nostra Mafia room requires you to become a spy and complete a secret mission to escape.
Alternatively escape the Oval office with a challenge for all mystery lovers.
Can you puzzle your way through the clues and escape?
23. Have Fun Watching The Magic Duel Comedy Show
Split your sides open with laughter at the magic duel comedy show.
The Magic Duel has been voted Washington’s best comedy night.
Couples will have a fun filled night.
As an alternative to a comedy club two comedians battle it out to be crowned the best.
As a member of the audience, you have the power to vote for your favorite.
Also see magic tricks stunts, and mind reading games mixed in with plenty of political humor.
- Entry to the Magic Duel comedy show.
As you can see, it’s not all about politics in Washington.
If you’re planning a romantic date, there are plenty of options to choose from
The only difficulty is deciding which of these amazing 23 tours you will book.