Romantic Weekend Getaways in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is rich in history and culture.Washington, DC is rich in history and culture.

On July 16, 1790, the District of Columbia was founded, and was named in the United States Constitution as the "District constituting the seat of Government of the United States." In 1791, a new capital city was established inside the district, and was named after George Washington. Washington is full of historical sites and stories that give it a romance unrivaled by any other place. When planning a romantic weekend getaway in Washington, DC, it is unlikely that you will run out of activities to do with your significant other.

Georgetown Inn

Georgetown Inn is a recognized establishment and landmark. Featuring European-style decor, the inn has been in business for more than 40 years. As of 2010, rates begin at $99 per night, and amenities include a complimentary health club pass along with free access to the on-site fitness center. While in Georgetown, you and your sweetheart can tour the city, viewing historical mansions and indulging in upscale shopping. If you have time during the afternoon, enjoy an intimate walk near the Georgetown Waterfront, and for a romantic evening, visit Mr. Smith's piano bar.

Capitol Hill Suites

An upscale hotel, Capitol Hill Suites caters to its guest's needs with amenities that include free access to the Washington Sport & Health Club along with free valet parking. For couples looking for a roomy retreat, Capitol Hill Suites boast over-sized suites and guestrooms. Before your trip, contact the hotel in order to personalize your stay with robes, rose petals and a chilled bottle of champagne to make your romantic stay more enchanting. Before embarking on a romantic adventure, visit the lobby to enjoy a free continental breakfast. For a romantic afternoon, walk a few blocks away to view see the grandeur of the United States Capitol in person or visit the Smithsonian museum.

Hotel Monaco

A four-star hotel, Hotel Monaco is located in Penn Quarter, in downtown Washington. For a fancy romantic retreat, you'll find the Hotel Monaco is sophisticated and full of style. The hotel is located in the Tariff Building, which was built in 1839 entirely of marble, a beautiful architectural construction. Amenities include plush terry robes that you and your honey will lounge around in, an in-room coffee maker complete with complimentary Starbucks coffee, and a stereo and CD player for those romantic tunes. Wander the Penn Quarter neighborhood with your significant other and admire all of the different architectural styles. Visit the local art galleries and discuss which ones you like best, perhaps purchase a souvenir for your loved one or browse the area's fashion boutiques together.

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Since 2007, Emilia Lamberto has been a professional writer specializing in home and garden, beauty, interior decorating and personal relationships. Her work has appeared in various online publications. Lamberto owns two blogs, one which provides readers with freelance job opportunities and one which covers beauty advice and product reviews.

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