The first idea is a good way to have a romantic experience and learn something at the same time. Valentine’s Day Tea and Chocolate Tasting for Adults: This activity takes place on the 9th at 1:00 p.m.
“A costumed interpreter presents an informative and engaging program on the history of tea and chocolate. A variety of 18th and 19th century teas and chocolates will be highlighted. After the tea, a guided tour through the historic 1816 mansion featuring a special display of Valentine cards concludes the event.” (http://www.bing.com/events/search?q=Valentine’s Day Tea and Chocolate Tasting for Adults&p1=[Events+source=”vertical”+qzeventid=”z295676627″]&form=MSNLAP)
If you are looking for something really romantic to do as a couple a cruise on the Potomac might be just the thing.
“Take a romantic cruise and enjoy a night of dining, dancing and live entertainment, while cruising past the beautiful views of Washington, DC. Make a reservation on the Odyssey or the Spirit of Washington.” (http://dc.about.com/od/hoildaysseasonalevents/a/ValentinesDay.htm)
Length: 3 hours Time: 7:00 pm -Monday through Thursday 6:00 pm -Sunday
They suggest check the calendar for availability for certain dates and boarding is 30 minuetes before departure. There are several options for cruises, I would check out http://www.dctours.us/?event=offer.type&productType=DINNERCRUISE&mpt=744&name=Dinner%20Cruises%20in%20Washington%20DC for more options and information.
The next suggestion takes place between Feb. 14-16 and is a very unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It is at the Crime and Punishment Museum in downtown D.C. “From 4:00 p.m. until closing. Spend Valentine’s Day weekend visiting a special exhibit unlike anything else offered on this romantic holiday weekend. Get handcuffed to your sweetheart and view over 600 exhibits regularly featured at the museum, plus exhibits explaining various crimes of passion and hear true stories such as the “Valentine’s Vampire.” (http://dc.about.com/od/hoildaysseasonalevents/a/ValentinesDay.htm)
The final idea is for chocolate lovers.
“An exclusive two-hour interactive walking tour highlights the rich history and culture of Georgetown while featuring fine chocolate. Highlights from the Georgetown tour include samples of chocolate-dipped bacon lollipops, chocolate tea, chocolate sugar, and chocolate salt, Georgetown’s best chocolate crepe, chocolate skincare products and more. Advance tickets are required. Tours are also available in Dupont Circle and the U Street Corridor.” (http://dc.about.com/od/hoildaysseasonalevents/a/ValentinesDay.htm)
There are several tours available and reservations can be made at their website http://dc.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=dc&cdn=citiestowns&tm=884&gps=121_799_1093_476&f=00&su=p284.13.342.ip_p554.23.342.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.dcmetrochocolatetours.com/
The tickets tend to be around $35.
Jordann Garlock lives in the D. C. Metro Area. She will be celebrating her fourth Valentine’s Day with her boyfriend.