Washington, D.C. is home to a variety of venues that make for spectacular double date endeavors. From lively entertainment, quiet getaways and an abundance of group-oriented activities occurring regularly, the possibilities are seemingly endless. You and your significant other can double the fun and invite your friends and their significant others along for a most enjoyable experience out on the town. If you’re interested in some clever ideas for a group date outing, here are some suggestions.
Kennedy Center
2700 F St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20566
(202) 467-4600

An evening spent at the Kennedy Center makes a perfect double date. The popular performing arts center brings forth top-quality shows and performances in opera, ballet, and other performances you can enjoy as a group. In addition to taking in Broadway quality performances, you and your date party can also enjoy fine dining and cocktails up on the roof at the Center’s own Roof Terrace Restaurant. Your dining experience will be complemented by breathtaking, beautiful views of the city from up above.

Phillips After 5
Phillips Collection Art Museum
1600 21st St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-2151

The Phillips opened in 1921 and has since earned a reputation for being America’s first museum of modern art. Its modernism is still in style and kept current through many unique exhibits and on-site events, such as Phillips After 5. A perfect pursuit to do as a double date group, Phillips After 5 combines all the exciting elements of artist works and displays, ongoing lively entertainment, great food and drinks. This event is held every first Thursday of the month during evening hours and requires that you make reservations in advance.

DC Improv
1140 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-7008

Everybody loves a good laugh, and you and your group are sure to get more than just one good belly laugh with a night at DC Improv. Famous comedians, improv troupes and more all perform at DC Improv, so check their schedule and buy tickets for a show you’ll all love. While there, you can enjoy dinner including pasta plates, sandwiches, several great desert options and a great drink menu.

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National Harbor
165 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745
(877) 628-5427

Venturing around the National Harbor for a date on the town can offer your group for a variety of activities and opportunities to choose from. The lively waterfront is home to over 150 shopping venues, a variety of restaurants and dozens of other lively activities to take part in. Some of the waterfront’s best activities to enjoy include taking a ride on the 180-foot Ferris Wheel or traditional carousel, visiting the marina for kayak or boat outings, hiking and biking or exploring on-the-town events and venues. Whether you make it a date night, or a date day, you and your group can enjoy immense offerings at the capital waterfront.

Rock Creek Park
3545 Williamsburg Lane, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 895-6070

Another open venue that offers you and your date group a variety of activities to pursue is a visit to Rock Creek Park. Situated on a span of more than 2,000 acres, the park offers much in the way of seeing and doing, from its nature center that offers much to explore, onsite riding stables, tennis courts, golf courses and playing fields. Rock Creek Park offers a peaceful double date outing for friends to enjoy together. Park programs and cultural events are often held here as well. In addition, the park features many cultural and historic heritage sites including the Old Stone House and Pierce Mill.

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Laura Catherine Hermoza has a lifelong love for writing. In addition to serving as a contributor to various media publications, she is also a published novelist of several books and works as a proofreader/editor. LC resides in Baltimore County.