With the recent snowfall to our region, there is plenty of picturesque scenery of snow-capped trees and hillsides to experience. If you’re looking for a fun date idea that involves traveling, sightseeing, and grabbing a meal at a down-to-earth restaurant, take a trip down to our nation’s capital, Washington, DC. You and your date can get in touch with nature with Washington, DC’s “Tree Hugger” date idea:
- For Entertainment: Enjoy a quiet and serene stroll off the beaten path to the National Arboretum situated by the Capitol Columns. The columns were originally intended to support the east portico of the United States Capitol building, but found a new home near this hidden gem in DC. Inside the arboretum, behold the beauty behind the art of pruning at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, one of its most popular attractions. For another helping of nature a bit closer to the city, head to the National Mall and check out the U.S. Botanic Gardens, home to a beautiful collection of orchids, and hundreds of other flowers year-round.
- For Eats: You can pack the bug spray away for your visit to Firefly, the Dupont Circle restaurant. Inspired by a twilight picnic in the woods concept, the owners of Firefly have adorned this popular restaurant with a down-to-earth décor that includes a tree bedecked with lanterns and candles. The farm-to-fork fare provides guests with a comfort food cuisine that has kept them coming back for over 10 years.
- For Stays: See what all of the buzz is about at the Fairmont Washington DC. The hotel is host to over 100,000 honeybees, which live in hives on the hotel rooftop. The bees’ rooftop residence helps with the national honey bee shortage, but also enhances the hotel’s culinary program by providing fresh honey for certain menu items at the hotel’s restaurant, Juniper.