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5 Wallet-Friendly Ways to Upgrade Your Date Night

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As Valentine’s Day nears closer and closer, it can be easy to succumb to the monetary pressures of the holiday. (A dozen roses is expensive, guys.) So as you begin to make your date night plans, consider penciling in a quick weekend getaway to Washington, DC, where there is a bevy of deals for a romantic night out. (Or, if you’re really cash-strapped, enter to win a complimentary trip to DC right here!)

American Guest House // Stay 2 nights, get a free bottle of wine and late checkout

Book a minimum of two nights between January 11 and February 19 at American Guest House, a charming bed-and-breakfast located in the center of DC, to enjoy a complimentary house-made breakfast, a bottle of wine and a 12:30pm checkout (psst: usual checkout time is 11am).

The Details: January 11 through February 29; room rates vary (book online); 2005 Columbia Road NW; 202-588-1180

Cuba Libre // Chocolate & Rum Experience

Corny heart-shaped box of chocolates, you’re on notice. For the month of February, Cuba Libre is serving up a chocolate-and-rum experience. What’s in store: three handcrafted chocolate truffles paired with an expertly curated flight of three different rums. For those with a sweet tooth and budding mixologists, it doesn’t get any better.

The Details: February 1 through 29; available during every meal period except Late Night (Friday through Saturday, 10:30 pm to 3am); $19 per person; 801 9th Street NW; 202-408-1600.

Renaissance Washington DC, Downtown Hotel // Renaissance Romance Package

Forget about booking a marathon schedule. At the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, guests who book the Renaissance Romance Package will be treated to a deluxe king room, breakfast for two, champagne or sparkling cider, a six-piece chocolate truffle box delivered upon arrival and complimentary parking. Simply book it online and use the promo code “ROM” at checkout.

The Details: Through Feb. 20; Rates start at $149 (book online); 999 9th Street NW; 202- 898-9000.

Mansion on O Street // Dinner & A Night of Music with the King of Blue-Eyed Soul

Enchant your favorite audiophile by penciling in a Valentine’s Day date at Mansion on O Street. There, guests can enjoy the classic music of Felix Cavaliere along with an impressive gourmet dinner. Be quick! Reservations must be made online and space is limited.

The Details: February 14; 6pm; concert – $50 per person/dinner and concert – $150 per person; 2020 O Street NW; 202-496-2020.

Ford’s Theatre // Double Date at Ford’s Theatre with 2 Tickets for the Price of 1

It doesn’t get dreamier than the theater for a romantic night out. Grab two tickets for the price of one to The Glass Menagerie at the iconic Ford’s Theatre. To buy tickets online, simply use the promo code “DATE50”. The deal expires at show’s end, on February 21.

The Details: Through February 21; seat prices vary; 511 10th Street NW; 202-347-4833.

For more information about date nights and weekend getaways in Washington, DC, click here.