When you think of the word Washington DC, I bet you automatically think of politics – the President of the United States, congress (the senate and the house), the Pentagon, the White House, the Twin Towers, and/or a multitude of museums and monuments, but what you probably don’t realize is that is also a wonderful place to renew the love you and your significant other have for each other. In other words, it is a good place to reconnect with one another. We all know how much work is involved with making a relationship work – not only work, but thrive. Yeah, it’s a lot! But, sometimes all it takes to revive a dying relationship or repair a broken one is to think outside-of-the-box. In other words, sometimes all that is needed is to try something new and/or get out of your comfort zone. How?
Well, you are in luck, because this article is going to provide you with some awesome suggestions on where to go to make your relationship pop again.
Listed below are some fantastic ways to rekindle the spark in your relationship, while in Washington DC:
Have you thought about taking a romantic trip to the Tidal Basin? The Tidal Basin? Yes! The Tidal Basin is an excellent way to relight the fire that you once felt for each other. How can it help with your relationship? Well, the Tidal Basin is a peaceful place, directly across from some of the most famous memorials (Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, and Franklin Roosevelt) and it provides it visitors with a path to stroll, talk, and hold hands. And, if you really want to spice things up, you can rent a paddle boat, and imagine that you and your sweetheart are on a gondola in Italy. So, whether you are taking a leisurely stroll along the basin, or peddling foot-to-foot on a paddleboat, it is the perfect opportunity to spend time together, while discussing your hopes, dreams, wants, needs, fears, and concerns.
What is another way to revitalize your relationship? Well, by taking a sunrise or sunset stroll along the Washington Harbour. What better way to improve communication, reduce stress, and remember what you once loved about each other than sipping on a cup of piping hot coffee or tea, while “people watching” and/or munching on pastries from the Farmers Fishers Bakers. Once you have finished enjoying the scenery and snacking on the delectable goodies, get some exercise by walking hand-and-hand along the beautiful Potomac River waterfront. What better way to spark happy, peaceful feelings then spending the day watching the water glisten in the sunlight. However, if you want a little more excitement, lace up a pair of skates and spin around the Washington Harbour Ice Rink. This is the best way to get close to one another, and pick each other up when you fall. This is also a good way to practice supporting each other, when one of you is down. So, grab your honey’s hand and take a spin or two around the ice rink.
So, what are some other healthy activities that me and my significant other can do together to help us reconnect? Well, the C&O Canal is a good place to start. Where is that? It is in Georgetown, and it is a unique, charming, one-of-a-king type of place, where you can take your sweetheart or your date. What kind of things can you do there? Well, you can walk hand-and-hand with that special person, or you can jump on bike and peddle around the canal – the choice is yours! And, one of the best things about the C&O Canal, besides being adorably charming, is that Baked & Wired (think yummy sweet treats) is nearby, and if you want some action, there is always a game of bocce (think bowling, skee-ball, and shuffleboard mixed together) at Pinstripes. And, FYI, people tend to be the happiest and most receptive when they have a little sweet stuff in their systems.
I bet you are getting hungry just looking at my previous suggestions, well, you are in luck because I also have a restaurant choice that will bring you closer together in no time at all. What is it, you ask? Well, it is an incredible restaurant called DC Coast. So, what is DC Coast about? Well, it is a secluded restaurant located between 14th and K Street, and it is especially ideal for cuddly couples. Re-spark the flame by sitting close to your honey and sharing a four-course meal that includes an aphrodisiac like Chesapeake oysters, tantalizing smoked lobster, and an out-of-this-world chocolate soufflé. Add a couple glasses of wine, and the mood will be set for a relaxing, romantic dinner – just for the two of you!
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Wikipedia. (2015). Washington, D.C. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington,_D.C.