Happy Valentine's Day!
Valentine's Day falls on a Friday this year, which couldn't be a more appropriate time for love ... and a fun lineup of events in the DMV! Whether you're getting together with the gals or wooing that special someone, these DMV events will not disappoint!
Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, February 14, to Sunday, February 16.
Valentine's Day Dinner
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City | 1250 S. Hayes Street | Arlington, VA | Friday
Celebrate love with a luscious dinner at The Ritz-Carlton! Starting at 7 p.m., the hotel's fyve Restaurant will be hosting a spread of food, wine pairings, music, and a tantalizing "melt your heart chocolate decadence dessert." It's Valentine's Day, so why not treat yo'self and your partner? Reservations are required, so don't wait! Find out more here!
Woo at the Zoo
National Zoo | 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW | Washington, D.C. | Friday
Tired of dinner and a movie? Embrace your wild side at the National Zoo! "Woo at the Zoo" guests will learn interesting facts about animal sex and enjoy an after-hours party on the zoo's grounds, including delicious desserts, drinks, and an '80s-themed prom! Valentine's Day will never be the same! Tickets are $50-$60. Purchase them here!
OC Seaside Boat Show
4001 Coastal Highway | Ocean City, MD | Friday–Sunday
The Eastern Shore's biggest boat show is happening this weekend in Ocean City! Over three days, boat enthusiasts can explore hundreds of boats and exhibitions featuring Bass Boats, Sport Cruisers, accessories, and more. Admission is $10 or $15 for a weekend pass—an absolute bargain if you ask us! Find out more here!
Sweetheart's Tasting—Roses and Truffles
Fox Meadow Winery | 3310 Freezeland Road | Linden, VA | Friday–Sunday
Feel the romance with this sumptuous tasting at Fox Meadow Winery! Guests will get to savor decadent chocolate truffles paired with an amazing selection of wines. You'll also receive a long stem rose to take home with you and remember the event by. Admission is $25 per person. Make your reservation today!
Wharf Winter Games
District Wharf | 760 Maine Avenue NW | Washington, D.C. | Sunday
Let the games begin! This event at District Wharf features cold-weather activities like dog sled races and pin the tail on the husky. Guests feeling competitive can participate, or just chill at the sidelines with a refreshing drink. The event is free and runs from 2 to 5 p.m. Interested? Check it out here!
Corks & Cupcakes: Spread the Love
The Stable at Bluemont Vineyard | 18755 Foggy Bottom Road | Bluemont, VA | Friday–Sunday
This Virginia winery is bringing the sweetest tasting for Valentine's Day! All weekend, sample a selection of the vineyard's wines with cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake, Sprinkles, and baked goods from Bluemont Vineyard. Cupcakes and wine—who can resist? Admission is $29 and is for guests 21+ only (don't forget your ID!) You can find out more here!
Sex at the Zoo
The Maryland Zoo | One Safari Place | Baltimore, MD | Friday
Let's talk about sex, baby! This Maryland Zoo soiree is all about the birds and the bees, which they'll explore through fascinating presentations from zoo officials. Guests can also enjoy an open bar and food, live music, and special appearances from the zoo's distinguished animal ambassadors! Tickets are $85-$160. Purchase them here!
Valentine's Day Gatsby Party
The Mansion on O & O Street Museum | 2020 O Street NW | Washington, D.C. | Friday
Come on, old sport—Jay Gatsby has nothing on this Valentine's Day shin-dig! Transport yourself to the jazz age at the O Museum's Mansion, complete with DJ sets, dancing, desserts, and an unlimited supply of champagne. Admission is $125. Want to party like it's 1920? Buy your tickets here!
Love Thy Beer: Winter Warmer Showcase
Silver Spring Civic Building | 1 Veterans Place | Silver Spring, MD | Friday
Nothing says love like savoring a delicious beer. Try exclusive brews from some of the state's most popular breweries and tasty bites from Cabot Creamery and McGinty's Public House. Guests will even get to vote for their favorite beverage. As part of Maryland's FeBREWary, beer connoisseurs are in for a treat! Tickets are $55-$75. Order them here!
Wine & Dinosaurs
Maryland Science Center | 601 Light Street | Baltimore, MD | Friday
Ever wanted to be a wine expert? How about dinosaurs? From 7 to 9 p.m., explore the Dinosaur Mysteries exhibit while enjoying wine samples and learning about the beverage through a scientific lens. This event sells out every year, and it's not hard to see why! Tickets are $40, which include a free drink, samples, and access to the museum. Buy them here!
Will you be bringing some romance into the weekend? Let us know what you'll be doing in the comments!