These date-night itineraries feature some of our Best of NoVA winners. All you have to do is go.
Your First Date
Warm-up: Check out Perch Putt in Tysons, located 11 stories up at Capital One Center. With mini golf, food trucks, and frozen cocktails, you’ll have plenty to distract you if things get awkward.
Main event: If things are going well, stay atop the Capital One Center and grab bites and brews at Starr Hill Biergarten. There’s often live music and a great view, which sets a romantic, adventurous mood.
Nightcap: If things are going really well, drive over to Salt in Rosslyn for a cocktail.
An Artistic Rendezvous
Warm-up: Start out at Gallery Underground in Crystal City, where you can find cutting-edge visual art.
Main event: Book an early dinner at Peter Chang in Arlington and enjoy unforgettable signature Chinese dishes.
Nightcap: Check out a show at Wolf Trap, where you can find music for a variety of tastes.
Romance + Activity
Warm-up: Get your climb on at Sportrock Sterling, a premier indoor rock-climbing gym that also features fitness classes.
Main event: Head over to Moby Dick House of Kabob in Sterling for lunch to fuel up on protein.
Cap it off: Take the nearest exit to the W&OD Trail and wrap up the day with a long walk or hike.
Your 100th Date
Warm-up: Grab a few different bites and some cocktails on the rooftop at Arlington’s Wilson Hardware. Ah, to feel young again.
Main event: Liven things up with some stand-up comedy at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse. If you decide to end your night here, you’ll still be home at a reasonable time. Most shows start around 7 p.m.