Valentine’s Day Events in DC

Find your own way to say ‘I love you’ to a special someone on Valentine’s Day this year. There are a variety of different events and restaurant features in the District to fit any couple or individual looking for their special someone.

DC Metro Chocolate Tours Take a two-hour interactive walking tour in Georgetown highlighting the history of the neighborhood while indulging in fine local chocolates. Highlights of the tour include chocolate-dipped bacon lollipops, chocolate tea, chocolate sugar, chocolate salt, chocolate crepes, chocolate skincare products and more. Advance tickets are required. Tickets: dcmetrochocolatetours.com

Crimes of Passion: ‘Til Death Do Us Part’ Tour the Crime Museum after hours on Valentine’s Day. The self-guided tour includes a rose, a take-home pair of furry handcuffs, hands-on forensic demonstrations, and lessons on “crimes of passion” such as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. 6 p.m.-12 a.m., 575 7th St NW. Tickets $80-$150 crimemuseum.org/valentinesday

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: A Party at the Postal Museum Back before the age of the Internet, lovers exchanged messages through the mail sealed with a kiss. The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is the ideal place to look back to see the role mail played in bringing couples together. The event will feature music by DJ Trayze, dancing, drinks, and more to be delivered at the museum Feb. 13, from 8-11 p.m. 2 Massachusetts Ave., NE. smithsonianassociates.org/smithsonianat8

Valentine’s Tea and Chocolate-Tasting at Tudor Place Enjoy and learn the rich history of a variety of 18th and 19th-century teas and chocolates, followed by a guided tour of the 1816 mansion, a National Historic Landmark, featuring a display of vintage Valentines. 1 p.m. Feb. 15, 1644 31st St NW. tudorplace.org

Vintage Valentine: An Evening with the Washingtons at Tudor Place See an original letter George Washington wrote to Martha in 1775 while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres. There will also be the opportunity to view other objects from the museum’s Washington Collection and chat with docents and curatorial staff. 5 p.m. Feb. 15, 1644 31st St., NW. For pricing details visit, tudorplace.org

Woo at the Zoo This year’s adults-only event emphasizes the mating habits of giant pandas and how science stepped in to help create the zoo’s newest baby panda, Bao Bao. Enjoy one complimentary drink and light snacks, visit a Valentine Fortuneteller, decorate a sweet for your sweetie and watch an animal demonstration. A cash bar with specialty drinks will also be available. All festivites take place in the Zoo’s Visitor Center starting at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 14, 3001 Connecticut Ave NW. Tickets and info: www.nationalzoo.si.edu/ activitiesandevents/celebration/woo

Special Valentine’s Day Menus at Georgetown Restaurants Georgetown favorites such as:

1789 Restaurant (1226 36th St., NW, 202-965-1789)

The Caucus Room (401 9th St., NW, 202-393-1300)

Café Milano (3251 Prospect St., NW, 202-333-6183)

Mate (3101 K St., NW, 202-333-2006)

The Grill Room (1050 31st St NW, 202-617-2424)

Sea Catch (1054 31st St., NW, 202- 337-8855)

Rialto (2915 M Street NW, 202-337- 1571)

Clyde’s (3236 M St., NW, 202-333- 9180)

All will offer prix fixe Valentine’s Day menus. Reservations can be made at www. opentable.com for the restaurants listed above or by phone.

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