It mentions what you might expect, but packages it into a romantic date, a casual date, girl's day, guy's night out, and kid's day.
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A Romantic Date
Start with dinner at the glamorous Zola (800 F St., NW; 202-654-0999), which offers a pre-event, three-course menu for $30 from 5 to 7. Offerings include seared tuna with mango and citrus-cured pork belly. Then lose yourself in a magical land: As You Like It is at Shakespeare Theatre’s Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St., NW; 202-547-1122) through December 20. Finish the night in the warmly lit lounge at Co Co. Sala (929 F St., NW; 202-347-4265), where you can sip cocoa-themed concoctions such as a Stoli Vanilla malted-milk martini or nibble treats including hot-chocolate soufflé with espresso gelato.
Kick off your outing by indulging in facials or massages at the W Hotel’s Bliss Spa (515 15th St., NW; 877-862-5477). Stop for lunch at Teaism (400 Eighth St., NW; 202-638-6010), where options range from virtuous (tofu noodle salad) to decadent (chocolate torte with green-tea gelato). Then do a little shopping. Treat yourselves at Mia Gemma (933 F St., NW; 202-393-4367), an artisan-jewelry store, or Coup de Foudre (1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; 202-393-0878), which specializes in European lingerie. Or treat your wallet at trendy chains such as H&M (1025 F St., NW; 202-637-3306), Zara (1025 F St., NW; 202-393-2810), and American Apparel (1090 F St., NW; 202-628-0438). End the day with a drink at the elegant wine bar Proof (775 G St., NW; 202-737-7663), which stocks more than 40 wines by the glass.
A Casual Date
Break the ice with a little bowling at Lucky Strike (701 Seventh St., NW; 202-347-1021). Then take a walk through the third floor of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (750 Ninth St., NW; 202-633-1000), where you’ll find the gallery’s vibrant collection of modern art, including the billboard-size multimedia installation “Megatron Matrix” by Nam June Paik. Don’t miss the Norman Foster–designed Kogod Courtyard between the museum and the National Portrait Gallery; it was named one of the seven architectural wonders of the world by Condé Nast Traveler. Next head to Matchbox (713 H St., NW; 202-289-4441) for a quick bite—we like the Angus sliders and crispy pizzas. Still going strong? Duck in for a midnight screening at E Street Cinema (555 11th St., NW; 202-452-7672). December features include Jim Henson’s 1986 childhood fantasy, Labyrinth.