Published January 11, 2016
Long nights and dreary weather can make motivating yourself to leave the house hard, but all Netflix and all chill makes Jack or Jill a dull date. Just because the holidays are largely over doesn’t mean the rest of winter has to be boring—it just means the corny and saccharine stuff is done. If you need a plan to motivate yourself to, why don’t you two…
Ice Skate at the Sculpture Garden
The sculpture garden provides a rather romantic backdrop to the rink, which offers reasonably priced skate rentals and turns particularly pretty when backlit snowflakes waft down onto the ice at night. There’s also an option right on the Georgetown Waterfront, that is bigger and slightly more expensive. Anyway, what better excuse to get cozy with your boo than if you’re truly good and cold first? You can warm up with hot cocoa at the nearby kiosk in the interim and find some delicious pho or ramen afterwards.
Cheer on the DC Rollergirls or another new sports team
Um, badass women on wheels. Need I say more? Even if you’re not a woman looking for women or a sports fan of any kind, roller derby is incredibly fun. The banter, the bruising (literally) competition … all of it makes for an exciting and creative date. You could also show your District pride by cheering on the Wizards or the Caps. If you’d rather participate than spectate, there are a wide variety of sports clubs and classes in the District. Browse the Kennedy Recreation Center options or catch a game of pickup frisbee (yes, even in the winter) down on the mall.
Tour a local brewery
The District is brimming with great microbrew spots, including 3 Stars, Bluejacket, DC Brau, Hellbender, Right Proper, Atlas Brew Works, Port City, Capitol City, Denizens Brewery, and more. We’ve mapped out one potential tour you can do through Ivy City and NoMa….read more here.