11 Simple Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day in DC (the Tenleytown Edition)

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Valentine’s Day in DC

You don’t have to be in a relationship to enjoy Valentine’s Day.

In fact, history shows that Valentine’s Day wasn’t even associated with flowers, candy, and declarations of love until the Middle Ages. That’s right. So whether you’re married with kids, engaged, single, or divorced—there’s a perfect way for you to spend your day.

Check out our list of 11 fun ways for everyone to enjoy Valentine’s Day in and around Tenleytown, DC!

1. Grab a French Crepe at Le Chat Noir

A warm crepe filled with your choice of sweet or savory toppings is the perfect way to start or end your Valentine’s Day. Le Chat Noir is also offering a special Valentine’s Day dinner menu with three courses, a rose, and chocolate to round out your evening.

2. Have a Winter Picnic at Fort Reno Park

Step one: stop by the Tenleytown Whole Foods and pick up your favorite wine, hot soups, cheese, and other favorite picnic foods. Step two: walk or bike to Fort Reno Park with your delicious treasures and take a date or fly solo on your winter picnic. Who says picnics are just for spring and summer?

3. Dive into the Onion Rings at Z-Burger

We have a deep appreciation for all the yummy burgers in Tenleytownbut we can’t resist the onion rings at Z-Burger, which is why we recommend you head over for an All-American Valentine’s Day mini celebration.

4. Consider Adopting a Pet

Whether you’re a cat or a dog person, there’s no denying that a pet brings something special into your life. Every kind of pet—from a hamster to a pup—offers unrequited love. And at the end of a long day at work, an adorable pet will relieve your stress and give you something to look forward to. Stop by PetMac on Valentine’s Day weekend and meet some potential pets!

5. Explore Tenleytown History

Tenleytown has a fascinating history, and we at Tenley View are so proud to be a part of its future. Check out some interesting Tenleytown historical sites by yourself or with your honey this Valentine’s Day.

6. Work Off Your First Date Jitters in Tenleytown

Going on a hot date with someone new? Planning on going out with the girls or guys later? Prep for all the indulgence (and bust those first-date jitters) by breaking a sweat at a great workout spot in Tenleytown. True love is keeping your heart healthy, right?

7. Catch a Ride to a Nearby DC Neighborhood

Yes, we all love Tenleytown. But sometimes, all you need is a quick change of surroundings to be refreshed on Valentine’s Day! Explore a nearby neighborhood like Bethesda or enjoy an invigorating hike in Rock Creek Park using several easy public transportation options.

8. Take a Belly Dancing Class at Sahara Dance

Have you ever been interested in taking a dance class? Now’s the perfect time to take a belly dancing class at Sahara Dance. Gain body confidence and learn a new skill when you start classes this spring.

9. Relax at a Tenleytown Spa

Tenleytown has a plethora of spa options so you can get your hair or nails done. On top of that make it a day at the spa and get a massage and more. Check out Yelp for the best Tenleytown day spas. Another option: soak for free in the whirlpool at the Wilson Aquatic Center. Yep. Free.

10. Buy Tickets to an AU Eagles Game…

If you haven’t seen an Eagles game yet, it’s time! The American University is right next door, and they have plenty of sports action to keep you busy all year round. Check out the sports calendar and get tickets for an upcoming home game.

11. …or See Big Love at the AU Greenberg Theatre

For all the theater fans out there, you’re in luck! The AU Greenberg Theatre hosts several productions throughout the year, and on Valentine’s Eve, you can see Big Love for just $15. If you’re an AU student, senior, or part of the AU Community, it’s just $10. Can’t beat that!

Think about moving to a brand new apartment in beautiful Tenleytown, DC? Check out Tenley View, and request a tour to see for yourself what the buzz is about.

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