With so much going on in NoVa and our proximity to DC, there’s many options for great dates…here’s a few ideas :
Concerts: Summer concerts at Nissan Pavilion, Wolf Trap, Reston Town Center (Friday nights), Arlington Draft House
Outdoors: Favorite hikes include Great Falls and Manassas. Try tubing, kayaking, hiking or camping out near Harper's Ferry. Rent a cabins in Shenandoah or Western MD. Drive along scenic Skyline Drive
Cute Towns Nearby: Alexandria, Leesberg, Occoquan
DC has Some Cool Stuff too: Sunset Cruise from Georgetown, Kennedy Center, Screen on the Green in Rosslyn, Fish Market near L'Enfant Plaza
Food: Eden Center in Falls Church (22 Vietnamese Restaurants), Liberty Tavern, Tapas, Cafe Asia
Burke Lake Park: Rent a canoe, play Frisbee golf, go to the driving range, take a 4.5 mile walk around Burke Lake, mini-golf, then grab some ice cream
Dancing: Salsa lessons in Arlington. Country-western line dancing lessons at Nick’s in Alexandria or Ned Devine’s in Centerville. Get out your polo shirts for dancing at Clarendon Ballroom on a Friday night.
Be Jewish: Go to Sixth and I or Adas Israel for a young professionals Shabbat dinner. Go to Friday night or High Holiday services together. Bring her home for your mom's Matzo ball soup. Go to a Purim Carnival or a GesherCity cluster event.
Historical Stuff Downtown: Visit the monuments at the National Mall at night
Sporting Events: Get a Kosher Hot Dog at the Nationals Game. Check out Ovechkin at a Wash Caps Game, or drive up to Baltimore for an Orioles Game. Legg Mason Tennis Classic. DC has some sort of Soccer team I hear (DC United). Oh yeah, Wizards too.
...and if your date goes well
Breakfast: Original Pancake House in Falls Church, Virginia Kitchen in Herndon, IHOP in Ballston, Bob Evans in Springfield
Do not take her to...
The Holocaust Museum cafe on a first date (true story)