Cupid’s Calendar: Valentine’s Day Guide

Need some ideas on how, when and where to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? Scroll through our post to find noteworthy events in your area.

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Washington, DC Events:

Crimes of Passion: ‘Til Death Do Us Part
National Museum of Crime and Punishment
575 7th St., NW, Washington, DC

Time: Thursday-Saturday, February 13th-15th, times vary
Price: General Admission, $80 per person
Spend Valentine’s Day weekend visiting a special exhibit unlike anything else offered on this romantic holiday weekend. Get handcuffed to your sweetheart and view over 600 exhibits regularly featured at the museum, plus exhibits explaining various crimes of passion.

Woo at the Zoo
The National Zoo, Visitor Center
3001 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC

Time: Friday, February 14th, 6-9pm
woo at the zooWoo your Valentine with the wild side of love. Woo at the Zoo is the only event in D.C. where you get jaw-dropping, cheek-blushing stories of the frisky flirtations animals use to sweep mates off their feet. Valentines will enjoy a complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to decorate sweets for your sweetheart. A cash bar will also be available featuring specialty drinks served in the exclusive Woo at the Zoo commemorative glass.

Cupid’s Undie Run
Time: Saturday, February 15th, 12pm
Run around the U.S. Capitol Building in your Valentine’s themed undies to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Maryland Events:

Valentine’s Day Cruises
Aboard Spirit Cruises
Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
Time: Friday – Sunday, February 14th-16th, lunch & dinner cruises available
Price: Adults, $44.90+
Cruise around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor with your sweetheart. Couples will enjoy a Valentine’s Day meal and champagne toast.

Sex at the Zoo (SOLD OUT!)
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
1876 Mansion House Dr., Baltimore, MD
Time: Friday, February 14th, 6pm-9pm
Price: $80 per person, $130 per couple
At this adults-only event, couples can enjoy a wildly romantic night. Guests can enjoy an open bar and hors d’oeuvres while animal experts, veterinarians, and zookeepers go over bizarre courtship rituals of the animal kingdom. The event takes place at the Mansion House and is for people 21 and over only. Cocktail attire is suggested, and tickets must be purchased in advance.

Date Night (SOLD OUT!)
National Aquarium
501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, February 15th, 7pm-10pm
Price: $60 member couple, $99 non-member couple
Take your date for a stroll around National Aquarium after hours at this special Valentine’s Day event that includes drinks and a buffet. Visitors must be 21 or older.
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Romantic Adventure
Terrapin Adventures
8600 Foundry St., Savage, MD
Time: Saturday, February 15th
Price: $50 per person/ $100 per couple
Adventurous couples looking for something to do over Valentine’s Day weekend can try Terrapin Adventure’s challenge course and zip lines. Couples can enjoy hot chocolate and other sweets, and also enter to win prizes from nearby Savage Mill Merchants. An optional add on includes dinner at Rams Head Tavern after you’ve worked up an appetite.

Cupid’s Undie Run (SOLD OUT!)
Luckie’s Tavern at Power Plant Live!
10 Market Pl., Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, February 15th, 12pm
Making it’s Baltimore debut, Cupid’s Undie Run celebrates fundraising efforts for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Virginia Events:

Valentine’s Day Massage Specials
The Fountains Day Spa
422 S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA
Pamper yourself or enjoy a relaxing couples massage this Valentine’s Day. With 8 packages to choose from, you can’t go wrong with a massage from Fountains Day Spa. Offers valid through February 28th.

Valentine’s Day Cupid Concierge Package
The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner
ritz carlton vday1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA
Time: Friday & Saturday, February 14th & 15th
The Northern Virginia oasis is the perfect haven for couples seeking a Valentine’s Day retreat designed for romance and pure relaxation. The Valentine’s Day Cupid Concierge Package at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner features a unique room package, decadent menus in Entyse, Wine Bar & Lounge, live music, spa retreats and extraordinary memories.

The Love Tour at Maymont
Maymont Mansion
1700 Hampton St., Richmond, VA
Time: Friday & Saturday, February 14th & 15th, 12pm-5pm
Price: $6 per person, $4 members
Visit the Victorian romance and décor of Maymont Mansion as elegantly costumed ladies and gentlemen tell stories of the romance of Queen Victoria and the courting customs of the Victorian era. Guided tours are available every half hour. Reservations are accepted.

Post created by Stephanie P.
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