If you’re in the mood for an awe-inspiring sunset viewing experience accompanied by cocktails, there’s no better place than the W Hotel’s POV rooftop lounge. Offering prime views of the White House and the Washington Monument, the lounge sets the scene for a romantic evening. Take a seat in one of the plush booths and watch as the sky begins to glow in the distance. 515 15th St. NW, 202-661-2400
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There’s nothing quite as breathtaking as gazing at Georgetown’s Key Bridge with its majestic arcs as the horizon begins to change colors. The sky is set ablaze with the prettiest pink and purple hues, and radiates off the glimmering water of the Potomac River. Come here if you want to sweep that special someone off their feet.
Begin your trip to the National Harbor with a little shopping followed by a decadent dinner. Then find somewhere to sit along the water and marvel over the sun setting behind the twinkling Capital Wheel. After dusk, take a ride on the circular attraction to see and experience DC landmarks from an entirely new perspective. 165 Waterfront St., National Harbor, 877-628-5427
Given that cherry blossom season is one of the much-anticipated pleasures of springtime in DC, nothing beats the romantic allure of the Tidal Basin. Take a stroll under the pink blooms and then watch as the sun casts a golden glow on the white-domed Jefferson Memorial across the water.
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Take the perfect Instagram and experience a quintessential DC sunset at the base of the Washington Monument with the American flags waving around it. Set up a picnic nearby and wait as the day turns into night. Or better yet, ride the elevator to the observation deck, which soars 555 feet up in the sky and boasts sweeping views of the city. Once you’re there, just soak it all in. 2 15th St. NW, 202-426-6841