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Your guide to the perfect date night in National Landing

By Luke Fichter

Skyline views, a moonlit sky, romantic restaurants and bustling bars make National Landing the perfect destination for date night this February. This Date Night Guide all but guarantees that your evening will be nothing short of magical. After all, Love Lands Here.

Grab a gift

Nothing says romance like a thoughtful arrangement of fresh flowers. Whether it's a classic rose bouquet or a custom assortment, Flowers with Love will add a touch of beauty to your evening. Beyond the classic bouquet, Real Jewelers offers a selection of stunning pieces – including sparkling diamonds that reflect the light of your love and watches that stand the test of time. Memorialize your love with custom framing of something special at A Touch of Art & Framing.

Raise a glass

Kick off your date night with a toast. Water Bar, drawing inspiration from the serenity and allure of water, is the perfect setting to share a quiet moment together. While Potomac Social Tavern pays homage to the essence of your tried and true local watering hole. No travel required for a true beachfront escape in National Landing. Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant offers a high-energy, vibrantly-colored nightlife spot for cocktails and karaoke.

Share a meal

From the mignon at Morton's to the pasta at The Portofino on 23rd Street, and so many other great spots, National Landing restaurants offer nearly every cuisine and flavor you might desire. Head to Surreal where, as the name implies, the experience is anything but ordinary, with distinctive dishes that mirror the uniqueness of your relationship. Pentagon City's Epic Smokehouse offers a truly epic dinner menu, perfectly paired with an art stroll through Metropolitan Park.

Enjoy a night out

Synetic Theater’s wordless adaptation of Shakespeare’s greatest love story – Romeo & Juliet – can provide an encore for your evening. Grab your tickets now for this unique and stunningly visual interpretation of a classic story, capturing emotion with every movement. For an active date experience, check out Bowlero on 23rd Street or Movement Climbing Yoga & Fitness.

End on a sweet note

Head to Dolci Gelati at National Landing Water Park for an authentic taste of Italian gelato, with flavors ranging from classic Vanilla Bean to the more adventurous Chocolate Jalapeño. Beauty Champagne and Sugar Boutique offers their own decadent twist with a Three Layer Coconut Cake – a work of art in both flavor and design. Toby's Handmade Ice Cream offers sweet treats at Met Park. These sweet destinations provide the perfect end to a memorable evening.

Considered Virginia's most walkable downtown, National Landing is easily accessible, filled with lush landscaping and public art, providing the perfect place for date night in Arlington. And don’t forget, with National Landing’s Open Rewards program, you’ll earn double rewards no matter where your night takes you.