Love is in the air this weekend, and whether you’re smitten and swooning, single and salty, or independent and owning it, you can find somewhere to celebrate Cupid’s big day. We’ve rounded up your best bets a romantic dinner, singles-friendly happenings, festive events that are out-of-the-box(-of-chocolates), and go-to Galentine’s gatherings. If you’d rather ignore the holiday altogether, you could run away to the circus, continue pigging out for Lunar New Year, take a little trip to Paris sans passport, or observe Presidents Day. Here’s everything you need to do in DC this weekend.
Celebrate Presidents Day
Monday, February 18
Wish George Washington a happy birthday with a parade in Old Town Alexandria or a ceremony and historic demonstrations at his Mount Vernon estate. You could also mark the occasion with a rare weekday brunch at spots around town, including Summer House Santa Monica and The Alex.
Cost: Prices vary.