CHLOE Magazine Spring 2014 Volume 4 Issue 4 - Page 91

For those who like love stories—why not stop by Martin’s Tavern and dine in the restaurant where John F. Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis? If your tastes are a little more international, Zaytinya in Penn Quarter offers a menu inspired by the flavours of Greek, Turkish, and Lebanese cuisine while Filomena Restorante serves up the best in Italian comfort food in the heart of Georgetown. For the budget-conscious vacationer, the city offers a plethora of free attractions both historic and educational and scenic. The Smithsonian American Art Museum is worth spending the day perusing, while the National World War II memorial and a walk through the National Mall offer picturesque views of the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. If you (and your sweetheart) have room in your budget, pay a visit to Hillwood Estate and take stroll through the beautiful Japanese garden, perfect for memorable photos and stolen kisses on the many bridges and paths in this lush oasis. At night be sure to take in a concert or musical at the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, the National Theatre or revisit Shakespeare at Lansburgh Theatre. A romantic getaway can be the perfect way to relieve stress, unwind and reconnect. And while you don’t have to be in a relationship to enjoy Washington with all the history and character the city has to offer, there is romance in the air in the American capital, and you don’t have to look very far to find it.