Are you stuck at home with your special someone? Just because you can't have a night on the town, doesn't mean your date nights have to come to a screeching halt. Plan a special night with your better half to show them that even in the midst of a global pandemic, you're thinking of them! Here are four date night ideas to bring some excitement into your lives. 

Feast Over Three Mouthwatering Courses

Alta Strada VA
Photo courtesy of Alta Strada

Sure, eating dinner at home may seem typical these days, but you'd be surprised how little details can boost the ambiance and set the scene! Break out your favorite scented candles, dim the lights, play your favorite songs, and try new dishes from one of the many restaurants delivering savory goodness in Fairfax County. If you're ready to be a little more adventurous, test your culinary skills and follow a recipe from one of our local chefs! 


Feed Your Wanderlust on a Virtual "Getaway" 

Flight Simulators at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Photo courtesy Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Virtual vacations are all the rage right now, with many attractions shifting to online fun! Seeing the iconic cherry blossoms, browsing historic sites, and admiring live animal shows are just a few notable things that you can experience. Learn how to join in with our guide to taking a virtual vacation in Fairfax County


Enjoy Virtual Entertainment

Photo courtesy of Movidagrafica Barcelona

There's no shortage of entertainment to enjoy from the comfort of your own home! Treat your loved one to some of these virtual events from our local attractions, keeping you inspired and entertained without leaving your home:

Virtual Chamber Music at The Barns: Gloria Chien, Piano
February 5 - 12

McLean Uncorked Virtual Wine Tasting
February 7

Livestream from Union Stage - The Story District's Sucker for Love
February 13

Judy Collins: A Return to Her Legendary 1964 Concert
February 12 - 14

Whiskey Wednesdays with Falls Church Distillers
Recurring Every Wednesday

Virtual Trivia Wednesdays with Settle Down Easy Brewing
Recurring Every Wednesday


Unleash Your Inner Houdini and Make an Escape

Escape Room Herndon
Photo courtesy of Escape Room Herndon

Put your teamwork, patience, and "thinking cap" to the test, and do one of the virtual escape rooms from Escape Room Herndon. Right from your home, decipher clues and find your way out. The best part is, they're constantly adding new puzzles to play! Will you and your soulmate make the great escape? 

Which date idea will you choose? Tag us using #FXVA to share your socially-distanced adventures with us! Stay safe, and enjoy your date night.