Rage with Nicolas Cage: 5 Date Ideas for You and Your Nationally Treasured Bae

May 31, 2016

You’re in the capital city.  Home to monuments, history, politics, news, and those cherry blossom trees that everyone freaks out about -- it’s the place to BE. But are you feeling (red, white, and) blue about your DC dating life? Did the National Postal Museum fail to make any of the 5 dates you brought there weak in the knees?

While we applaud your consistency and perseverance, it seems you may have forgotten the most exciting fact about this buzzing capital. Let us help. 2 words. 11 letters.  

N I C O L A S    C A G E

Forget the founding fathers, this hero brought us to tears in his cinematic search for the National Treasure. Hearts pumping, eyes twitching, tensions rising -- everyone who’s anyone felt this as they watched Nic Cage, legend that he is, follow clue after clue to steal the Declaration of Independence and find the lost National Treasure of the Knights Templar. And guess what? He got the girl at the end. This dude pulls.

So take a page from Cage. Enough with the museums and monuments, it’s time to show your bae you’re capable of more than naming the date of the world’s first postage stamp. It's time for you to steal your own National Treasure -- bae's heart, that is. With these date ideas as your guide, you're sure to become the newest Saint Nicolas of DC.  


Well. It’s a stretch.  But hey you might as well train for the occasion. You never know, right?  And what better way to cozy up to your date than during the thrill of a fun mission.


We can’t all be Nic Cage, but by God we can try.  

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    Ghosts of Georgetown

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    Among the historic streets, manicured gardens and Victorian row houses of D.C.’s finest neighborhood lie deep, dark secrets about a forgotten past. Come along to hear about the ghosts and spirits that still haunt these streets…if you dare. Learn the stories of eerie coincidences, curses, and scenes from the scariest movies as your expert local guide shares with you the darker side of the history of this pre-revolutionary town. Who knows? If you’re lucky, maybe you'll even make a few “friends” along the way...and we’re not talking about fellow tour-goers. Muahahaha!
    Ghosts of Georgetown

    3051 M St NW, Washington

    • Hear about the ghosts and spirits that still haunt the streets of Georgetown on a guided walking tour
    • Learn the stories of eerie coincidences, curses, and scenes from the scariest movies
    • Experience the darker side of the history of this pre-revolutionary town following your expert local guide
    • This tour includes more humor than screams, and is fun for all ages
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    11 positive reviews
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    Gallery Heist Room Escape (Day)

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    DC is under the scourge of a notorious art thief. As luck would have it, you happen to be a quick-thinking detective with a keen eye for observation. At least for 45 minutes. This interactive experience puts you in a room with a small team of fellow detectives, where you'll need to examine various works of art to locate clues and decipher puzzles using what you've found. If you can successfully complete this challenge, you'll find way into a locked safe, recover the artwork, and capture the culprit. But you've got a limited time frame in which to get the job done, meaning you've not only got to bring your critical thinking skills, but you've also got to work together with the others in the room. The fate of the art world is in your hands! More importantly, you could win a prize.
    Gallery Heist Room Escape (Day)

    720 I St SE, Washington

    • Immerse yourself in an interactive game in which you play a detective trying to capture an art thief
    • Exercise your critical thinking skills to piece together abstract clues in order to solve the mystery
    • Work with a small team to better your odds of completing the task within the allotted time
    • Feel the rush of urgency as you race against the clock to win the game
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    7 positive reviews
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    Gallery Heist Room Escape (Evening)

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    DC is under the scourge of a notorious art thief. As luck would have it, you happen to be a quick-thinking detective with a keen eye for observation. At least for 45 minutes. This interactive experience puts you in a room with a small team of fellow detectives, where you'll need to examine various works of art to locate clues and decipher puzzles using what you've found. If you can successfully complete this challenge, you'll find way into a locked safe, recover the artwork, and capture the culprit. But you've got a limited time frame in which to get the job done, meaning you've not only got to bring your critical thinking skills, but you've also got to work together with the others in the room. The fate of the art world is in your hands! More importantly, you could win a prize.
    Gallery Heist Room Escape (Evening)

    720 I St SE, Washington

    • Immerse yourself in an interactive game in which you play a detective trying to capture an art thief
    • Exercise your critical thinking skills to piece together abstract clues in order to solve the mystery
    • Work with a small team to better your odds of completing the task within the allotted time
    • Feel the rush of urgency as you race against the clock to win the game
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    7 positive reviews
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    DC After Dark

    Washington DC is home to an incredible amount of awe inspiring national memorials it's tough to see them all. That's why DC After Dark is the perfect tour. You'll get the full Washington DC experience from the comfort of a large coach bus. You'll get see all of the famous memorials like the Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean, and Iwo-Jima Memorials on foot for up-close exploration. Stop at the White House where and feel free take a bunch of pictures, before heading off to the reflecting pool and more! Everything will look even more majestic and stoic, lit up against the dark night sky. Come see the structural odes to some of our Nation's greatest heroes and events like never before.
    DC After Dark

    40 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC

    • Explore Washington DC's most prestigious and popular sites
    • Take in the magnificent views of many national memorials while your guide recounts the history of the structures
    • Experience the beauty of Washington DC lit up at night
    • Ride in comfort and style in a large, open-top, coach bus
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    Date Night Pottery Workshop

    Go ahead, get a little dirty during your next date night. Sometimes date night needs something a little more creative than dinner and a movie. Come along for an evening of romance with a pottery workshop! This program will consist of creating simple projects with walk-through instruction, either by using the pottery wheel or hand building method. The piece you work on will be bisque-fired by the studio after you've finished with it, and after a week, you'll be able to pick it up. Once it's all finalized, you can come back to the studio to glaze it. It's a fun and artistic experience where you can have a great time working on a unique project with your date. Plus, you'll have your finished project to keep as a memory!
    Date Night Pottery Workshop

    11215 Lee Hwy Suite N., Fairfax

    • Indulge in an exciting pottery workshop and learn pottery wheel basics or hand building techniques
    • Create your own projects with instruction and perfect your pottery masterpiece
    • Bring variety to date night with plenty of memories and pretty creations
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    Pick and Paint Pottery

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    Express your creativity with friends or family with this Pick and Paint activity. As the name implies, you'll pick out a piece of unfinished pottery and decorate your piece in a unique and creative way. There are over 300 beautiful and functional pieces to choose from that feature food safe finishes. Over 100 paints and glazes as well as stickers, stencils and tools will ensure that your piece comes out exactly as you want. Once you're happy with the decoration of your piece, it will be fired and glazed for a smooth, gleaming finish. Whether you're painting for yourself or a creating a heartfelt gift, you're sure to enjoy expressing your creativity in this well-equipped studio.
    Pick and Paint Pottery

    11215 Lee Hwy, Fairfax

    • Decorate an unfinished piece of pottery with paints, glazes and stencils
    • Choose from a huge selection of functional and food safe pieces
    • Create a beautiful masterpiece with the help of studio staff
    • Express your creativity while creating a heartfelt gift or functional decoration for your own home
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    3 positive reviews
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    Beginner Salsa 101

    Salsa is an energetic and versatile dance form as well as an amazing workout. In this beginner's class, you'll get your body in motion as you dance along with partners and develop a strong foundation on which to build your practice. Learn fundamental moves such as the basic step, right turn, broken left turn and cross body lead. Follow along as your teacher demonstrates combinations to help you strengthen your footwork. Throughout the class, you'll be dancing with different partners to help you master your skills. You can sign up for all 7 weeks of the series or simply choose a drop-in class on a Saturday that works with your schedule. Either way, you’re bound to have a great time.
    Beginner Salsa 101

    3232 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington

    • Learn the basics of salsa dancing from an experienced instructor
    • Develop foundational footwork as you practice with fellow beginners
    • Work up a sweat in a fun and positive environment
    • Unleash your inner dancer as you move to salsa rhythms
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    Date Night Pottery Workshop (Fairfax)

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    Go ahead, get a little dirty during your next date night. Sometimes date night needs something a little more creative than dinner and a movie. Come along for an evening of romance with a pottery workshop! This program will consist of creating simple projects with walk-through instruction, either by using the pottery wheel or hand building method. The piece you work on will be bisque-fired by the studio after you've finished with it, and after a week, you'll be able to pick it up. Once it's all finalized, you can come back to the studio to glaze it. It's a fun and artistic experience where you can have a great time working on a unique project with your date. Plus, you'll have your finished project to keep as a memory!
    Date Night Pottery Workshop (Fairfax)

    11215 Lee Hwy, Fairfax

    • Indulge in an exciting pottery workshop and learn pottery wheel basics or hand building techniques
    • Create your own projects with instruction and perfect your pottery masterpiece
    • Bring variety to date night with plenty of memories and pretty creations
    BOOK NOW ← Back
    3 positive reviews
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    Lincoln Assassination Tour

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    Journey back in time with your expert local guide to learn about the three-pronged attack designed to decapitate the U.S. Government. Shrouded in mystery, intrigue and conspiracy, the assassination of the 16th U.S. president has fascinated Americans and foreigners for nearly 150 years. Come along on this family friendly tour to meet the characters, walk the streets, and see the buildings where this great drama played out. Pass by the White House, U.S. Treasury, the site of Vice President Johnson’s Hotel, the Star Saloon, and the Ford Theater to relive the tragic night that changed the course of our nation’s history forever.
    Lincoln Assassination Tour

    Lafayette Square, Washington

    • Take a tour that will let you relive a tragic night that changed the course of our nation’s history forever
    • Experience the mystery, intrigue and conspiracy surrounding the assassination of the 16th U.S. president
    • Follow your expert local guide to the White House, Ford Theater, and other locations where the events played out
    • Learn about the three-pronged attack designed to decapitate the U.S. Government
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    3 positive reviews
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    Night Tour of DC

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    Washington D.C. is a showcase of some of the most majestic monuments and memorials in the country. With so much to see and so little time to waste, this is the perfect tour for you! Tailored to offer a historic journey through DC’s rich heritage in a quick and efficient way, this tour’s compact formula shows you the essential monuments, museums, memorials and the attractions that you cannot afford to miss, lit up in all their twilight glory! At each stop, your expert local guide will hop off your climate controlled bus with you to provide fascinating and relevant information about each moonlit memorial that you may have otherwise missed. Get the rare chance to watch history come alive in the night time on your trip to the Nation’s Capital!
    Night Tour of DC

    Archives Metro Station, Washington

    • Spend your time in DC effectively with this fully immersive yet time-saving moonlit tour
    • Enjoy an exciting narrated tour of Washington DC’s illuminated monuments aboard a climate controlled bus
    • Follow your guide through various monuments to hear fascinating and relevant commentary
    • Visit the Capitol Building, Martin Luther King Memorial, WWII Memorial, and the White House
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    6 positive reviews

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