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Best spots to lock lips

The Washington Post Staff  |  Updated 02/09/2012

In buttoned-up Washington, displays of affection are rarely public. But out-of-the-way spots see plenty of action.

 

The Gibson

Washington, DC

The soot-colored walls, practically nonexistent lighting and heady cocktails all make this by-reservation pseudo-speakeasy one of the best places in town to steal a kiss - or maybe it's just the easiest. In a bar this dark, who'd notice?

 

Meridian Hill Park

Washington, DC

On a warm day, finding a spot around the waterfall at Meridian Hill Park is the start of a pleasurable afternoon getting to know each other. Hidden from the street but possessing an awesome view, the park has a way of setting the mood for a kiss. For a show, go on a Sunday in the spring or summer, when there's not just plenty of people-watching, but also the weekly drum circle, one of Washington's institutions. The impromptu performances continue from afternoon to around dusk.

 

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

Washington, DC

Every couple dreams of an island getaway; while it's not exactly Bora Bora, in the spring, this 88-acre island nature preserve is an escape within the city, an ideal place to set out a picnic and kiss a little.

 

The Spanish Steps

Washington, DC

Exploring Kalorama's rich Embassy Row and hidden museums is a wonderful way to pass a day, but no trek through the neighborhood is complete without a stop at this secluded set of steps and fountain built in the early 1900s. At the top, there's a little park with a view of some of the embassies; it always feels like finding a hidden treasure.

 

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