The perfect date is different for every couple. It might mean an extravagant candlelight dinner, a walk in a butterfly garden, or an evening of jazz. Whatever you choose, you can find it — and more — in Prince George’s County.


Take your date to one of these eight spots to find the romance of the region:


  1. Keep your eyes in the sky on a date at Lake Artemesia in Berwyn Heights. The bird-watching opportunities at the lake are top-notch, and you’ll get the chance to spot finches, orioles, ibis, and other local specimens. Bring your binoculars and a notebook to mark your findings.


  1. Learn something new together at the Merkel Farm Equestrian Center in Bowie, where you and your date can explore the miles of trails by horseback together. Book a group lesson or splurge for a private hour-long session.


  1. Start at the Watkins Nature Center in Upper Marlboro to get advice on the best spots for a romantic picnic in the park — then explore the butterfly garden and songbird feeding area. If you’re feeling young at heart, hop onto the historic Chesapeake Carousel.


  1. Reserve a table at Voltaggio Brothers Steak House, created by celebrity-chef brothers, in National Harbor for a meal that merges nostalgia and modernity. Dine on iced shellfish, Petrossian caviar, and wood-fired steaks.


  1. Get on the water for a picture-perfect tour of the Potomac with your favorite paddling partner. Join Monumental Boat Tours for a private, two-hour trip along the water.


  1. Book a ticket for an event at The Clarice at the University of Maryland. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to catch a jazz showcase, string performance, or dance recital to kick off the perfect date night.


  1. Make your morning together more intentional with brunch at Cori’s Modern Kitchen + Bar. You can order a crab-stuffed omelet, Belgian waffles, and a smoked salmon benedict — all while enjoying your favorite mimosa combination.


  1. Taste test some of the nation’s best wines at Robin Hill Farm in Brandywine. The winery has been family-owned and -operated for over 55 years, and you’ll find both romance and charm on your visit.


Find more Prince George’s County restaurants where you can enjoy a date night with someone special.


Be sure to confirm hours of operation before visiting each location.