This year you may not have time to go on a Valentine’s date night with your significant other, or may opt to including the kids in the fun. Here are some “kid date” ideas to celebrate the month of love. Have a night away from the kids? Here is some fresh date night inspiration. 

Walk The BeltLine

Walk, bike or run the 22-mile trail that connects many Atlanta neighborhoods. Admire murals, search for the Tiny Doors and stop for a treat at Krog Street Market or Ponce City Market along the way.

Go Ice Skating

Practice your twists and twirls or improve on last year’s moves at these outdoor ice skating rinks around Atlanta. Call before visiting to check for hours and weather changes.

Hop on an Atlanta Streetcar

You don’t have to visit New Orleans or San Francisco to experience the fun of street cars, take a ride on the loop and visit the playground at Woodruff Park.

See a Show

In February, see a show at the Alliance Theatre, Center for Puppetry Arts and more listed in our calendar. 

Play in the Snow

Be transported to a wintry vacation state with snow tubing, snow slides, ice skating and more at License to Chill Snow Island at Lake Lanier’s Margaritaville (through Feb. 23). Or race down the snow-tubing slopes at  Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park (through Feb. 23).

Visit a Garden

Valentine’s Day is traditionally all about flowers so why not visit a garden to see some? Visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s children’s garden or the Woodlands Garden tucked in Decatur. Road trip to Callaway Gardens or Gibbs Gardens. 

Visit a Jump Place

Let kids burn off all of the sweets. These indoor play places and trampoline parks will keep the kids bouncing.

Visit the Zoo

There’s always something happening at Zoo Atlanta, where kids can see – and learn about – all types of animals.

Have a Sweet Treat

Even though your kids will be overloaded with sugar, you may still want to take them for a special treat. Visit the Sprinkles ATM at Lenox Square Mall where they can see cupcakes dispense or visit one of these ice cream shops on our list of favorites.

Attend a Valentine’s Day Dance

Many community centers around Atlanta are hosting special dances. We compiled a list of some of the best. 

Enjoy a Special Meal

We have a list of some of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Atlanta, choose from one of these for a special mom and son or dad and daughter lunch or dinner date.

Visit a Museum

These picks are both having Valentine’s Day-themed programs: Children’s Museum of Atlanta (Feb. 14) and Atlanta History Center (Feb. 10)

Get Artsy

Check out these open studios and drop-in art classes in metro Atlanta where your kids can unleash their inner Matisse.

Go Hiking

Step outside and experience nature –there are so many beautiful places for easy hikes near Atlanta. Try these out next time you’re looking for free and cheap fun with the kids.

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