Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas in Atlanta
Valentine’s Day is all about love! Whether you celebrate on February 14 or any day of the month, set aside some time to spend with your special someone. These Valentine’s date ideas range from budget-friendly to splurge-worthy.
A Budget-Friendly Date
Watch a romantic movie on your favorite streaming service. Try one of these oldies: “Casablanca,” “An American in Paris” or “To Catch a Thief.” For a more modern take, watch “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Allied,” “Always Be My Maybe” or “Isn’t it Romantic.”
Explore the Atlanta BeltLine and its everchanging artwork. Stop for a bite along the way – Ponce City Market or Krog Street have plenty of choices.
Go retro with a drive-in movie; Starlight Drive-In has the latest releases, as well as a few classics. The Springs Cinema and Taphouse have unique programming, including showings of “Casablanca” and “Bridges of Madison County.”
Cook together. Prepare a meal together using a ready-to-cook kit from Publix or Fresh Market. Feeling adventurous? Try a new recipe, like cheese fondue, salmon burgers or paella.
Spend a Little More
Take a gondola ride for two at SkyView Atlanta. The 20-story Ferris wheel has amazing views of the city.
Order HobNob Tavern, with locations in Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Atlantic Station, Alpharetta and Vinings. Or pick up a Marco’s Meal for Two from Maggiano’s Little Italy; there are three locations in metro Atlanta.
Paint together with to-go kits from Sips n Strokes. Each kit has a canvas, paint, brushes and instructions.
Head to Fernbank Museum for their After Dark event on February 9, with activities, exhibits and more for an electrifying night.
A Valentine’s Day Splurge
Treat yourself and your loved one to an unforgettable experience in a Valentine’s Day igloo with a five-course menu, wine, roses and more at The Roof at Ponce City Market.
Reserve a night for the two of you at Terra Terroir with a four-course menu, including dessert and wine pairings.
Explore the Georgia Aquarium after dark at “Sips Under the Sea” on February 14; the event will feature cocktails, music and food.
Go upscale with a gourmet meal. Head to Lazy Betty for an elevated 6-course or 8-course meal. Bacchanalia has four courses or a prix fixe menu. Order food from Storico Fresco; or grab a group of friends to book a kitchen table for a pre-fixe menu.
Play games at The Painted Pin. At this upscale boutique bar, you and your date can enjoy signature cocktails, food and a selection of games like bowling, skee ball, giant Jenga and more.
Have a themed date with Date Night in a Box. Each box includes interactive activities, snacks or mixers and a dinner menu and recipes; order on a one-time basis or subscription.
Start a conversation. Search online for “conversation starters for couples,” choose a few options, silly or serious, and write them on cards. You may learn something new about your spouse!
Play a board game. Fog of Love is designed for couples; you each create and play characters who meet, fall in love and try to make a relationship work.
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