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 date ideas range from budget-friendly to splurge-worthy.

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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.

Take a hike or stroll on one of Atlanta’s beautiful trails. Sweetwater Creek, Reynolds Nature Preserve and Stone Mountain Park are great options. Panola Mountain State Park is offering a Valentine’s Day Couples Hike, or walk through a secret garden at Pinker Times.

Go retro with a drive-in movie. Starlight Drive-In, The Springs Cinema and Taphouse and Plaza Theatre Drive-In have the latest releases as well as a few classics. Buckhead Village is hosting special Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day drive-in events.

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.

Enjoy some comedy – in person or virtually – with The Lasting Laugh at Elm Street Cultural Arts Village. This stand-up show will be presented live on February 13 and will also be available to stream through February 27.

Spend a Little More

Enjoy a cabaret from Atlanta Lyric Theatre. This virtual program of love songs will be available from February 12-14.

Take a gondola ride for two at SkyView Atlanta. The 20-story Ferris wheel has amazing views of the city.

Order takeout or delivery from HobNob Tavern, with locations in Dunwoody, Brookhaven and Alpharetta. Or pick up a Pasta Pair 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 12, with live music, bar, tapas menus and science demonstrations.

A Valentine’s Day Splurge

Enjoy a night in with Josh Groban. The award-winning musician will livestream a concert on February 14.

Experience a virtual wine tasting. Atlanta-based Terra Terroir provides you with a selection of wines, cheese and meat charcuteries; meet their sommelier on Zoom for a tasting session.

Explore the Georgia Aquarium after dark at “Sips Under the Sea” on February 12; the socially-distanced event will feature cocktails, music and food.

Go upscale with a gourmet meal. Kimball House in Decatur has a take-out menu and prepared meals. Aria has a special menu for curbside pickup, including meals for two.

Play Grownup 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.

Love Games

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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