Are you searching for a last minute boo before Valentine’s Day? Or have just met someone and have no idea what to do this February 14? Well don’t fret, Secret Atlanta has got you covered! From gorgeous coffeehouses to the most romantic restaurants in the A, check out these incredible first date ideas that are guaranteed to impress your S.O.
1-3. Keep things cute and casual at Atlanta’s favorite coffee shops
Lets kick things off with something casual. There are so many incredible coffeehouses scattered around the ATL, that one of our favorite first date ideas is a coffee date! Check out some recommendations below but don’t miss our full round-up.
- The Victorian/Bellwood, East Atlanta
- Chrome Yellow Trading Co., Old Fourth Ward
- Muchacho, Reynoldstown
4-6. Head out for a night of music at the enchanting Candlelight concert series
With so many things to do on Valentine’s Day here in the A, planning the perfect date can be a little stressful. The ultimate way to unwind this month is by taking your boo to one of the Candlelight concerts, which are all set to take over iconic ATL venues. There are even some Valentine’s Day specials, but don’t miss the whole line-up before you book!
7-10. Dine in pure awe at Atlanta’s most romantic restaurants
We recently updated our round-up of the most romantic restaurants in Atlanta. From a garden-themed wonderland in Buckhead to moody low-lit spots for cocktails and a bite to eat. Check out some recommendations below or view our round-up for more inspiration.
- The Garden Room, Buckhead
- Atrium, Ponce City Market
- Casi Cielo, Sandy Springs
- Canoe, Buckhead
11. Work on your very own street-art masterpieces at this interactive workshop
There’s nothing better to break the ice than a creative workshop, and L5P is home to this awesome ‘Paint and Sip’ offering, where you BYOB and learns the ins and outs of spray painting in one of the street art capitals of the states. Click here to book your tickets.
12-14. Delve into the best exhibitions on display across the ATL
If you, your boo, or both of y’all are art-lovers, then there’s no better place to be than A-Town. From the High Museum of Art to travelling exhibitions, here’s what we recommend if you’re searching to take your next date to see some art.
- Deana Lawson, High Museum of Art (until Feb 19, 2023)
- Monir Farmanfarmaian: A Mirror Garden, (High Museum of Art (until April 9, 2023)
- Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience, Exhibition Hub
15. Experience the immersive Monet exhibit, with a Valentine’s Day twist
As mentioned above, Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience is on display in Atlanta. However, the romantic exhibition will be hosting a special event for Valentine’s Day. Explore the exhibit while you enjoy live performance by the most talented musicians. Don’t miss out y’all! Book your tickets to avoid disappointment.
16. Come face-to-face with fascinating wildlife at Zoo Atlanta
We couldn’t think of a better first day than a trip to Zoo Atlanta. Discover Georgia’s wildest attraction, home to over 1,000 animals including lions, giant pandas, elephants, monkeys, and more. Click here to get your tickets.
17-20. Wind down at one of Atlanta’s favorite wine bars
From spectacular Spanish restaurants to unique wine bars across the A, we recently rounded up the absolute best places to enjoy a couple glasses of vino in and around Atlanta. Check out some of our recommendations below or view our full round-up, because wine not?
- Barcelona Wine Bar, Inman Park
- Postino, Buckhead
- Lucian Books & Wine, Buckhead