From art to solo-dining, show yourself some love with these dates that are perfect for one!
In the immortal words of RuPaul, “if you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you going to love somebody else?!” Luckily for us ATLiens, there’s plenty of things you can do alone to give yourself the love that you deserve. From charming parks and walking trails to the best spots for solo-dining, keep scrolling for the best date ideas that you can (and should) happily do alone.
1. Take a stroll through Atlanta’s largest greenspace, Westside Park
Last year, the City of Atlanta opened Westside Park and it’s one of the most beautiful places to take a relaxing stroll. With an impressive reservoir pictured above, walking trails, meadows, public art, and more, head to Atlanta’s largest greenspace for an incredibly cute solo-date.
2. Treat yourself to a coffee and some house-plants at this cute coffeehouse
If you’re a coffee lover AND a plant parent then do we have a hotspot for you. The Victorian Atlanta in East ATL Village is one of the most unique places to get a cup of Joe in the city. Enjoy delicious local coffee from Bellwood surrounded by a lush selection of plants that are available for purchase. Click here for a full round-up of adored coffeehouses in Atlanta.
3. Explore the Atlanta Botanical Garden
The renowned botanical gardens in Piedmont Park, otherwise known as Atlanta Botanical Garden, is a great place to connect with nature and take in unbeatable botanical art. There’s an brand new exhibition on its way to the enchanting ground soon. Giant origami sculptures will soon take over the gardens for the entire summer. Click here for more information.
4. Eat at one of Atlanta’s best spots for solo-dining
Getting a reservation for a large group of people in Atlanta can be extremely difficult. Luckily, if you’re eating solo then you can grab a stool at the bar or score a smaller table. From incredible sushi to unbeatable Italian food. Check out a few recommendations for solo-dining below, the perfect treat for yourself, from yourself!
- Noni’s in Sweet Auburn
- Mary Mac’s Tea Room in Midtown ATL
- Ginya Izakay in Berkeley Park
- El Viñedo Local in Midtown ATL
5. Visit one of Atlanta’s incredible art museums
There’s a wealth of incredible art museums in and around Atlanta. The High Museum of Art boasts a wealth of must-see collections and exhibitions, perfect for an artsy wonder and introspective journey. Or you could try out the Atlanta Contemporary which is completely free of charge! For more ways to experience art for free in the ATL (including the High’s free days), click here.