Romance is always in the air here in the ATL, with so many fantastic date ideas right on our doorstep. From the most beautiful restaurants in Atlanta to some fabulous plans and event’s for Valentine’s Day, keep on scrolling if you’re searching to impress this Feb 14, or are just searching for some quality Galentine’s Day plans!
Here are twenty five of the absolute best things to do this Valentine’s Day in and around Atlanta.
1. Hear the most romantic love songs like never before, surrounded by flickering candlelight
There’s nothing more romantic than the unbeatable combo of some love songs and candlelight. Luckily, the enchanting Candlelight series, that’s been taking Atlanta by storm, are setting up some Valentine’s Day concert specials specifically for the occassion. Check out our Valentine’s Day recommendations below or click here for the full line-up.
- Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special (Thurs Feb 9 & Tues Feb 14)
- Candlelight: Romantic Jazz (Fri Feb 10)
2. Enjoy some drinks at Atlanta’s premier immersive bar
If you haven’t heard, Illuminarium is an all-new immersive experience located on the Atlanta BeltLine, and it offers an adult-only nighttime escape with a live DJ, small bites, and a full bar. Watch trippy and unthinkable worlds come to fruition around you, and immerse yourself in all the fabulous exhibits on offer at one of Atlanta’s newest attractions. Click here to reserve your spot.
3-6. Eat out at one (or a couple) of Atlanta’s most romantic restaurants
Of course, the most popular way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is by making a reservation at one of Atlanta’s most romantic restaurants—and there’s absolutely no shortage. Check out some recommendations for this year below, or click here for our full round-up of fabulously romantic eats in and around the A.
- The Garden Room, Buckhead
- Atrium, Ponce City Market
- Lucian Books & Wine, Buckhead
- Canoe, Buckhead
7. Be mesmerized by Monet’s artworks, brought to life at this immersive exhibit
This unmissable 360º digital art exhibition invites you to step directly into the iconic masterpieces conjured up by Claude Monet during the impressionist painting movement. As one of the founding fathers, explore this important slice of art history and learn everything there is to know about the legendary French painter. Click here to get your tickets and impress your boo this Valentine’s Day!
8. Enjoy igloo dining at sunset on Ponce City Market’s rooftop
While we’re on the topic of dining, Ponce City Market are playing host to the ultimate Valentine’s Day date this February. Enjoy a luxe dining experience on their rooftop in your very-own private igloo. Watch the sunset or stargaze as you soak up that iconic view of the ATL skyline. Click here for more information.
9. Learn how to cook a perfect paella with your boo, alongside an expert chef
Although there are plenty of spectacular Spanish restaurants here in Atlanta, there’s one romantic experience that’s not to be missed if you’re a lover of cuisine from Spain. This fantastic paella-making workshop is a great way to bond over the creation of a delicious meal. Click here for more information and reservations.
10. Fall in love with this cupid-themed pop-up bar in Buckhead
The Blind Pig Parlour have become ATL-famous for their incredible pop-up bar experiences that take over the Buckhead speakeasy throughout the year. From tropical vibes in the summer to festive magic during the holidays, Valentine’s Day is no different, as the space annually transforms into ‘The Blind Cupid’. Click here for more information.
11. Spend the night at the Georgia Aquarium at their Valentine’s cocktail party
Did you know you can have a sleepover at the Georgia Aquarium? What’s even better, the adored Atlantan attraction will be hosting an unmissable cocktail party for Valentine’s Day, with the option to spend the night. Click here to find out more about this magical Valentine’s experience.
12-14. Plan the perfect coffee date at Atlanta’s cutest coffeehouses
If you want to keep things casual, or just fancy a coffee with some friends this Galentine’s Day, why not check out these adorable coffee shops in the A. From incredible seasonal specials to gorgeous interiors, check out some of our coffeehouse recommendations below. Click here for the full round-up.
- Read Shop by Merchant, Vinings
- Muchacho, Reynoldstown
- Urban Grind, Howell Station/Georgia Tech
15. Check out the Valentine’s Day event at the enchanting Monet exhibit, featuring live music
As mentioned above, the gorgeous Claude Monet exhibition is in A-Town and it’s so perfect for Valentine’s Day that they’re hosting a one-off event on Feb 14, featuring live, classical performances of the most romantic love songs. Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
16. Create some chocolate truffles to enjoy with your boo!
Another workshop to experience with your S.O. is this decadent offering at Second Self Brewing. Although not on Valentine’s Day, it makes for the perfect warm up or gift for the big day. Create your own chocolate truffles under the supervision of a pro. Click here to book your spot!
17. Step into a dazzling spectacle of light at the Fernbank Museum
Inspired by the surrounding nature, there’s an all-new light show in Atlanta that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. Wild Woods: AGLOW is Fernbank Museum’s winter light show, with several beautiful and interactive installations scattered around their forest. From fantastic and luminous fungi to totally mesmerizing pieces, click here for more information.
18. Let things get a little wild by paying a visit to Zoo Atlanta
With over 1,000 animals, the beloved Grant Park attraction is a great option for Valentine’s Day. See red pandas, flamingos, lions, pandas, and more at Zoo Atlanta, Georgia’s wildest attraction! Click here to get your tickets.
19-22. Get cozy at one of these heated patios with a fire pit!
With Valentine’s Day taking place in the winter, it might be a little chilly to spend your evening outdoors, unless you’re at one of these gorgeous patios in Atlanta with a fire pit. Check out our recommendations below or click here for a full round-up.
- Yebo Beach Haus, Buckhead
- Postino, Buckhead
- Barcelona Wine Bar, Inman Park
- 5 Church, Midtown
23. Head to Atlanta’s sexiest rooftop for their pop-up Valentine’s Day bar
Another Valentine’s Day pop-up worth checking out is the exciting offering from 5Church’s Virtue Rooftop at the Midtown location. Following a successful holiday pop-up, their keeping things festive by switching things up for the ultimate Valentine’s Day date. Click here for more information.
24. Do a fun-run in your undies for a good cause!
Eventide Brewing will be hosting this charming yet cheeky fun-run for charity on the Friday before Valentine’s Day (Feb 11). Proceeds will go towards those who are suffering from Neurofibromatosis (NF), a rare type of childhood tumor. So leave your inhibitions at the door and strip off for an unforgettable way to support this very important cause. Click here for more information.
25. Wrap up warm and enjoy this mystery picnic tour of Atlanta
There’s no better way to explore a city than through its food, and this romantic experience provides just that. Explore Atlanta with tastings and foodie experiences, collecting a spectacular picnic spread. Click here to make your reservation, and swoon your partner through food this Valentine’s Day.