Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I have teamed up with Rebekah at The Straight Arrow to bring you guys some date ideas for Valentine’s Day. These are all date ideas in and around Atlanta, but you can apply these ideas anywhere. Just because the title says Atlanta, it doesn’t mean these only apply to Atlanta!
1) Have dinner at Bacchanalia. I have yet to have dinner here (it’s expensive and romantic) but it is on our list of places to have an anniversary dinner. We will be heading to Cape Cod for our first anniversary, but we will be eating here soon. What makes this place special? It has a prix fixe menu for a set price.
2) Go to a show at The Fox Theatre. We have been to a few things at The Fox and it is just magical. I absolutely love The Fox. There are tons of shows that come to the Fox, including musical acts or comedians. We have seen George Lopez and are seeing Jerry Seinfeld there.
3) Take a day trip up to the mountains. I know I have mentioned the mountains before, but you can go visit the mountains anytime you want if you live in Atlanta. It’s only about an hour away from the city. The mountains hold such a special place in my heart, and I absolutely love that I can see them anytime I want.
4) Go to Piedmont Park or Centennial Park and walk around. There is something so special about being in the center of the city and both of these parks are great places to go walk around or go for a picnic. Piedmont Park is huge, and you can go multiple times and always go somewhere different. I just love that about our city. Centennial Park also has the Skyview Ferris Wheel for great views of the city and downtown.
Now, it’s Rebekah’s turn:
1| Go to the wineries in Dahlonega. David and I love them and go up as often as possible. The two wineries I would recommend are Monteluce and Wolf Mountain. They are about an hour and 15 minutes outside the city, but totally worth the drive. The views and grounds are beautiful, the wine is really very good, and the flights are very affordable ranging from $12-$20. It’s the perfect little romantic getaway. Plus all the wineries have great restaurants so you can have a romantic meal and sober up for your drive home!
2. Hike Stone Mountain. It is the perfect way to get in some exercise together on Valentine’s Day. Plus, if you time it right, you can enjoy the beautiful sunset and views of the city when you get to the top. David and I once did it with a small bottle of champagne and some Godiva chocolates in a backpack to enjoy when we got to the top while watching the sunset. While we weren’t the only ones up there, it was still a wonderful and romantic date.
3| Go to Holeman & Finch for dinner. I’m a big fan of H&F, not only for their famous burgers (which are worthy of all the hype in my humble opinion), but also because of their fantastic cocktails. The bartenders are truly artists and their goal is to bring the art back into cocktails. I’m not making this up, I actually took one of their bartending classes and they take this stuff seriously. Their cocktails are unique and bold with interesting combinations of flavors that won’t leave you disappointed. Plus they serve the burger all the time now, so no need to wait in the craziness that was the 10pm burger.
4| Go to Decatur for dinner and drinks. Decatur is my favorite place to spend a night out. The bars and restaurants are all great and conveniently all within walking distance of one another. Plus they are all small and quaint enough to give you the intimate feel while on your date unlike larger establishments in town. Like Holeman & Finch, most of the bars in Decatur take bartending seriously and make wonderful cocktails. Places I would recommend for drinks: Leons, Paper Plane, No. 246, Cakes & Ale. I also highly recommend No 246 for dinner, but really you can’t go wrong with any of the previously listed palces.
5| Have dessert at Cafe Intermezzo. With several locations around the city, famous desserts, and an intimate atmosphere, Cafe Intermezzo is the perfect date spot for Valentine’s day. Cozy up over some decadent coffee or dessert and simply enjoy one another’s company.
Check out Rebekah’s blog.