7 Most Romantic Things to do in Atlanta

Atlanta is famous for its topnotch restaurants, colourful nightlife, vintage charm and thriving arts scene. Thanks to its wide variety for things to do from outdoor activities to prime entertainment and dining, it’s perfect for love birds. Whether you’re a local looking to woo your special someone or are just visiting, here are a few romantic things you can do in Atlanta that are nothing short of swoon-worthy.

7 Romantic Things to do in Atlanta

1. Dine at one of Atlanta’s world-class restaurants

Atlanta is home to some of the South’s best restaurants ready to pull out all the stops to make date night perfect for you and your special someone. Whether you’re looking for a romantic riverside evening or a sophisticated steak dinner, there are more than a few restaurants that fit the bill. Wondering about your options? Here are our picks for Atlanta’s most date night worthy restaurants.

2. Have an afternoon on the water at Lake Lanier

Lover of outdoor activities? How about an afternoon spent at one of America’s favourite lakes – Lake Lanier? Set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Lanier is scenically stunning and one of Georgia’s most beloved recreational areas. Grab a boat and embark on a fishing trip or kayak your hearts out. Whatever you do, be sure to stick around for sunset.

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3. Catch a concert at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Enjoy a moving performance at the famous Atlanta Symphony Orchestra tucked inside the Woodruff Arts Center. Whether you’re looking to treat your special someone to a Rachmaninoff symphony or a violin concerto, you’re set for an intimate evening and an incredible performance. Browse their schedule here and don’t forget a few pre-show drinks.

4. Spend the evening at Georgia Aquarium

At Georgia Aquarium there’s just as much allure for adults as there is for children and families. The aquarium is notorious for their evening events that cater to adults and make for perfect date ideas. For example, their Sips Under the Sea initiative involves cocktails and finger foods among your favourite sea creatures is a favourite for love birds.

5. Take Atlanta from above

Escape the hustle and bustle of Atlanta with a ride atop the SkyView Ferris wheel. With four turns around and 20 stories high plus sweeping views of downtown ATL, it truly is a romantic reprieve from the city below. Splurge for a VIP gondola; fitted with plush leather seats and see-through floors they are worth the price tag. And don’t forget to ask about any special date night offers.

6. Enjoy a picnic at Piedmont Park

Few things are more thoughtful, nostalgic and romantic than an afternoon picnic on a lush green lawn complete with fresh food, drink and each other’s company. Piedmont Park offers the perfect oasis for picnicking with 180 acres of manicured parkland in addition to the pristine Lake Cara Meer and gorgeous views of the downtown skyline. Pack a blanket, a bottle of wine, a fresh lunch and let the atmosphere take care of the rest.

7. Watch a show at Fox Theatre

Atlanta’s iconic Fox Theatre has been wowing since 1929. And is a favourite for couples for its vintage charm and uber-romantic atmosphere. The classic theatre goes far beyond its looks, however. On their lineup, you’ll find a wide range of comedy nights, musicals, dance performances and so much more perfect for a memorable evening of entertainment.

Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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