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Best Things to Do for Couples in Atlanta

Whether you’re looking to enjoy some rest and relaxation or to explore the nightlife and hot spots, Atlanta is the perfect place for couples to get away. Take a day trip, plan a romantic weekend or a longer vacation – there are so many things to do for couples in Atlanta.

Take a Tour of Atlanta

Couples can explore the city by taking a tour of Atlanta
If you’re feeling adventurous, discover Atlanta by bike. (📷: Bicycle Tours of Atlanta)

Whether you’re visiting Atlanta or have been here for a while, there is always something new to explore, see and learn about this city. Take a tour of Atlanta via bicycle, Segway or electric car. Learn more about our rich history and culture or discover the vibrant street art scene together.

Take To the Skies

Enjoy a romantic evening in the sky with unforgettable views. (📷: Prestige Helicopters)

Grab your special someone and take to the skies with a Prestige Helicopter tour. The jaw-dropping views are something you won’t want to miss during this one-of-a-kind experience. Tours take you through Buckhead, Downtown, Stone Mountain and more.

Plan a Relaxing Getaway

If you and your partner have been on the grind, maybe a relaxing getaway is in order. Check out these 10 getaway ideas in Atlanta. Also, Atlanta offers a variety of world-class spas and unique spa treatments to ensure a refreshing and relaxing stay.

It’s All Fun and Games

Couples can enjoy fun and games on The Roof at Ponce City Market
It’s all fun and games on The Roof at Ponce City Market. (📷: Joleen Pete)

Let your inner child out for a day of play at one (or more) of Atlanta’s unique venues for gaming and playing. For a fun date day or night, head to The Roof at Ponce City Market for carnival style games paired with cocktails and appetizers or tee off at Topgolf or Puttshack for tech-infused minigolf. In the winter, you’ll find several outdoor ice skating rinks or you can try out duck pin bowling, Skee-ball, Ping Pong and other fun games at The Painted Pin or it’s sister location The Painted Duck.

Enjoy the Arts

If you and your partner enjoy the arts, then Atlanta is a great place to be because the city is home to a world-renowned symphony orchestra, ballet, museums and more. There is plenty of opportunity to view Broadway shows at the Fox Theatre. Visit Woodruff Arts Center for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art and Alliance Theatre or visit the Atlanta History Center for a combination of art, architecture and history. 

In addition to the museums and arts centers, Atlanta is home to many festivals including some top art and music festivals. Don’t miss:

Brunch with the Best of ‘em

Find the best brunch spots for couples throughout Atlanta
Treat yourselves to brunch at Atrium. (📷: Luke Beard)

Brunch is arguably the best meal there is. Enjoy breakfast and lunch favorites while sipping your favorite cocktail. There are so many memorable brunch locations throughout the city. Choose from the best brunch spots in Atlanta.

Unique Grown-up Things to Do at Atlanta Attractions

Sips Under the Sea makes for a unique and romantic date night for couples
Sips Under the Sea makes for a unique and romantic date night.

Sips Under the Sea is a unique, themed cocktail party at Georgia Aquarium for guests 21+. This popular after-hours event offers a live DJ, cocktails, dining options and access to the main galleries. Visit the Georgia Aquarium website for dates and themes.

Young professionals should consider HIGH Frequency Fridays on the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m. at the High Museum of Art. Take in the museum’s collection, create a piece of art and participate in a docent-led tour while enjoying music and more. Admission is free with general admission but advanced ticket reservations are required. If jazz is more your vibe, visit The High on the third Friday evening of each month.

Young professionals should also visit Fernbank Museum of Natural History on the second Friday of each month for Fernbank After Dark — a unique after-hours experience for adults ages 21+. The event includes live music, full bars, tapas, science demonstrations and museum exhibits. Guests are encouraged to buy tickets online. 

Sports Fans

If you and your boo are big into sports, you’ll no doubt want to head to a game. Bring friends and host a tailgate or visit one of Atlanta’s top sports bars like STATS Brewpub or Hampton + Hudson. For something special, take a VIP guided tour of the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame and then grab lunch Downtown.

Attend a Festival

There are festivals in Atlanta for every interest. The city hosts some of the best art festivals in the nation as well as hosting a wide variety of music festivals featuring everything from blues to hip-hop to jazz. In addition, there are several annual food and drink festivals featuring beer, wine, ice cream, BBQ, pizza and more. 

Check out our ultimate list of date night ideas for more fun things to do as a couple in Atlanta.

Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the family travel and lifestyle blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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