Are you looking to have more creative dates in Atlanta? Look no further than this list, because whether you’re looking for romance, action, silliness, skill-building, or anything in between, these fun things to do are sure to drum up some loving feelings and make memories!
Shake the dust off a “typical” date with some of these active date ideas:
- Try leisure sports like bowling at Painted Pin or the driving range at Top Golf. Both places offer food, drinks, and plenty of places to relax between rounds.
- Drive fast sports cars on a closed-course at the Porsche Driving Experience; also available are facility tours, a simulated course, and fine dining.
- Fly high above the skyline in a helicopter ride over Atlanta or Stone Mountain.
- Fly even higher by going skydiving! Get trained and fly tandem at Atlanta Skydiving Center or Skydive Atlanta. (You can also try indoor skydiving at iFly!)
- Try target practice at the shooting range. Work on your hand-eye coordination while testing your skills in one of Atlanta’s many ranges.
- Get dirty with paintball and turn your love’s jumpsuit into a splattered work of colorful art.
- Ice skate hand-in-hand at one of Atlanta’s many pop-up ice skating rinks when the weather gets frosty.
Take a class
Learning something new is a great way to bring new energy into the relationship. Consider these ideas:
- Create unique, glassblown art for your home at studios like Decatur Glassblowing, Janke Glass Studio and Atlanta Hot Glass; you’ll always remember the experience and have a keepsake.
- Channel the movie Ghost and get behind a pottery wheel during classes at Mudfire Studio, or buy and paint pottery at All Fired Up or Art & Soul Studio.
- Learn to cook cuisine like sushi, curry, hand-rolled pasta, and more at cooking schools like Irwin Street Cooks, the Cook’s Warehouse, and the Homestead Atlanta.
- Go for a spin with dance lessons in salsa, ballroom, kizomba, or even bellydance at schools like Dance with Me Buckhead, International Dance Studios, and Tango Bohemia.
- Brandish a paintbrush at a place like Sips N Strokes for a guided art lesson where you can also bring and sip wine. You’ll be surprised how nice it looks at the end!
Arts and sciences
Feeling a little fancy? Head on over to the theatahhh or other venues like these:
- Enjoy a little Broadway in Atlanta at venues like the Fabulous Fox Theater, 7 Stages, Variety Playhouse, the Alliance Theater, Synchronicity, Shakespeare Tavern, and more.
- Spend an evening surrounded by music at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
- Museum visits after-hours are super fun at the High Museum’s Friday Jazz and Frequency Friday events, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s Fernbank After Dark event, and the Georgia Aquarium’s Sips Under the Sea All feature music, light bites, and no kids.
- Stroll through nature at Atlanta Botanical Garden, taking in beautiful, in-season plants and flowers, stunning sculptures, and skyline views of the city.
Participate in these activities if you’re ready to be a team player, take chances, and have a good time:
- Sing your heart out at karaoke; check out venues like Mary’s, Star Community Bar, Metro Cafe Diner, FamFam Private Room Karaoke Club, Punch Bowl Social Atlanta, and Happy Karaoke.
- Test your trivia knowledge at local pubs like The Albert, Manual’s Tavern, Diesel Filling Station, The Nook on Piedmont Park, and Joe’s on Juniper.
- Play midway games and mini-golf at Skyline Park, located on the roof of Ponce City Market.
- See if you can get out of an escape room (be sure you’re not claustrophobic first!).
Atlanta is known for its delicious food, so be sure to whet your palate with some of these choices:
- Raise a glass at one of the many wine tastings around town, including City Winery, Wine Shoe, Perrine’s Wine Shop, and Purple Corkscrew Wine Shop & Tasting Room. You can also take a day trip to tour some of North Georgia’s wineries.
- Indulge in Atlanta’s excellent brunches, some of which include Sun in My Belly, West Egg Cafe, Sweet Auburn Seafood, and Slutty Vegan.
- Do a taste tour of Buford Highway, delighting your tastebuds in all the authentic Mexican, Korean, Japanese, and Central American (and more!) food you can handle.
Atlanta has plenty of spas for massages, facials, aromatherapy, and tons of other self care, including:
- Melt your stress away at Jeju, a 24-hour traditional Korean spa with steam rooms, scrubs, hot saunas, cold pools, and hot whirlpools.
- Book a couple’s massage at an accessible shop like Massage Envy.
- Splurge at the spas at the Waldorf Astoria Spa; find your shared bliss in custom skin treatments, aromatic baths, exfoliation, and massage.
These fun ideas don’t cost a penny:
- A park like Candler Park, Grant Park, Piedmont Park, Perkerson Park, or Chastain
- Bike riding
- Free outdoor movies
- Enjoy the Atlanta BeltLine
- Self-guided Atlanta street art walking tours