Welcome to Atlanta, capital of Georgia and historic home to Martin Luther King Jr. and other African-American leaders. The bustling city is actually a thriving business center filled with a wide selection of museums, parks, theatres, and its well-known Georgia Aquarium. There’s plenty do to everywhere you look; downtown Atlanta for tours, sports, business and fun and midtown Atlanta for arts and theatre. Those also hoping for a romantic getaway can also find it here in the city! From markets to parks and garden, we’ve listed the best romantic places in Atlanta, Georgia, to help you get started on planning your perfect weekend.
1. Terminal West
Couples who love music will definitely need to visit Terminal West! With the sweet sound of live music paired with the hip and energetic vibe of the crowd, you and your loved one are sure to have a fun sweet time in this spot. The venue is small yet intimate and clean and it has a bar for those who’d like a snack or drink while at the show. Tickets and parking are also affordable.
Address: 887 W Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5252
Website: Terminal West
2. Buford Highway Farmers Market
What better way to spend your romantic getaway in Atlanta than by prepping a sumptuous meal together? Pass by the Buford Highway Farmers Market (Market and Cafeteria) and spend the day shopping for groceries together. Couples are sure to enjoy going around this large market that has everything you’ll ever need. From other cultures to seafood to organic selections, this is the perfect place which makes buying groceries fun. In case you also get hungry along the way, Buford Highway Farmers Market has a cafeteria or food court that serves interesting food too.
Buford Highway Farmers Market
Address: 5600 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30340, USA
Website: Buford Highway Farmers Market
Opening hours: Everyday: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
3. Georgia Aquarium
Just as their saying goes “Experience the world beneath the waves”, couples looking for a little sea adventure (of course, by the windows), should go visit Georgia Aquarium! Home to thousands of sea animals in over gallons of water, this nonprofit showcases the beauty of the ocean and the aquatic animals that come with it. They also aim to entertain and educate the preservation of the ocean with their exhibits, programs, and guest experiences.
Address: 225 Baker Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA
Website: Georgia Aquarium
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sat - Sun: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Price: 33 USD for adults (ages 13 to 64), 29 USD for children (ages 3 to 12) and 31 USD for seniors (65 plus)
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4. Swan House at Atlanta History Center
Looking for a picturesque view? Have a fun and relaxing time with your loved one in the Swan House at Atlanta History Centre! Enter through their iconic blue doors and rediscover the world of class and culture in the house of Mr. And Mrs. Edward and Emily Inman. This enormous mansion will take you back in time and to a whole new world. The Swan house allows tours so be sure to take a lot of pictures while you’re at it.
Swan House at Atlanta History Center
Address: 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
Website: Swan House at Atlanta History Center
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Sun: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Price: 32 USD (Adult), 28 USD (Senior and Student)
5. Atlanta Botanical Garden
See the flowers in full bloom in the city’s very own Atlanta Botanical Garden. Take your special someone to this beautiful place and enjoy the events, exhibitions, and classes all brought to you by this lovely garden. It is located in the heart of Midtown and it includes 30 acres (12 hectares) of outdoor gardens and picturesque nature view. Those who love nature and garden will not be disappointed by this romantic place.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Address: 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309
Website: Atlanta Botanical Garden
Opening hours: Tues - Sun: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: 24 USD (Adult), 21 USD (Children ages 3-12), Free for children 3 and garden members
6. Piedmont Park
Located just northeast of Downtown Atlanta is the Piedmont Park. If you’re up for a relaxing time or picnic under the trees, this might be the place for you. This park also hosts a lot of fun outdoor activities every now and then. You can either go sightseeing or exercising around the area or strolling around with your dog. You can also catch the famous Green Market every Saturday morning. Here, you can experience live music while buying some fresh produce (and meats) of the local farmers. If that’s not enough, they also have some education programs that come in form of summer camps, field trips, and garden shows. Piedmont Park isn’t just your average park.
Address: 400 Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
Website: Piedmont Park
Opening hours: Everyday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7. Aisle 5
Jam and dance to the tasty tunes and brews in the heart of Little Five Points in Aisle 5! This venue is a bar and restaurant that not only serves the best food, but it also presents the best music through performances of different artists every week. Despite the crowds, couples will definitely have a lovely time in Aisle 5.
Address: 1123 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
Website: Aisle 5
Opening hours: Sun - Thurs: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Fri - Sat: 12: 00 PM - 12:00 AM
8. State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Another on this list is for those who love big crowds and full-blown performances (concerts and shows). Complete your Atlanta experience by catching a show in State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park with your loved one! There are plenty of shows to choose from and plenty to eat while you’re at it. You can also join the VIP club that comes with parking and other tour accesses for a hassle-free experience.
State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Address: 4469 Stella Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30342, USA
9. Oakland Cemetery
Although it might be hard to believe, the Oakland Cemetery is one the most scenic and relaxing places in the city. Couples can have a picnic and stroll in this wide-green space, along with many other locals and tourists. It is the oldest public park with a large number of oak and magnolia trees in the area. Overall, the place is quiet, beautiful, and hidden from the bustling city.
Address: 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
Website: Oakland Cemetery
Opening hours: Everyday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Price: Entrance is free; For guided tours: 12 USD (Adults), 6 USD (Children ages 6-17, Seniors ages 65 plus)
10. Nikolai's Roof
Spend a romantic night out and have dinner at Nikolai’s Roof! This sky high place does not only serve the finest meals but the finest views of the city - especially in the evening. Guests can request a table at the roof or in one of their floors (with glass windows). Start your vacation right and visit Nikolai’s Roof for dinner that is sure to impress!
Address: Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Website: Nikolai’s Roof
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: Above 61 USD
Find romance in Atlanta, Georgia
With numerous activities left and right in Atlanta, no doubt this city has become home to many adventures - even romantic ones! From parks to music venues to dinner spots, there’s definitely a place for all types of couples in Atlanta, Georgia. Let this list of romantic places be your guide and you’re sure to have a lovely time!
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