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20 Totally Killer and Uber Romantic Date Ideas in Atlanta, Georgia

Looking for date ideas in Atlanta? First, let me congratulate you! You made it to a date night which likely means you braved the internet dating scene. 


Kudos. Now You just need to get yourself into a legit date setting to see where things go and Atlanta might just be one of the most romantic places to be for said date night (or day depending on your vibe).


Atlanta is an incredible city that I fell in love with so much after visiting last October that, I picked up from six hundred miles away and moved here. Talk about the feels right?


I’ve spent the last seven months here single. Needless to say, I’ve been getting around town. Want to save on some of these places? Check out what Groupon is offering in Atlanta


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Date ideas in Atlanta


Date Ideas in Atlanta, Georgia


No matter what your date vibe is, this list of date ideas in Atlanta has something for everyone from strolling through the cemetery to shopping at Dior.


And unlike some other mega lists, I’ve personally been on a date to each one of these spots.


Day Dates

The Walking Dead filming locations Christa Thompson
At the Atlanta skyline with Charlie my guide and of course my little walker.


Atlanta Movie Tours – If you love film and call yourself a fan of titles like; The Walking Dead, The Hunger Games, Divergent, Spiderman, Captain America and many more, then you would love taking a film tour with Atlanta Movie Tours. Check out my review of them here.


Buford Farmer's Market, Date ideas in Atlanta
Buford Farmer’s Market, photo Christa Thompson 2016


Buford Farmer’s Market – This is such an interesting place to visit. Home to imports from around the world, this giant market will leave you intrigued and perhaps bringing home some exotic things.


Oakland Cemetery, photo Christa Thompson 2016, Date ideas in Atlanta
Oakland Cemetery, photo Christa Thompson 2016


Oakland Cemetery – One of my favorite (and first) date ideas in Atlanta was its historic cemetery, built in 1850, is a showplace of sculpture and architecture.


It’s a stunning place to visit in nice weather with its botanical preserve, ancient oaks, and magnolias.


Six Feet Under, Photo Christa Thompson 2016, Bloody Mary, Date ideas in Atlanta
Six Feet Under, Photo Christa Thompson 2016


Six Feet Under – Just across from the Oakland Cemetery is Six Feet Under where you can make your own Bloody Mary at their Bloody Mary Bar and enjoy a mix of American and seafood dishes.


Swan House, Date ideas in Atlanta
The Swan House photo Christa Thompson 2016


Swan House – Built in 1928 and located in the Atlanta History Center, the Swan House was home to Edward and Emily Inman.


Its well-preserved property and stunning exterior make it a super romantic setting for any day date. It was also the setting for President Snow’s Capitol Party in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.


Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Date ideas in Atlanta
Atlanta Botanical Gardens, photo Christa Thompson 2016


Atlanta Botanical Gardens – The gardens are always hosting a special show.


It’s home to the Kendeda Canopy Walk, a 600-foot-long (180 m) skywalk that leads visitors to through one of the city’s last remaining urban forests from around 40 feet in the air in the treetops of the Storza Woods.


The skywalk extends from a bluff in the Garden into the branches of oaks, hickories and poplars. The woodland gardens below are home to various lighting events as well.


Porsche Experience Center Atlanta
Photo: Porsche Experience Center Atlanta


Porsche Experience Center Atlanta – Supercharge your driving skills at the Porsche Experience Center where you can drive full speed ahead. A cool surprise for the heavy-footed in the relationship.


My guy recently got to experience this one for himself and wow! The thrills were real! Their 1.6-mile circuit is designed to take you, the driver, on a tour of Porsche’s performance.


From the kick plate to the off-road circuit, he was able to experience the unique capabilities of Porsche. I mean, where can you go into launch mode, drift, off-road and put the pedal to the metal? 


A Lot to do in One Place


Ponce City Market  – I love Ponce City Market with its open-air setting and indoor food court of boutique restaurants for every palette.


Mercury at Ponce City, Date ideas in Atlanta
Mercury, photo Christa Thompson 2016


Mercury – If you’re looking for a unique place to grab a casual, you have to check out the Mercury at Ponce City Market.


Such a cool retro vibe happening there, you will definitely be impressing your date with this one. Especially if they have an artistic edge.


The Tap Ponce City
The Tap, photo Christa Thompson 2016


The Tap – I love The Tap. You can walk right up and get one of their amazing beers or even wine, on tap! They also sell pretty decent wine by the bottle.


A cool way to have a social drink while checking out Ponce City Market.


Skyline Park, Date ideas in Atlanta
Skyline Park, photo Christa Thompson 2016


Skyline Park, Christa Thompson
Skyline Park, photo Christa Thompson 2016


Skyline Park – Home to one of the best views in the city, Skyline Park is a rooftop carnival where you can enjoy at any age.


Of all the date ideas in Atlanta, this may be one of the most unique and unexpected for me.


Super Classy


Atlas, photo Christa Thompson 2016
Atlas, photo Christa Thompson 2016


Atlas, photo Christa Thompson 2016


Atlas – If you’re looking to class it way up, there’s an amazing restaurant at the St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead. I especially love its charming patio seating with fire pits and bar service.


St. Regis Hotel Buckhead
St. Regis Hotel Buckhead, photo Christa Thompson 2016


St. Regis Hotel Buckhead
St. Regis Hotel Buckhead, photo Christa Thompson 2016


St. Regis – The St. Regis is one of the nicest hotels in Atlanta. It’s a great place to meet for a casual drink or lunch in the afternoon if you’re not already going to Atlas.


Dior Buckhead
Dior, photo Christa Thompson 2016


Shopping in Buckhead – If you want to impress, why not go shopping in Buckhead. With stores like Dior, L’ Occitane and Jimmy Choo.


Fox Theater, Atlanta Georgia,
Outside of the theater / Photo Copyright Christa Thompson 2016


The Fox Theatre – This stunning historic theater in the heart of Midtown Atlanta is home to stage shows from around the country.


Fox Theater, Atlanta Georgia,
Inside the incredible Fox Theater / Photo Copyright Christa Thompson 2016


With both theatrical performances and tours given, it’s a perfect spot for a unique date.


Good Eats


The W Hotel Buckhead
The W Hotel Buckhead, photo Christa Thompson 2016


The W Hotel Buckhead – I love this hotel. I love the decor and especially the rooftop Whiskey bar. This is a fun spot if you’re looking to dress up and enjoy drinks.


The W Hotel Buckhead, Date ideas in Atlanta
The W Hotel Buckhead, photo Christa Thompson 2016


Plus, if you have too many drinks, you can always get a room.


Vortex Midtown
Vortex, photo Christa Thompson 2016


Vortex Bar and Grill – A unique burger/dive bar spot in Atlanta offering plenty to talk about over dinner.


With menu items like “big naked weenie” “triple bypass burger” and “omfg burgers” there’s certainly something for every hunger type. 21 years old and up only.


Del Frisco's Grille
Del Frisco’s Grille, photo Christa Thompson 2016


Del Frisco's Grille
Del Frisco’s Grille, photo Christa Thompson 2016


Del Frisco’s – This American restaurant, bar and grill is a great spot for its ambiance. Great food too and in the center of Buckhead.


South City Kitchen
South City Kitchen, photo Christa Thompson 2016


South City Kitchen
South City Kitchen, photo Christa Thompson 2016


South City Kitchen – Also in the center of Buckhead, the South City Kitchen offers southern food with a modern flare. Great cocktails and service make this ambient setting a perfect spot for date ideas in Atlanta.


Fogo de Chao – Pricey but worth it. Here you get your meat served on a sword. And not just any meat, but Brazilan steakhouse meats.


With items like steak, chicken, lamb, and pork along with a gourmet salad bar, there’s something for every taste. It’s also a very nice setting.


There are loads of things to do in Atlanta. These date ideas in Atlanta should totally get you started. I’ll be adding more and more to the list as I continue to explore this incredible city which I now call home.

Christa Thompson

Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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