10 Fun Things To Do in Atlanta for Couples
Known for its rich history, thriving food scene, Southern hospitality, and romantic setting, Atlanta is an incredible destination for couples. Whether you come in search of a quiet weekend away or an exciting adventure under the bright lights of the city, you’re sure to find it here and much more! To help you plan the ultimate couples getaway, we’ve compiled below a list of 10 fun activities that you can do with your special someone!
Take in the Sights from SkyView Atlanta
Soaring 20 stories above the city, SkyView Atlanta offers panoramic views of the downtown area and surrounding community. Outfitted with private climate-controlled gondolas, this famous Ferris wheel is the perfect place to snuggle up and take in the views of Atlanta’s skyline. With VIP packages available, you can even sign up for memorable experiences that include premium leather seating, glass flooring for a truly 360° view, and extra trips around the Ferris wheel. An added plus – a view of Olympic Park.
Stroll Along the Beltline
Built along a historic railroad line, the Atlanta Beltline is a 22-mile network of trails, walkways, and parks that connect a number of neighborhoods in the downtown area. Still under expansion, this outdoor space is an excellent point from which to explore Atlanta. You can easily wander (or bike) from neighborhood to neighborhood, checking out some of the city’s top attractions, including Ponce City Market, Piedmont Park, Krog Street Market, Tiny Doors ATL, and Westside Park, Atlanta’s newest and largest greenspace.
See a Show at Fox Theatre
Constructed in 1928, Fox Theatre is a historic and elegant mosque-like structure that was inspired by the ancient temples of Egypt and Spain. Originally designed by Atlanta’s Shriner Organization, the building served as a Movie Palace before it was converted into a live theater. Today, you can visit this elaborately decorated performance space to witness a variety of shows, including live music, dance recitals, comedic acts, and Broadway shows.
Step Back in Time at the Atlanta History Center
Founded in 1847, the city of Atlanta has played host to a number of significant historical events. From the expansion of the railway system to the Civil War, the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, and even the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, the city has played an integral role throughout U.S. history. To learn about these events and more, you can check out the Atlanta History Center, one of the city’s most popular museums.
Spend a Night in a Treehouse
This may come as a surprise to some, but Atlanta is home to a number of . Dispersed in and around the city, you’ll find a variety of dreamy, fairytale-like homes complete with rope bridges, swinging day beds, elaborate decks, and incredibly scenic views. A stay at any of these properties is sure to be unbelievably romantic!
Wander through the Botanical Gardens
Spanning more than 30 acres in the heart of Atlanta, the Botanical Gardens offer the perfect opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here you’ll find a number of indoor and outdoor collections, each featuring a variety of sculptures, floral arrangements, and water features. The facility is even known to host special events, such as live music cocktail nights, autumn festivals, holiday light displays, and floral springtime celebrations.
Put the Pedal to the Medal at the Porsche Experience Center
Atlanta is home to one of only seven Porsche Experience Centers worldwide. Here you’ll have the opportunity to not only view rare Porsche models up close, but you’ll also have the chance to step behind the wheel of one of them! For those who may be nervous about driving, there are demo drives that you can experience as a passenger, as well as computerized lab simulations.
Explore the City’s Cemeteries
While graveyards typically attract those in search of spooky encounters, the cemeteries in Atlanta are renowned not for their scare factor but for their beauty and historical significance. Spanning hundreds of acres, these cemeteries are home to stunning fountains, statues, walking trails, and historic homes. Some of the most popular spots include Oakland Cemetery, one of the city’s oldest graveyards; Westview Cemetery, the largest cemetery in the Southeast; and Mount Olive Cemetery, the final resting place for Atlanta’s first free Black communities.
Grab a Bite to Eat with a View
There are so many incredible rooftop restaurants and bars in Atlanta – it is, after all, a huge foodie destination! From luxurious fine dining to classy cocktail lounges, casual breweries, sports bars, and everything in between – you should have no problem finding a delectably scenic spot to grab a bite or a drink!
Embrace Social Justice at MLK National Historical Park
No trip to Atlanta would be complete without a visit to Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park. Encompassing a total of 35 acres, this park is home to several notable landmarks, including the childhood home of Dr. King, the church where he served as pastor, and The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change – a non-profit organization established by Mrs. King to preserve her husband’s legacy. Here you’ll have the opportunity to not only learn about Dr. King but you’ll also discover ways that you can continue to support his mission today.
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For more information on Atlanta and all that it has to offer, be sure to check out Discover Atlanta, the city’s official travel guide!
Check it out and start planning with these informational websites:
- SkyView Atlanta: https://www.skyviewatlanta.com/
- Atlanta Beltline: https://beltline.org/
- Ponce City Market: https://www.poncecitymarket.com/
- Piedmont Park: https://piedmontpark.org/
- Krog Street Market: https://krogstreetmarket.com/
- Tiny Doors ATL: https://tinydoorsatl.com/
- Westside Park: https://westsidepark-atl.com/
- Fox Theatre: https://www.foxtheatre.org/
- Tree House Trippers: https://treehousetrippers.com/treehouse-rentals-in-atlanta/
- Atlanta History Center: https://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/
- Porsche Experience Center: https://www.porschedriving.com/atlanta
- Botanical Gardens: https://atlantabg.org/
- Oakland Cemetery: https://oaklandcemetery.com/
- Westview Cemetery: http://www.westviewcemetery.com/
- Mount Olive Cemetery: http://buckheadheritage.com/mt-olive-cemetery-2/
- Eater Atlanta: https://atlanta.eater.com/maps/best-atlanta-rooftop-patios
- MLK National Historic Park: https://www.nps.gov/malu/index.htm
- Discover Atlanta: https://discoveratlanta.com/
Skyline restaurant – Jim Duckworth | AtlantaPhotos.com | ACVB
Sky view – Olympic Rings – Gene Phillips, Courtesy of ACVB & AtlantaPhotos.com
King Center – ACVB Marketing | Melissa McAlpine
Ponce City Market – ACVB Marketing | Silei Li
Oakland Cemetery – ACVB Marketing | Melissa McAlpine
Atlanta History Center – ACVB Marketing | Melissa McAlpine
Krog Market – ACVB Marketing
Atlanta BeltLine – Gene Phillips, Courtesy of ACVB & AtlantaPhotos.com
Fox Theatre – Gene Phillips, Courtesy of ACVB & AtlantaPhotos.com
Treehouse – Airbnb
All other photos – Annita Thomas