11 Local Date Night Ideas

As married couples, we should always be making date nights a priority, but for some reason, holidays, birthdays, and special events make us more aware and more excited about having a date night!

If you’re in need of a date night or you don’t have plans yet for the next special occasion, try out some of these date night ideas. It doesn't matter where you go, just enjoy spending time together!

1. Atlanta Attractions

SkyView Atlanta

SkyView Atlanta is a huge ferris wheel next to Centennial Olympic Park. From the top of this ferris wheel, you get a great view of the city of Atlanta.

Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium is such a great experience! Walk through a tunnel under a huge aquarium filled with various fish and whale sharks. Plus, you can pop up into the middle of the home of the penguins.

Atlanta Zoo

Zoos are always a great date idea. Check out all of the animals at the Atlanta Zoo with your sweetheart!

Six Flags Over Georgia

My husband and I love going to Six Flags! Check out their website to find special events going on at the park.

Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier is not just a lake…They have water slides and lots of activities! Whether you want to relax on the beach or be active, this is a great spot for a date.

See Rock City

Although Rock City is a couple of hours away from Atlanta, this destination is worth the trek! You can hike through Rock City to see great views, and nearby, you can go way under to see Ruby Falls.

Find out more about Rock City HERE!

2. Tours

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Fernbank Museum is fun to explore, especially because of its huge dinosaur display!

Chick-Fil-A Corporate Office

Touring the Chick-Fil-A Corporate Office may not sound thrilling, but it is a great experience! If you love CFA (like me!), you’ll be amazed at their corporate office.

World of Coca-Cola

At the World of Coca-Cola, you can see their quick production line and even try sodas from all around the world!

3. Markets

Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market isn’t a typical market, but it is a local favorite! Ponce is fun for trying various coffees and foods, going shopping, and getting a nice view of Atlanta.

Find out more about Ponce City Market HERE!

Krog Street Market

Krog Street Market offers a variety of vendors!

Dekalb Farmers’ Market

The Dekalb Farmers’ Market is very unique. This market is represented by so many countries. You’ll find a ton of cultural foods here for great prices.

Local Markets

Find your local market to try out on the weekends!

4. Gardens

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens has so many different sections and types of plants to see.

Callaway Gardens

At Callaway Gardens, you can walk around to see the landscaping, but you can also bike the trails or even hang out by the lake!

5. Coffee Shops

Try having a nice simple date at a nearby local coffee shop!

OR go to a coffee tasting at Counter Culture in Atlanta!

6. Art Class


At Candlefish in Ponce City Market, you can learn how to make candles together!

Atlanta Clay Works

Learn how to make pottery at Atlanta Clay Works!

BE! Creative Arts Center

Create a couple of nice paintings together at the BE! Creative Arts Center!

7. Sports & Games

Top Golf

Ladies, we may not be huge fans of golf, but we know our guys love it. Top Golf is more than just golf! You can hang out and play in a more exciting atmosphere.

Escape Room

What’s more romantic than being locked in a terrifying room and trying to escape?? Go to an escape room in Atlanta!

Biking at Callaway Gardens

If you like to bike, biking through Callaway Gardens is a beautiful ride!

Biking at the Beltline

While biking through the Beltline, you’ll get to go on trails around Atlanta and make fun stops along the way!

Putt Putt at Ponce City Market

Playing Putt Putt at Ponce City Market is more than just putt putt. You get to go on the rooftop to play and hang out looking over the Atlanta Skyline!

8. Outdoors

Are you and your date adventurous? Try exploring outdoors!

9. Explore a Different Town


Try visiting the Alpine town of Helen.

Find out more about Helen HERE!


If you’re looking for a relaxed and cute town to explore, visit Dahlonega!


Senoia is home of the “Walking Dead” tv show! It’s a super small and cute town to hang out at for the day, especially if you’re a “Walking Dead” fan.


In Columbus, you’ll find a variety of coffee shops and restaurants as well as a nice walk along the river!

Warm Springs

Warm Springs is a small historical town that is easy to explore. There are trails nearby and small shops in the downtown area.

10. Festivals

Hummingbird Festival

The Hummingbird Festival is located in Hogansville. Lots of local food and handmade gift vendors come out during this festival.

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Check out a hot air balloon festival in Helen, Fayetteville, or in Pine Mountain at Callaway Gardens!

Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

Head over to the Chattahoochee Nature Center to see the Flying Colors Butterfly Festival.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Go to Piedmont Park in Atlanta to check out the Dogwood Festival. Experience art, music, and local vendors!

Taste of Atlanta

Try out local Atlanta restaurants all at once at the Taste of Atlanta! You may buy tickets and use them to purchase “tastes” of different foods.

11. Hiking & Nature Areas

There are so many hiking opportunities throughout Georgia! Check out any of these nature areas to get outdoors with your date.