A carefully curated guide sure to make your next downtown Atlanta date unforgettable.


Begin with Brunch

What better way to kickstart your date than with everyone’s favorite meal: brunch! Whether you’re craving classic comfort food or something with a twist, downtown Atlanta has you covered. From the iconic Breakfast At Barney’s to the classic ABC Chicken and Waffles-Nitro Coffee Counter, there’s a brunch spot to satisfy every craving. Feeling adventurous? Don your chef’s hat and whip up some French toast together! Fuel up for a day packed with excitement and unforgettable moments.

Elevate Your Date with Art & Illusions

Did you know Atlanta is home to over 46 museums and exhibitions? Step into a world of wonder or learn the history behind this ever-growing city. Captivating rooms, mind-bending installations, and mesmerizing images await at the Museum of Illusions. Alternatively, embrace the intersection of culture and community at the renowned High Museum of Art. Whether you’re seeking enchantment or cultural enrichment, Atlanta’s museums offer the perfect backdrop for a memorable date filled with discovery and connection.

Get a Bird’s Eye View of the City Skyline

Looking for a date idea that will leave you on top of the world? Look no further than SkyView Atlanta, where romance meets breathtaking views. Perched nearly 20 stories above Centennial Park, the SkyView Ferris wheel offers an unforgettable experience. With its 42 climate-controlled gondolas, take in panoramic vistas of downtown Atlanta. For an extra touch of luxury, opt for the VIP gondola complete with Ferrari-style seats, a glass floor, and extended flight time. Conveniently located near many of Atlanta’s top attractions, SkyView Atlanta is the perfect addition to your downtown adventure. Soar to new heights and create memories that will last a lifetime with your special someone!


Sip, Sea, and Sway at Sound Waves

Start the night off right at Georgia Aquarium’s exhilarating Sound Waves Music Series! Every Friday evening, through May 31, join us for an unforgettable fusion of live music and aquatic atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the vibrant sounds of Atlanta’s local musicians, set against the backdrop of our stunning atrium enhanced with dynamic lighting and atmospheric elements. Plus, this series is included with general admission, so you’ll have access to explore the Aquarium’s captivating galleries, making it the ultimate date night destination. Don’t miss out on free parking and check out the full band line-up

Pro Tip:
Did you know you can purchase alcoholic beverages at the Aquarium? We offer a variety of beers, wine, and cocktails. Must be 21+ with valid ID to purchase.

Have a Romantic Dinner for Two

Keep the romantic vibes going! Look no further than the city’s iconic rooftop destinations, offering breathtaking views and unforgettable experiences. Start your evening at SkyLounge, with its contemporary city vibe and Southern charm, SkyLounge promises spectacular cityscape views in a chic bar and lounge setting. Recently featured in Forbes Travel Guide and, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic meal and soak in the skyline.

Alternatively, indulge in Atlanta’s culinary scene at The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View, located atop the renowned Westin Peachtree Plaza. This tri-level complex boasts an upscale restaurant, cocktail lounge, and observatory level, all offering unparalleled views of the city from 723 feet above.

For a laid-back, tropical vibe, channel your inner Jimmy Buffett at Margaritaville Atlanta. Turn your date night into a staycation with island-inspired cuisine, refreshing cocktails, and live music. Whichever destination you choose, these Atlanta hotspots promise to make your date night truly unforgettable.


Catch a Concert at State Farm Arena

Looking to add some excitement to your night? State Farm Arena is the place to be, where the stage is set for unforgettable performances! From legendary artists like Anita Baker to chart-topping sensations like Bad Bunny and Megan Thee Stallion, there’s a lineup that caters to every taste. Whether you’re into soulful melodies, infectious beats, or side-splitting comedy, the arena has something special in store for you. So grab your tickets, grab your date, and get ready for a night of entertainment you won’t forget.

Score a Second Date at Mercedez Benz Stadium

Need a winning idea to score a second date? Look no further than the electrifying atmosphere of Atlanta United matches at Atlanta’s renowned stadium – Mercedez Benz. Kick off your evening with and experience the excitement in the air as you and your date immerse yourselves in the world of soccer excellence. With thrilling matches and passionate fans, this event promises to be an unforgettable date night. So, lace up your sneakers and get ready to cheer on your favorite team while creating memories that will last a lifetime!


Georgia Aquarium is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Atlanta, Ga. that is Humane Certified by American Humane and accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Georgia Aquarium is committed to working on behalf of all marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care, and research across the globe. Georgia Aquarium continues its mission each day to inspire, educate, and entertain its millions of guests about the aquatic biodiversity throughout the world through its engaging exhibits and tens of thousands of animals across its eight major galleries.

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