Whether you're hoping to book a romantic dinner for two, make memories with friends and family, or find the perfect gift, we've got some ideas to inspire how you celebrate the day.
Take a Walk in the Park
On display until February 29, PRISM: Winter Lights in Woodruff Park is free and open to all. Take a stroll through a light-based exhibit curated by Dashboard that features artists from across the country. Click here for complete information + the exhibit guide.
BONUS: Stop by the park Feb. 12-14 to pick up a Valentine card from one of the park's Artswap ATL mailboxes. Fill out a card and share it with a special person in your life! Details
Dine with a View
Classic standbys like The Sun Dial at the Westin Peachtree Plaza and Polaris at the Hyatt Regency offer exceptional 360-degree views of Downtown and beyond. If the weather is unseasonably warm, enjoy pints of bier and views of the Centennial Park District from the patio of Der Biergarten. For a gorgeous interior and views of bustling Peachtree Street just out the window, book a table at the recently-opened By George in the historic Candler Hotel. View our complete Downtown dining map here.
Make a Memory
For only-in-Atlanta experiences, look no further than Downtown's Centennial Park District neighborhood. Sample Coca-Cola products from around the globe at World of Coca-Cola, go "behind the sea"s at Georgia Aquarium, take a spin on SkyView Atlanta, and so much more. View the neighborhood map here, and view a roundup of District Valentine's Day events here.
Give a Gift
Plenty of Downtown Atlanta shops offer unique products that make great gifts. Order a bouquet from Flowers by Lucas in 100 Peachtree, pop into the Hub at Peachtree Center or the shops at CNN Center for Atlanta-centric goods, grab a bottle of wine from Castleberry Hill's Wine Shoe, or visit the stalls at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market for freshly baked treats, artisanal teas, and more. View our retail map here, and view Peachtree Center's gift guide here.
BONUS: Peachtree Center hosts a Valentine's Day celebration on the plaza - complete with a bouquet sale - on Friday, February 14 from 11:00-2:00. Details
Have an Experience
There's always something happening in Downtown. For live performances during Valentine's Day weekend, we recommend Slow Food at Theatrical Outfit, a show at Atlanta Magic Theater, and Terence Blanchard's performance at the Rialto Center for the Arts. Also happening that weekend: a Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure! For some Atlanta 101, a guided tour of the area can't be beat. View our event calendar here.