Romance in Georgia

  • Crème Brûlée at MAYA Steaks & Seafood, Sandy Springs

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and it’s time for Mom and Dad to plan a sitter and begin thinking about how to celebrate. Since hubby and I make the effort to take an overnight date once a month, we have plenty of ideas for you. Here are four of our favorite places to escape as a couple.

Horseback riding at Barnsley Resort in Adairsville
Horseback riding at Barnsley Resort in Adairsville

Adairsville. One of my favorite romantic escapes in Georgia is at Barnsley Resort. They have an onsite Fairy Godmother (her REAL title) whose job is to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences; she comes equipped with a menu of options for romantics looking for something over the top. Impress your love with cozy cottage accommodations with fireplaces and private romantic dining options.

The Valentine’s Weekend package includes a carriage ride, chocolate truffles, four-course gourmet meal and $100 credit toward activities such as spa treatments, horseback riding or golf. Hubby and I enjoyed this package about two years ago, and I always think of it fondly.

The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain
The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain

Pine Mountain. The Lodge and Spa at Callaway is a luxurious resort adjacent to Callaway Gardens. Our family visited in winter. We roamed the resort grounds, hiked and picnicked at Callaway Gardens, lingered long hours in our spacious suite, and dined in-house. It was the perfect winter escape for us: relaxing, tranquil, and peaceful.

I love that they are offering a Little Lovebirds Package that is perfect for families. The package includes one two-bedroom suite with private balconies; $100 culinary credit to Piedmont Grille; four tickets to the Birds of Prey exhibit at Callaway Gardens; one family-friendly movie with DVD player in-room; champagne and strawberries amenity for the adults, and s’mores and milk for the little ones; de-stressing couples massage for adults, and cupcake manicures and pedicures for the little ones.

The indoor pool at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead.
The indoor pool at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead.

Buckhead Atlanta. Buckhead is filled with shopping and restaurants that exude romance. To cap the night, try a stay at Mandarin Oriental, Atlantaone of the sexiest hotels I’ve ever stayed in! Or cozy together at Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. They are celebrating 14 Days of Chocolate and a Romance Package featuring deluxe accommodations for one evening, breakfast for two in The Café, a bottle of chilled sparkling wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, rose petal turndown and overnight valet parking. Did I mention the heated pool is one of the best indoor pools in the state? Escape the cold this Valentine’s Day!

Romantic Buckhead restaurant recommendations? Try King + Duke, Umi or Local Three. Local Three is a favorite of mine and they have a Prix Fixe VDay menu.

Sandy Springs. Our first date night of 2016 was spent in Sandy Springs, and it was magnificent. We noshed on red wine, fried oysters, delicious steak and heavenly crème brulee at MAYA. Next door is Steve’s Live Music; it was new to us, but we are now destined to become regulars. The laid back, smoke-free atmosphere is filled with AMAZING local musical talent.

Finally, finish the night at The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North. Our Living Room Suite was heavenly. Don’t miss the Romantic Getaway Package that includes breakfast for two from the restaurant, champagne and strawberries upon arrival, and a late check out. Read more details about our Sandy Springs Date Night.

If you are looking for more Fun Date Night Ideas then check out the post on my website. We update it regularly, so be sure to bookmark it.



Lesli Peterson

Lesli is the Georgia’s official Family Explorer and the owner of 365AtlantaFamily, which offers a daily dose of inspiration for metro-area families. Click here for more Family content from Lesli.

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