Couple walking on the beach at the King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia
Stroll along the beach on St. Simons Island, Georgia

6 Perfect Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Great Outdoors

Create classic romance for your outdoorsy Valentine at one of these escapes.

Rooftop at the Cotton Sail Hotel in Savannah
Rooftop at the Cotton Sail Hotel in Savannah

Coastal Combinations

Well-known for romantic inns, coastal cuisine and Southern strolls, a stay in Savannah weaves a weekend of nature and nightlife. Farther down the coast, hop on a bike to explore 30 miles of historic sites, ocean views, shopping and eateries on St. Simons Island.

Chattahoochee RiverWalk in Columbus, Georgia
Chattahoochee RiverWalk in Columbus, Georgia

Romance on the River

There’s nothing that better represents the timeless nature of love like Georgia’s rivers. Find river walks with dining nearby at Porterdale’s Yellow River Park and at the Chattahoochee RiverWalk in Columbus. For something a little more rugged, make a day of hiking or mountain biking Bear Creek in North Georgia. Home to the giant Gennett Poplar, Bear Creek Trail offers a moderate hike and bike along the water, several creek crossings and a relaxing area perfect for a picnic. Speaking of picnics…

Arabia Mountain photo by 65mb via Flickr
Arabia Mountain photo by 65mb via Flickr

Plan a Picturesque Picnic

Pack a blanket and carry a favorite meal to an overlook for a charming change of scenery. Hike to a spacious wooden deck and a stunning view on Fort Mountain State Park‘s West Overlook Trail, or take a more leisurely stroll to picnic on the boulders of Arabia Mountain.

Kayaking at George L. Smith State Park
Kayaking at George L. Smith State Park

Serenade your Sweetheart

Take a scene from classic love stories and serenade your sweetheart, guiding a canoe among the cypress trees at the secluded George L. Smith State Park.

JMC Artistic Photography
JMC Artistic Photography

Waterfall Wonders

Taking the plunge this Valentine’s Day? Georgia’s waterfalls create a stunning backdrop for popping the question.

Sunset at Crooked River State Park. Photo by Candy Cook
Sunset at Crooked River State Park. Photo by Candy Cook

Camp Cuddles

Cuddle up at a campsite in Crooked River State Park followed by a day of walking the pristine beach on Cumberland Island.

Published: January 2019
Written by: Candy Cook