7 fun spring dates in metro Atlanta

The 81st Atlanta Dogwood Festival kicks off April 7. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Don’t adhere to the rules of cuffing season this year. Spring is a great time to date, whether you’re going out with someone interesting from Coffee Meets Bagel or with your long-term partner.

As the weather begins to heat up, use this time to add some fire to your dating life by attending one (or all) of these fun spring date ideas in metro Atlanta:

Attend a spring festival

Visiting a spring festival with your significant other can be a great idea for many reasons. In addition to being a great way to show off where you live by visiting your (or your partner’s) local spring festival, the date is economical. Most of the spring festivals on our 2017 can’t-miss list are free to attend. Visit an artist market and partake in traditional festival fare before enjoying live entertainment and music.

Learn more about our spring festival picks, from the Atlanta Dogwood Festival to the Inman Park Festival here.

Photo courtesy of Peter and Katie Bahouth

Go on a vacation…Intown

The social media-obsessed refer to this type of trip as a #baecation, but you certainly don’t have to be that hip to indulge in an excursion with your significant other.

Access Atlanta recently posted 7 breathtaking homes and apartments in Atlanta that are available for renting and perfect for a quick getaway. While the prices for a few of the AirBnB rentals certainly aren’t cheap, they’re definitely worth it. The Secluded Intown Treehouse has been named the best AirBnB rental in the world and, due to it’s popularity, it will cost you $375 per night.

Still, there are a few suggestions that are cheaper, including a $98 per night apartment in Buckhead.

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The Battery Atlanta

Whether you’re visiting The Battery Atlanta for a Braves game at Suntrust Park, grabbing a bite to eat at a restaurant in the mixed-use community or taking in a concert, there are plenty of date-worthy things to do in the new Cobb County attraction.

The opening game for the Atlanta Braves has already sold out, but the Braves have plenty of other home games at their new ballpark this spring.

If your significant other isn’t into baseball, take them to a concert at the Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre instead. The new venue has announced upcoming shows with Corey Smith, Lil Wayne and Bush with more to come.

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Atlanta Botanical Garden 

The Atlanta Botanical Garden hosts a series of events during the spring that would be perfect for a casual date. Atlanta Blooms kicked off this month and will run through April (the specific dates depends on the weather), and Orchid Daze is still open through April 9. More than 30,000 tulips will be on display during Atlanta Blooms as a part of a collection of hundreds of thousands of bulbs, annuals and perennials.

Skyline Garden, the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s newest space, will open May 6. The new 1.3-acre garden is perfect for a leisurely stroll, featuring the Anne Cox Chambers Flower Walk, Robinson Gazebo, Aquatic Plant Pond and more.

“Cocktails in the Garden” will kick off on May 11, giving couples an opportunity to enjoy cocktails and live entertainment in the park on Thursdays from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s 2017 outdoor art exhibit, The Curious Garden, will be open during this event. Tickets are $21.95 per person. Members will be admitted for free. 

Photo credit: Canoe

Song of the South

Canoe’s outdoor space will once again host its Song of the South music series starting April 12. Dine on a meal from one of the most romantic restaurants in Atlanta along the Chattahoochee River as local bands play Americana, bluegrass and more.

Songs of the South starts April 12 and runs through May 31, taking place every Wednesday from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.

If you’re looking to get to know your date against a gorgeous backdrop, this is certainly a great option.

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Skyline Park Spring-Fling 

Skyline Park will host a day-long “Spring Fling” event on the roof of Ponce City Market on April 1, but kids have to leave by 4 p.m.

If you and your partner are at least 21, you can enjoy live music, spiked snow cones, carnival games and more. Admission is $20.

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See a movie at the Drive-In

Head to Starlight Drive-In for a cheap, but enjoyable spring date. Watch a new release for $9 per person without worrying about disturbing other guests with your commentary. Whereas other movie dates can feel stuffy and uncomfortable, there’s a certain level of intimacy that comes with enjoying a film from the confines of  your car.


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