Valentine’s Day isn’t the only time to show your loved one how much you care! Whether celebrating with a romantic dinner downtown, custom make something special at the Kendra Scott Color Bar at Avalon or spending the night teeing off at Topgolf, romance and fun go hand in hand in Alpharetta! Check out our list of memorable ways to celebrate your sweetheart all year long.
Eat Your Heart Out
Whether you are in the mood for top-of-the-line breakfast selections, seafood or sushi, homestyle country cooking or a romantic five-star candlelit dinner, Alpharetta’s 200+ dining experiences are sure to delight both the palate and the heart. Couples can score a brunch feast at the local hotspot Nest Café. Try something new and exciting for lunch with fresh selections at Atlantic Seafood Company’s award-winning sushi bar. Savor an evening espresso and signature dessert at the new Café Intermezzo in Avalon.
Cook up Sparks with Your Special Someone
Relationships are all about teamwork and all year long in Alpharetta there are countless opportunities for couples to hone their cooking skills as a unit! Alpharetta is home to the only Publix Apron’s Cooking School in the state and one of five in the country. Participants will learn everything from basic knife skills to how to bake that perfect homemade apple pie. Salud! Cooking School also offers different hands-on cooking and wine classes each week. For even more opportunities to kick up some heat in the kitchen couples can check out the list of classes at Williams-Sonoma in Avalon and Sur la Table at North Point Mall.
To help work up an appetite for all the awesome culinary experiences, visitors can venture outside and get active in the great outdoors. Couples can experience the great outdoors by biking through the city or along the Big Creek Greenway. Bike route maps are available online, and with the help of the Zagster bike sharing program, you can rent your own two-wheel ride all day, and the first three hours are free! Cashin’s Sculpture Garden is another great spot for your outdoor site checklist. Phase I is currently open, showcasing 21 sculptures for viewing. The launch of Phases II and III will bring a total 54 total pieces to the outdoor exhibit. Enjoy a romantic stroll through one of Alpharetta’s Arboretums and parks, including a babbling creek and reflection garden at Brooke Street Park in Downtown Alpharetta. Your sweetheart is sure to enjoy the Alpharetta Scenery and taste of the city’s culture.
Bad Weather? No Worries. We’ve Got You Covered
Looking for a romantic weekend away but worried about the weather? Alpharetta’s many indoor activities give visitors plenty of options for fun no matter the forecast! Regal 12 Avalon features the country’s first all-VIP, 12 screen, full-service kitchen and bar movie theater with reclining seats. Looking to “break the ice”? A trip to The Cooler Ice Skating Rink is sure to help by creating lasting memories. For a truly local experience, couples can visit Alpharetta’s first brewery, Jekyll Brewing. Voted one of Atlanta’s top 10 craft beer destinations, Jekyll offers daily tours and information sessions, free parking and all seven of their year-round brews on tap!
Endless Arts and Entertainment
The city of Alpharetta is home to many indoor and outdoor concert and theater venues with shows that will ensure your date is filled with lively entertainment and good memories. The ACT1 Theater on Academy St. is an all-volunteer theater with a 20-year history of providing quality laughs and even the occasional tear! Ameris Bank Amphitheater is a 12,000-seat park destination for lovers of all types of music, and it is the perfect outdoor setting for spending quality time with your loved one. Alpharetta is also home to dozens of quaint art galleries showcasing both local and out-of-state talent. Take a romantic stroll through the halls of Othels Art Gallery, Still Point Art Gallery or The Treehouse at Sis and Moon’s, but be sure to brush up on your art history first! To make some art of your own, be sure to check out Painting with a Twist.
Alpharetta is an exciting destination with so much for couples to do and see throughout the year. Many of the city’s 23+ hotels offer special romance packages, making it easy to extend your stay and elevate your experience. Whether planning a Valentine’s Day, anniversary, birthday or weekend getaway, love is always in the air in Alpharetta.