Candy hearts, red long-stem roses, a solo romantic comedy at the movie theater, game night and sweet treats with the family, an intimate dinner for two, or a galentines celebration—Valentine’s Day is arriving faster than an arrow shot from Cupid’s bow! Whether you’re single, taken, or you’ve yet to define the relationship, we believe there’s always loved ones worth celebrating on Valentine’s Day! This year, make the month of February a 28-day celebration dedicated to showering your family, your friends, and yourself with love!
Here are a few of our favorite ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the great loves of your life in Alpharetta:
“L” is for Lots of Fun with the Family
Perhaps the greatest love of all is the unconditional devotion parents have for their children. After all, is there anything more heart-melting than a giant grin on the sweet face of your kiddo? This February, cultivate a love for cooking in your teen at Publix Aprons Cooking School. Learn how to make a Turkey Paprikash, a Szechuan Pork Belly Noodle Dish, and a Shrimp and Scallop Linguini with Lemon-Garlic Buttle Sauce. By the end of the class, your hearts and bellies will be filled with goodness!
If you’re looking to infuse some playful energy into your family-centric Valentine’s Day, be sure to wrangle the kids and roll over to PLAYLive Nation. Perfect for families with children of all ages, you and yours will be treated to every variety of game imaginable from video games to collectable card games and board games. Then, keep the family competition going strong at Main Event, Alpharetta’s premier destination for all things fun. Main Event features state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, thrilling high ropes adventure courses, captivating game rooms, tasty snacks, and an impressive selection of adult beverages (for when Mom and Dad “sneak away” for a moment while the kids play hard. After all, it is your Valentine’s Day too!).
“O” is for Opulent Celebrations with your Galentines
They’ve seen you through bad haircuts and not-so-great dates, and even loved you through the phase where you made everyone listen to “All About That Bass” every time y’all hopped in the car to go out. In short, nothing says true love like the ladies who have been with you through the highs and lows, and they deserve to be celebrated hard this February!
If your gal pals enjoy sipping on Champagne or clinking glasses of Cabernet, you have to head over to some of Alpharetta’s favorite vino venues. Grab a table and a flight at CRU Food and Wine Bar, where you can sample everything from Prosecco to Pinot Noir and then order a standard pour of your favorite find. Visit Fermented for a Flight Club, with options ranging from Delicious Reds to Wandering Whites, and even Charcuterie Boards if the girls get snackish. While at Fermented, buy a bottle or two of your favorite selections so you can share the love with your friends and family back home. Bring your wine adventure to a close with a visit to the Painted Horse Winery Tasting Room, where guests can enjoy locally sourced wine right from Fulton County, GA. Revel in the Riesling or marvel over the Malbec in this cozy tasting room, located conveniently close to all the fun shopping and dining available in Downtown Alpharetta.
“V” is for Valuing Yourself this Valentine’s Day
Your friends and family adore you because, well, you’re WORTH adoring! This year, why not show yourself some love with a getaway all for YOU in Alpharetta? Book a gorgeous hour-long facial at In the Glow Beauty Bar followed by a well-deserved deep-tissue massage at The Woodhouse Day Spa, Aya Medical Spa, or LaVida Massage of Alpharetta. Then, follow up with some serious shopping with luxury options available at Avalon and all-time favorites at North Point Mall. Keep the “treat yourself” vibes going strong with a host of unique boutiques featuring everything from kitschy baubles to cozy sweaters in Downtown Alpharetta.
After your spa-and-shop daydreams have been fulfilled, take yourself out, sis! Is there anything more empowering than sliding onto a bar seat, ordering a martini, and then indulging in your favorite meal without having to think of something clever to say or share a single bite of your steak? Take yourself on a hot date this month at one of Alpharetta’s 200+ restaurants.
“E” is for an Evening to Remember
Once you’ve indulged and imbibed a bit, retire to one of Alpharetta’s 30 awesome accommodations. Wrap yourself up in a luxurious robe, order some room service, and revel in the relaxation you’ve been longing for! Some hotels even offer romance packages featuring a bottle of bubbly and breakfast. Just be sure to ask for a late checkout—after all, sleeping in is self-care!
L-O-V-E has never been easier to celebrate than in Alpharetta. For more information about all the ways you can make the most of the month of love, be sure to click here and share your heart-filled happiness with us @AwesomeAlpharetta with our hashtag #AwesomeAlpharetta.