Love is in the air and images of chocolate and flowers abound as Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This year instead of the conventional gifts, surprise your sweetheart (or your favorite gal pals…or maybe your beloved family) with an Alpharetta weekend getaway that’s sure to create memories to last a lifetime. This awesome city is brimming with activities and events that will make your Valentine’s Weekend extra charming whether you are celebrating with the special one you love, the girl squad or your family. We guarantee your weekend is going to be full of amore from start to finish.
Valentine’s Day with Your Sweetie
While you’ve probably had a plethora of quality time with your significant other this year, there has never been a better time to get away and reconnect with each other to explore Alpharetta’s offerings suited perfectly for you and your honey.
Start by scheduling a couple’s massage at one of Alpharetta’s amazing spas. The Woodhouse Day Spa and Natural Body Spa and Shop both offer duet massage options, where you can receive a 60 or 90-minute massage together in a private room. You’ll both be rejuvenated and have googly heart eyes for each other once your treatment is complete.
Spice things up while you learn how to make a delicious meal together at the Publix Aprons Cooking School. Try the “Wine and Dine Your Valentine” course offered on February 12, 13 or 14 – whip up dishes like Shrimp Croquettes, Lobster Mac & Cheese, and Horseradish-Herb Crusted Filet Mignon, finished with a Chocolate Tart for the final course. Be sure to register ahead of time to reserve your seats.
Ready for a romantic dinner for two? Alpharetta is a delicious dining mecca, with over 200 restaurants and dining experiences. Find the perfect surf and turf date night at Oak Steakhouse, Ray’s at Killer Creek or Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Want to recreate the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp? Make a reservation for two at La Casa Italian Grill, Ippolito’s Alpharetta or Buca Di Beppo. Is a casual romantic meal more your style? Bring a blanket and cozy up outside of Café Intermezzo, Coalition Food and Beverage or Chiringa. To polish off your dining experience with a sweet bite, grab dessert at Caffe Antico, Kilwins or Le Macaron Alpharetta.
Be My Galentine
February 13, the Saturday before Valentine’s Day is Galentine’s Day: a joyful holiday set aside to celebrate your girl gang and those special friendships! Whether you’re single or taken, there’s always a reason to show some love and raise a toast with your favorite ladies.
Need a dose of much needed girlfriend bonding time? A girl’s trip to Alpharetta is in order and there’s plenty on tap to fill an entire weekend!
Gather your besties and celebrate Galentine’s a little early this year at the Galentine’s Day at Avalon event on Thursday, February 11 from 5 – 9 p.m. Enjoy complimentary bubbles, activities, and retailer specials at select Avalon shops and restaurants. Insider Tip: the first 300 ladies to visit Avalon’s Concierge receive a special Galentine’s Day treat!
If your crew likes to rosé all day, stop in at Fermented to find your favorite wine options as a souvenir to take home with you. Experienced sommeliers can recommend the perfect red, white or sparkling options. For wine flights to enjoy in the moment, visit CRU Food & Wine Bar to test out premium wine selections. You’ll be feeling exceptionally bubbly after a glass (or more!) of champagne.
Look your best for your group photos for the ‘gram (#GalentinesWeekend) by getting a blowout at Drybar at Avalon. Their specially designed hair products leave your hair looking and feeling fabulous.
Valentine’s Vacation for the Whole Family
With Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, there couldn’t be a better excuse for a short family weekend jaunt! And Alpharetta is home to a host of family-centric hubs to entertain the whole tribe.
Bring the kiddos and engage in a little friendly competition at Main Event, Topgolf or Dave & Buster’s where you can bowl, play laser tag, golf or battle it out in the arcade. You’ll have experiences that the whole family will talk about for months to come.
For adventure in the great outdoors (and a break from devices!), check out the Big Creek Greenway where the fam can explore more than 8 miles of paved trail. You can walk, run, bike or skate the greenway so there’s something to make everyone happy. You might even spot deer and turtles along the way! Bring the excitement indoors at Urban Escape Games where you can work together as a team to strategically find your way out of elaborate simulations. By the time you’re done, you’ll be in tune and working together as one!
Book Your Hotel Stay with a Romantic Twist
The icing on top of a great weekend away is a luxurious hotel stay. Alpharetta’s 29 modern and upscale hotels are ready for you. For a stay with extra amenities, check out our hotels that offer romance packages, where you can indulge in sparkling wine, chocolate-covered strawberries and more.