Valentine’s Day is coming up, and we know how stressful it can be to curate the perfect date night plan. You want to impress your significant other, whether it's a first date or a 50th anniversary. Nailing the date night itinerary is a must, and lucky for you, Sandy Springs has plenty of fun and romantic activities to choose from to make your night one to remember!
The Classic Romantic Dinner for Two
Sandy Springs has no shortage of chic restaurants with great menus and atmospheres that are perfect for a date night. You can head to City Springs to eat at The Select, an art deco-inspired restaurant serving modern European cuisine. Along Roswell Road, you’ll find local favorites like Rumi’s Kitchen, Kaiser’s Chophouse, il Giallo Osteria & Bar, and Casi Cielo, all known for international flavors and excellent drink menus. And for dinner with a view, you can dine on the banks of the Chattahoochee at Ray’s On The River. Looking to have a quiet night in instead? Don't worry. There are also plenty of takeout and delivery options in Sandy Springs, so you can have a delicious and elegant dinner from the comfort of your own home!
Create Your Own Piece of Art
Sandy Springs has lots of fun things to do for lovers of the arts, including several BYOB art and craft studios. Discover your inner artist while you sip on your favorite drink and paint a canvas at Painting with a Twist. Keep the drinks going while you craft a terrarium and/or string art at The Sipping Plant, with instructor-led classes. Head over to Splatter Studio for a more interactive experience, where you can let out all of your creative energy. They let you decide how you want to paint your canvas, whether it be a brush, your hands, or even a squirt gun! With all of these spots, you can have a great time and walk out with the perfect V-day gift!
See A Movie In Heated Reclining Seats
It’s hard to name a more timeless date idea than going out to the movies! The Springs Cinema & Taphouse is a state-of-the-art neighborhood cinema that has upscale amenities including luxury heated reclining seats, and a fully stocked bar! If you love to snack during your movie, they offer a vast selection of restaurant-quality food and craft and local beers on tap, as well as wine and specialty cocktails. You can purchase tickets and food on their app to have a limited contact experience, and you can enjoy your refreshments outside on their patio, when the weather's nice.
Play Video Games At Battle & Brew
There’s nothing like bonding over some healthy competition. If you and your significant other are into the video game scene, or just enjoy a simple game of Mario Kart, then Battle & Brew is for you! It's one of the first restaurant/bars in the country to be dedicated to PC, console, VR, and tabletop gaming, Battle & Brew offers the ultimate experience for gamers and pop culture junkies in metro Atlanta. Their food is next level, too! Try out the 2x winner of Sandy Springs best burger, the “Il Classico”, along with craft beer and themed cocktails. If you want something a little different, this is the place for you!
Try Out Axe Throwing
Keeping up the competitive vibes, and for those looking for a bit of a thrill without being outside catching a chill, Bury The Hatchet is a must-do. This unique spot gives you the opportunity to throw axes at large wooden targets. If you haven’t tried axe throwing before, it may sound a little crazy, but it's a great date night and an activity that anyone can take part in! Make sure to book online in advance to secure your spot, and may the best thrower win!
Go Ice-skating At Center Ice Arena
Is there a more classic winter activity than ice-skating? Sandy Springs is home to Center Ice Area, a large indoor skating rink that is very popular with local fans of this classic winter sport. Head to Center Ice Arena for public skating, private parties, and even skating classes. Admission for public skating is only $10, with an additional $5 skate rental fee. Even if you and your date are a little wobbly on the ice, you can bond over the learning experience!
Share a Hike and Stay Fit
Sandy Springs is home to 22 miles of Chattahoochee River shoreline, coupled with some amazing hikes! Check out the East Palisades Indian Trail for an intermediate-level hike that is home to a breathtaking bamboo forest. It makes for a great photo op for you and your significant other! Want something a little more low-key? Try out the Big Trees Forest Preserve, which is a recognized old-growth forest that has a ton of history and is in the heart of Sandy Springs!
It's always better to start planning earlier rather than later to make sure your date-night runs smoothly. We can assure that any combo of these activities will have everyone going home happy, and you'll get brownie points for planning it! We hope you choose spend your next Valentine's Day in Sandy Springs!