Atlanta Skyline from Two Urban Licks
Turn any ordinary evening into an extraordinary night. Suggest an after-dinner drive, then steer the two of you to Atlanta’s hip Two Urban Licks. Request patio seating and absorb the lighted downtown skyline over after-dinner drinks or dessert. Quiet conversation, background music, an incredible canvas of lights, outlines and stars--nothing else is needed.
?Two Urban Licks 820 Ralph McGill Boulevard Northeast Atlanta, GA 30306-4397 404-522-4622 http://www.twourbanlicks.com
Saturday or Sunday Brunch at Vickery’s and Atlanta Zoo
Sleep late, then dress and head to Vickery’s for brunch. An Atlanta original, Vickery’s serves brunch on both Saturday and Sunday with an all-you-can-eat buffet and bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys. To work off those calories, drop in at the zoo. The two of you can spend a couple of hours conversing, gawking and holding hands. Purchase a hat or visor to commemorate your day. Remember to bring your camera.
Vickery’s 1106 Crescent Avenue Atlanta, GA 30309 404-881-1106 http://www.vickerys.com
Atlanta Fulton County Zoo 800 Cherokee Ave. SE ?Atlanta, GA 30315 ?404-624-9453 http://www.zooatlanta.org
Picnic Dinner and Movie Under the Stars
Pack a picnic dinner for a Thursday evening in June and attend Screen on the Green at Piedmont Park. Or surprise your special someone by dropping by your favorite restaurant and getting dinner to go. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to watch classic Hollywood movies under the stars. If you arrive early in the evening, you will have time for a leisurely stroll or bike ride around the park. Bikes and skates are available for rent.
Piedmont Park 400 Park Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30306 404-875-7275 http://www.piedmontpark.org/visit/park_map.html
Canoe Restaurant on the Chattahoochee River
One of Atlanta’s classiest restaurants, Canoe sits riverside on the Chattahoochee with a rolling green lawn and gardens leading down to the water. It's rated highly for its romantic atmosphere, and a cozy table for two near the windows will be the perfect setting for a private dinner. Begin dinner slowly with a tasty appetizer, and save room for dessert. Reservations are recommended.
Canoe 4199 Paces Ferry Road Northwest Atlanta, GA 30339 770-432-2663 http://www.canoeatl.com
Visit Nearby Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain Park is the perfect destination for romance in broad daylight. The park’s main attraction is the mountainside carving of three Confederate heroes of the Civil War. Your main attraction is the person you are with, so pick the activities you both will enjoy together. Hike the trail or ride the cable car to the summit at 825 feet. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Appalachian Mountains to the north and the Atlanta skyline 16 miles to the west. Dine at one of the park’s restaurants, tour the antebellum plantation, or watch a craft demonstration.
Stone Mountain Park U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8 ?Stone Mountain, GA 30087 770-498-5690 http://www.stonemountainpark.com