Whether you're looking for fresh ideas or tried and true staples, we've rounded up our top summer date night ideas in Atlanta.
From outdoor adventures to cultural delights, read on for eight summer date night ideas that will have you ready to book a sitter.
1. Sunset Picnic at Piedmont Park
Escape the city's hustle and bustle and head to Piedmont Park for a picturesque sunset picnic. Pack a blanket, your favorite snacks, and a bottle of wine (swing by 3 Parks Wine Shop or Candler Park Market on the way!), and find a cozy spot in the sprawling urban oasis. As the sun dips below the horizon, you and your partner will enjoy skyline views while reveling in each other's company...or sharing favorite pics of your kiddos from the week. (We know, it's hard to resist—and why should you?!)
2. Atlanta BeltLine Stroll and Art Tour
Let's face it: the Atlanta BeltLine never gets old. This revitalized railroad corridor turned multi-use trail offers a unique setting to discover local art installations...and they're changing all the time, so it's a fresh adventure whenever you visit. Plus, there are tons of great bars and restaurants to check out along the way. We recommend scheduling this one for a weeknight, when the temps are a bit cooler and the path is less crowded.
3. Moonlight Kayaking on the Chattahoochee River
Feeling adventurous? Take a moonlight kayaking excursion on the Chattahoochee River. This nighttime twist on a classic Atlanta past time is both outdoorsy and romantic. Bring your own kayaks or rent them. And, as always, don't forget the snacks.
4. Live Music and Cocktails at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Mix and mingle at the most beautiful cocktail party in the city, Thursdays-Saturdays from May to September. Surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful blooms, enjoy live music, delicious drinks, and summer exhibitions. Grab a bite to eat in the Garden or hit the Virginia-Highlands before or after your visit.
5. Atlanta Food Truck Park
For the foodies, indulge in a culinary adventure at the Atlanta Food Truck Park. This lively outdoor food court brings together a variety of local food trucks, offering mouthwatering dishes from different cuisines. Explore diverse flavors, share your favorite bites, and savor delicious creations while enjoying live music and a vibrant atmosphere.
6. Skyline Helicopter Tour
Take your date night to new heights with a thrilling helicopter tour over Atlanta's iconic skyline. Experience breathtaking aerial views of the city's landmarks, such as the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, and the Atlanta BeltLine.
7. Drive-in Movie at the Starlight Theatre
Just outside the city, experience the nostalgia and charm of a bygone era at the Starlight Drive-In. Bring your favorite snacks (or take-out dinner!) and cuddle up with your S.O. in the comfort of your car. The perfect date night option for escaping the summer heat and getting some much-needed relaxation time. See what's playing now.
8. Brewery Hopping
From West End to East Atlanta to the bustling BeltLine, Atlanta offers a beer lover's paradise...and chances are you've got several options near you. Invite your partner along for a tasting flight, explore the city's diverse breweries, and indulge in the vibrant craft beer culture of Atlanta. Check out these top-ranked Atlanta breweries.
Date nights are proven to be important for parents—they tend to make us feel connected, relaxed and able to return to parenting refreshed and with a stronger sense of personal identity.
But don't feel pressured to do date night in a way that's not 'you'! Adventurous and romantic dates are the ticket for some, but going for a drive, a jog, or sitting in peace and not saying anything for a little while are great options, too.