There’s no sweeter choice than vacationing in the Peach State for Valentine’s Day. Surprise your sweetheart with a getaway in the state of Georgia to experience all that the South has to offer. With February temperatures averaging in the upper 50s, the weather is just right for snuggling up with that special someone. Whether you’re looking for relaxing downtime or craving something adventurous and upbeat, Georgia has it all. Book a stay at one of many vacation rentals in Georgia today. Check out the top Valentine’s Day getaway spots in the state.
If you’re craving excitement, head straight to Atlanta. This historic capital of Georgia offers plenty to keep you and your valentine busy. Dance the night away to a salsa band at Thirsty’s Bar and Grill, or take in a burlesque show at the New American Shakespeare Tavern. For dinner and a show, consider Agatha’s Atlanta Mystery Dinner Theater. Dine on an incredible five-course meal while you work with the other couples in attendance to solve the murder mystery. For a truly elegant evening, treat your sweet to Valentines in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden. This sophisticated event offers cocktails, dessert, romantic music, and a stroll through the candlelit gardens. Before heading back to your vacation rental, make one last stop: Skyview Atlanta. Cozy up in one of the climate-controlled gondola for a romantic ride on this 20-story Ferris wheel, and enjoy unforgettable views of downtown Atlanta.
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2. Blue Ridge
Quaint cabins in tranquil Blue Ridge, Georgia, offer the perfect destination for your romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. Start the day off on the right note when you have a breakfast basket delivered to your vacation cabin. Select from the menu at In Sister’s Kitchen, order at least one day in advance, make your payment over the phone, and leave the rest to the talented chef. In the afternoon, enjoy a wine tasting at Serenberry Vineyards or Cherokee Cellars. Spend your evening at the Swan Drive-In Theatre, where you can enjoy first-run movies from the comfort of your car. This old-time experience isn’t complete without a trip to the concession stand for a funnel cake to share with your one and only.
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If you’re wondering where to go in Dublin, look no further than Dublin Farm. If your honey is a foodie, you can’t go wrong with reservations at Ristorante da Maria. Chef Maria Runggaldier uses fresh local ingredients to create incredible Italian and Mediterranean-style dishes. Enjoy five elegant courses that include gnocchi with prosciutto, lamb chops, and mango sorbet. Pair your meal with a glass of wine, and enjoy the live piano music as you dine. Make arrangements with Christy’s Floral & Gift Shop to have a stunning bouquet of lavender roses and pink alstroemeria delivered to your vacation rental as a romantic after-dinner surprise for that special someone.
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Make it a Valentine’s Day to remember when you book a two-hour dinner cruise with Savannah Riverboat Cruises. Enjoy a buffet-style dinner as you set sail on the Savannah River. Dinner consists of lemon and artichoke chicken with spinach, Savannah shrimp and grits, roasted potatoes, and more. The buffet even features a beef carving station. When you can’t eat another bite, burn off those extra calories on the dance floor. Riverboat entertainers play modern hits through 1950s tunes, so there’s something for everyone. When you need a break, slip away to the top deck to enjoy a moment alone with your sweetheart, surrounded by incredible views of the historic city.
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Make Valentine’s Day especially memorable with a visit to the Venue off Main. It’s where to go in Acworth when you want to get hitched. On February 14, this historic venue hosts its Annual Valentine’s Day Wedding Marathon, offering two packages to make your big day special. With the Me and My Love Package, you get married with 19 other couples and receive a bottle of champagne for toasting after the ceremony. The Intimate Affair Package grants you exclusive use of the venue for one hour and allows you up to five guests. Enjoy champagne and a miniature wedding cake after the ceremony. If you’re already married to your love, the venue also performs vow renewal ceremonies.
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Madison, Georgia, is the perfect location for a peaceful Valentine’s Day getaway with your partner. One of the seven communities on Georgia’s Antebellum Trail, Madison offers walkable streets lined with historic homes, astounding architecture, and memorable museums. Duck into some antique shops for some treasure hunting, then stop by the Icebox Cafe for some lunch. Order some sandwiches and salads to go, then spread out a blanket in Town Park. Grab two cones at Scoops Ice Cream, and enjoy them as you make your way to the Spa at the James Madison Inn. Treat your significant other to a massage or facial before your five-course Valentine’s dinner at Farmview Market. On the way back to your vacation rental, stop by Antique Sweets for chocolate-covered strawberries to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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Find all the fun and excitement you desire in Athens, Georgia. Start your day with ice skating at Athens on Ice, which stays open through early March. Spend the afternoon perusing the art at the Georgia Museum of Art, or stroll hand-in-hand through the State Botanical Garden. For a sophisticated meal, don your Sunday best for a sophisticated meal at Five & Ten, the upscale restaurant owned by award-winning chef Hugh Acheson. After dinner, stop for drinks at The Rook & Pawn. This fun cafe features eight constantly rotating beers on tap, as well as wines and signature cocktails, and a floor-to-ceiling stack of board games for diners to enjoy. Challenge your companion to a round of Battleship as you enjoy your cheese plate and red wine. If you’re traveling with the kids and can’t find a sitter, bring them in for PB&J sandwiches with a game of Cootie on the side.
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