25 Jan 7 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day on the Highway
With love in the air and Valentine’s Day right around the corner, themed events can be found in each city along Hospitality Highway! Spread the love amongst family and friends or crank up the heat with your significant other. From Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Roswell to Dahlonega, each city along Hospitality Highway offers several date ideas for couples or friends looking for a way to celebrate this world-wide day of love. The wide range of activities include wine tasting, speed dating, dinner and so much more.
Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on this date night. Cupid’s Night Out at Atlanta Fish Market is the place to be for an intimate evening in Atlanta’s exclusive and vibrant Buckhead district. Experience live music by local musicians and enjoy tasty hors d”oeuvres, non-alcoholic drinks and a cash bar all night long. Admission is $20 online or $25 at the door on Saturday, February 10th from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Where to stay: Retreat for the day or at the end of the night to one of Buckhead’s many comfortable overnight accommodations. A list of centrally located hotels can be found and reserved here.
Buon Appetito! This Valentine’s Day, enjoy an authentic taste of Italy at Sandy Springs staple, il Giallo Osteria & Bar. Featured on Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate,” this inviting and truly hospitable restaurant is offering a three-course dinner at just $72 per person. Menu items for the romantic evening include mouthwatering dishes such as crispy tomato risotto fritters, butternut squash tortelli, seared scallops and so much more – yum!
Making plans for Valentine’s Day? Award-winning Osteria Mattone is offering a special $55 three-course menu. Guests can select one of three options for each course, including many dishes prepared specially for this evening! After dinner, what’s better than a good ol’ fashioned movie date night? A movie and an optional round of golf! Plan for a romantic night in front of the big screen at Aurora Cineplex and The Fringe Miniature Golf and enjoy a two-night showing of one of the most romantic movies ever made, Casablanca. In addition to an unforgettable night, ladies will receive a flower and a special treat baked with love from the in-house bakery.
Where to stay: Extend your stay with a reservation at the Holiday Inn or Best Western PLUS. Both hotels are conveniently located in close proximity to all the festivities and offer free Wi-Fi among other amenities.
Love isn’t the only thing in the air this Valentine’s Day. Kick back, relax and enjoy the alluring tunes provided by the many talented musicians at Alpharetta’s own, The Velvet Note. A truly intimate space with a classic feel, this cozy venue – known as Georgia’s #1 Jazz club – features a host of world-renowned musicians any day of the week. Enjoy the company of your loved one, delicious food and spirits and make this Valentine’s Day one you won’t soon forget.
Where to stay: Reserve a stay at one of 24 modern and affordable hotels in Alpharetta. Most hotels in Alpharetta offer complimentary parking, a selection of suites, complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi and local shuttle service – all the essential modern amenities for today’s modern traveler.
A romantic dinner for two, please! A charming night filled with great company, delectable food and exquisite drinks awaits you and your special someone at Quanto Basta Italian Bistro this Valentine’s Day. From 5 p.m.-9 p.m., the well-loved family owned Italian restaurant and bar is offering a prix fixe dinner for two for only $99 per couple. This surprisingly affordable V-Day dinner is one you won’t want to miss.
North Georgia’s picturesque landscape offers the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway. Enjoy a sunset dinner with your valentine at Amicalola Falls State Park and revel in the jaw dropping scenery offered here. The state park is offering a romantic dinner package which includes overnight accommodations, dinner for two and a bottle of house wine to be shared while the sun sets behind Georgia’s mighty mountains.
Where to stay: Stay a little while longer and indulge in the many offerings of Dawsonville. Customize your visit by reserving a stay at one of the Dawsonville’s hotels, motels, resort, cabins lodges or bed & breakfasts.
Wine and chocolates? Yes, please. Enjoy the perfect pairing with a chocolate and wine tasting at Kaya Vineyard & Winery this Valentine’s Day. The pairing includes four Kaya wines and four irresistible gourmet Schakoland chocolates. Tickets for this dangerously delicious event go on sale February 10th and will be available for purchase until February 18th. To get the most out of your visit to the “Heart of Georgia’s Wine Country,” be sure to save time during your visit to explore the other beautiful wineries in the area. For a comprehensive list of wineries and vineyards located in Dahlonega visit http://dahlonega.org/see-do/wineries-a-vineyards.
Where to stay: Call one of Dahlonega’s many hotels, lodges or cabins home base during and after your adventure. Reserve your stay before your next visit here.