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8 Off the wall Valentine’s Day ideas [Atlanta edition]


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Atlanta, Valentine’s Day is upon us! If you are looking for something other than the typical romantic dinner, check out my list of Alternative ideas for Valentine’s Day. These terrific ideas would work for a Galentine’s celebration too!


Take a sushi making class in downtown Atlanta for Valentine’s Day!

Bottle Rocket (Castleberry Hill) – How do you roll? Can I suggest taking a Sushi Class at Bottle Rocket near Downtown Atlanta? The classes are available all during Valentine’s weekend. For $39, you get to make two different types of rolls with quality ingredients like crab, shrimp and tuna. Plus, you’ll get two cocktails. Two words: Sake. Bomb. Check out all the pictures from my sushi class here.

Bottle Rocket Sushi Class

Bottle Rocket Sushi Class

The ultimate Valentine’s Day adventure for movie buffs! Atlanta IS the Hollywood of the south, ya know!

Atlanta Movie Tours – Is your idea of romance a movie marathon? Do you and your sweetie love The Walking Dead? If you live in Atlanta, you’re pretty lucky. Atlanta has quickly been dubbed the Hollywood of the South. Atlanta Movie Tours takes guests on 3-hour tours seeing the famous sights where movies were filmed or on The Walking Dead tour where you’ll get to see famous spots from the hit show.

NETHERWORLD Haunted House in Atlanta is coming back for Valentine’s Day.

For one night only on February 15,  NIGHT OF THE GORGON will reopen and be crawling with classic horror and creatures. For this one-of-a-kind experience, you and your sweetie will embark on a journey through the haunt with only a small battery powered candle to guide your way.

D’Aartagnana –exquisite meats and sides delivered to your home for Valentine’s Day – Decadent and burger? Do those words go together? They do when we’re talking about D’artagnan’s burger kit. Although a bit on the pricey side, this burger kit includes two half pounds patties, foie gras and truffle butter. All that’s missing is the bun. I suggest adding some Gruyere cheese and pairing with a bold red, perhaps a Super Tuscan. If you act fast, get it shipped to you for Valentine’s Day.

Burger Kit from D'artagnan

Burger Kit from D’artagnan with Foie Gras and Truffle Butter

For the love of gaming – Valentine’s Day fun in ATL!

For the gamers head to Andretti Karting for Valentine’s – Switch up the normal Valentine’s Day romance routine and get your heart pumping with kart racing, interactive video games, obstacle courses and more.  Stop by the Sky Bar at Andretti in Marietta from 8 – 11 p.m.

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Pedal off your brunch with the Southern Pedaler in Atlanta

Let’s go ride a bike….for Valentine’s Day in Atlanta!

Southern Pedaler Valentine’s brunch crawl –   

Take a cooking class in Atlanta and learn a new skill for Valentine’s Day!

A cooking classs for Valentine’s Yes, Chef Culinary Classes – Going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day is so passe. But cooking a meal together is sexy. Hal’s Kitchen in Sandy Springs has you covered. I love that the staff here is so warm and friendly and makes cooking a breeze. You’ll be making tasty treats over multiple courses. Classes will fill up fast, so book early.

Go out for brunch in Atlanta instead of dinner! Atlanta has lots of fantastic brunch spots. 


Under the radar brunch spot – Ladybird

I love brunch and though Valentine’s Day doesn’t always fall on a weekend, you can still celebrate it that way. Head to Ladybird on the Atlanta Beltline for a fabulous brunch to celebrate Valentine’s Day or any time.

Looking for more traditional ideas for Valentine’s Day dinner and romance in Atlanta? Check out my list of most romantic restaurants in Atlanta.

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Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!