5 Things to Do in Athens This Valentine's Day

Looking for things to do this Valentine's? Make Athens your Valentine's getaway this February and let your creative side flourish! How about making a grand romantic gesture with a reservation at a bed and breakfast, dinner and a show, or an evening under the stars?  Athens, Georgia, has plenty of wonderful experiences for couples, Galentines, and anyone looking for a Georgia getaway this February. 

Check out these romantic adventures!

1. Romantic Bed & Breakfast Valentine's Getaway

Ath BNB Suite

Pack your weekender bag for a cozy two-night romantic stay at ATH | BnB the Rushmore or  Colonels Bed and Breakfast. ATH | BnB is nestled in the heart of Athens, in Five Points, and it's perfectly located so that you can walk for a lovely dinner out, a cup of sipping chocolate at Condor Chocolates or a massage at Advanced Massage Therapies.

The Colonels Bed & Breakfast has a Romance Package that includes Champagne or Belgian beer, fresh flowers, and snacks in a romantic setting by candlelight offered weekends in February. The enchanting atmosphere of this charming, Southern B&B will add a new layer of romance to your weekend.


2. Nothing says romance like music

Downtown Athens Georgia Theatre Marquee in lights

Athens is known for its live music scene, so we think music should be a part of any visit. As always, there are lots of performances to choose from, so take your pick from our live music calendar! Here are just a few options for Valentine's weekend and week:

  • The Athens Sports Arena is hosting a Pre-Valentine's Soul Party you won't want to miss, starring King George, on Feb 10.
  • On Feb 11, slow things down for something a bit more classical with Apollon Musagete Quartet at the UGA Performing Arts Center.
  • Finish up your weekend in Athens with Jazz Sunday at Creature Comforts from 3 - 5 PM.
  • Celebrate Galentine's Day on Feb 13 with MANIA: The ABBA Tribute at The Classic Center Theatre.
  • Finally on Valentine's Day itself, enjoy the genre-bending country musings of Kind Hearted Strangers at the Georgia Theatre

3. A Meal to Remember

Butcher and Vine Athens bartender pouring red wine

Some of Athens' most creative geniuses are found in our acclaimed restaurants. For Valentine's Day, Athens restaurants are bringing out all the stops to ensure the night will be a special one.

We will continue to update here with Athens restaurants with special Valentine's menus and offers, so check back soon!

  • If you and your date want to avoid the busy restaurants, treat yourself to a high-end Valentine's wine tasting at Tapped Athens. The cost of this event is $75 per person and includes a tasting of 5 wines, special small plates including Condor Chocolates and special appetizers, and a rose.

More Restaurant Special Offers

4. Pick up a Sweet Treat


Condor Chocolates

Athens foodies will tell you that the Classic City is just bursting with sweetness, if you know where to look! Head to Condor Chocolates in Five Points or Condor Chocolates Downtown Cafe for a truffle, sipping chocolate, or another delicious chocolatey treat for you and your babe. Or surprise your Valentine with an Alumni Cookie Dough Cupid's 5 Pack of Love for five edible cookie dough flavors for $61! 

5. Ice Skating at the Foundry Pavilion 

Couple Ice Skating

Looking for a more active evening? Consider venturing over to 440 Foundry Pavilion at The Classic Center for ice skating with your sweetheart or kids. Due to popular demand, the ice skating season has been extended through Valentine's Day! Grab a seal or each other's hand so you don't fall. This sounds like the perfect excuse to get close as you glide across the ice. Make your reservation online!

We hope we've inspired you with these things to do for Valentine's Day in Athens! Looking for more Valentine's and romantic things to do in Athens? Check out our Athens Romance Itinerary!