Tired of the same old Valentine's date night year after year? Feel like you're stuck in a rut and need a vacation? Want to experience vibrant culture, unique dining, and fantastic live music? Then Athens has you covered for the best Valentine's getaway in Georgia! 

Here are some top picks for Valentine's Day in Athens:

Valentine's packages:

Graduate Athens Lobby

Francine ReedGraduate Athens

For an all-inclusive experience look no further than the Graduate. With three different Valentine's Day packages the Graduate is the perfect choice for busy couples who want all of the details taken care of! The Graduate is the perfect blend of contemporary and vintage and is conveniently located in Downtown Athens. Their 10th annual romance-filled Valentine's Day performance by Francince Reed & Java Monkey is set alongside a delectable four-course prix fixe dinner. This passion-filled valentine's experience is like no other in Athens and is guaranteed to make this Valentine’s Day impossible to forget. 

The Colonels B&B

Located in a country estate, The Colonels B&B has all of the antebellum charm with modern-day conveniences. They are offering a two night package that includes French Champagne or Belgian beer, fresh flowers, and snacks in a romantic setting by candlelight. Start your morning with a "Tête à Tête Breakfast" in The Colonel's finest Wedgwood china, Bohemian crystal and French chateau silverware. 

Romantic dining:

The National Inside

The National 

This Mediterranean style restaurant with southern flare is hosting a special "Be My Valentine" four course prix fixe menu for Valentine's Day only! Reminiscent of a European cafe and featuring an extensive wine list, The National is the ultimate foodie couples' dream. 

LRG Provisions

This sister restaurant of the beloved Last Resort Grill is hosting a Valentine's Day Pop Up dinner. The menu features a choice of two different four-course romantic dinners for couples. Whether this is your first date or your 20th anniversary, couples of all kinds are sure to enjoy this authentic Athens dining experience. 

Buffalo's Cafe

Celebrate Valentine's weekend with delicious wings and The King of Athens- Chris Shupe! He will be performing live with his TCB band and The Burning Love Brass on Friday, February 12th at 8 p.m. Call (706) 354 6655 or stop by in person for tickets.   Buffalo's is also offering a special couple's menu at a great deal.

La Dolce Vita 

La Dolce Vita features authentic Italian cuisine with an abundance of handmade pasta. I recommend starting out with the bruschetta followed by the gnocchi alla sorrentina- it's to die for. 

Valentine's Happenings:

UGA Symphony Orchestra

Lucky couples have tickets in hand for sold out performances by Jerry Seinfeld or Widespread Panic. Others can still get lucky, though, with plenty of Athens events for Valentine's weekend. 

  • POP UP Downtown Food Tour: For couples who want a true taste of Athens! 
  • Ice Skating: What could be more romantic than a couple's skate? 
  • Shrek the Musical: Experience the musical rendition of the blockbuster movie with an enduring love story.
  • The Graduate: View the play adaptation of this classic romantic film.  
  • Hollywood Concert Orchestra: Listen to some of America's finest musicians perform songs from movies throughout the ages. 
  • State Botanical Garden: Stroll hand in hand through the beautiful trails the Garden has to offer!  

Start planning your romantic getaway today at visitathensga.com/romance