Enjoy a perfect Valentine's weekend getaway in Athens! Take advantage of fabulous rates and the first-class hospitality of this Classic City. Whether or not you have a lot of money to spend, Athens offers great opportunities for you and your sweetheart!

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Fall in love all over again in the Classic City as you celebrate Valentine's all weekend! Several weekend romance packages are available which include overnight accommodations in Athens, romantic dinners by candlelight and tickets to amazing concerts at the most unique music venues or great UGA sports. Visit our packages page for complete information and options for the most romantic Valentine's weekend!


On Valentine's Eve, the Melting Point offers an evening of Cool Jazz and Hot Romance. Eat, drink and listen closely as jazz legend Francine Reed performs. Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 the day of the show.

The Georgia Club hosts a Valentine's Dinner Dance on Sunday, featuring a one-man tribute to Sinatra by Adam Komesar. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Dawgwood Ballrooms. Admission is $40 for members and $44 for guests. Price will increase after February 12!! Call the clubhouse at 770.725.8100 to make reservations.

If you and your partner are looking for something adventurous to do on Valentine's Day, head over to Canopy Studio for a Beginner Partner Trapeze Workshop! Learn basic partnering skills on the dance trapeze in this workshop designed for friends or couples. Wear breathable clothing that will cover the backs of knees and arms. Advance registration and payment required. Send an e-mail to info@canopystudio.com. $40 per couple.

Get Creative!

So you are going to be in Athens on Valentine's weekend, but are on a tight budget. Don't panic- you can still find things to do that are free!

Star-gaze through a 24-inch telescope! The UGA Observatory (atop the Physics and Astronomy building) will be open for public viewing this Friday at 8 p.m. for 60 to 90 minutes. If cloudy, there will be a brief talk on astronomy that is of current interest.

Join the Georgia Museum of Art at the Lyndon House Arts Center for an early Valentine's Celebration on Saturday from 10 a.m. - noon. Use the works of arts you see in the galleries to inspire your own pop-up Valentines. Heart-shaped treats will be provided.

On Valentine's Day, Lay Park hosts the annual Senior Sweetheart Prom in the park's gymnasium. Activities include dancing, music, refreshments and socializing! The Senior Sweetheart Prom is open to citizens 55-years and older.

Don't forget! Our Twitter contest runs until Wednesday at midnight! Retweet my Twitter post to win a certificate for you and a loved one for $50 credit at The National and admission to Tituss Burgess' performance at the Morton Theatre.