Dinner and a movie? Hardly. These date night ideas in Atlanta go beyond the ordinary

It’s date night! But what about the kids? No worries, drop them off at their grandparent’s house, for a sleepover at a friend’s place, or (dare we dream?) hire a babysitter. After all, it’s important for grown-ups to have time away to play too. Parents need a break to reset and reconnect outside of the structured family time schedule. That’s why we’ve scoured the city in search of fun date night ideas in Atlanta that parents will appreciate. From jazz in the museum to a virtual reality experience, there is always something going on around the city to make your date night memorable.


1. Jazz Nights at High Museum of Arts

A night of music and eyeing beautiful canvas is the perfect combination for a relaxing date night. Every third Friday of each month at the High Museum of Arts is jazz night. Get ready for an evening of the sounds of layered melodies throughout the galleries. The event is free, but it is highly recommended to make reservations ahead of time for the limited seating. There are also drinks and light bites to enjoy throughout the evening.

The Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St. N.E.
Online: high.org

Related: Your Insider’s Guide to the Best Museums in Atlanta for Kids

2. Sandbox VR Experience

A date night where you can create a new reality, (even if it’s temporary). Experience the world’s most advanced virtual reality in Atlanta. Sandbox VR at The Interlock features four virtual reality rooms for gaming. This is not like any game you have played before. This is immersive gaming that combines full-body motion for a high-quality experience.

1115 Howell Mill Rd. P180
Online: sandboxvr.com

3. Dine and Design

Hand painting isn’t just for the kiddos, adults can join in on the fun too. It’s a paint-and-sip experience but with a 90s millennial vibe. There is a canvas provided and you can allow your creativity to run wild. Some of Atlanta’s top chefs and drink experts will provide a full spread of tasty bites and cocktails for the best experience. All while you are diving into your creative side. Book your painting session today and let your inner Picasso shine.

553 Amsterdam Ave., Suite 3
Online: dineanddesign.com

4. Tutu Tufting

Making personalized rugs is such a unique way to spend time together. This date idea is out of the ordinary, and that’s what makes it exciting. The tufting process is very simple, so you can enjoy creating something new on date night. No need to worry if this is your first time, you will be walked through every tool and step needed to create the perfect handmade tufted rug.

6035 Peachtree Rd., Suite A212
Online: tututuftingatl.com

Related: Atlanta’s Favorite Hands-On Spots for Little Artists

5. Space: After Dark

A night under the stars is such a romantic way to bond and get close. Have date night in the Parisian flower garden or have drinks on the moon. This is a great date night adventure because it’s for adults only. Enjoy an out-of-this-world experience while taking an extraordinary journey across the galaxy in a cinematic experience. All while enjoying cocktails in the cosmos or sipping a martini on the moon for an experience beyond earth.

550 Somerset Terrace N.E.
Online: illuminarium.com

6. Make it a Weekend at Getaway Cabin

Peace and serenity from the day-to-day hustle and bustle is just a short 2.5-hour drive away from home. You’ll find both along the Coosa River where moms and dads can enjoy rolling hills, seasonal wetlands, and cabins with riverfront and ridge-top views. Sit back and immerse yourself in nature along the scenic two-mile trail, or take a day trip to the Majestic Caverns, a stunning series of caves found in the Appalachian Mountain foothills. Or just kick back in the cabin. It’s got everything you need for a totally comfortable stay, no matter what season you travel.

Online: getaway.house/chattahoochee

Related: Getaway: The Unplugged Vacation for When You Need to Recharge

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