Lots to Love: Celebrate a Family Valentine’s Day in Atlanta

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We’ve found 14 ways to celebrate love with your littles on February 14th in Atlanta. From a family friendly love story scavenger hunt at Oakland Cemetery to make-at-home pizza kits from Varuni Napoli (what says love better than pizza?), you have plenty of reasons to crush on Atlanta all weekend long. Keep reading for our favorite ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family, below.

Search for Love at Oakland Cemetery

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a family-friendly, love-themed scavenger hunt at historic Oakland Cemetery. Purchase your printable Searching for Love packet online (one per team), download, print, and follow all-new cryptic clues to solve riddles. No reservations are required to participate.

248 Oakland Ave. SE
Atlanta, Ga
Online: oaklandcemetery.com

Visit Orchid Daze at Atlanta Botanic Garden

The Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid center is open to the public daily, 12 – 5 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday. The limited hours give the Garden’s staff time to maintain the displays without interfering with the guest experience. Face coverings are REQUIRED to enter the Garden’s indoor spaces, including the Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid Center, where much of the experience is one-way. Please maintain at least six feet of distance from others outside of your party. Orchid Daze is included in Garden Admission, which requires a timed ticket.

1345 Piedmont Ave. NE
Atlanta, Ga
Online: atlantabg.org

Make Varuni's Margherita Pizza at Home

Atlanta's cult favorite pizza is now packaged in handy to-go kits! The Margherita pizza kit comes with enough dough for four Margherita pies, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, basil and Varuni’s branded San Marzano tomatoes. And parents, if you want to celebrate Valentine's Day with a to-go cocktail, they have a to-go pack that comes with six cocktails for your at-home enjoyment. Call their Midtown location to reserve yours now, and be sure to provide 24-hour notice.

1540 Monroe Dr. NE
Atlanta, Ga
Online: varuni.us

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Find the Perfect Cup of Coco

Bundle up and brave the cold for a cup of rich hot chocolate at one of these hot spots. 

Deliver Homemade Valentine's Day Cards to Friends

This year, share some love with friends and family by creating these cute homemade cards with your kids. Then, bundle up and take a walk to deliver them to nearby mailboxes!

photo: S. Massey

Go on a Clue Town Atlanta Scavenger Hunt

Get out of the house and learn a little about your surroundings with a guided scavenger hunt by Clue Town Books. All outdoor hunts are solved entirely on foot. Solvers go to the starting point whenever they are ready to begin, and then use nearby landmarks to solve puzzles. The solution to each puzzle will be a direction of how to get to the next landmark checkpoint. Choose among Atlanta, Athens, Decatur, the BeltLine Eastside Trail, Piedmont Park, Oakland Cemetery, and more.

Take a Hike!

If the weather turns out to be a glorious Atlanta winter day that comes with more sunshine than deep freeze, keep Georgia’s State Parks in mind this Valentine's Day. Trails abound at Sweetwater Creek State Park, or you can start working on your resolutions by hiking the first leg (little, little leg) of the Appalachian Trail at Amicalola State Park. And if you don't want to venture much further than the Perimeter, you can enjoy exploring miles of trails along the Chattahoochee, a National Parks Service-run land. Here are our favorite family-friendly hikes and walks near Atlanta. 

Ice Skate at Piedmont Park

Following safety protocols and guidelines from the CDC and State and Georgia, the 85-foot long and 40-foot wide covered Rink at Park Tavern is heated and boasts a state-of-the-art sound system. Complimented by Park Tavern’s dog-friendly, expansive patio overlooking Piedmont Park and the Mid-town skyline, guests can hit the ice, relax in private cabanas and bubble tents, gather round stone fire pits and cook s’mores, and catch their favorite teams and holiday movies on numerous flatscreen TVs.

Corner of 10th & Monroe
Atlanta, Ga
Online: parktavern.com


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Find Some Snow

Atlanta lacks little when it comes to entertaining the family, but if it’s the frosty fun you’re craving you might feel left out in the cold. The good news is that snowy spots are only a short drive from the heart of Hotlanta. Check out these driveable spots for a brr-illiant afternoon or weekend of fun!


Have Some Fun with Mo Willems at Children's Museum of Atlanta

The Museum's newest featured exhibit, invites you to visit the whimsical world of beloved children's book author Mo Willems and his cast of lovable characters, including best friend duo Elephant Gerald and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny, and The Pigeon, the wily city bird best known for his antics in Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW
Atlanta, Ga
Online: childrensmuseumatlanta.org

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Bake & Cook at Home with The Kids' Table

Work side-by-side with your kids in virtual classes to make delicious heart-shaped cookies, a flourless chocolate cake or a Valentine's dinner with the help of The Kids' Table. It's the perfect fun-filled family activity with hands-on instruction and recipes you can recreate later. 

Find a New Favorite Neighborhood Toy Store

Valentine's Day is the perfect reason to get your kids a just-because gift. Make your kid's toy-filled dreams come true at a locally owned toy store

Make an Easy Winter Road Trip from Atlanta

Nothing beats Covid cabin fever than a road trip. Atlanta is within five hours of the beach, the mountains, and long list of historic sites worth paying a visit. So pack your family’s bags and gas up your tanks, because we’ve zeroed in on five fantastic winter road trips for families that start in Atlanta.

Find a Cozy Cabin

For a change of scenery or maybe even a quick getaway without the kids, escape to a sweet cabin in the woods. Within a short drive, you'll find cozy cabins, sweet cottages and even a converted grain bin to unplug and schedule time amongst the trees and alongside lakes. Relax, unwind and say hey to Mother Nature. Find your retreat here

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