Updated for Valentine's Day 2020
Not in a relationship on Valentine’s Day? So what! Atlanta is a thriving metropolis with many Valentine’s Day events for couples – but the diverse city also offers plenty of opportunities for independent lifestyles. Whether you want to have the last laugh, treat yourself, party with your friends or even meet someone new, your amazing Valentine’s Day in Atlanta begins as early as this weekend!
Have the Last Laugh
Is your luck with dating a joke? Everyone has a few horrible dating stories to share, along with some really good ones. Beginning February 13, Dad’s Garage will host a two-night, annual Valentine’s Day improv show where your dating mishaps become the star of the show. And with other comedy venues like Laughing Skull, The Basement Theatre, Whole World Theatre and Highwire Comedy, Atlanta’s comedy scene is not only one of the best in the country, but also the perfect place to face February 14. If you’re recently single, these venues allow you to have the last laugh while hanging with your friends.
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Blow Off Some Steam
There are thousands of luxurious, indulgent spas in Atlanta and the metro area. Thousands! It’s true that couples’ massages hit their peak around Valentine’s Day, but there’s nothing wrong with giving yourself some TLC. The Hallmark holiday is stressful from all aspects. Book a rightfully earned spa day for the only one who really needs care and attention right now—you! Plus, many spas offer a great discount for being a first-timer. Some of Atlanta’s most glorious spas include The Spa at Mandarina Oriental Atlanta, Bliss Spa, Exhale Spa, The Spa at Chateau Elan, Natural Body Spa and Shop and The Spa at Barnsley Resort. So many choices and so much time to relax and enjoy!
Wine, Dine, Drink and Dance
Looking for an alternative to the typical Valentine's Day festivities? Grab your friends and party like a rockstar at some of the best singles bars in Atlanta! Popular nightlife spots around town include Red Sky Tapas in Marietta, CosmoLava in Midtown, The Cinema Tavern in Villa Rica, Buckhead Saloon and Moondogs. You’re not going to find many Valentine’s Day specials, but you’ll get to mingle with other singles. Or, head over to Red Door Tavern for the Anti-Valentine's Day event on February 14!
Meet Someone New
Maybe you’re at the point in life where you want to put yourself out there. If so, Atlanta is home to a slew of single mixers around town for all walks of life, and they do not involve a Tinder profile. Find your next potential Valentine as early as February 8 at the Lock and Key Singles Party at Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs, or with Speed Dating in Atlanta at Mother Bar + Kitchen. You may even find your next love at Terrapin Taproom at Battery Atlanta during their Valentine's Day Speed Dating event.
Singles Events Around Town
Gather your friends or go alone—however you spend the holiday is up to you—but these events happening on or around Valentine’s Day are must-try’s! On Friday, February 14, Oakland Cemetery hosts a hauntingly sweet Valentine’s Day with the annual Love Stories of Oakland. This is a fascinating event recounting the loves, lives and losses of Atlantans of days past. If your first love is your furry friend, then you have to attend Fetch Park's Could It Bae Valentine's Day Edition. An Atlanta favorite is Cupid’s Undie Run, where hundreds of half-naked runners take to the streets in celebration to help end neurofibromatosis. Run in whatever clothing you’d like and join the party on Single's Awareness Day (Saturday, February 15)!
Whether you've just gotten out of a relationship or have been single for years, there's always a fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Atlanta offers tons of single-friendly things to do, whether you choose to do them alone or with friends! More for information about things to do, places to stay and all things Atlanta, visit www.knowatlanta.com.