Forgot to make Valentine’s Day reservations? It’s OK, here are a few last-minute things to do in Atlanta

Whether you are aware or not, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. In fact, it is this Friday. No matter how on-the-ball you are, even the most diligent of us can forget to plan ahead sometimes. That’s ok! It happens. Unfortunately, many popular restaurants and venues are already booked up.

Not to worry, there are still many options available. Just try not to wait any longer!

Even though we are getting down to the wire, there still may be enough time to reserve a table at your favorite restaurant. In fact, has a great rundown of restaurants in the Atlanta area that will offer special menu’s for Valentine’s Day. See the list for yourself right here:

Downtown Atlanta now has its very own Ferris Wheel! It’s called SkyView and it towers over the South end of Centennial Park. If you haven’t seen it yet, this is an impressive attraction. It stands almost 20 stories high with 42 gondolas that can hold up to 6 people. Adult tickets are $13.50 plus tax. For more information, please visit If you dropped the ball on planning something for Valentine’s Day, this should be a great last-minute option.

If you are looking for something more elegant, check out Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Piano Romance this Friday and Saturday evening at the Woodruff Arts Center. The night of romantic songs will feature pianist Rich Ridenour, award-winning Broadway vocalist Ashley Brown and the entertaining antics of Michael Krajewski – all in the name of Valentine’s Day. There are still a few tickets available for both nights, so quickly click here if you want to go.

You can always take your special someone to the High Museum of Art this Valentine’s Day. The museum has several exhibits, including Go West!, African Mask/Masquerade: More Than Meets the Eye, and Splendor: The Work of Jim Waters. Best of all, the museum still has tickets available for this Friday. All the details can be found here:

How about a museum and drinks? Well, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History will host its popular Martinis & IMAX this Friday.  Martinis & IMAX always includes a good time with live music, dancing, specialty drinks and an impressive IMAX film to top off the evening. This Valentine’s Day will actually feature a sneak preview of the new IMAX film, Whales: Giants of the Deep, at 7 pm.

Other films playing this weekend are Jerusalem and Journey to the South Pacific. Both look fascinating and certainly a kind of entertainment you won’t find at a regular movie theatre.  For more information, please visit

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is hosting a special event this Friday called Valentines in the Garden, where couples can enjoy a romantic stroll through their beautifully decorated gardens.  This special evening has something for everyone, with elegant music, dancing, cocktails, desserts and even a long stemmed rose, just for showing up. Please check out for all the details.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is in town and they have circus events this Valentine’s Day. First, from 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm, the circus will host an Elephant Love Lunch at Centennial Olympic Park.  The event is free and open to anyone who wants to come see the amazing elephants.

The circus will also be perform its “Built to Amaze” show at Philips Arena from February 12th to the 17th and will have two shows on Valentine’s Day, one at 10:30 am and the other at 7:30 pm.  For all the details, click here.

And if you really want to top things off, how about a hot air balloon ride? Well, that’s possible with Balloons Over Georgia. This company is located in Forsyth County and their balloons will float you high above Lake Lanier, Stone Mountain, Kennesaw Mountain, the Atlanta skyline and the beginnings of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountain ranges. The action only takes place on the weekends, so you won’t be able to do this on Valetine’s Day, but at last check, there was still some availability for this weekend. Check out the how to right here:

Last but not least, Valentine’s Day is a great time to walk through a new neighborhood, look at the homes and talk about real estate. If you have been thinking about buying a home, it’s a great time to start talking about it.  In fact, right now is one of the best times in decades to purchase a home.

If you are interested in discussing these new real estate opportunities, please contact Emily Freeman of Keller Williams Realty Peachtree Rd.


Emily Freeman

Keller Williams Realty Peachtree Road

(cell) 770-366-8876

(office) 404-419-3500

(fax) 404-419-3501

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