Top 6 First Date Ideas In Atlanta

Did you land the date? We know it’s not always easy to find the courage to ask that special someone out, so make the most of your time together! We have some wonderful and unique date ideas in Atlanta for you!  We are throwing out your typical dinner and a movie date ideas, and replacing them with some of the best first date ideas to really capture that spark of love and help ignite it into a flame of passion.

Top 6 First Date Ideas in Atlanta:

  1. Fernbank After Dark
  2. Sips Under the Sea
  3. Starlite Theater
  4. Ultimate Escape Game Atlanta
  5. Jeju Korean Spa
  6. Fun Night In

Fernbank After Dark Banquet for a Fun Date Night

Fernbank After Dark

Offered on the second Friday of every month, this is a rare and spectacularly beautiful event to check out: Fernbank After Dark. The Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta is an absolutely gorgeous location for anyone interested in learning more about the natural history of our world. Their after-hours event is limited availability, reservation only, and 21+ event that includes a unique late-night experience for adults. For example, coming up in March they will be hosting their “Flight Night,” an interactive exhibit that covers the evolution of flight not only in the natural world but in the mechanical world as well! What fun!

Georgian Aquarium Date Night

Sips Under The Sea

Do you love the ocean? I love the ocean–the idea of something so vast, so unexplored–very much like your newfound love–is captivating. The gorgeous Georgia Aquarium offers private events called “Sips Under the Sea” which turn into a lovely and unique date idea in Atlanta as you and your date can sip fine wines as whales and dolphins swim overhead and live music surrounds you. This is an adults-only evening event and tickets sell out fast, so be sure to make a reservation in advance!

starlight drive in date night activity

Starlight Theater

So I know we said we were throwing out the typical dinner and a movie first date night experience, but, let’s face it: how often do we get to see a movie in a gorgeous Drive-In theater? The Starlight Theater in Atlanta is a gorgeous venue for a movie-date. In fact, they often do double features, and have wonderful food options on-site! Take your car, or rent a convertible and awe your date with a fun night out under the stars watching either a new movie or a classic!

ultimate escape game unique date night activity

Ultimate Escape Game Atlanta

Do you enjoy a challenge? You know, more of a challenge than planning out the best date ideas in Atlanta? Well, we have that challenge set up just for you! Come on out to Ultimate Escape Game Atlanta and test your communication and problem-solving skills out with your new date! We have five wonderful rooms to choose from that have incredibly immersive themes that will definitely blow dinner and a movie out of the water! Nervous about conversation starters? You won’t need them here as your adrenaline spikes and you have to race against time to work together and solve puzzles! Be sure to make a reservation in advance, and know that you can book an entirely private room for your date, or you may end up working with other guests (this gives you the chance to see how your date interacts with strangers too!)

korean spa date night activity

Jeju Korean Spa

Not a fan of high energy first dates? Want something a little bit more low key? How about a beautiful spa day with your new partner? Head on over to Jeju, a traditional Korean Spa, and spend a day relaxing with your loved one. Jeju has numerous gemstone and wood saunas, a collective salt soak pool, a large cafeteria offering numerous cuisine options, massages and more. The best part? This is a 24-hour spa, so if you work during the day and want a relaxing evening, you have that opportunity for sure, making this one of the sweetest and best date ideas in Atlanta!

date night activity at home

Fun Night In

Wanting to have a date night, but stay in? No matter your living situation, being home is an opportunity to grow closer together and have fun! Easy and fun ideas ranging from living room camping, date night scavenger hunt, to classic arts and crafts. Check out this list of 10 Couples Activities to Do From Home, then get to it and have a blast with your S.O.!


Ready for a unique first date idea? Book one of our Atlanta escape rooms and break the ice as you break out of our escape rooms!


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