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If you're planning a romantic getaway to the ATL, one of the most beautiful times to make the trip with your significant other is in the spring when the azaleas and dogwood trees are in full bloom and the weather is just right. Here are the five best things to do with your special someone.
1. Visit Piedmont Park. Enjoy a stroll through Piedmont Park which is located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. Grab a picnic lunch to-go at nearby MetroFresh, whose menu is created daily, or if you head out on a Saturday morning in May through November, you can just pick up your lunch at the Piedmont Park Green Market, the open-air farmers market. After your venture through the park head just next door to smell the roses at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
2. Eat at Nikolai’s Roof. For romantic (and downright breathtaking) views of the city, head to Nikolai’s Roof, located on the 30th floor of the Hilton Atlanta. The 180-degree views of the city below are unobstructed thanks to the massive floor-to-ceiling windows. And the only thing better than the views is the French- and Russian-inspired cuisine.
3. Watch the sunset from Stone Mountain. To take in a different skyline view, nature-lovers should head to Stone Mountain Park and either hike up the mountain (it's not that tough!) or take the cable car Skyride to the top. The top of the mountain provides one of the best sunset views in all of the city. And the best part is you won't have to hike back down in the dark. Just hop back on the Skyride and you'll be back at the bottom in no time.
4. Catch a flick at the Starlight Six Drive-In. Take a blast into the past while you watch a movie together at Atlanta’s only drive-in theater, the delightfully old-school Starlight Six Drive-In. You can snuggle up together in the car while you dine on snack bar classics and enjoy all the latest releases.
5. Listen to live jazz. Jazz up your romantic journey with live music in Midtown. Head to Churchill Grounds, a famed Atlanta jazz club that hosts live musicians five to six nights a week. A bit further outside of downtown in Sandy Springs you can sit in on a jam session at Café 290, a venue that's been home to both mainstream and alternative jazz music for more than 25 years.