Love, Atlanta: Things to do for Valentine’s Day

Polaris at Hyatt Regency in Downtown.

If you’re looking for something to do with your significant other on or around Valentine’s Day, we’ve rounded up some unique ideas for you to try around Intown.

Dining Out
Many of Atlanta’s restaurants will be offering Valentine’s Day special menus, including the iconic Polaris at Hyatt Regency, Nikolai’s Roof, Dantanna’s, Barcelona, One.midtown kitchen, Rathbun’s Steak and many more. Check for even more dining suggestions.

Valentines in the Garden
Enjoy an elegant evening of music, dancing, cocktails, desserts and orchids at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Feb. 13 from 7 to 11 p.m. Take a stroll through the tropical conservatories and experience the only nighttime opportunity to see Orchid Daze. For tickets and information, visit

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Emory Jazz Fest
The Gary Motley Trio, featuring Rodney Whitaker and Carl Allen, join the Emory Big Band for an evening of swing on Feb. 11, 8 p.m. at the Schwarz Center. For more information and tickets, visit

Oakland Cemetery
Perfect for lovers, families and friends, “Love Stories of Oakland” will feature 25 tour stops through Oakland’s Victorian garden cemetery as storytellers recount the loves, lives, and losses of Atlantans of days past. The special tours will be held Feb. 11 – 12. Visit for more information.

Oakland Cemetery

Dad’s Garage Theatre Company
Dad’s Garage is presenting a special performance of “U Up” staring Mark Kendall and Alison Hastings. Together they explore their unique moments and experiences of love and relationship in our social media driven world through comedy, drama and movement. Also there’s plenty of sweet tunes and dance moves. The event is Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. For tickets and information, visit

An Evening with YES
An evening of symphonic progressive rock from the legendary band YES is on tap Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. at Atlanta Symphony Hall. The concert will feature the 1980 album “Drama” performed in its entirety, sides one and four of 1973’s double album “Tales From Topographic Oceans” as well as selections of the band’s greatest hits. For ticekts and information, visit

Ms. Lauryn Hill

Vixen’s Valentease Vaudeville and Variety Show
Syrens of the South will host an evening of burlesque on Feb. 11 at 11 p.m. at 7 Stages in Little Five Points. For more information, visit

Lauryn Hill and Diaspora Calling
Ms. Lauryn Hill will perform in this special concert featuring special guest performances by artists from throughout the African diaspora. The show will be Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. at The Tabernacle in Downtown. For tickets visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley is the editor of Atlanta Intown.