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First Impressions are lasting so
What better way to figure out if you've found your "partner in crime" if not with a daring mission? These adventure games where you have to work together to use and find clues in order to solve puzzles are incredibly popular. This makes a great first date night activity because you have to use team work , communication, problem solving and critical thinking in order to beat the clock in most cases and escape. Want to find out how your partner handles pressure? This is the activity! Most escape rooms are themed so be sure to check ahead to ensure both you and your date can fully enjoy the experience.
Try These Top reviewed Escape Rooms:
Mission Escape Atlanta
500 Bishop St NW E3, Atlanta, GA 30318
"The Mission Escape room was a party-good time. Although it was challenging, we would've have had it any other way!!.. Go check it out with some of your smartest friends!!! And if you're over 40 years old- BRING YOUR READING GLASSES!!! WE ESCAPED!!!..." -Denise J. | Yelp Reviewer 5 Stars
Mastermind Escape games
5825 Glenridge Dr, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
"Exceeded my expectations. Definitely activity you would want to do with group of 4 or more. It's more fun that way. I also love the fact that it's a thing to do on weekends besides restaurants and bars. lol It was my first experience, we did the superheroes bit, I'm looking forward to going back and doing the other games."
-Poupie B. |Yelp Reviewer 5 Stars
Room Escape Atlanta- Edgewood
314 Auburn Ave, Atlanta, GA 30303
"We had a great time escaping the 80's! The game master was engaging and fun! We escaped with 6 minutes left but honestly wanted to stay and enjoy the 80's dance music :). The air conditioning in the room was struggling and the business owner warned us, gave us several other options and we finally chose to do the escape room (which was a fine temperature) and then she let us do axe throwing for free. Would definitely recommend this business!" -Cindy M. |Yelp Reviewer 5 Stars
I like hiking as a first date because it gives you both the opportunity to talk without the distraction of a server , the noise of a loud venue or the interruption of others. If you both like being active outdoors, or just want to let your hair down with out the pressure of finding a new outfit, this is a great way to get to know each other. This activity will allow communication and if you have a fur babies, this is a great way to get your pup to tag along (we all know animals win them over before our personalities, anyway). Although, I wouldn't recommend total seclusion or too close to the sunset with a person you are getting to know, here's a few public metro Atlanta hiking complexes that challenge your fitness level with the security of other around! Safety is always first!
Hit these trails for a personal first date experience:
400 Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
"The views at this park alone are gorgeous. People were there just taking pictures of the scenery. I bumped into a wedding party,
A sweet 16 and a couple doing a shoot. This place is gorgeous! I was actually here for the Jazz Fest too! Great place to take a walk."
-Stephanie S. | Yelp Reviewer
East Palisades on the Chattahoochee River
1425 Indian Trail NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30327
"It's a nice trail with hills and river side, parking space is very limited. This park features a small bamboo forest at north end of trail near the Chattahoochee river, these bamboo stalks are 30 feet tall according to atlantatrails.com article, my estimate is about 40-45 feet. I think it's highlight of the trail, worth to take extra effort to go there to take a look. The outer loop is about 4.6 miles." - Zemin H. | Yelp Reviewer
Amicoalola Falls State Park
418 Amicalola Falls Lodge Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534
"Absolutely beautiful! We drove to the top of the falls and we can't wait to return to hike and explore more. The park was absolutely gorgeous and the view from the top of the waterfall was breathtaking.
The park was extremely clean and people were exceptionally friendly. There is plenty of parking as well. There is also a hotel at the top with a breathtaking view of the mountains. I would highly suggest coming here for hiking, camping or just some time away for a little r&r. You will not be disappointed!"
-Sara J. | Yelp Reviewer
Class & a Glass
Sip and- *activity classes have become very popular outings in recent years. Sip and Anything activities spark you and your dates' creativity and can allow for conversations to happen on a personal level and not to mention a deeper connection. I love a creative activity, because whether it's ax throwing, cooking, or painting, you get a great keepsake at the end of the activity to commemorate the date. Let's not forget that drinking is also on the menu, this is a great way to incorporate personal preferences favorite foods, and share memories!
Great Places to Sip and Connect:
Sip & Cook
The Cooking School at Irwin Street
660 Irwin St, Atlanta, GA 30312
My boyfriend and I signed up to do this cooking class with the expectation that we would be working together in a pod of some sort with little to no communication with other people. Boy were we wrong! Jake really encouraged the importance of community. We got to interact and meet so many different people. It was so fun and everyone got to make their food together. The end of the class finished with Jakes Ice Cream. I really feel like I got to bond with people and the food was beyond amazing!!! Highly recommend!"- Stephanie V. - Yelp Reviwer
Sip & Paint
Painting with a Twist
6780 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
"My boyfriend went to Painting with a Twist last Saturday on a date night. We have already been back this Saturday! The location is BYOB. Upon arrival, you are instructed to sit in front of a station that has a water cup, 2 brushes, a canvas, and paints laid out for you. Both of our instructors have been very outgoing and helpful. My boyfriend and I both have never painted before. Our paintings have turned out amazing and we have hung both up in our house. The owner is so kind and friendly as well. I would absolutely recommend to anyone to go on a date night, girls night, or any occasion! We both are planning on bringing our families as well! 10/10" -Hailey A, | Yelp Reviewer
Sip & Ax throwing
Axe Master Throwing*
225 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Sugar Hill, GA 30518
*it's all fun and games until you're seriously injured, please drink responsibly
"Axe Master Throwing is so much fun. It takes a minute to get the hang of how to throw the axes and get them to stick to the wooden bullseye but eventually it becomes pretty easy. I definitely recommend it as a fun activity!"
- Danielle C. | Yelp Reviewer
Street or Music Festival
The streets are always filled with themed events. After you have those initial conversations and get a decent understanding of your dates, likes, and interests; check out those local listings for street events or festivals in the area. They make great date destinations because there are so many throughout the year, fairly inexpensive for entry, and invite conversation! I prefer street festivals that emphasize small business merchants. These are my favorite because there are likely great products, food or services that you didn't know about in your city!
Check out this website for what's happening in metro Atlanta:
Visit a neighborhood you’ve never been
If you live in the Atlanta area, I can guarantee there are some neighborhoods you've never ventured. Some of these more unknown areas likely have a tourist attraction that you never even heard of! This is a great date idea, because you get to create a unique memory and experience- it also gives insight on what you and your date like. I like these exploration dates because I get to see what the person takes pictures of. Is it nature? is it the house? is it a cool car. These give me an idea of what the person has interest and what they think is beautiful. To finish up the date you will likely stop at a local restaurant to finish the evening off with dinner!
Some of areas to explore in Atlanta:
Check out the Community Garden!
Cabbagetown is a neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta, Georgia, United States, abutting historic Oakland Cemetery. It includes the Cabbagetown District, a historic district listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Castleberry Hill is a unique urban community with a strong historic identity. Many of the early 20th-century warehouse buildings have been converted to lofts and are now the predominate housing type. The population is culturally diverse and the area is continuing to grow in both the number of residents as well as retail and other establishments.
There's always something going on here, check out the website!
Virgina Highlands is known for its casual lifestyle with shops, restaurants, 1920s bungalows and a diverse population. Despite a recent onslaught of new condos, apartments and mega-mansions, ViHi (as it’s known, along with VaHi) still maintains the old-fashioned feel of a neighborhood. No need to dress up; it’s casual, friendly and welcoming.
Meet your date there and explore. And if the sparks fly and you think it’s love at first site give me a call. 😊