Flowers are fine, candy is even better, but what can really make Valentine’s Day 2017 truly unforgettable?
Atlanta's cupid has been working overtime and the result is four creative ways to spend your Valentine's Day.
Take a great escape together, have a memorable self-love day or commemorate the day with an unforgettable memento.
Here are four ways to make this Valentine's Day most memorable:
Elope in wine country.
This will always be the Valentine's to top. Forrest Hills Resort has a most intriguing package (starting at $329) that lets you escape to the romantic wine country of Dahlonega and − wait for it − get married while you're there!
The elopement packages include an overnight stay at a cabin with hot tub and fireplace, gourmet dinner and all the necessaries to elope: chapel, minister, champagne. Best of all, you'll only have one day to remember for both anniversary and Valentine's. The elopement package starts at $329 and a reservation is required.
Forrest Hills Resort
135 Forrest Hills Road, Dahlonega. 800-654-6313
Mingle at the monastery.
Here's a strong but silent option for anyone going "solo but not cynical" for Valentine's. Spend the day touring this active monastery about 35 miles from Atlanta in Conyers. The place welcomes visitors and you can spend the day on nature walks, peaceful reflection or gawking at the splendor of the stained glass and vaulted ceilings at the monastery's Abbey Church. If your dog is your companion this Valentine's, the monastery welcomes pets on leashes outside.
And if you decide to bring home a Valentine's souvenir for a sweetheart (or a budding romantic interest), the on-site store sells heavenly baked goods and fudge made at the monastery.
Monastery of the Holy Spirit
2625 Hwy 212 SW, Conyers. 770-483-8705
Tattoo your love.
Talk about memorable. A tattoo you can see (or no one can see) will serve as a constant reminder of Feb. 14, 2017. Atlanta is packed with creative and professional tattoo artists ready to host you, or both of you, for an ink session on Valentine's. Consider couple's tattoos or sweet messages (just not "Mom" inside that heart.) If you are a newbie or don't know the Atlanta crowd, choose from Expertise's list of the 20 best artists in Atlanta, drawn from reviews of more than 130.
And if you want to make sure to make a committed statement for your new love, consider having a tattoo with the ex's name removed or reworked.
Adventure by ATV, then rent out an RV.
Get your Valentine's motor running at Durhamtown Off Road Resort, two hours east of Atlanta. You can ride motorcycles or ATVs on 150 miles of one-way trails and then spend quality time together overnight at a rental cabin or RV. And instead of Cupid's slings and arrows, the resort also offers daily hunts and premium memberships for hunting large and small game
2350 Randolph Church Rd.
Union Point, GA 30669
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