Romantic Weekend Getaways in Atlanta
Nurture your amour in Atlanta with a weekend itinerary by Concierge Ernest Zenarosa.
Get swept off your feet in Atlanta—even if you have only two days. The city exudes so much romance that it can be a challenge to contain it to a mere weekend. That’s where expert Concierge Ernest Zenarosa of Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta comes in. Here he shares an itinerary that packs in romance without the rush. All you have to do is book your trip.
Start with a Balinese couple’s massage at The Spa. After the invigorating treatment, you may be in the mood for a healthful brunch. Try family-operated R. Thomas Deluxe Grill on Peachtree Street, which offers fresh, made-to-order juices, smoothies and organic fare. Flora and fauna (lush plants and tropical birds) surround the restaurant. Then stroll along the romantic Lake Clara Meer in Piedmont Park for spectacular views of the city’s skyscrapers. Next, scope aerial views of the city with a helicopter tour—you’ll see the city’s sophisticated downtown, the Governor’s Mansion and Centennial Olympic Park. Various tour operators send visitors up in state-of-the-art helicopters on flights lasting from five minutes to more than an hour. Explore hand in hand back on land in Virginia Highland as you enjoy authentic gelato from Paolo’s. Later, head to Bacchanalia—touted as Atlanta’s best restaurant—for an intimate dinner. To end the day, treat your sweetheart to dessert at Café Intermezzo.
Luxuriate in your room with breakfast in bed through In-Room Dining or brunch at the Hotel’s Park 75. After your overview of the city yesterday, get to know some of the must-see attractions up close at The Woodruff Arts Center. The Renzo Piano–renovated High Museum of Art Atlanta is the pride of Atlanta’s art scene. Highlights of the permanent collection are works by Claude Monet, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Chuck Close, Martin Johnson Heade, Sally Mann and Clarence John Laughlin. Also housed in the arts centre is the Grammy Award–winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Alliance Theatre, where The Color Purple and Aida premiered. Later, head to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, where the Fuqua Orchid Center treats visitors to a rare collection of high-elevation orchids never before grown in the Southeast. Then catch dinner and a show at one of Atlanta’s most beloved landmarks—the historic Fox Theatre, where many Atlanta natives have shared a first date or first kiss.