Can you believe it’s already February?! So far, this year is flying by and we can’t believe the month of love is already upon us.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you may find yourself wondering what to do this year to break the mold of your standard Valentine’s Day traditions. Below are some great (and different) ideas for America’s most popular date night.

  1. Sips Under the Sea at the Georgia Aquarium. For just ($$$$), you can enjoy a romantic evening at the world’s largest aquarium! Guests are granted full access to the aquarium, and are invited to enjoy small bites, cocktails and live music by….er….under the sea. Click here for more details and to buy tickets.
  2. Eleanor’s: The Secret Bar at Muss and Turners. There is something very romantic about a dark, quiet and cozy venue that few people know exists. Eleanor’s is a hidden gem whose secret entrance resides in the walk-in freezer at Muss and Turners. Simply give the hostess a knowing wink, and head into the fridge. Trust us, you’ll find a warm welcome on the other side, as well as a small menu with signature cocktails and small plates.
  3. Catch a Show. Right now, the Fox Theatre is boasting some of the best shows on Broadway. Wicked comes to town a mere 4 days after Valentine’s Day, and Romeo & Juliet is wowing audiences at the Cobb Theatre as we speak! Click here for a full show list and to purchase tickets.

If Atlanta is not where you call home, consider looking up similar venues in your home town. You may be surprised at what fun and different ideas your local eateries and entertainment venues have to offer on this popular night out.

If you plan on staying in and cuddling up by the fire, here are a few fabulous recipes sure to impress that special someone and to score some major point with their taste buds.

Finally, if you’re looking for something cute to DIY this holiday, check out the following links for some super sweet ideas.

1) “I Dig You”

2) “Stud Muffin”

3) “Tickled Pink”

No matter what you decide to do this Valentine’s Day; amidst the hustle, bustle, and scrambling for the perfect gift, just remember love is all you need. <3