So the work week has left you stressed and exhausted – it’s time for a breather! Perhaps you and your other half have contemplated going away for the weekend, but are put off by high costs and travel hassles. If you live in the South – or, pretty much anywhere in the country – an extended weekend in Atlanta may be the ticket to reviving romance and refreshing yourself before returning to the grind of the workaday world. Impossible? Expensive? Absolutely not!

The Romance of the South, the Luxury of the Big City

Moonlight and magnolias, delightful summer breezes, and lush foliage may come to mind when contemplating an intimate trip to Atlanta for a few days. The beauty of staying in Cobb County allows you to experience everything the city has to offer – upscale dining, fascinating historical interests, and Georgia’s natural beauty. Whether looking for a honeymoon destination or just a weekend of quality time with the one you love, here are few suggestions to make your Atlanta vacation a memorable, enjoyable time.

Enjoy a Spa Day! You’ll find a number of resorts in the area which offer extended menus of relaxation and rejuvenation treatments for men, women, and couples. Indulge in a couples massage, then be pampered with individual facials and manicures. We recommend Renew Day Spa and Wellness Center and Euro Spa Body Care, both of Marietta, and Bella Dia in Acworth.

Celebrate Romance in the Arts! Nothing typifies romance in the South more than the iconic image of Rhett and Scarlett locked in a passionate embrace. The Gone With the Wind Museum is a must-see for all cinema enthusiasts – you’ll see artifacts from original movies sets in addition to author Margaret Mitchell’s personal copies of her book.

Afterward, snuggle up at the Cobb Energy Centre and enjoy a performance by the Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Opera, or any of a number of shows presented by the Atlanta Broadway Series.

Soak Up the Sun! Who say you can’t enjoy the shore in Atlanta? Spend a day splashing around Sun Valley Beach in Powder Springs and you’ll think the coast has shifted a bit closer. A beautiful, woodsy area surrounds a nearly two-acre pool bordered by man-made beach. Relax on a lounge chair, or slip down the twisting waterslides for a day of fun.

Toast Many Happy Years to Come! For elegant, gourmet dining, Atlanta gives you – literally – the world on a platter. Try JOEL Restaurant for an eclectic French taste, Fusco’s via Roma for the best of Italy in Cobb County, or the nationally renowned Canoe with splendid views of the Chattahoochee River. Share a bottle of wine and toast the perfect weekend getaway.

For exploring the great outdoors or settling on the balcony to savor the warm spring and summer nights, Atlanta offers couples endless varieties for a romantic trip.