Whether you’re seasoned parents or enjoying the early dating phase, it’s important to make time with your partner. Looking to embark on a completely new hobby or establish a favorite spot? Dunwoody is the place to do it. Here’s how:

Learning and relaxing

Learn to put a gourmet meal on the table with cooking classes at Georgetown restaurant Vino Venue. Try your hand at various steak styles with the Classic Cut series, or take a trip across the world as you work through the Global Cooking & Wine Pairing Series. Either way, you’ll come away with new skills you can share with each other and friends.


Ready to relax? Angela Michael Skincare & Spa has been offering the ultimate in pampering experiences since 2005. Turn back time with a European facial, or indulge in a spa package for a longer experience. The Escape Package offers hand and foot treatments, a facial and a Swedish massage. Or pare it down with the quick-fix package: a half-hour massage and a facial.


Facial at Hey Day Spa

When you’re planning a fun night out, when is it not a good idea to draw inspiration from Bob Ross? That’s right: you can use your next date night to get artistic with the Dunwoody Nature Center’s Paint Like Bob Ross series — great for new or experienced painters. Or sift through the center’s array of calendar events to enjoy another experience like peaceful outdoor yoga — just $12 per person.


Swing through the E. 48th Street Market for everything you need for an Italian-inspired picnic at Brook Run Park. Check for cold cuts and cheeses at the deli, and find homemade desserts — mini cannoli and eclairs — in the bakery. Discover the perfect Manhattan Special soda flavor to wash it all down when you’ve set up for an evening outdoors.


Cannoli E. 48th Street Bakery

An array of menus

Would you rather let someone else do the dishes? You just might find your next date night haunt!


Morty’s Meat & Supply brings — you guessed it — hearty meat options, from the burnt ends meatloaf sandwich to the pit master platter. Pair your preference with sides like Brussels slaw, mac and cheese and corn pudding alongside an ice-cold IBC root beer. Look for gluten-free and vegan menu options, too!


Take a temporary trip through Thailand at Yao Atlanta with its Bangkok-inspired menu. Start out with an order of fresh summer rolls (shrimp or tofu) or potstickers with Thai Penang curry sauce. Follow up with crispy garlic chicken or Negimaki (featuring teriyaki with a Coca-Cola twist). And if you happen to be around for lunch, save room for the lemon velvet cake!

Dinner or lunch date? Doesn’t matter. Seasons 52 fresh grill and wine bar has you covered with all-day flatbreads (think Philly cheesesteak or chipotle BBQ shrimp). For a daytime meal, follow them up with mahi mahi tacos, and as evening sets in and you’re ready for something more substantial, look to the rotisserie half chicken with a side of wild rice pilaf and French green beans. And don’t forget happy hour Mondays through Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. — try a new red, white or sparkling cosmo!


The Capital Grille seeks to ensconce guests in an ambiance of sophistication; relax into the atmosphere for an evening of understated refinement. Start with the lobster bisque or shrimp cocktail, and follow up with one of the grille’s signature steaks — try the bone-in dry-aged NY strip cooked to your specifications and served with au jus. Or go lighter with the sea bass (pan-seared and served with miso butter) and cauliflower au gratin for the table. Enjoy an extensive wine menu that’ll see you through to a dessert course of house-made crème brûlée or cheesecake with fresh berries.


Older Couple Getaway

Looking for local fare and activities? Hobnob is the spot with weekly events like trivia and music alongside burgers, salads and specialties like chicken and waffles and tavern salmon. Or visit on the first Wednesday evening of the month for an education — in bourbon, that is — with the Hobnob Bourbon Club.


Kick back for the evening

Planning an overnight stay? From contemporary to convenient, the following hotels will provide the experience you’re looking for:


Modern comfort and an open layout make AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter a great place to settle into plush bedding. Enjoy a European-inspired breakfast onsite and a fitness center open 24 hours a day. Relax in the outdoor pool at Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter or warm up by the fireplace, depending on the season before retiring to the bright elegance of your room. And if you need to catch an early morning flight, Hyatt Place Atlanta Perimeter Center is the place to be! Get a good night’s rest in welcoming, pet-friendly rooms, and be ready to go the next morning with the hotel’s skywalk that will take you directly to the nearby MARTA station.


MARTA Dunwoody

When the next scheduled date night rolls around, remember, you’re set for ideas. So, get out and enjoy Dunwoody together!

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