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Winner: Best first date spot in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Last week’s Best of Atlanta poll found out your favorite first date spots. We've all been there before − the epic first date. The pressure is on. A lot is riding on decision of just where to make that first impression.


It needs to represent what you enjoy most, and even reflect a little about who you are. Is it an intimate dinner? A stroll in the park with a skyline view? You may even want to take your date to one of the highest peaks to express your desire for adventure in life and in love. 

If you want to make a lasting first impression, then take your date to our No. 1 recommended first date spot: Atlanta Botanical Garden. The attraction’s year-round events are a desired romantic destination for those who love all things beautiful. 

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In second place, Canoe is consistently named one of the most romantic restaurants in Atlanta by several sources. Tucked away along the peaceful banks of the Chattahoochee River, yet conveniently located in the Atlanta community of Vinings, lies one of the country’s most acclaimed restaurants. 

Whether you are looking for dinner and a movie, or a plethora of unique activities and experiences, Avalon will knock their socks off in third place. 

If you need more options for first date consideration, look no further than our official list of nominees: Piedmont Park (Intown), Topgolf (Intown), Skyline Park (Intown), Stone Mountain Park (DeKalb), SkyView Atlanta (Intown) and Lake Lanier Islands (Gwinnett).

Now's your chance to share your courting secrets so others may benefit. While you're at it, you should peruse this list of what some are calling the romantic places to celebrate your anniversary around town

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Read about our other Best of Atlanta winners and nominees here. 

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