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Romantic Valentine's Day fun in Atlanta

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It's not too late to make a romantic plan for some artsy fun around Atlanta this Valentine's Day. Whether it's a concert, a gallery, or a stroll through the gardens, there is something for every couple to enjoy this year, and you don't have to spend a lot of money to celebrate your relationship.

* Atlanta Botanical Gardens: Whether it's 30 degrees or 60 degrees (and with the way the weather has been lately, you never know!), it's a good time to visit the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. It's never cold in the orchid house, and this year the orchid display is based upon the paintings of the impressionists. You can purchase an annual membership for the two of you as a commitment to your intent to return and take time to literally smell the roses later this spring.

* If you need a little mood music, it's hard to get more sexy and fun than old-school Prince, right? Check out Center Stage on Valentine's Day, as local artists re-create the entire 1999 album. Another '80s alternative is the Smiths tribute at the Drunken Unicorn, if your romantic tastes tend towards the gothic.

* Of course, one of the most romantic ways to spend Valentine's Day is by watching dance, and Atlanta has two different offerings this year, in the Atlanta Ballet's Romeo and Juliet and the visiting performance by the Alvin Ailey group.

Whatever you choose to do, just make sure you take the time to appreciate each other. There are plenty of ways to celebrate this year, so find the one that means the most to the two of you.


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