There's a reason that winter is "cuffing season." Driving through Christmas lights and cuddling up by the fire with your boo just makes the holidays so much better. Whether you're tied down, dating around or just not dating at all, these secret places in Georgia to visit this winter are a guaranteed awesome night with your BFF or bae.

Atlanta was actually just named the #1 date-friendly city in the entire U.S. With singles swarming the town, we're economically-friendly and there is never a shortage of fun things to do. We're totally loving this cold weather because it's rare for Georgia and it gives us an excuse to bring out our puffy coats, scarves and boots. Get all wintery cute this holiday season because there are tons of places to bring your fave person in Georgia this winter.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights At Atlanta Botanical Garden

Price: $17-$35

When: Through January 11

Address: 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Why You Need To Go: Stroll the iconic garden with your S/O or your bestie for an alluring collection of illuminescent lights that makes up this Christmastime wonder in the garden.


Best Residential Christmas Lights

Price: Free

Address: Various

Why You Need To Go: Stay warm in your car and go on a scavenger hunt with you boo/ BFF to see the amazing light displays in these Georgia neighborhoods. Some of them have hundreds of thousands of lights and interactive activities.


Santa's Fantastical

Price: $25+

When: Through January 5

Address: 1155 Mount Vernon Hwy suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30338

Why You Need To Go: This Christmas pop-up features dazzling installations and immersive exhibits that make this North Pole adventure a perfect date night spot.


Holiday Bazarr At Serenbe

Price: Free

When: December 7 

Address: 9110 Selborne Lane, Ste 210 Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268

Why You Need To Go: This quaint mysterious town south of Atlanta makes for a perfect romantic road trip full of farmland and outdoor beauty. They host an annual Holiday Bazaar at The Inn with interactive Christmas activities, markets, spiked hot cocoa, a food truck and more. 


Igloos At Skyline Park

Price: $75+

When: November-January 

Address: 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA

Why You Need To Go: Plan to rent out one of these private rooftop igloos at Ponce City Market for your next date night. Enjoy an intimate night of dinner and drinks under a super cool translucent dome.


Avalon Ice Rink

Price: $18

When: Through January 26

Address: Avalon Blvd. Alpharetta, GA 30009

Why You Need To Go: The open-air ice rink at Avalon opens up for only a few short months so take advantage of this whimsical date opportunity (even if you have to hold onto your boo the whole time so you won't fall). Cuddle up by the firepits after your icy adventure. Check out the rink at Park Tavern, too.


Airbnb Mountain Cabin On Cooper Creek

Price: $128/night

Address: Cooper Creek

Why You Need To Go: This romantic North Georgia cabin is a picturesque snowy dreamland in the winter months. It's the perfect getaway for cuddling up, sipping hot cocoa and watching Christmas movies with your S/O or your gals. It's only $128 per night and sleeps six guests so if you bring a crowd, you'll only pay $21 each!


Cinebistro at Halcyon

Price: $13.79+

Address: 6215 Town Square, Alpharetta, GA 30005

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy a romantic date night and the new Cinebistro at Halcyon. This one-stop shop includes dinner, drinks and a movie in a luxurious atmosphere with plush reclining love seats perfect for snuggling. 


"Saving Christmas" At Time To Escape

Price: $23

Address: 1441 Dresden Drive #230 Atlanta, GA 30319

Why You Need To Go: This Christmas escape game is the perfect excuse to get close and hang on tight with you boo. Solve puzzles, riddles and clues to "save Christmas" before time runs out at this super fun and fast-paced bonding experience. Check out Escape Woods too.


Top Golf

Price: $30+

Address: Midtown & Alpharetta

Why You Need To Go: Even though it's outdoors, Top Golf is perfect in the winter because each private den has heaters. This is the perfect time to get up-close and personal with your S/O as they help you perfect your swing. 


Wilderness Outdoor Movie Theatre

Price: $7

Address: 217 Old Hales Road, Trenton, GA 30752

Why You Need To Go: Catch a movie on the world's largest drive-in movie screens in Trenton, GA. This is a perfect opportunity to get sappy with your loved one as you snuggle up in the trunk under tons of pillows and blankets.


Miracle & Sippin' Santa Christmas Pop-Up Bars

Price: $10-30

When: Through December 31

Address: Seven LampsTapa TapaThe Brasserie and Neighborhood Café at ParishBon Ton Atlanta.

Why You Need To Go: Get in the Christmas spirit at these festive pop-up bars taking over four Atlanta area venues. Through NYE, sip on crazy themed cocktails under thousands of sparkling holiday lights and decor. 

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