Every couple knows it’s important to take time away from the kids and get back to the basics with a little one on one, but finding the time is rarely easy. Stay right in town a world away at Atlanta’s best places for rekindling the romance. From botanical gardens to the best dining the city has to offer, revive that relationship with TLC options perfect for any couple.

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Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 876-5859

Price: $18.95 per adult

Take a stroll with your loved one 40 feet in the air at the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Canopy Walk — a tour on a tree-canopy-level walkway that extends 600 feet. Hold hands and float through the Storza Woods with a bird’s eye view of the woodland garden underneath you. Enjoy native azaleas, camellias and hydrangeas year round, while perennials and bulbs make a seasonal appearance. Click here for a calendar of events.

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4199 Paces Ferry Road Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 432-2663

Treat your spouse to the extremely romantic atmosphere of Canoe, an upscale restaurant nestled perfectly along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Request seats by the window in a private setting and take pleasure in the beautiful green lawn that leads down to the waterfront. Enjoy the décor and impeccable service that has landed Canoe the title of one of Atlanta’s Top Restaurant’s for 2012 to 2013 by Zagat.

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Nottingham Shire and Carriage for Hire
556 Tift St. Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 622-0526

Price: $50 to $250/Reservations are highly recommended.

Take a tour of the city snuggled up to your honey on a horse drawn carriage. Nottingham Shire and Carriage for Hire provides a nostalgic experience transporting couples through downtown Atlanta. A knowledgeable guide will provide a 15- to 60-minute tour while you and your companion learn about Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coke, CNN Center, Underground Atlanta and the city’s history. For an extremely romantic affair enjoy a ride in the customized Cinderella Carriage.

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Starlight Six Drive-In
2000 Moreland Ave. Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 627-5786

Price: $7 per adult

Kick back together at the Starlight Six Drive-In movie theater. Bring a grill and cook something special before the movie starts, or pack a picnic to truly relax. Starlight also offers a snack bar for those who would like to enjoy movie-popped popcorn and other traditional theater treats. Set your own stage for romance knowing if anyone tries to ruin it, you’ll simply be able to roll up the windows.

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Sleep-over at the Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker St. Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 581-4000

Price: $86.95 per member/$95.95 per non member

Spend the night with marine life at the Georgia Aquarium. From May to October, take your significant other to experience an adults only sleepover. Enjoy behind the scenes and gallery tours while indulging in other planned activities. A live jazz band in the atrium sets the romantic tone for the evening. Sleep with the fish and bundle up next to your spouse for an unforgettable adventure. Click here for a calendar of events.

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