Impress Your Date in Dunwoody

Racking your brain for unique ideas for Valentine’s Day this year? Yes you could always do candy, flowers and a nice meal or trust this guide to impress a date with the following fun ideas for Valentine’s Day and BEYOND:

Start with a toast: Begin the event at d’Vine Wine Bar for a large selection of by the glass wines (60+) or The Pub which boasts a “Pour Your Own Beer Wall.”

Book an experience: Build your culinary or wine knowledge skills with a cooking class or tasting event at Vino Venue. Defy gravity zip lining with Treetop Quest at Brook Run Park. Show off your artistic side with a workshop at the Spruill Center for the Arts. Get dramatic with tickets to a Stage Door Players performance.

Go beyond flowers and impress with 22 acres of foliage instead: Participate in a special program at the Dunwoody Nature Center such as an Audubon Bird Walk or Backyard Bird Count. Treasure hunt with Geocaching. Calendar in a night hike or concert in the park later in the year. Or simply enjoy a stroll among the gardens with a picnic lunch (they have pre-made gourmet options at Alon’s Bakery and Market).

Impress the stomach to open the heart: You can’t go wrong with any of the following Dunwoody upscale dining choices: McKendrick’s Steak House, complete with raw bar; Portico, so chic it’s practically a work of art; and Carbonara Trattoria, where you could pretend you are Lady and the Tramp while noshing on Spaghetti Carbonara.

Give gifts: Perimeter Mall has got it all! And for those last minute shoppers, many of the above restaurants are right near Perimeter Mall.