I know what you’re thinking: Valentine’s Day is less than a week away and you still don’t have a plan for this important holiday. Well, us hopeless romantics over at Explore Athens are here to help. This Guide will inspire you to plan a day of dates that you and your bae will never forget. You're welcome.
1. Tie the knot
Swing by Revival Yarns (tucked away in the Bottleworks shopping center) to snag all your crocheting needs to make your cupcake a precious homemade gift.
2. Pour your heart out
Submit a passionate haiku to the Flagpole’s free Valentine’s Day notices.
3. Write a love letter
Stop by Bel jean Copy to print your sweetie’s card or, for long distance relationships, wait in line at the Downtown USPS where an elderly gentleman will ship all your lovely gifts in just under an hour!
4. Plan for the future
Attend a resume critique together at the Career Center’s weekly office hours.
5. Make lovely dinner reservations
Take your boo to the Sr. Sol attached to the Shell station on the west side of Athens. Really set the mood by sitting outside next to the three massive dumpsters.
6. Go on a romantic journey
Go say hello to the new bald eagle at the Bear Hollow zoo.
7. Keep each other warm
Grab a cup of coffee in MLC Jittery Joe’s in the middle of a class change.
8. Strengthen your love
They say that couples who workout together, stay together. Go torture yourselves at Athens’s newest fitness studio Orange Theory at the Mark.
9. Share your vulnerabilities
Give back to your community by attending a city hall meeting to voice your concerns about new development in the historic downtown area.
10. Enjoy a candle lit romance
Share a kiss under the tiki torches of 100 proof.
Now go forth and conquer. Or just ignore this and down a pitcher of margs. Either works, but I'll be doing the latter.