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Transit-Oriented Dates Ideas for Valentine's Day Weekend

Transit is all about making connections, so let MARTA help with your love connections this Valentine’s weekend. There is no shortage of fun things to see and do throughout the MARTA system, so park & ride to these convenient destinations for more quality time with your sweetheart.

Here are our top 19 picks from north to south and east to west, we left no ground uncovered! The list is full of fun, unique, and unforgettable places to enjoy in Atlanta. Don’t forget to share ideas of your own on social media! Tag us and join in the fun with #xoxoMARTA and #TransitOrientedDate.

Explore with your sweetheart


  1. MARTA ♥s Our Customers Event at Five Points Station

Get your Valentine’s Day started with MARTA! Join us for live music by Garrett Motes, prizes, photobooth and more! Enjoy #FreeArtFriday with giveaways from local artists Catlanta and Hold It Down ATL and a special appearance by Atltvhead beginning at 4pm.


  1. Standing Up, Falling Down at the Byers Theatre

Check out the Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz feature film during the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival for a unique date night experience.  

How to get there: Red train to Dunwoody Station; Bus Route #5 

Byers Theatre-

  1. Buford Highway Restaurant Tour 

No need to take a journey across the world to enjoy the best international cuisines, just take a ride down Buford Highway! Explore over 20 culturally-diverse restaurants including Chinese, Mexican, Korean, Central American, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Indian, South American and more. 

How to get there: Gold train to Chamblee or Doraville Station; Bus route #39 

Buford Highway

  1. High Museum of Art 

For your young Valentine, the High is hosting Saturday Studios on the third Saturday of each month through May. This Saturday, third – fifth graders will have the chance to learn about the art as storytelling. 

How to get there: Red or Gold train to Arts Center Station 

High Museum

  1. Atlanta Symphony Hall 

See the legendary musical talent, Tony Bennett, and his special guest, Antonia Bennett, as a part of the "I Left My Heart Tour."

How to get there: Red or Gold train to Arts Center Station 

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

  1. Alliance Theatre 

Sunday is your final chance to see the award-winning Korean love-story musical, Maybe Happy Ending; a perfect date night for theatre-lovers.   

How to get there: Red or Gold train to Arts Center Station 

Alliance Theatre

  1. Letters with a Purpose at The Gathering Spot 

For those wanting to give back, this event is a perfect way to show love by writing messages to send to survivors locally, nationally, and abroad.

How to get there: Red or Gold train to North Avenue Station; Bus route #50  

The Gathering Spot-Final

  1. Love is in the Square at  Colony Square 

Who can say no to a complimentary DermalInfusion hand treatment by AYA Medical Spa plus free activities, giveaways, and more? 

How to get there: Red or Gold train to Arts Center Station 

Colony Square

  1. City Winery @ Ponce City Market 

City Winery is kicking off their series Celebrating The Culinary Artist with ‘A Taste of Country Cooking’ by Edna Lewis. Enjoy an evening of food, wine and plentiful stories.  

How to get there: Red or Gold train to North Avenue Station, hope on route #899 

City Winery

  1. Mary Mac’s Tea Room  

Have a look at the menu of the 1945 tea room and plan your culinary experience. 

How to get there: Red or Gold train to North Avenue Station 
Mary Macs Tea Room

  1. Sips Under the Sea: Whale You Be Mine?  at Georgia Aquarium 

Join Georgia Aquarium for their annual Valentine’s Day event for a “splashing good time.” 

How to get there: Red or Gold train to Peachtree Center Station 

Georgia Aquarium

  1. Lee and White  

Check out the food and beverage district along the westside beltline and explore all that there is to offer!  

How to get there: Red or Gold train to West End Station 

Lee and White District

  1. The Real Milk and Honey 

Skipping out on Valentine’s Dinner? Try brunch over the weekend. With the tagline, “We didn’t invent brunch, we just perfected it!” You and your sweetheart are sure to enjoy the occasion.  

How to get there: Red or Gold train to College Park Station 

The Real Milk and Honey

  1. Jeni’s Ice Cream Decatur Square. 

 One scoop, trio, sundae, or waffle cone? Decisions, decisions. No matter your choice, the easiest decision is riding MARTA to get there.  

 How to get there: Blue train to Decatur Station 

Jeni's Decatur Square

  1. Love Stories of Oakland at Oakland Cemetery 

It might be a little unconventional, but you know what they say, love never dies at Oakland Cemetery! Love Stories of Oakland has 20 tour stops through the cemetery and examines the symbolism of love and devotion found on monuments, headstones, and mausoleums throughout the grounds. 

How to get there: Blue or Green train to King Memorial 

Oakland Cemetery

  1. College Football Hall of Fame 

Calling all sports fans! Is your sweetheart already missing the sound of their college fight song after a game-winning touchdown? Treat them to an afternoon of all things college football to ease the void during the offseason. 

How to get there: Blue or Green train to GWCC Station 
College Football Hall of Fame

  1. Cocktails and Conversations @ The National Center for Civil and Human Rights 

Relax with cocktails and immerse yourself in Dr. King’s The Beloved Community in their newest rotation “We Share the Dream.”  

How to get there: Blue or Green train to GWCC Station 

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

    Paschal’s

You can’t go wrong visiting this iconic Atlanta restaurant, enjoyed by civil rights activists of the past and foodies of the present.  

How to get there: Blue or Green train to Vine City Station 

Paschal's Restaurant

    Busy Bee Cafe 

Feeling like eating soul food? The 1947 soul food kitchen has all the southern essentials you crave.  
How to get there: Blue or Green train to Ashby Station 
Busy Bee Restaurant

May cupid pierce your heart with a warm, loving and cozy Valentine’s Day. Much love to you & yours!  


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