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Best Places In Atlanta For A First Date

They can be awkward, disastrous or life-changing. Yes, first dates have all the makings of an evening you'll never forget, some for less-than-flattering reasons. However, the venue pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the night. Chances are, if you have a bad date-night spot, you won't be interested enough to fully engage your intended. Here are the best places in Atlanta for a first date, that inaugural meeting between two people.

Café Intermezzo

1845 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-0411

Right in the heart of Peachtree is one of the best places in Atlanta not only for conversation, romantic lighting and killer desserts, but also for the crucial first date. The vibe feels as if you've been transported to an authentic Viennese café, complete with vast coffee selections and small, intimate tables. If your date is going well, it is highly likely you'll want to take advantage of the late hours - ideal for conversation that won't quit and a chance to share a few sweet treats. Open daily. Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Friday Night Jazz at the High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 733-4400

Perfect for an informal, casual first date where two potential lovers can compare notes and tastes on art, jazz - and if everything goes well - love. Break up the boring routine of dinner and a movie, and step outside the first date comfort zone by interjecting this popular Atlanta activity that's a hit with couples and singles alike. Enjoy an enchanted evening of cocktails, live jazz and delicious tapas that is sure to cast a love spell. Every third Friday of the month, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Centennial Olympic Park

265 Park Avenue West NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 222-7275

There are so many fun activities to partake in at this popular park located in the heart of the city. Whether it's Music @ Noon, Wednesday WindDown, or the seasonal ice skating rink, Centennial Olympic Park is the perfect place for couples to spend their first dating excursion. Having a first encounter here gives movement to dates than can otherwise feel stationary and stuffy; you have the chance to engage in various activities, all while getting to know one another. Making a potential love connection has never been so much fun! Open daily, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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