Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and it brings to mind one of the more wonderful perks of living near Lake Lanier: the romance! Whether you’re celebrating another year with the love of your life, or excitedly exploring with a new flame, life on the lake has everything to make hearts flutter and eyes go starry. Take a look at some of the romantic activities Lake Lanier has to offer-

1. Unwind At The Spa

Relax with a loved one in this soothing, aromatic massage spa at Lake Lanier Islands. As a full overnight package, you can leave the world behind and sink into a blissful, relaxing evening with a full breakfast the next morning.

2. Visit Chateau Elan

The world renowned and award winning destination Chateau Elan has a fantastic selection of romantic activities, including a spa, nearby French dining, and of course the winery. Tastings and classes offer a one-of-a-kind experience for you and your partner, from training your pallet to designing your own wine label. Stay on site at the Inn, which completed a $25 million renovation just last year!

3. See The Gardens

The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Gainesville Garden is a lovely spot in North Georgia for a brisk walk through some of the most remarkable nature in the state. Their website has an itinerary-building feature which helps plan out your romantic adventure! From woodland walks to budding winter blossoms, take in the natural beauty here and finish off your day with a delicious meal at one of Gainesville’s many nearby restaurants.

4. Solve An Escape Room!

Feel secure enough in your relationship that you can survive an escape room together? Check out the Paranoia Escape Rooms at Mall of Georgia! Nothing builds bonds quite like a challenging game of wits that requires you to work together! With themes like Alice in Wonderland, Indiana Jones, Zombie Invasion, and more, there’s something that appeals to everyone. It’s a great chance to meet other couples too, as you and strangers may be compelled to work together to escape quickly!

5. Drink, Paint, Love

Looking for something new and exciting to try together? Masterpiece Mixers offers painting classes for groups of adults in a fun, relaxed environment. At this BYOB location just southeast of the lake in Braselton, just bring along your favorite person and your favorite bottle of wine and take a few hours to see what kind of masterpiece you can create!

6. Up, Up, and Away!

If you’re looking for the best views in Georgia, you’ve got to go HIGH! Balloons Over Georgia is a husband/wife operated business that will take you sky-high to see Lake Lanier, Stone Mountain, Kennesaw Mountain, and the Atlanta skyline like you’ve never seen them before. Surprise someone you love with a trip to the skies! (Just make sure they don’t mind heights!)


These are just a few ideas for a unique romantic experience around Lake Lanier. If the weather is warm, you can also try a boat tour, kayaking, or just a stroll through the many trails along lakes, rivers, and mountains in North Georgia. There’s really no place that offers such a variety of romantic activities, and building a life here is the best way to get the most of it! If you’re even considering moving to Lake Lanier or the surrounding areas in North Georgia to take advantage of this amazing part of the world, then contact me today to make sure you end up in your dream home!

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