11 unique things to do for Valentine’s Day around Atlanta

11 unique things to do for Valentine’s Day around Atlanta
Nicole Kovacs and Dominick Racano create a romantic moment at the Waffle House on Cheshire Bridge Road in Atlanta on Feb. 14, 2012. The restaurant accepted reservations for Valentine's Day.

It’s almost time for another Valentine’s Day. But if flowers and candy aren’t your thing or your don’t have a partner to share it with, here are a few ideas to celebrate the holiday.

Head to Red Door Tavern on Roswell Road. Guests can bring a photo, letter or other shreddable memento from an ex to shred at the bar, In exchange, guests will receive a free cocktail!

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Single? Taken? On the fence? Whiskey Blue celebrates the big day with its annual party. Grab a wristband at the door. Those wearing green are single and ready to mingle, red-banded are off the market and those in yellow are on the fence.

Valentine’s Day not your thing? You’re in luck because El Taco will host its annual anti-Valentine’s Stupid Cupid celebration, featuring select $6 margaritas and fun packages for a meal for a large group, perfect if you’re skipping the romance and enjoying the night with some good friends.

Soft music, great food and a romantic atmosphere; it’s all the ingredients for a perfect Valentine’s Day dinner, and it can be had at...Waffle House. But like any great restaurant on Valentine’s Day, you better make a reservation. Not all Waffle Houses participate so check the website for your nearest location.

Enjoy complimentary cocktails and retailer specials with all your gal pals at Avalon in Alpharetta on Thursday Feb. 13. It’s the shopping destination’s second annual Galentine’s Day event, an event dedicated to ladies celebrating ladies.

Head to Painting with a Twist to create a Valentine’s Day creation that you’ll both enjoy. The facility is BYOB, so don’t forget a bottle of wine to share.

Netherworld Haunted House returns with “Scream in the Dark,” a special Valentine’s edition of the popular haunt. Grab that special someone and a small battery-powered candle to navigate the halls of Night of the Gorgon to celebrate your love.

Grab that special someone, strip down to your underwear and run through the streets of Atlanta on Saturday Feb. 15. The good news is, you won’t be alone. Take part in Cupid’s Undie Run, raise money for research to battle neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body, and have a whole lot of fun.

Take a sentimental journey through Valentines in the Garden: Decades of Love. Savor an array of scrumptious bites and desserts from Atlanta’s top chefs, enjoy cash bars, dance to live music, renew your vows and more! While here, explore Orchid Daze’s thousands of blooms.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and love is in the air – or water, we should say! If you’re looking for a splashing good time with your significant otter, look no further than Sips Under the Sea. Experience the magic of the aquarium while enjoying romantic tunes, sweet cocktails and delicious dining options.

Celebrate with your special someone at the all-new Wild at Heart Valentine’s Day Dinner at Zoo Atlanta! The evening begins with a buffet dinner in the new Michael & Thalia Carlos Ballroom, overlooking the African Savanna in the newly renovated historic Savanna Hall. There will be live music, appearances from ambassador animals and a special “Love in the Wild” talk on wildlife courtship and mating rituals from Zoo Atlanta’s animal care team!