Rainy Day Activities for Couples in Atlanta

Don't let a little rain ruin your plans. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite romantic date ideas and locations to keep you and your honey dry and entertained on a rainy day.
  • Watch the latest storm brewing as you sip cocktails from 723 feet above the city at The Sun Dial Restaurant
    Watch the latest storm brewing as you sip cocktails from 723 feet above the city at The Sun Dial Restaurant
  • Couples love Andretti for a fun and active date of racing karts and playing games.
    Couples love Andretti for a fun and active date of racing karts and playing games.
  • Keep dry and cozy up at the Fox Theatre. (David Cosmos)
    Keep dry and cozy up at the Fox Theatre. (David Cosmos)
  • The Painted Pin offers a luxury bowling experience like you have not seen before.
    The Painted Pin offers a luxury bowling experience like you have not seen before.
"You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can't predict the weather." Atlanta’s own Outkast was onto something with that lyric. Summer storms in Atlanta can come on fast and furiously, but don’t let that ruin your day. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite rainy day activities and romantic date ideas to keep you and your honey dry and entertained when the weather is inclement.

Keep Cozy

  • Enjoy dinner and drinks with a view at The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View - Atlanta's only tri-level dining complex featuring a revolving upscale restaurant, a rotating cocktail lounge and an observatory View Level offering a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of the magnificent Atlanta skyline. 
  • Cozy up for coffee/breakfast at Highland Bakery or Corner Cafe & Buckhead Bread Company.
  • Grab a slice at The Spinning Pie Pizza Lounge.
  • Enjoy dinner and drinks in luxury seating as you take in a new flick at Cinebistro.
  • Music lovers can hear talented performing songwriters and bands playing original music in an intimate setting at Eddie's Attic.
Have Fun

  • Enjoy a little friendly competition on any one of 60 state-of-the-art arcade games at Game-X.
  • Catch a show at the historic Fox Theatre.
  • Take the Capitol Tour of the Swan House to see rooms used during filming of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
  • Shop at more than 300 of the world's finest retailers at Lenox Square or Phipps Plaza, both located in Buckhead.
  • Go beer tasting at Sweetwater Brewery.
Be Active

  • Stars and Strikes takes bowling to a new level with contemporary bowling lanes, lane-side food and beverage service, and jumbo screens for watching the latest music videos and sports games.
  • Visit The Painted Pin for an upscale bowling experience that includes a boutique bar, luxury leather seating and entertainment.
  • For a more laid-back experience, Bowlmor offers floor-to-ceiling video screens, casual dining and state-of-the-art lanes.
  • Race each other on Andretti's 1/4-mile indoor karting track, then play a game of pool or compete on arcades for an all-around great time. 
For a full list of Atlanta restaurants, check out our dining guide. Need some ideas of ways to entertain the kids, too? Here are 10 family-friendly rainy day things to do in Atlanta.


Joleen Pete is a Southern California transplant, living and loving it in the ‘burbs outside Atlanta with her husband and their toddler son. On the weekends, they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the professional photographer behind Joleen Pete Photography and the lifestyle/family blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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