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Dawson Spaces: Five romantic date ideas for Valentine’s Day 2021
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Dawson County offers a variety of romantic date ideas, from overnight stays to fun day trips.

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, you’re probably looking for the perfect date or geta

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Bed and Bough Airbnb

way idea for you and your sweetheart. 

The Dawson County area has a variety of fun activities to do with your special someone, from outdoor activities, unique restaurants and a close proximity to other cities and towns that would make a perfect day trip. 

Here are a few of our favorite ideas. 

Take an overnight trip to a treehouse Airbnb

Did you know that there’s an Airbnb in Dawson County that’s nestled in the treetops? That’s right, a tree house hotel right here in the Dawson County area. 

This romantic luxury treehouse has one king bedroom and a common area with a queen size sofa bed and would make the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. 

The treehouse has a full bathroom, living room, kitchenette with a microwave, toaster, sink and French press for coffee, and outside area with a picnic table, sitting area, grill, fire pit and pizza oven. It also has heat, air conditioning and running water

Bed and Bough is in the middle of 5 acres of land and is close to both Dawsonville, Dahlonega and all the attractions both cities hold. The Bed and Bough owners have several other airbnb locations throughout Dawsonville and Dahlonega,

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Blue Bicycle restaurant

 and all of the locations can be found online at https://www.airbnb.com/users/56281008/listings

For more information on the Bed and Bough luxury treehouse airbnb, visit https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/39249144?source_impression_id=p3_1607358077_iPpKdL3S9ORogfYf

Eat a romantic dinner at The Blue Bicycle restaurant

The Blue Bicycle is one of Dawsonville’s truly unique small town restaurants. The sit-down restaurant serves moderately priced, delicious meals and offers a variety of beer, wine and cocktail options. 

The restaurant’s menu blends French-style food with a southern flair that you can’t find anywhere else in the county. 

All of the meals at the Blue Bicycle are made with fresh ingredients and range from simple salads and soups to filets and seafood. Tucked away near the outlet mall in Dawson County, the Blue Bicycle can make a perfect date night restaurant. 

For more information on the Blue Bicycle including it’s menu and hours, visit https://bluebicycle.net/

Stay the night at Amicalola Falls Lodge 

Another of Dawson County’s outdoor attractions is Amicalola Falls, which boasts a whole slew of hiking trails and outdoor adventures. 

You can hike, zipline, or participate in a variety of other activities like watching a Birds of Prey show.

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After a five-mile trek, guests are welcomed to the Len Foote Hike Inn, nestled high in the north Georgia mountains at Amicalola Falls State Park. - photo by Jessica Taylor

You can then stay the night at the Amicalola Falls Lodge, which boasts rooms with views, private cabins and a restaurant that offers a unique dining experience.

For the truly adventurous couple, take the trail from the top of the falls up to the Len Foote Hike Inn, a back country inn only accessible via the hiking trail. The five-mile trail will take you past picturesque woodland views to the sprawling lodge where you can shower, eat delicious homemade meals and stay the night in the rustic bunkhouse. 

For more information on the Amicalola Falls Lodge, visit https://www.amicalolafallslodge.com/

Take a day trip to Helen

If you’re in the mood for a fun day trip, yet another of North Georgia’s most unique towns is less than an hour away from Dawsonville. Helen, Ga is a truly unique town which gives visitors a small taste of a German Bavarian Village. The cobblestone walkways wind through a town full of little shops, restaurants with delicious Alpine food and drinks, along with quaint hotels that can make the perfect day trip into a weekend getaway. 

While in Helen, you and your special someone can check out outdoor activities like mini golfing, zip lining, gem mining, tubing or riding the Georgia mountain roller coaster. Helen also offers a large variety of indoor activities, like escape rooms, a working candy factory, vineyards and wine-tasting, and a museum full of items from the time period of Gone With the Wind. 

For more information on Helen and all its attractions, visit https://www.helenga.org/

Go on a picnic at Main Street Park

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The walkways and green spaces of Main Street Park in Dawson County are now officially open for public use. - photo by Erica Jones

One of the many fun ways to spend time with your significant other in Dawson County is through the county’s dozens of outdoor attractions. The county is full of beautiful parks, including the City of Dawsonville’s newest addition, Main Street Park. 

Main Street Park offers walking trails and green spaces that make for the perfect picnic location. Take a walk through the picturesque park with your significant other and pack a picnic lunch or grab food from one of the city’s nearby local restaurants. 

While you’re at the park, you can also go visit nearby attractions like the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame or the Moonshine Distillery, or you can walk up into downtown Dawsonville and visit the little shops in town. 

For more information on Main Street Park, visit https://www.facebook.com/Main-Street-Park-Dawsonville-100152951700664/.

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