It’s Valentine’s Day and you know what that means? Another opportunity to make the year’s most romantic holiday a success. Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular holidays in the U.S. with restaurants booked out weeks and months in advance. If you want to make it a date night to remember—and save some money while you’re at it—RIDE’s here to help with your Valentine’s Day plans in Atlanta.

Read on for our pro tips on how to not get caught up on the details and have fun this Monday night:

Know What You Want to Do

It helps if you plan your night ahead of time, which means somebody needs to decide on a place to eat tonight. Atlanta has a ton of interesting neighborhoods and restaurants to choose from.

Midtown is all about bright lights and activities with some of the best restaurants in the center of the city. 

East Atlanta is trendy and walkable with a cozier hometown feel. 

Buckhead leans more toward chic and suburban, catering to everyone from early twenty-somethings to families. 

Old Fourth Ward is a district that combines quirky and historic vibes with cool, interesting shops and restaurants.

Little Five Points brings artsy and alternative, teeming with locals and indie shops. 

Wherever you decide, you really can’t go wrong. There are so many unique Atlanta neighborhoods to explore, so start tonight!

Atlanta also has some of the best restaurants to set up your Valentine’s Day ideas for success… South City Kitchen, STK Steakhouse, Nikolai’s Roof, Ecco Midtown, Bacchanalia. Many of these places are offering Valentine’s specials, too! Whatever flavor you’re looking for, we promise Atlanta has it.  

And finally, choose what’s fun for you. You can do Galentine’s with the girls, read a book at the bar with an espresso martini, grab your favorite person and find a club to dance at, make a reservation at an intimate restaurant for two, or go to a comedy show. Do whatever you want tonight and RIDE will take you there.

Plan Reservations Early

Ideally, you made your reservations a while ago. Restaurants in Atlanta are typically booked at least 10 days before the big event and restaurant reservations spike up to 500% with OpenTable reporting an estimated 70 reservations are booked every minute leading up to the holiday. That’s a lot of people trying to make their plans on Valentine’s night.

If you haven’t made plans yet, don’t worry, there’s still plenty of places out there! We recommend you start looking now, but you can take one less consideration off the table and download RIDE for a sure way to get where you’re going tonight.

Download RIDE

Downloading RIDE is easy and, to really make it a good night, you need a way to get there. Tonight’s going to be busy and parking in Atlanta is already a pain on the best days. Focus on fun tonight and leave the rest to us. Once you download our RIDE app, you can order a ride and enjoy your night without having to worry about travel. Let your local driver handle it, so you can chat with your date on the drive or enjoy a glass of champagne at dinner without having to account for traffic, parking or anything else.

Did you know with RIDE you can also schedule ahead of time? If you’re worried about traffic or surge pricing, schedule your ride beforehand and take the last minute guessing out of the equation. 

When you order a ride, you can spend your money on fun Valentine’s Day plans instead of the ride there. Use our promo code: FREE1000 for your next ride free! The code is available for the first 1,000 uses, for up to $40/ride/rider, across the entire app, subject to driver availability. Not available for scheduled rides.