After one date night in Macon, you’re going to want to try to recreate the magic at home. Our recommendation: Don’t. It’s not going to work out.

If you want Valentine’s Day to go well, a date night in Macon is better than flowers that will die, a heart- shaped box of chocolates that are way too many calories, or an “I Love You” teddy bear which is just creepy. Here are a few reasons why Macon is a great romantic destination.

Fine Dining in Macon

Macon’s vibrant downtown offers an array of options. The Tic Toc Room offers the atmosphere of an upscale steakhouse (“Manhattan Meets Macon,” remarked the New York Times) with an unmatched musical history. James Brown. Otis Redding. Little Richard. They all played here and surely encored with a delicious steak.

Marco Ristorante Italiano, featured in our above video, offers the best Italian this side of Sicily. Its eccentric owner, Nazario Filipponi, is here almost every night. Tell him Visit Macon sent you and maybe he’ll hook up with a free dessert or a least a memorable story. No promises.

Macon Nightlife

Some nights we like to settle in with a good book and a glass of wine. Other nights we like to…

Good thing for us, Macon has an eclectic mix of dance clubs, dive bars and craft beer brewers. Relax the early evening away with a cold drink at Ocmulgee Brewpub. Get a little wild and spend late night downtown at the Thirsty Turtle or The Crazy Bull. Remember: One glass of water for every drink, just like Mom and Dad said.

Upcoming Concerts in Macon

You may have heard, Macon’s Where Soul Lives. There’s music around every corner. Outdoors. Indoors. In your ears. Inescapable.

Big deal stars typically play at Hargray Capital Theater (formerly Cox Capital Theater) and Macon City Auditorium. Over the next few months in 2018, we have legends like Willie Nelson, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Drive-By Truckers slated to play Macon.

Follow Along for a Big Announcement

Want to win a trip to Macon? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram before Valentine’s Day. We have some BIG NEWS that we’ll be sharing with all you lovebirds out there very very soon and you’re going to want to hear it.