Looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day in downtown Macon? We have created the PERFECT weekend plans to wow the loves of your life! Below, find a day-by-day itinerary to have a fun, romantic, and memorable weekend. Keep in mind – this list doesn’t have to be done with a spouse! Grab a friend, your parent, or come alone and meet some people! Valentine’s is for everyone.
Head to downtown Macon at 5 pm and start the night off on Poplar Street, grabbing a FREE s’more from NewTown Macon. The s’mores will be pink to fit the theme and a perfect Insta-pic!
After s’mores, register for the Macon Food & Wine Crawl at Lazy Susan Tapas Bar. This is a great way to see downtown and try upscale local eats. Each of the nine stops of this tour includes a wine sample and matching food pairing.
Next stop: Historic Grants Lounge for a dating game comedy show, The Macon Match-up! The show starts at 7:30. The guys at Clockwork Comedy will be matching up some of Macon-Bibb’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes with potential suitors and fantastic prizes! You do NOT want to miss this.
Finish off the night by heading to A Brooke Haven Lounge and enjoy a chill, relaxing vibe with delicious cocktails.
Start your day off with a good cup of joe and a new Macon staple: Macon Bagels! Make sure you get here early. Their delicious eats go fast!
After fueling yourself, head over to the Ocmulgee Mounds, just minutes from downtown, and explore one of Macon’s most beautiful pieces of land. Did you know this area could soon become Georgia’s first National Park? You cannot skip this stop!
Exploring the mounds definitely can make you hungry. Make sure you stop for lunch when you’re back downtown. There are many choices, but we recommend trying La Bella Moreila, H&H, or Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen.
Next, we suggest participating in the Buy Black Tour. This annual event highlights black-owned downtown businesses in Macon and is a great way to support your community. Start at Ambitious Graphics, where you will receive your passport and make your way around downtown, stopping at the highlighted businesses.
The day is going by fast! It’s already time for dinner. Downtown Macon has tons of delicious restaurants to choose from! Below, please find a list of all the fantastic restaurants we have to offer.
Do you enjoy ice-cold beer? How about a fun environment? And even better, locally crafted brews?? Look no further than Fall Line Brewing! Head to Macon’s largest taproom and taste the local brews and wines in their beer garden. You MUST try the Daily Grind, one of their mainstays. This beer will change your life! They also have an exclusive Valentine’s Beer this weekend only – don’t miss out!
Sunday is for BRUNCH!! Enjoy an Instagram dream at Macon Beer Company, where they serve up colorful pancakes and other experimental yet delicious eats every weekend. Don’t forget to snap some pics of your plate! #phoneeatsfirst
After brunch, it’s time for a thrill! Stop by Macon Rocks and climb through the afternoon, or go axe throwing at Maniaxe Throwing.
End your weekend with the best view in the city: visiting Hightales, the rooftop of Hotel Forty Five!
We hope you enjoy your weekend of love in downtown Macon. If you can’t make it this weekend, don’t sweat! Most of this itinerary you can do any weekend! How cool is that?! Make sure you follow Downtown Macon on Facebook to see a calendar of all events happening downtown!
Downtown Macon is a place for fun, memories, and authentic vibes. We’ll see you soon!