Creative spots on campus to foster romance

It’s the season of love, and many couples are looking to spice up a relationship that may be getting cold in the winter. Getting the shivers thinking of expensive dates?

Luckily, you don’t have to pay for a fancy night out in town to spend a little one-on-one time with your significant other. While we have to include the Love Manufacturing Building by merit of name alone, Tech’s campus features many choice spots for a romantic meeting, with all the simple charm to foster that romance.

Cozy up to someone special on the steps surrounding the Campanile, one of Tech’s most popular and eye-catching locations. Illuminated at night, the attractive multi-colored lighting, spectacular fountain-side view and peaceful sounds of the water make for a special ambiance. It’s also a fun spot for more adventurous couples who don’t mind cuddling in clear view of passers-by.

If you would prefer a more private setting for your date, Skiles garden is a small, secluded spot that provides an enchanting getaway from the hustle and bustle of campus life during the day. It is bordered on all sides by trees, and though it isn’t blooming with spring flowers quite yet, the lush, green space is full of chirping birds and squirrels that will add a lively nature backdrop to any rendezvous. You might even want to pack a picnic if you’re feeling particularly romantic.

For a grander perspective, the rooftop garden of the Clough Commons offers an impressive panorama of campus, and the always dazzling Atlanta skyline is guaranteed to set the mood. The rooftop is ideal for a long, intimate stroll amongst the greenery, and the breathtaking view is sure to make you swoon.

Taking walks after hours on West Campus can be quite a romantic experience. The bay windows in the apartments in North Avenue overlooking the interstate can make for an interesting setting for a sit down dinner with the passing lights of cars.

Whether you’re just starting up a new relationship or spending the occasion with a long-term love, make plans to meet at one of these charming locations around campus. This will ensure that your loved one associates Tech with fond memories for years to come.