So yeah… Galentine’s Day is a made-up holiday championed by a fictional character, but we think Leslie Knope from NBC’s Parks and Recreation would find Woodstock to be the perfect place to celebrate female friendships. According to Knope, “Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

Woodstock boasts plenty of top-notch restaurants serving breakfast and brunch. From buttery biscuits to fluffy pancakes all with perfectly roasted coffee or expertly crafted cocktails alongside, there are ample options for a fantastic first meal of the day in A CITY UNEXPECTED. Woodstock’s restaurants have made changes to keep patrons safe during the pandemic. If you’re opting for a virtual Galentine’s Day celebration in 2021, many eateries in Woodstock offer curbside carryout or even delivery. 

One of the hallmarks of Galentine’s Day is a heartfelt gift to show your best girls some love. Woodstock is home to the Atlanta area’s newest and best outlet shopping with around one hundred luxury brands as well as a vibrant and authentic downtown district with more than two dozen unique shops and boutiques. You’re sure to find an inspired gift for your gals. 

Another way to ensure Galentine’s Day is, like Leslie Knope asserts, “only the best day of the year” is to book spa treatments. Woodstock’s salons offer a luxurious array of services. While you can indulge in classic facials and massages, you can also take advantage of trends like body sculpting or even microneedling. 

Leslie Knope says of Galentine’s Day, “It’s wonderful and it should be a national holiday.” And while the holiday won’t be closing banks and schools anytime soon, you should make a weekend of it especially since it falls on Saturday this year. Book a safe stay right next to the outlets so you can shop until you drop right into a comfy bed in a well-appointed suite or snag a room for you and your besties at one of the hotel properties that are walking distance from the Noonday Creek Trail so you can walk off those brunch calories on your way back from Downtown Woodstock.


Find a spot to safely gather with your gals over waffles, plan for some retail therapy, select a spa to sooth you, or discover a place for a safe overnight stay at