What You'll Get
In the Arnold Schwarzenegger School of Romance, students perfect the timeless art of steak dinner and helicopter-ride dates in addition to writing love letters by spraying brick walls with bullets. Take a lesson from Arnie with today's Groupon: for $169, you get a helicopter ride for two ($140 per person, plus a $50 landing fee) with Air Atlanta Helicopters, departing from the W Atlanta Downtown, plus a $15 gift certificate for modern American fare at BLT Steak (a $345 combined value). Helicopter rides are only available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday evenings starting at 4:30 p.m. This deal also gets you a 25%–35% discount on a one-night stay at the hotel.
One of the country's premier Part 135 charter helicopter service facilities, Air Atlanta Helicopters provides helicopter tours and instruction with an emphasis on quality and safety. Today's deal whisks you and a guest away in a two-person 15-minute tour of Atlanta's sprawling skyline. Depart from a helipad on top of the W Atlanta Downtown and take in breathtaking views of the Georgia Dome, Turner Field, and lakes of Piedmont Park, whose contours form a flawless replica of Hieronymous Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights visible only from the sky. Full tour details are available online. Your reservation earns you a 25%–35% discount (depending on the date; blackout dates and restrictions apply) on a one-night stay at the chic W Atlanta Downtown, where amenities such as the outdoor pool WET, Bliss spa, SWEAT fitness center, down comforters, and spa robes await you. W Atlanta Downtown is the perfect getaway, located a short distance from attractions such as the Atlanta Aquarium and Centennial Olympic Park, nightlife, and shopping.
After you take a promenade in the aeronautical version of a bicycle built for two, you can come down to earth with dinner at BLT Steak, the nationally renowned hybrid of traditional French bistro and modern American steakhouse located in the W Atlanta Downtown. In addition to lending his initials to the restaurant name, Chef Laurent Tourondel serves up a variety of naturally aged cuts of USDA prime, certified black angus, American Wagyu, and Japanese Kobe beef ($26–$85). Sautéed Dover sole with soy caper brown butter ($45), confit lemon rosemary chicken ($26), and a full raw bar provide tasty options for red-meat abstainers and strict proponents of the Air and Waterborne Diet alike.
Must be 18 or older and weigh less than 275 pounds for helicopter ride.
- As soon as we got there, our pilot greeted us. He was so funny and friendly!...Then whoop! Off we went. He explained everything as we flew over them and he kept talking to us - which totally made me feel comfortable. – Yuna P., Yelp
- These popovers are like smack. Milk, eggs, flour, salt and a heap of gruyere cheese combine into soft tufts of steamy goody of which, despite being a somewhat smallish person, I find no problem eating every last crumb. They have become such a signature of BLT Steak – Meridith Ford Goldman, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 20, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy multiple as gifts. Helicopter ride valid after 4:30 p.m. on Wed, Thurs, Fri, & Sun only. By appt only. Must be at least 18 & weigh less than 275 lbs. 48-hour cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.