Established in the early 1860s, Valdosta is an architectural time capsule featuring a vast collection of Victorian Era, Neo-Classical and Modernist buildings. The South Georgia city has plenty of small-town charm, from thrilling college sports to local breweries.
Things to do in Valdosta
Ever since the film “As Summers Die” brought the big names of Jamie Lee Curtis and Bette Davis to town, Valdosta has experienced a wave of Hollywood fever. See how the small South Georgia town captured the attention of filmmakers on the Valdosta Film Tour and visit secret film locations used in “Zombieland” and old classics like “Gator”.
Enjoy afternoon tea at The Crescent, a circular-shaped Southern mansion and national treasure built in 1898. Glimpse into 23 beautiful rooms and wander the formal gardens, where you can admire the neoclassical front porch. If you’d rather sip on craft beer, take a tour of Georgia Beer Co and taste their silky smooth Chocolate Covered Pecan brew.
Craving some adrenaline-filled action? Head to Wild Adventures Theme Park and spend the day riding the region’s largest roller coasters. Meet hundreds of exotic animals in the theme park zoo and cool off in the pools and slides at Splash Island.
Slow down or speed up at Freedom Park, a 101-hectare reserve comprised of paved walking paths, hiking trails and recreational facilities. Bring the family and play a round of baseball or practice your golf swing on the 18-hole golf course. Valdosta is a massive sports town, so you’ll have no problem finding some friendly competition.
Getting around Valdosta
An efficient public transport network, as well as taxis and rental vehicles, make getting around Valdosta easy. Interstate buses run between Valdosta and the nearby cities of Orlando and Atlanta, while Valdosta Regional Airport offers domestic flights and is a 10-minute drive from downtown.