National Plan a Vacation Day

Posted on 1/27/2020 by Shelby Nichols

Categories: Family FriendlyTravel

Hooray, it's National Plan a Vacation Day - arguably the best day of the year for those of us that love to travel. With a walkable downtown, Riverquarium, zoo, Civil Rights museum, planetarium, history musem, art museum, acres upon acres of parkland and a dining scene that's sure to make your moth water, planning a trip to Albany, Georgia is every bit as fun as the vacation itself. Take a look at our top 5 reasons to plan your next getaway to Georgia's Good Life City. 

Affordability: Albany proves that having fun doesn’t always mean having to pay an arm and a leg. Our top attractions all come in at under $10 per child OR adult. And thanks to Albany’s Marine Corps Logistics Base, we also have fantastic military rates for families.

Something for Everyone: From the Flint RiverQuarium, featuring more than 120 creatures to the 800-acre Chehaw Wild Animal Park (including a 100-acre zoo!)—the Good Life City has attractions sure to bring out the childhood wonder in us all.  Explore the Great Outdoors with a stroll ‘round Radium Springs Garden—one of the Peach State’s seven natural wonders or a kayak trip down the serene Flint River.  And just seven minutes from downtown, the Albany Civil Rights Institute, with its touching real-life stories will leave you with goosebumps as you learn about those who bravely fought against segregation in the South.

Off the Beaten Path: Here in Albany, we pride ourselves on being “off the beaten path,” so much so that we use it in our marketing campaigns! Located about an hour off I-10 and only 30 minutes from I-75, we’re nestled into the heart of southwest Georgia where southern hospitality can’t be beat.

Accessibility: Albany’s farm-to-tap brewery, Pretoria Fields Collective, along with the historic Albany Welcome Center, the Flint RiverQuarium and the mighty Flint River itself (not to mention dozens of the area’s best restaurants and shops) are all located in the walkable downtown area, whereas most other attractions are within a short 10-minute drive.

Good Eats and Tasty Treats: Satisfy hunger cravings at The Flint, a trendy downtown southern spot; local treasure Austin’s BBQ and Oyster Bar; Pearly’s Famous Country Cooking; upscale Henry Campbell’s The Steakhouse; or the pub-style Harvest Moon, with evening musical entertainment served on the side. Albany's latest newcomer, Corks Wine & Charcuterie, offers meats, cheeses and over 100 wine options to choose from, plus some live music to set the mood. Whatever your taste buds are craving, Albany has you covered.

In my book, it's never too early to start planning a vacation, especially to the Good Life City. Might as well go ahead and get started!

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