From the zoo to the aquarium, kayaking and more, free family fun makes for lasting summer memories
Posted on 5/25/2023 by Rashelle Minix
Summer is upon us and there’s no better way to celebrate a sizzling season than with Albany, Georgia’s “Splash into Summer” giveaway.
From June through August, visitors and locals, alike, can enjoy this family- and budget-friendly summer promotion as a vacation or staycation to receive free admission to Albany's attractions when booking a stay at one of Albany’s participating hotels.
Visitors can book a weekend night stay through the "Splash into Summer" website to automatically receive a family pack of four tickets to all of Albany’s featured attractions including Albany Civil Rights Institute, Chehaw Park & Zoo, and Flint RiverQuarium. The package also includes $10 off a kayaking rental with Kayak Attack, a buy one, get one bike rental at the Welcome Center, and a Visit Albany cooler filled with all coupons, tickets and special offers. The Family Pack of tickets and cooler bags will be provided at check-in. Year-round, visitors can also enjoy complimentary admission to Thronateeska Heritage Center and the Albany Museum of Art. Explore the secrets of the Flint River ecosystem, and learn about the Albany Civil Rights Movement, take a walk through nature and more.
Chehaw Park offers a 100-acre zoo featuring over 200 animals including cheetahs, black rhinoceroses, alligators and many more. Patrons can take advantage of the BMX track, R/C car track and 18-hole disc golf course.
The Flint RiverQuarium is a phenomenal adventure following the river’s incredible 350-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. The 175,000-gallon Blue Hole is one of only a few open-air aquariums across the globe, featuring more than 100 species of fish, alligators, turtles and other marine life. Don’t miss the Cypress Pond Aviary where more than 30 indigenous (to Flint River watershed) birds make their home. Look for special events like dive shows and alligator feedings for over-the-top excitement.
Kayak Attack Adventures is a one-stop shop for all kayaking needs. Offering kayak and canoe rentals, along with an array of services from simple pick-ups and drop-offs along local creeks and rivers to guided tours, private lessons and a ton of adventure, this one stop shop has everything visitors need to get out on the water. Wind down the Kinchafoonee Creek, Muckalee Creek and the Flint River and get up close and personal with waterfalls, caves and secluded parts of the creeks. Kayak Attack Adventures, Flint River and Kinchafoonee Creek, Albany, Georgia, 31763; 229-669-1259
To claim a free family pack of tickets, book a hotel stay by clicking on the hotel links listed below:
Participating hotels include:
For more information on the campaign and our attractions, call 229-317-4760.