If you’re moving to Valdosta or dropping in on your way north or south, we’ve got a surprise for you! It’s a list of 5 Fun Things to Do in Valdosta, GA! Whether it’s just you and your significant other or the entire family, our list will help you choose! If making the most of your trip to Azalea City is your goal, read on to find out more! (By the way, if you need storage units in Valdosta when you get here, we have some suggestions down below.)
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Things To Do In Valdosta: Peach State Summer Theatre
If you’re a fan of musical theatre, Valdosta has a real treat for you! It’s the annual Peach State Summer Theatre which lasts for 10 weeks every summer. Since 1990 the theatre group has been presenting 3 musicals here, attracting major talent. If you stay long enough in our wonderful town, you can catch all three! Of all the things to do in Valdosta, GA, the Peach State Summer Theatre is one of the most enjoyable.
Things To Do In Valdosta: Georgia Beer Co.
Valdosta is the home to the first brewery in south Georgia, the fittingly named Georgia Beer Co. They give guided tours every day of the week except Sunday. You can see up close how they craft their fine beers from raw ingredients to bottled products. You also get to taste their delicious beers (which many adults find to be the best part of the tour). Another reason to visit Georgia Beer Co. is to see how they incorporate local ingredients into their many flavors. They include pecans, a local favorite, as well as peaches, honey, blueberries, and even watermelon. It’s a tasty way to see how they make beer and one of the best things to do in Valdosta, GA.
Enjoy One of Valdosta’s Many Excellent Restaurants
As we mentioned earlier, Valdosta is the heart of south Georgia. As such, it’s no surprise that Valdosta’s food scene is off the chain, including some outstanding BBQ joints. Southern fare is the name of the game in Valdosta, including biscuits & gravy, meatloaf, and, of course, fried chicken. You’ll also find some unique takes on old favorites and many eateries taking full advantage of fresh, local ingredients. Below is a list of some of our favorites places to nosh and nibble in Valdosta.
- Steel Magnolias. (The rooftop bar is a must-see.)
- Smok’n Pig Barbecue. Maybe, just maybe, the world’s best BBQ joint.
- 306 North. Casual, relaxed, and decadently delicious.
- King’s Grill. Classic American diner fare at its best.]
- Empanadas and More. Known for the best empanadas and excellent daily specials.
- Mom and Dad’s. Authentic Italian cuisine in Valdosta, Georgia, this eatery is a local institution.
- Bubba Jax Crab Shack. Proper southern seafood, Bubba’s is a must-see and must-eat.
- Austin’s Cattle Company. Go there hungry, leave stuffed and happy. (They have an in-house butcher!)
Things To Do In Valdosta: South Georgia Pecan Company
Pecans are a southern institution, and Valdosta is right in the thick of it. Now, the truth is, Georgia has many homegrown products, including our beloved peaches. The South Georgia Pecan Company offers a vast selection of pecan-related products, including, of course, pecan pie. There’s also pecan brittle, shortbread, pralines, and more, a cornucopia of all things pecan!
Even better, the owners and staff are, just like their products, the sweetest around! If pecans make your tummy happy, the South Georgia Pecan Company should be on your agenda. It’s one of the most fun and delicious things to do in Valdosta, GA!
South Georgia Pecan Company
401 E Hill Ave #5819
Valdosta, GA 31601
Visit the Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area
Of all the outdoor activities to do in Valdosta, this is #1! Unlike its rather bland name, the Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area is a beautiful area to commune with nature. The sights, sounds, and smells are intoxicating, and the entire area is very peaceful. You’ll find excellent signage throughout the site, too, with explanations and stories that bring it to life. Plus, access is easy! They have over a half-mile of boardwalks throughout the area, so it’s easy and safe to get around. (It’s wheelchair accessible, too!) Plus, at the end of the boardwalk, there’s a fire tower you can ascend! The views of Valdosta from the top are well worth the trip! For the youngest kids, it might be a little underwhelming, it’s true. Strolling through Grand Bay, though, is a beautiful way for the rest of the family to get back to nature.
Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area
4661 Knights Academy Rd,
Valdosta, GA 31605-4601
And there they are, the 5 Most Fun Things To Do in Valdosta, GA! We hope you agree that all five should be a great time. We’re Southern Storage, the self-storage experts in south Georgia. If you need a Valdosta storage unit, we have many and theory all safe, clean, and affordable. Do you have questions about self-storage in Valdosta? Chat with one of our friendly managers any time, online! Until then, have a great time in Valdosta and, if you just moved here, welcome home!