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Valdosta, GA
Travel Guide

Valdosta showing a sunset and heritage architecture

Art exhibitions, independent theater productions, championship golf courses and thill-seeking roller coasters await you in the extreme southern part of Georgia. 

In the university town of Valdosta, in Southern Georgia, discover galleries, performing arts venues, nature parks and sporting attractions. Valdosta is an award-winning city proud of its community spirit and sporting traditions. In 2008 it won the ESPN TitleTown accolade for its football achievements and sports passion.

Get a taste of the city’s charm by exploring the streets of Downtown Valdosta. Admire architectural monuments such as Lowndes County Courthouse and the First United Methodist Church. Poke around the bookstores, fashion boutiques and handicraft shops. Browse work by local artists at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts and Kaleidoscope Gallery and Emporium.

Go to the Lowndes County Historical Society Museum to get an overview of the county’s past. Learn about famous city residents such as the Old West gunfighter Doc Holiday, who was a close ally of Wyatt Earp. Join a guided tour of The Crescent at Valdosta Garden Center, a Georgian-style mansion built in 1898. The 13 columns of its veranda symbolize the British-established colonies that declared an independent United States of America in 1776.

Experience the city’s collegiate life on the campus of Valdosta State University. Attend theatrical shows at its Peach Summer State Theater. Visit the Valdosta Planetarium and listen to performances by the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. The university’s Bazemore-Hyder Stadium hosts high school and college football games.

A 15-minute drive south is Wild Adventures Theme Park. Enjoy a fun-filled day riding roller coasters, going on a jeep safari and being part of colorful parades. Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area, north of downtown, offers the chance to canoe, hike, picnic and hunt in a recreational reserve. Golf enthusiasts can play 18 holes at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club designed by Davis Love III.

Valdosta is about a 3.5-hour drive from Atlanta and a 2-hour car trip from Jacksonville, Florida. Visit on a Friday night during autumn football season, when almost the entire city cheers on one of the nation’s winningest high school teams.

Drury Inn & Suites Valdosta, GA
Drury Inn & Suites Valdosta, GA
3 out of 5
1327 N Saint Augustine Rd, Valdosta, GA
The price is $88 per night from May 4 to May 5

Located in the heart of Valdosta, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Martin Stadium and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Valdosta State University. Valdosta Mall and Rainwater ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,283 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay. The hotel was nice and clean. Surrounding area was fun as well."…"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Drury Inn & Suites Valdosta, GA
Wingate by Wyndham Valdosta/Moody AFB
Wingate by Wyndham Valdosta/Moody AFB
2.5 out of 5
1800 Clubhouse Drive, Valdosta, GA
The price is $85 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Martin Stadium and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Valdosta State University. Valdosta Mall and Rainwater ...

4.2/5Excellent! (959 reviews)

"Although pets were allowed, our room was clean. Never heard any pets and it was fun to see pet owners. Didn’t get to use the pool, but area looked nice."…"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Wingate by Wyndham Valdosta/Moody AFB
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Valdosta, GA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Valdosta, GA
2.5 out of 5
1308 N Saint Augustine Rd, Valdosta, GA
The price is $80 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26

Situated in Valdosta, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Martin Stadium and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Valdosta State University. Valdosta Mall and Rainwater Conference ...

3.7/5Good! (960 reviews)

"Easy on and off access from 75. Plenty of dining options in the area."…"

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Valdosta, GA
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Spacious & Peaceful 3BR 2bath Near Down Town & Nice Neighborhood
Spacious & Peaceful 3BR 2bath Near Down Town & Nice Neighborhood
Valdosta, GA
The price is $135 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16

Situated in Valdosta, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of South Georgia Medical Center and Valdosta State University. Mathis Municipal Auditorium and ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Very nice quite and nice neighborhood

"Had everything you possibly need if you didnt come prepared."…"

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2021

Spacious & Peaceful 3BR 2bath Near Down Town & Nice Neighborhood
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Save on Your Travel
Valdosta, GA

Situated in Valdosta, this romantic vacation home is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Annette Howell Turner Center and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Valdosta State University. Theatre ...

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Classic/modern Downtown Home In Valdosta
Classic/modern Downtown Home In Valdosta
Valdosta, GA
The price is $120 per night from May 5 to May 6

Located in the center of Valdosta, this family-friendly vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Lowndes County Historical Society Museum, Theatre Guild Valdosta, ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (38 reviews)
Well appointed historic home

"This was a perfect stop as we drove north from a Florida vacation. The home was quite lovely, comfortable, and had everything we needed for our stay. A short walk to the charming downtown. We'd definitely come back!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Classic/modern Downtown Home In Valdosta
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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May 24, 2020

Too busy

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May 14, 2020

No wifi was very disappointing amd the carpet being dirty made me uncomfortabe because we had a baby.

4/5 - Good

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May 11, 2020

We only spent a night during our road trip.

5/5 - Excellent

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May 10, 2020

Nothing else overall a great trip

2/5 - Disappointing

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Apr 19, 2020

If you are passing through, keep driving.

1/5 - Terrible

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Mar 10, 2020

FOOD IS TERRIBLE. IT MADE MY WHOLE FAMILY SICK.. YES STOMACH PAINS.. FOOD NO GOOD. COFFEE HAD TO MUCH WATER IN IT. SO I COULDN'T TASTE THE FRESH BREW. VERY POOR TOO ME FOR THE PRICE THEY CHARGE. SMH!!!!

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