Located in southwest Georgia, Albany is a city packed with plenty of things to do and see. From the abundant wildlife to the many museums and galleries, Albany is fantastic place to go on vacation. Whether you're a family looking to spend quality time together, a couple in search of a romantic break, or a solo traveler soaking up American cuture, Georgia has something to entertain everyone.
Chehaw Park is a must-visit in the city; covering over 800 acres the park is bursting with activities. Visitors can enjoy the zoo and the huge selection of animals living there, as well as learn about the ecology of the park and how to conserve it, plus get involved in water sports like canoeing. Additionally, there are dedicated camping and RV areas in the park, so people can stay overnight to make the most of the wonderful things to do.
To continue learning more about the area, the Flint RiverQuarium sits on the banks of the Flint River and is home to all types of colorful, unusual, and exotic fish and marine life. There's a science center here to discover all the cool facts about the creatures, as well as various events hosted throughout the year.
Also worth checking out are the Thronateeska Heritage Center and Wetherbee Planetarium (a non profit organization focusing on historic preservation) and the Albany Museum of Art.
Summers can be really hot in Georgia, so the best time to visit is during the shoulder month seasons from September to November or March to May. These periods see fewer crowds and vacation rentals tend to be cheaper.