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Explore the Beauty of the Outdoors With These 5 Valdosta Experiences

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Located 22 miles north of the Florida-Georgia state line, Valdosta is often regarded as a stopping point for visitors on their way to the Sunshine State of Florida. However, this Georgia city has more to offer than meets the eye. With consistently warm, sunny weather, scenic beauty, and plenty of activities, Valdosta is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors.

Wild Adventures

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If you’re not into hiking, biking, or other outdoor pursuits, don’t worry. Wild Adventures is an excellent alternative. Open from mid-March through December, Wild Adventures is one of the most popular theme parks in the South, offering thrill rides, shows, a water park, exotic animals, and concerts from some of your favorite artists. For an awesome weekend vacation, book a hotel in Valdosta to make sure you can explore all 166 acres of the park and get a breath of fresh air.

Kinderlou Forest Golf Club




Combine your love of the outdoors and your favorite sport with a visit to the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club. Designed by golf pro Davis Love III, Kinderlou is one of the most challenging and well-manicured golf courses in Georgia. The course covers 18 holes and 7,791 yards set among the picturesque backdrop of the wilderness. Greens fees range from $50 to $89 depending on the day, time, and season that you choose. If you’re just getting into golf or looking to hone your skills, you can also smash a few balls at the on-site driving range.

Valdosta Wake Compound

The Valdosta Wake Compound  is the venue that all extreme sports enthusiasts have been waiting for in southern Georgia. Started by two college roommates, the compound is a wakeboarder’s dream. Using a cable tow system, the park enables wakeboarders to ride the water, hit ramps, grind rails, and get some sick air without owning or renting a boat. If you’re new to the sport, Valdosta Wake Compound offers beginner lessons for $65, including equipment rental. Intermediate and experienced boarders can enjoy a day on the water for prices from $20 to $45.

Peach State Summer Theatre

Founded in 1990 on the campus of Valdosta State University, Peach State Summer Theatre is southern Georgia’s premier theater company. Over its 10-week season, Peach State Summer Theatre puts on three musicals performed by over 60 actors, singers, technicians, and musicians. It can get a bit hot watching these shows during the dog days of summer, so make sure to bring water to stay hydrated. The 2018 season runs from May 25 to July 15 and features “Million Dollar Quartet,” “Newsies,” and “Hello, Dolly!”

Reed Bingham State Park

Located 30 minutes northwest of Valdosta, Reed Bingham State Park is an outdoors lover’s paradise. The park covers over 1,600 acres, offering 7 miles of hiking/biking trails, camping areas, sporting grounds, and miniature golf. The centerpiece of the park is the 375-acre Reed Bingham Lake, which has some of the best fishing in the area. Hop on a boat or fish from the dock for a relaxing day away from the stresses of everyday life.

No matter where you decide to enjoy the outdoors in Valdosta, you won’t make a wrong decision. From theme parks to golfing to serene outdoor settings, Valdosta has it all.

17 thoughts on “Explore the Beauty of the Outdoors With These 5 Valdosta Experiences

  1. That sounds like a great southern city to visit. There sure is a lot of fun to be had there. I’d love to visit one day.

  2. Seeing a summer theater would be different and fun for us. We love all state parks and love being outdoors. All these ideas sound like a great time.

  3. It’s nice to enjoy the outdoors especially when you’re with the whole family. I think it’s a lovely way to keep the kids active while also having loads of fun!

  4. Sounds like a beautiful place to check out. I love to travel so at some point I will definitely get here. It looks like there is plenty to do and all of it fun.

  5. This is my kind of place for a vacation. I would rather be exploring the outdoors, and marveling at nature’s beauty than shopping and bar hopping in a city. We have not traveled that far south yet, but hopefully, we will this year. I am adding Valdosta to my travel bucket list. I am positive my children would love it there.

  6. We are an outdoorsy family and the weather that we are having at my neck of the woods is frustrating. We are on the third day of Spring but the snow is still deep!

    This looks like a great place to have fun!

  7. It’s been a long time since I last visited Florida and it would be nice to go to Valdosta before actually going there. They have a lot of beautiful places and activities lined up for people and they all look fun!

  8. I hadn’t ever heard of it before, but I am adding it to our must visit list! It sounds like an absolute blast!

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