Valdosta has (nearly) all the ingredients for an unforgettable girl’s weekend escape – great dining, natural beauty, a ton of outdoor activities, and heaps of history and culture. While it’s not the place to come for Vegas-style partying, it’s the perfect place for adventurous groups to get outside, unwind, and celebrate over margaritas. Here are some of the best spots for you and your BFFs to eat, drink & dance, explore, and relax in and around Valdosta. So pack your Yoga mat, hiking shoes, and bathing suit, because you’ll need them all during your active girls’ weekend getaway in Valdosta!
We’ve designed this itinerary to take place over two and a half days – but you can decide how many days you can escape from your deadlines and demands!
So, grab your girlfriends and get ready for a choose-your-own adventure weekend in Valdosta, the perfect destination to have fun, enjoy the outdoors, and try some fantastic cuisine!
3:00 p.m. Check into your hotel
Plenty of time to get unpacked and a take a soak in the hot tub, and get dressed to go downtown to start your active girls weekend.
7:00 p.m. Welcome to First Friday! Downtown Valdosta comes to life after dark with shopping, music, art, food and so much more! You’ll find great opportunities to eat, drink, and shop.
9:30 p.m. Georgia Beer Company
This is a great way to end your first evening in Valdosta.
The Georgia Beer Company in a craft brewery and taproom specializing in seasonal ales, stouts and IPAs using local ingredients. Their beers are brewed true to traditional style, but with as many Georgia-grown ingredients as they can get their hands on. Try your hand at cornholing in their outdoor beer garden.
7 – 8 a.m., Breakfast at your hotel.
9 – 10 a.m., Goat Yoga at Fifth Day Farm Old McDonald had a farm, but it pales in comparison to Fifth Day Farm. With lambs, cows, ducks, pigeons, pheasants, peacocks, turkeys, rabbits, miniature horses, emus, llamas, alpacas, geese, sheep and a ram, Fifth Day seemingly has every farm animal imaginable. The goat yoga class is led by an instructor while the goats interact with guests.
10:30 a.m. – noon, Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area This is a beautiful place to get close to nature. Spacious: wildlife refuge features swampy nature walks, a winding boardwalk through a natural environment and a 54-foot observation tower for a bird’s eye view of the surrounding wetlands
1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. Lunch at Chicken Salad Chick Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll want to grab a quick lunch.. There are so many burger, chicken and fast food joints – Chicken Salad Chick is a breath of fresh air. I love the concept of chicken salad being the focus. Pretty healthy and you don’t have to get it on bread, you can get a scoop if your little heart desires. There are so many varieties and you can even sample each one before you make your selection.
2:30 p.m. Come in to Southern Ocean Sports and learn to dive with the Kraken from History Channel’s TV show “Ax Men”! This NAUI scuba training facility offers a variety of courses including Junior-Master level recreational, deep diver, rescue diver, wreck diver and many more. S.O.S. also arranges monthly trips for Snorkeling and Scuba Diving which are open to certified divers and divers in training through S.O.S.
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Fooding Around Learn the inspiring story of Valdosta through its local food on a walking tour of downtown with Miss Kate’s Tours (that’s us!). You and your girlfriends will maximize your weekend by visiting four delicious restaurants in only three hours. Ticket prices include all of the food and alcohol pairings, so come hungry and be ready to make memories on this upbeat excursion.
Tip: Tickets do sell-out in advance, so purchase your tickets with ample time in order to accommodate your entire group. Tours accommodate up to 10 people.10:00pm – until the cows come home!
10:00pm – until the cows come home! Downtown Funk Valdosta’s nightlife scene has a little something for everyone, from intimate music venues to trivia events to first-class restaurants and bars. Check out https://www.visitvaldosta.org/Play/Nightlife
Tip: For ease and safety, we highly recommend getting an Uber or Lyft to and from your hotel.
Valdosta, Georgia has a pretty fascinating history within the state, much of which is still hidden in different pockets of the city. Remerton is a city within a city. It has its own police force, city hall, and mayor but it is totally landlocked within the City of Valdosta.
9:00 a.m., Breakfast at your hotel
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Wild Adventures Theme Park & Splash Island Waterpark Enjoy all the rides, games and water fun. Feed the giraffes, hold a baby alligator, walk-through a 3,000 square-foot garden full of hundreds of Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies. Have a delicious gourmet grilled cheese sandwich at the Dockside Restaurant.
Convincing your girlfriends to make Valdosta their next Active Girls Weekend getaway destination will be easy once they know everything this town has to offer. Now that your itinerary is planned, all you need to do is pick the weekend!