August is a great time to visit Valdosta! Despite the heat, Valdosta still has a ton to offer. Here are our recommendations on how to beat the heat and make the most of Valdosta in August.
Cool Summertime Eats
These treats are cool and refreshing and don’t require an oven. When you’re in the mood for something light and refreshing on a hot day, these venues are sure to hit the spot!
Chicken Salad Chick of Valdosta, 3219 B North Oak Street
I love the concept of chicken salad being the focus. There are so many burger, chicken and fast food joints – this restaurant is a breath of fresh air. Pretty healthy and you don’t have to get it on bread, you can get a scoop if your little heart desires. I love this place! Finally found a place that does chicken salad the right way!! They have so many varieties and you can even sample each one before you make your selection. I ordered the chick trio and loved it! The sassy sandwich is also delicious!
Kreamkles Rolled Ice Cream, 121A North Patterson
If you’re looking for a cool, sweet treat on a hot summer’s day, Kreamicles Rolled Ice Cream is the best spot in town. This small gem in downtown Valdosta, Georgia, boasts endless flavor combinations of craft ice cream, as well as a variety of salads, wraps, quesadillas. The shop prioritizes small, carefully crafted batches, local ingredients, and unique flavor combinations that are sure to surprise and delight.
When things heat up in South Georgia, sometimes the only course of action is to cool down with an ice-cold drink. From our local craft brewery to craft cocktails, Valdosta has a little something to offer everyone!
Georgia Beer Company, 109 S Briggs St.
Georgia Beer Company in Valdosta, Georgia is a brewery and taproom specializing in seasonal ales, stouts and IPAs using local ingredients. While you can pick Georgia Beer creations in most grocery and liquor stores in the area, the tap room is an excellent way to get the good stuff straight from the source. If you’re a dedicated fan, you can also buy six packs, gear, and more. Their beers are brewed true to traditional style, but with as many Georgia-grown ingredients as they can get their hands on.
The coolest shaved ice truck in town. We’re a one-of-a-kind, gourmet shaved ice experience. Kona Ice snow-cones have 40% less sugar than a regular snow-cone and are sweetened with all-natural Stevia? That’s right, a NATURALLY tasty snow-cone with vitamin C & D. One of my favorite things about the Kona Ice truck was that they specialize in adult shaved ice. Think much more sophisticated snow cones. They had really fun grown-up flavors like Blackberry Mojito and Coconut Lime that everyone was excited to try.
Horse trailer turned mobile bar serving WILD & EXOTIC cocktails!! What a unique experience!
Epic Outdoor Adventures
Valdosta is an excellent place for families to spend quality time together. If you’re looking to beat the heat, there are a wealth of outdoor options in Lowndes County! Hike through South Georgia wetlands, kayak the Withlacoochee, climb the 54-foot observation tower at Grand Bay Wildlife Management Center or drive a ball through pristine greens. Surrounded by lakes and atmospheric views, Valdosta is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Having fun is what we do best!
Valdosta Wake Compound, 2314 Old Clyattville Rd
Beginner and expert wakeboarders practice their tricks at this full-cable wake pond. Thrill seekers who prefer to stay dry can head to the skate park. Learn to wakeboard for the first time and watch professional demonstrations daily. Primitive camping sites are also available to patrons of the compound.
While you are there, spend the tiny house! The VWC’s shipping container home sits lakeside on 56 acres nestled between farm fields with lights, refrigerator and power outlets.
Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area, 4641-4649 Knight Academy Road
Take a walk on the wild side as you explore Grand Bay Wildlife Refuge. There are 8,700 acres open year-round for recreational use. The 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. Look for gators and waterfowl as you stroll down a boardwalk through the swamp.
Splash Island Water Park, 3766 Old Clyattville Road
Beat the heat at the perfect spot to cool down all summer long! Inside of Wild Adventures theme park, Splash Island Waterpark has attractions for both thrill and chill-seekers alike in one of the Top 30 Waterparks in the country!
From the comfort of your air-conditioned person vehicle enjoy thee four national registered historic districts, including Brookwood North, Downtown, Fairview and North Patterson Street. This tour offers an overview of our city’s growth and landmarks. It’s very interesting. Discover history, beauty and hospitality.