Albany, Georgia will surprise you. It’s a four-way intersection of southern antebellum charm, outdoor adventure, the civil rights movement, and multiple museum-style attractions. Here are the best things to do!
Riverfront Greenway Trail is a 2.4-mile path that hugs the bank of the Flint River from Riverfront Park to Cox Landing and includes scenic overlooks along the river front. The paved trail is popular for walking, jogging, and biking. Tourists can rent a bike at the Albany Welcome Center near the trail. The trail system is also part of their Snickers Marathon that takes place every March.
2. Ray Charles Memorial
Honoring the legendary blues singer who was born in Albany, the city constructed an artistic plaza that you won’t want to miss. At the center is a fountain and sculpture of Charles playing the piano, with his music wafting out into the surrounding park. The park benches and paths are also coordinated to look like piano keys.
3. The Blue Hole
One of Georgia’s Seven Natural Wonders, Radium Springs Gardens pumps 70,000 gallons per minute of crystal blue water from an underground cave, known as “the Blue Hole.” There are ruins of a courtyard where the former Radium Springs Casino once stood, surrounded by indigenous flora. Recent restorations include a new terrace, boardwalks, and gazebos.
4. Kayak the Flint
Kayaking is a great way to enjoy the beautiful Georgia weather as well as explore the mighty Flint River. The paddle route can take from one to three hours, depending on current, and whether or not your friends leave you for dead (sort of).
5. Pretoria Field Brewery
As part of the efforts to revitalize downtown Albany, the brewery has a newly renovated, prime location. Visitors can take a tour to see the process, as well as sample Pretoria Field’s craft beers. Pretoria Field Brewery takes pride in their collective of brewers and farmers working together to produce slow beer on the Georgia soil.
Here are 9 more of the best things to do in Albany GA!
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