Valdosta is the 10th largest city in the state of Georgia. It is located in Lowndes County, in the state's Plantation Midlands region. The population is about 50,000 people. Valdosta is one of the fastest growing cities in Georgia, where new buildings are always being built somewhere.
Valdosta is located just off I-75, about 15-20 minutes from the Georgia-Florida border, roughly halfway between Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida. Valdosta can also be reached traveling on US 84, US 41, and US 221.
Valdosta has network of roads that is more or less structured. If you don't want to get stuck in traffic, you can drive on Perimeter Road, which goes around Valdosta. Although Valdosta is a medium-sized city, tourism is important, with thousands of visitors visiting the city every year.
Valdosta has a subtropical humid climate with mild winters, hot summers, and abundant rainfall. Please be aware that Valdosta often suffers from oppressive heat and humidity in the summer, due to the fact that rainfall is most abundant in the summer. In the summer, temperatures easily reach the mid-90s. When the temperature is accompanied by high humidity, the heat index can reach well over 105. If you're not accustomed to the heat, the best times to visit Valdosta is from late September to early May. Otherwise, wear sunscreen, and a hat. Bug spray is also necessary, as gnats can be a problem in the summer. Temperatures can reach 90 degrees as early as May, and as late as September.
Lowndes County Historical Museum, 305 West Central Avenue, +1 229 247-4780, . M-F 10AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-2PM. Displays the heritage of Valdosta and Lowndes County. Maintained by the Historical Society of Lowndes County. Free.
'Dosta Playhouse, 122 N. Ashley Street, +1 229 247-8243. Featuring various performances throughout the year by Theatre Guild Valdosta .
Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, 527 North Patterson Street, +1 229 247-2787, . M-Th 10AM-6PM, F-Sa 10AM-4PM, Su 1PM-4PM. Features four galleries with rotating exhibits along with a permanent gallery featuring East African art.
Valdosta State University Fine Arts Gallery, +1 229 333-2149.
Valdosta State University Theatre, +1 229 333-2149. Productions featured September through May.
The Crescent, N Patterson St & Gordon St. Historic homeedit
Theatre Guild Valdosta, . Community theater in Valdosta. TGV produces four shows per season, plus two childrens' show. Located in the 'Dosta Playhouse in downtown Valdosta.
Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area, . There are hiking trails, a 2,000-foot boardwalk and a 54-foot observation tower that overlooks open prairie and a heron rookery. Water lovers enjoy the canoe trail and boating through the Blackgum Swamp.
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