Albany is the county seat of Dougherty County that can be found on the southern portion of Georgia’s Southern Rivers Region. It is located approximately 183 miles southwest of Atlanta and 80 miles northwest of Tallahassee. As the heart of Plantation Trace, which consists of 26 counties of the region, you will find delight in Southwest Georgia’s natural and historic jewels. You can opt to enjoy interpretative arts, discover historic treasures, or opt to explore elegant plantations and Civil War Museums. Albany is also known for being the Quail Hunting Capital of the World. Not only that, Albany is also called as The Good Life City, as well as the birthplace of Blues legend, Ray Charles. Despite the city’s large sector of forestry and farming, it also boasts of a diversified industrial economy. You can only expect good things in Albany with a little bit of county flair and city scale side with its top rated restaurants such as The Catch Seafood Room & Oyster Bar, and malls such as the Albany Mall.
A visit to Albany would be impossible if you missed the Ray Charles Plaza. The downtown park gives homage to its famous blues musician, Ray Charles with its revolving, illuminated bronze statue that also plays his music. If you want to visit other sites of cultural relevance, you can also opt to go to the Albany Museum of Art (AMA), which boasts the largest collection of African Art objects in the southeast. The growing collection of the AMA includes American and European paintings from the 19th and 20th century, as well as drawings, sculptures, watercolours, prints, and photographs.
You can also take delight in its recreational activities that both residents and tourists can enjoy, such as The Parks at Chechaw, a 100-acre wild animal park. Originally developed as Chechaw State Park in 1937, it now expanded its infrastructure to include the construction of the Creekside Education Center, the Children’s Play Park, a sanctioned BMX bike track, plus the inclusion of animal quarantine, veterinary hospital, Savannah Café, bathrooms, reptile houses, and ticket booth. You can also opt to explore the new Flint RiverQuarium, which provides a one of a kind adventure that narrates the story of the Flint River, as well as its mysterious blue-hole springs that help create it. Here in the Fling RiverQuarium, you will learn about the unique ecosystem of the Flint River watershed through the interactive exhibits. You will also come face-to-face with the sea creatures that are native to South Georgia.
How to get around within Albany
From the airport, you can reach the city centre in less than 10 minutes, depending on what you’ll meet on the road. From the airport, you should head north-west towards Newton Road and then turn left upon reaching it. Continue driving until you see the S. Jefferson St, to which you will be prompted to turn left. Continue driving until you see the Pine Ave, from which you must turn right. Continue driving until you reached the Albany city centre.
How to get there
To reach Albany, you will have to get into the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport, or the Dougherty County Airport. The airport is located approximately 6km southwest of the central business district of Albany. The airport is being served by commercial passenger airlines such as Aeromexico, Air France, Delta Air Lines, and KLM. The aforementioned airlines fly majorly from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, and Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Columbus.
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