Top Weekend Picks: Begin Spring Break early

Feb 21st, 2013 | By
| Category: 2013-02-21, Topstory, Web Exclusive

Written By: Amanda Usher

Well, VSU. It’s the weekend again, and here at the Spectator, we’re sure that you all are trying to figure out what your plans are for these next three days.

We know that Spring Break is not for a couple of weeks, but who said that you can’t give yourself a sneak peek? You’ve worked hard all week, so let go a little this weekend, and check out some of the following places.

  1. If you’re looking to go to somewhere close, you might find Albany, Ga. appealing. As soon as you get into town, you can eat at BJ’s Country Buffet, Austin’s Fireside Grill and Oyster Bar or RiverFront Bar-B-Q. After your hunger satisfied, you can visit All-American Fun Park, where you can miniature golf, ride the blaster boats or go-karts and laser tag. If that doesn’t tickle your interest, try the Albany Museum of Art, Albany Rec and Parks or one of the few open-air aquariums in existence, the Flint RiverQuarium. Once nightfall hits, go enjoy one of the nightclubs. For a detailed list of places to go in Albany, visit
  2. Savannah, Ga. is known to be a tourist site for good reason. There’s so much for visitors to do, like visit Tybee Island, otherwise known as Savannah’s Beach. While it may be too cold to lay out on the beach and tan, you can still relish in the bars, go shopping for unique souvenirs or go to the historic Tybee Lighthouse. Visitors can also go see the Tybee Pier and Pavilion. To get the full list of things to do in Savannah, check out
  3. Sometimes we get tired of being in Georgia and want to experience other states. Florida is right there to save you. Jacksonville has restaurants such as oceanfront-restaurant Azurea, Bistro Aix Restaurant and Lounge and Copeland’s. The King Street District will provide you with the bar life that you may be looking for. There’s also live entertainment in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, which features the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, traveling Broadway shows, comedy shows and rock tours.

These may not sound “Spring Break-ish,” but they’re sure to relieve some of your stress from this past week. It’ll get you and some of friends out of Valdosta for a while. Just remember-wherever you go, be safe.

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