About Albany


Let's have a look around into background of Albany
  • County: Dougherty
  • State: Georgia
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 31.5785074  
  • Longitude: -84.155740
  • Time zone: Eastern Time Zone
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours

Weather in Albany

  • Climate: Humid Sub-Tropical Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: September to November

Location

Albany is a city in the US state of Georgia. Albany has a total population of 73,801.

Distance from Albany center to Airport

Southwest Georgia Regional Airport is the main airport which serves the domestic passengers for Albany.

Driving Distance: 4 miles / 6 km

Driving Time: 9 Minutes

Languages: English followed by Spanish.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Southwest Georgia Regional Airport
  • Rail: Norfolk Southern Railway, Georgia Southwestern Railroad
  • Road: Bus: Greyhound Lines, Albany Transit System

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: $5 Minimum
  • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
  • Concierge: Between $5 - $25

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: $2 - $5 

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Cairo

Location

The population at the 2010 census was 2,831, a significant decline from its peak population of 15,203 in 1920.

Weather
  • Climate: humid subtropical climate
  • Best Time to Visit: November to January
Tourist Attractions
  • Fort Defiance
  • Horseshoe Lake-Alexander
  • Cairo Mississippi River Bridge




Tifton

Location

Tifton is a city in the US state of Georgia. Tifton has a total population of 16,869.

Weather
  • Climate: Warm and Temperate Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: September to December
Tourist Attractions
  • Paradise Public Fishing Area
  • BAM Family Fun Center
  • Springhill Country Club

Emergency Contact Numbers in Albany city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Rail: +1 229 698 2000 (Georgia Southwestern Railroad)
  • Airport: +1 229 430 5175(Southwest Georgia Regional Airport)
  • Hospital: +1 229 434 2000 (Phobe North Campus)

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Albany, Ga.

  • Rock & Run Weekend
  • Albany Unchained Bike Race
  • Red, White and Brew Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • Chehaw Park
  • Albany Museum of Art
  • Ray Charles Plaza

Theatre & Concerts

  • Theatre Albany
  • State Theatre
  • Springer Opera House

Visit Top Restaurants in Albany

  • Pearly’s Famous Country Cooking
  • Blackbeards
  • Albany Fish Company

Top Shopping Centers in Albany

  • Albany Mall
  • Sears
  • Big Lots

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Albany Civil Rights Institute
  • Plantation Gallery Inc
  • Tift Park

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Lasagna – Villa Garganos
  • Pizza – Mellow Mushroom
  • Flat Bread – Peacock Grill Indian Cuisine

Sports Club

  • Georgia Firebirds – Indoor Football

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: $ 2.75
  • Taxi: $ 2.50 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): $ 895
  • Cheap meal: $ 10.25
  • Gasoline: $ 0.56 / litre
  • 3 course meal: $ 42.50

Information about San Francisco

Nearby Tourist Cities

Modes of transport

  • Airport: San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport.
  • Rail: Amtrak, National Rail Passenger System and Caltrain.
  • Road: Bus – Muni Buses, Nextbus and Trolley Buses; Taxi – Yellow Cab Co-op

Airport

There are 3 major airports that are a convenient and easy option for travelers; all within a close distance to each other.

San Francisco Airport, SFO: San Francisco is the largest airport and named among the best airport worldwide in the Skytrax Passenger's award 2014 besides ranking. It serves every major US airline and foreign carriers. The airport is located 13 miles south of San Francisco.

Connectivity: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has the best connectivity in San Francisco. Cab services like Uber and Lyft are also available for a pickup.

Flight to San Francisco

SFO is particularly suited if you were to be headed to the center of the city where public transport is quite commendable.

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

A viable alternative to SFO, this is also equally well connected to the major tourist destinations; especially worth considering if someone is headed downtown. It is more manageable and not inflicted with the infamous SF fog.

Connectivity: OAK has train connector that connects OAK to full BART system. Travel time including interconnection is 35 minutes. There are ample shuttle services connecting SFO from here.

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

This is smaller out of the other two but has ample services along the west coast and is acclimatized with a favorable weather. This airport is best suited to travelers headed to the Silicon Valley.

Connectivity: Taxi services are expensive. A trip to San Francisco would easily cost $150 and a shared shuttle about an $80. Parking fee alone can be as high as $50. The area has a more suburban background. Local CalTrain that links SJC to Santa Clara is the easiest alternative.

San Francisco International Airport for commercial service and Oakland International Airport is an alternative for San Francisco’s Primary Airport.

OAK Airport

Driving Distance: 13 miles / 21 km

Driving Time: 16 Minutes

Languages: English followed by Spanish, Filipino, and Chinese

Customs and Tipping

 

There are several ways to calculate the right tip at different places in San Francisco. While grabbing a take away like Starbucks a tip is optional. A lot of locals resort to an easy calculation of multiplying sales tax by two and paying that amount as a tip; else tip at a restaurant is generally 15% of the bill. 

At Gas stations in California where there is hardly any full-service station, it's mostly self-serve so tip is not required. Tip for the porter can be the same as that of a shuttle driver.

It’s common to leave the money underneath the pillow or on the bathroom counter to tip housekeeping. People leave 1-3 dollars depending on if they want to continue staying for the next day and also on any special request. Tip for a bellman is generally $1 a bag.

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2 
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