After a long week at work and when that working from home fatigue sets in, getting out to get some fresh air on the weekends could be good for the soul. You might even be due for a solo adventure to really get away from it all. If you're looking for something to do, here's an idea! There are multiple animal encounters in Georgia that are the perfect places to go if you're tired of humans, and they make for great day trips.

From zoos to farms, the state of Georgia has it all. The best part is, most of them on this list are super affordable or even completely free.

Some of these spots even have other activities like fruit and vegetable picking or safari rides just to add to the fun.

So if you're ready to forget your friends and hang out with the wilds, these six places to see animals in Georgia will make your heart all fuzzy.

Chehaw State Park & Zoo

Price: $3.50+ depending on your ticket package

Address: 105 Chehaw Park Rd., Albany, GA

Why You Need To Go: This conservation and preservation center for endangered animals is home to 234 different animals and 73 unique species.

Wild Animal Safari

Price: $25+ depending on your ticket package

Address: 1300 Oak Grove Rd., Pine Mountain, GA

Why You Need To Go: This drive-thru animal park has 450 animals for you to check out. You can take your own car through, or go on the complimentary bus tour with the purchase of park admission.


Pounce Cat Cafe 

Price: 💸-💸💸

Address: 404 W. Broughton St., Savannah, GA

Why You Need To Go: You can drink wine or coffee while hanging out with adorable, adoptable cats.


Mosley's World Famous Animal Exit Farm 

Price: $10

Address: 26127 GA-57, Metter, GA

Why You Need To Go: This farm is located at a Chevron gas station right off I-16. There are tons of animals and it's only $1 for feed.


Southern Belle Farm 

Price: $10 for access to all farm activities

Address: 1658 Turner Church Rd., McDonough, GA

Why You Need To Go: Not only can you pick fresh fruits and veggies here, but you can hang out and play with farm animals, too.


Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary 

Price: Free (donations are appreciated)

Address: 712 L G Griffin Rd., Locust Grove, GA

Why You Need To Go: There's a self-guided walking trail that'll take you through the park to see animals ranging from birds to big cats.

Who needs people when you can make a furry friend? Time to grab your camera and get on the road!


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