Tallahassee and the Lake Jackson sunrise
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Tallahassee is the capital of Florida. It is home to several universities and of a well known center for aeronautics and engineering. If you want to experience a more laid-back vacation in Florida, Tallahassee is the best place to visit. This is a great place to experience the “other side of Florida”.

If you are planning on a vacation in Tallahassee, you will definitely be in for quite an experience. First off, there are a lot of top-rated hotels to choose from. One of which is this 2-star hotel Candlewood Suites Tallahassee. The hotel rates are definitely budget-friendly yet you will not be shortchanged during your stay. Though this is a new hotel, it has been receiving a lot of good reviews from recent travelers and visitors. The Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee 1-10 is another hotel that will give you value for your money. You can check for other hotels in Tallahassee online.

You visit Tallahassee to enjoy the sites. If hiking is your thing, you will definitely love the Alfred B. Maclay State Garden. This garden park, nature and hiking trail rolled into one is located at Thomasville Road. This park is also perfect for a weekend getaway for the whole family – lakefront picnic tables, boat rides, and playground for the little ones.

Bring your kids to Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science. They will definitely enjoy their visit here. This is not your typical museum – there is a large area for outdoor exhibits of native animals and there are structures from Florida’s rich historical heritage. There is also a new playground that your kids will surely love and there is also the Discovery Center where your kids will learn more about plants and animals.

Experience 17th century Florida when you visit Mission San Luis de Apalachee, this historical site was the western capital of Spanish Florida (1656-1704). You will fin reconstructed buildings and exhibits with costumed interpreters on hand to give you details of the Tallahassee’s rich historical background. The site is open Tuesdays to Sundays with minimum admission fees.

If you want your kids to experience Florida, sans Disneyland, Tallahassee could a great destination for your next family getaway.

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