Tallahassee, FL
Florida
By Samantha Sineni

Tallahassee, Florida preserves major pieces of United States history and natural beauty. Home to Florida State University, the city maintains historic prominence while harnessing the youthful energy of a college environment.

Guests travelling by plane will arrive at the Tallahassee Regional Airport (THL). WhatsCheaper.com will help book flights and hotels at an affordable price. Just click this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to get started. A public bus system will transport visitors to most destinations. Renting a car ensures efficient travel throughout the visit. WhatsCheaper.com can also assist with booking your hotel reservations. Click here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to use our hotel finder.

WhatsCheaper.com suggests visiting the numerous museums that focus on Florida’s unique history. The Museum of Florida History highlights the state’s position in major events. The John G. Riley Center and Museum of African American History and Culture sheds light on African American, Native American, and European history of Florida during the 19th century. The Tallahassee Museum focuses on the nature and architecture that enriched the city over the years.

Homes dating back to the 19th century now transport visitors into the traditions of the past. The 1840s antebellum plantation house, Goodwood Museum and Gardens, still exists exactly as the original collectors intended. The Knott House Museum welcomes visitors to explore a house present in monumental events such as the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation. Mission San Luis recreates an Apalachee Indian community where actors preserve the daily activities of previous inhabitants.

Visitors interested in arts and sciences will find Tallahassee fulfilling. The LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts displays the fine art work of 300 artists per year. The FSU Museum of Fine Arts hosts permanent and visiting exhibits as well as lectures and book signings. At the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, travelers will find a range of art using all media. The museum also hosts a variety of exhibits covering physical, natural, environmental, and health science.

An abundance of archeological sites exist in Tallahassee. Built in the 1930s, the Martin House shows artifacts from the Hernando de Soto Winter Encampment. The site hosted de Soto and his men during the winter of his yearlong expedition of the Southeast. Lake Jackson Mounds State Archeological Site offers the opportunity to hike through the temples once used by Native Americans. Guests will find perfect wildlife and bird watching conditions at Lake Jackson.

WhatsCheaper.com suggests spending time in the multitude of state parks Tallahassee offers. Fort Gadsden Historic State Park and the Apalachicola National Forest allow guests to see an area that remains home to one of the best war shots in American history. National Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park hosted the second largest civil war battle in Florida. San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park presents artifacts from the Spanish, English, American, and Confederate occupation of the area. Florida Caverns State Park provides an exclusive view of the areas caves. Tours, boating, camping, and a nine-hole golf course make the park an impressive and exciting getaway.

Visitors interested in nature and wildlife will enjoy Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park and St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. The wildlife sanctuaries feature nature trails that offer hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Both aim to preserve Florida’s natural environment through awareness. Alfred B Maclay Garden’s State Park provides beautiful gardens and walkways as well as bike trails and water sports.

Horseback riders of all experience levels will find Tallahassee satisfying. Farm Equestrian Center provides riders with a cross-country course and training. Happy Trails Ranch offers western riding lessons. Cavallo Farms features 47 acres of land for riders of all ages and hosts horse shows frequently.

Golfers will find paradise in Tallahassee. The city hosts countless courses and country clubs.  The Capital City Country Club takes golfers through numerous elevation changes over the 6471 yards. Golf- Golden Eagle Country Club, Killearn Country Club & Inn, Seminole Golf Course and Country Club also offer scenic courses that highlight Florida’s natural beauty and provide an entertaining course.

Tallahassee fulfills the craving for both adventure and learning. WhatsCheaper.com will get you started when booking your flight or hotel.

MUST SEE IN Tallahassee, FL LIST:

  • 1. Museum of Florida History
  • 2. John G. Riley Center and Museum of African American History and Culture
  • 3. Tallahassee Museum
  • 4. Knott House Museum
  • 5. Mission San Luis
  • 6. Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science
  • 7. Lake Jackson Mounds State Archaeological Site
  • 8. Fort Gadsden Historic State Park and the Apalachicola National Forest
  • 9. Florida Caverns State Park
  • 10. Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

Tallahassee, FL EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Tallahassee Fitness Festival - January
  • 2. Annual Marketplace Season Open - March
  • 3. Italian Family Festa! - April
  • 4. LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival - April
  • 5. Tallahassee Latin Dance Festival - June
  • 6. Celebrate America - July
  • 7. Annual 5k for Sickle Cell Anemia - August
  • 8. Brewfest - October
  • 9. North Florida Wine and Food Festival - October
  • 10. Greek Food Festival - November

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Hilton Garden Inn Tallahassee
3333 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL
By Chrystyne Jackson

Enhance your visit to Tallahassee by staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Tallahassee. It is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Tallahassee, Florida State University, and Florida A & M. This hotel’s guestrooms and suites are spacious, comfortable, and stylishly decorated. Check in is at 3 p.m. and check out is at 12 p.m.

The Hilton Garden Inn guestrooms come with a choice of one king size bed or two queen size beds. Suites provide separate living and bedroom areas. All units come with a refrigerator, microwave, and 32-inch television. Complimentary high speed Internet access is available. There is also remote printing to the 24-hour business center.

The hotel offers many fine amenities for its guests. There is over 700-square feet of flexible space that can be used for business functions, celebrations or romantic weddings. Enjoy a dip in the heated outdoor swimming pool. Relax and unwind in the whirlpool. Keep up with your fitness regimen at the fitness center, which boasts state of the art cardio and strength equipment. Guests who prefer a more private workout can get a stay fit kit for an in room fitness option. If golf is your game, there are nearby golf courses. You can pick up sundries at the Pavillion Pantry, an on site, 24-hour convenience mart. Fill up on breakfast or dinner at the Great American Grill. When exploring Tallahassee, be sure to visit the Maclay Gardens State Park, where you can enjoy kayaking, fishing or hiking, or the Antique Car Museum, where you can see over 100 classic cars dating from the late 19th century until now.

Make the most of your visit to Tallahassee by staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Tallahassee. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to get started today.

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Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee North
1978 Village Green Way, Tallahassee, FL
By Chrystyne Jackson

Tallahassee is the state capital of Florida. When visiting Tallahassee, find everything you need in a hotel by staying at the Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee North. This hotel features 100 guestrooms. Suites are available.

Rooms come with 42-inch LCD televisions. Keep informed with the complimentary daily local paper and weekday national newspaper. Rooms also come with free high speed Internet access.

Guests at the Four Point will appreciate the many amenities the hotel offers. There is a Sundry Shop for your convenience. There is an exercise room for those who are looking to stay fit. Outdoor pools are available in season. If golf is your game there are courses nearby. Have breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Capitol Café, which serves American cuisine. The Capitol Lounge opens at 5 p.m. daily, and is an ideal place to enjoy cocktails, snacks and good company. When exploring the area, visit Goodwood Museum and Gardens, Forest Meadow Park and Athletic Center, the Tallahassee Museum, Knott House Museum, which contains permanent and rotating exhibits on Tallahassee’s past, Pebble Hill Plantation, which is listed in the National Registrar of Historic Places and is one of the many plantations in this area, and  Alfred B. Maclay Gardens and State Park, featuring naturalistic gardens, a walled garden, and a secret garden. A bit further and you can stop at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, which features one of the world’s largest and deepest fresh water springs, or Birdsong Nature Center, 565 acres of wildflower meadows, forests, ponds and swamps, and a habitat for many types of birds and wildlife.

Make the best of your trip to Tallahassee by staying at the Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee North. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to get started today.

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Aloft Tallahassee Downtown
200 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL
By Abby Carney

Aloft Tallahassee Downtown Hotel is the newest hotel in the downtown area, located on downtown’s historic tree-lined streets and nearby to the State Capitol Complex and Florida A&M University. Aloft Tallahassee is near Alfred B. MacClay Gardens State Park and Wakulla Springs State Park, so you can bike and jog on the numerous trails and bask in the beauty of nature all around you. Upon arrival, self-parking is available in an outdoor lot for a small nightly fee, and premium parking is reserved for hybrid cars. Check-in is at 3 p.m. and is done through an easy touch & go kiosk system featuring touch screen technology. Questions can be answered at the 24-hour front desk.

Rooms are spacious and modern, featuring nine-foot ceilings, extra large windows, and a loft style bed. Choose from 162 king or double queen rooms, all featuring walk-in showers, Bliss spa bath products, and a hairdryer. Kick back in your room with movie channels and magazines to entertain. Get things done in your room’s workstation with an ergonomic desk chair, complimentary wireless and wired high-speed internet access, and plug & play connectivity station.

If you need to get out of the room to get things done, make use of the 24-hour business center or work on your fitness in the re:charge gym (also open 24 hours). Inside the gym you’ll find stationary bikes, treadmills, stairclimbers, and elliptical machines from Life Fitness. Free weights and stretching mats are available for use as well. Re:mix is Aloft Tallahassee’s lounge with LCD TVs, pool tables, and w xyz bar of specialty cocktails and other expertly mixed drinks. Like most features of Aloft Tallahassee, the grab & go eatery, re:fuel is open 24 hours as well, featuring sandwiches, salads, and other gourmet items to cure your hunger.

Check-out is at 12 p.m. and can be done at the check-out touch & go kiosks, the same as at check-in. To reserve your moment of luxury at Aloft Tallahassee and find out more information, visit WhatsCheaper.com (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).   

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