"Where SPRINGTIME begins...Tallahassee" Top 5 Page for this destination Tallahassee by 850prc

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The glory of a Tallahassee Spring

Each year, usually in early April, the city of Tallahassee, Florida holds its annual "Springtime Tallahassee" festival. It's a time of arts, crafts, parades, great food, friendship, and hopefully great weather.

Although we need the cooperation of mother nature, Tallahassee is capable of putting on a lovely springtime the likes are which are seen in few other places.

Live Oaks, not Palm Trees

Although it is the capital of the sunshine state, Tallahassee couldn't be more different from your typical Florida city, such as Orlando, Tampa or Miami. Tallahassee has a few palm trees around, but it's really more about hills, grass and millions of live oaks and spanish moss.

The older neighborhoods of Tallahassee engender this great natural beauty, as well as the history of the "old south" in its architecture and laid-back spirit.

Out in the boonies....not very far away

Tallahassee is the only major city in the north central part of Florida. Jacksonville is 170 miles to the east, and Pensacola is 240 miles to the west.

Only a few miles outside town, you can find many types of true wildnerness, including some very beautiful forests and watery terrain.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Friendly, great weather, artistic, cultural and lots of sporting activities
  • Cons:If you're looking for palm trees and a beach, you've come to the wrong place.
  • In a nutshell:There's a lot more to Tallahassee than you would ever imagine.
  • Last visit to Tallahassee: Jun 2008
  • Intro Updated Jun 29, 2008
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    I am forming a trip to this area this summer. Thanks for the tips and good pictures

  • themajor's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    You've done Tallahassee proud! Extraordinarily thorough! Also perfect examples of what restaurant reviews should be like - informative and interesting. Before now I thought there was only one type of hotdog. I only wish there were no types of okra!

  • nixca316's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2010 at 4:48 AM

    Love learning about your hometown...I'm not yet done. I will be back one of these days...

  • royalempress's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2010 at 9:40 AM

    Great Tallahassee pages! Thanks for visiting my Salzburg pages. Salzburg is a great town with lots to do and see. Mike

  • Aitana's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Hi Pete, thanks fos stopping by my Logroño page. Tallahassee seems a nice place to live, good tips! Merry Christmas to all the family.

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2009 at 11:51 PM

    That Spring Festival is gorgeous - I've often seen Road Shrines in Italy. Add saying - If you see me & a bear in a phone booth - help the bear! Ciao, Carol <(•¿•)>

  • monina_c's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2009 at 6:19 PM

    Hahahhaa! Your hometown page is interesting Pete. Thanks for sharing your local customs.

  • ViajesdelMundo's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Sounds like a really great place to live! and nice that your children are so involved in such worthwhile endeavors, too. Where do you get the inclination to write such detail!?!? great job!

  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2009 at 9:43 PM

    Two Targets? I already knew Tallahassee was big time when I found out it had a Doubletree with at least 12 floors, but TWO Targets? But wait - true test that you have entered the 21st century - do you have two Peet's Coffee yet?

  • Apr 10, 2009 at 5:08 PM

    just stumbled upon your page looking for a phone number for barnaby's in Northbrook, IL. I was shocked to hear there is a barnaby's in FL. We've got 5 barnaby's locations in scattered throughout chicago area that I know of. Going to get me some now!

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