Tallahassee HotelsWith Southern charm flowing down every street and the perfume of flowers from its stunning parks carried on the breeze, the historical city of Tallahassee offers a refreshing contrast to Florida’s resorts and amusement parks. Sugar white beaches, lapped by gorgeous azul waters, are just an hour’s drive away, while natural beauty spots like Lake Talquin also conveniently orbit the city. The 2 universities maintain a steady influx of youth to the city, ensuring it constantly renews and refreshes – and that there’s always a lively buzz on the streets as night descends. Things to seeAs the county seat of Leon County, Tallahassee is the region’s political heart, and the new Capitol Building is a tall, modern building that rises proudly from the ground. Peek into the democratic process from viewing areas, or head up to the 22nd floor, where you’ll find some of the best views of Tallahassee available - and can see as far as the Gulf of Mexico on a clear day. If you look directly down from the viewing area, you’ll spot an umbrella of glass belonging to the Old Capitol Building - which sits just in front of the new one. Now a museum, the grand building has been fully restored to its condition in 1902, and provides a fascinating contrast to its modern equivalent. Tallahassee’s a beautiful place and, in full bloom, with colorful birds singing from the trees, a walk through Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park is sheer bliss. Pink camellias dot the grass, while intriguing wooden walkways tunnel between the branches and bushes. Whether you’re using a cell phone or a professional camera, you won’t struggle to capture the explosion of color reflected in the park’s lily-covered lake, which is neatly framed by a leafy archway. Make sure you’ve charged your batteries, because you’ll need your camera again to snap St. Marks Lighthouse, which climbs dramatically from craggy rocks - where fiddler crabs scuttle.Hotels in
TallahasseeFill up your champagne glass and soak in one of the deepest baths you’ve ever seen, in a top quality Tallahassee hotel room. You’ll want to make the most of Florida’s sun while you’re here and, fortunately, this couldn’t be easier thanks to the ocean-like swimming pools, and cushioned sunbeds, many of the hotels can indulge you with. Mid-range hotels keep you in touch with home for free using in-room WiFi, while you’ll also have tea and coffee making facilities, and a flat-screen TV available, for any morning lie ins. With 6,000 rooms available in the city, it’s fair to say there’s plenty of choice in Tallahassee. Where to stayRelax in the evening with a quiet drink in a friendly bar after devouring seared scallops, and the juiciest jumbo shrimps you’ve ever tried. A Tallahassee hotel also gives you a great base from which to explore the natural reserve of Wakulla Springs. You can look into the blue depths of the park’s spring from a glass bottomed boat, or bathe in its cool waters – floating above a vast network of underground caves. Stay within the marked boundaries though - scaly alligators patrol the park’s waters outside these areas. How to get to TallahasseeThe city is served by Tallahassee Regional Airport, which takes flights from several US providers. Hotel shuttles, and public busses, can transport you and your luggage downtown in around 15 minutes from the terminal. International visitors will need to land at Orlando International Airport, before renting a car and making the 4 hour trip north. Or, it’s possible to drive over from Jacksonville in around 2.5 hours.