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Things to Do in Tallahassee

Tallahassee is not your regular tourist city. It is filled with educational sights, historical sights and beautiful rolling hills and forests. History abounds in the museums, parks, roadways and archeological sites.

Florida State Seminole Athletics

Basketball, baseball, tennis, ice hockey and track are great spectator Building in Tallahassee sports at FSU and FAMU. A popular biking route is located at the Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic State Trail. The trail is also open to joggers, hikers and horse back riders. Rent your in-line skates or bicycles at St. Marks Trail Bikes and Blades.

FSU Seminole Reservation on Lake Bradford have canoe and boat rentals. Several Guide services in the area provide pontoon cruises. The Outdoor Shop is a provider of outdoor paraphernalia. They have just about anything one needs for camping, hiking, fishing, backpacking or any other outside activity.

Shopping in Tallahassee

Shopping in the capital city is an intriguing experience. Bradley's Country Store Tallahassee sells sausage, grits, hogshead cheese and liver pudding. The store is on the National Register of Historic Places, a great sightseeing bonanza.

Market Square has many specialty shops and an open air market. Right next to Market Square there is a gathering of specialty shops including the Narcissus.

Beton Place is an immense shopping complex that in its previous life was an enchanting brick church. About 18 miles northwest of Tallahassee tucked in the woods down a lonely dirt road is the Nicholson Farmhouse. It includes a tour on a mule wagon ride where one can dine and shop. Dine at the original house on "wet aged" steaks, reported as the choicest beef in Florida.

Tallahassee Cuisine

The Bahn Thai offers over 120 items on their menu. The menu is written Tallahassee in Thai but explained fully in English to all patrons. Andrew's North has an interesting dish - oak roasted salmon. Greek, Italian and seafood restaurants are scattered throughout the area. Locals stay with tradition and partake of fish dinners down at "The Bridge."

Tallahassee Nightlife

The Oaks Restaurant serves platters of hushpuppies. Hushpuppies are fried balls of cornbread that hunters and fishermen tossed to their dogs to quiet them. (To hush the puppies up.) A heaping platter of hushpuppies also serves the purpose of keeping restless diners at bay.

The Riverfront/Rock Dock Saloon boast a dance floor for kicking up your heels and you can choose from country-western or rock and roll. The locals favor Dooley's Downunder for two shows a night. Dance under The Moon featuring live music with an celebrity performing on occasion.

Prices normally do not fluctuate during the seasons except from September through November so make your reservation far in advance during football weekends. There is a high concentration of lodgings in the downtown vicinity. The Governors Inn being in the heart of it all. Distinctive rooms named after Florida Governors. You can expect wood burning fireplaces, nightly turndowns and soft robes.

The Riedel House has a spiral staircase in the fabulous foyer. Each room is detailed with fine period furniture and antiques. Killearn Country Club and Inn is a golfers dream world. Take a trip and tour Tallahassee.

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