By Jo Kesner
Tallahassee
Florida
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Have you ever wondered why the Spaniards thought so highly of Florida that they named it “Flower”? Indeed, they thought they had found Paradise. Located in Northwest Florida, Tallahassee is a true Magnolia of the South. At first sight, you’ll be struck with how “Green” the city is. It was environmentally-conscious before it was en vogue, and the majestic sky line is simplistically lovely with palm trees and magnolias, old oaks, and green spaces. 

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The city parks and Indian mounds, Spanish settlement sites and Arts and Science museums. It is home of the Supreme Court, and the Archives building, in addition to the Old and New Capitol buildings. It’s difficult at times to decide if you are in a government building or an art museum, because many of the buildings have a bit of both. Art and history coexist with government goings-ons and cobble stone streets.

You won’t want to miss the Tallahassee Ballet or the Tallahassee Orchestra, which are both recommended by EscapeWizard.com. If you are looking for a really eclectic world, make a point to visit Railroad Square. It’s an artist community where you can catch a glimpse of artists at work and find pieces you couldn’t get anywhere else. There is a sculpture garden, cabaret-style shows and maybe even a drum circle. There is even political satire at it’s finest! 

There are coffee houses, and shops, theaters, art, and state parks all around the city. EscapWizard.com’s recommendation is Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge which is nearby; it features a lighthouse, bird sanctuaries, wetlands, and even a Monarch Butterfly Festival in October. It’s less than 45 minutes from the city. If you head that way, you’ll pass the Edward J. Ball Wakulla Springs State Park that features one of the world’s deepest springs and even river-boat tours. It opens into the Wakulla River where you’ll likely see a Manatee or maybe even a Gator.

If you want to stay in the city, you can check out the Humidity Gallery featuring regional and local artisans, ceramics, art jewelry, a veritable cornucopia of handmade arts and crafts. You won’t want to miss the Tallahassee Museum. EscapeWizard.com then suggests a trip to the Natural Habitat Zoo that features the Florida panther, Black bears, White squirrels, and birds of all sorts.  It’s wheelchair accessible and features guest animals, one of which has been the rare Asian White Tiger.

Depending on the time of year, you can catch the Winter Festival, featuring light sculptures and parades with artists and music. If you come in the spring, you can catch Breakfast in the Park, and the Springtime Tallahassee Parade and related festivities.

Lake Ella is a beautiful stroll, right in town, with a lovely collection of cottages that is home to various shops, and it even features ducks and fountains, with wonderful places to sit, and even occasional entertainment. This sultry southern town offers worldly cuisine, hot night spots, and a flavor to charm any palette. There is fresh seafood from the nearby coast and the Blue Crab Festival too. Panacea is always breathtaking, and antiques and art abound there also.

If you do feel like going for a drive, rent a car and check out the beach. Saint Georges Island offers a beautiful beach with warm Gulf waters and a bridge across the Apalachee Bay. It features a wondrous view at sunset. You can even charter a boat and find yourself on a deep sea fishing adventure. EscapeWizard.com invites you to check out the Bay or see the Gulf, or both!

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next trip to Tallahassee, Florida. Vacationers will find visitors greeted with a “warm Southern welcome;” and friendly, helpful people, happy to share the local landmarks. EscapeWizard.com knows you will not be disappointed.
Hotels in Tallahassee
By Anna Falardeau
Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown
316 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL
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This Four Points by Sheraton is ready to make your trip to Tallahassee amazing, whether it’s for business or fun. The Tallahassee international airport is only a few miles away if you’re flying to reach us, and a complimentary hotel shuttle stops by the airport every twenty minutes. If you drive or rent a car, the hotel offers free parking facilities or you can use their valet services when you check in at 3 p.m. Right near Florida State University and all it’s facilities, plus the Tallahassee mall and a variety of parks, this hotel’s location provides fun for everyone whether you’re a nature lover, sports fan, or shopaholic. This hotel is also within walking distance of the Governors Mansion, so make sure to stop and see this beautiful building.

Enjoy a great night’s sleep on the pillow top beds here. Get a room with either a king sized bed or two full, or you can book a suite. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, and LCD TV’s are in every guest room. Internet based printing services are available in the rooms as well.

Swim away the hot afternoons in the outdoor pool or sweat it out in the fitness center. Come evening, you can enjoy the flavor of local produce while dinning at the hotel restaurant Juicy Blue. We have the perfect venue for social events or business meetings with a ballroom accommodating 200 people in a banquet setting and multiple meeting spaces. Catering is also available through the hotel, providing three meal periods.

Now, leaving isn’t exactly something people look forward too, but Four Points makes it easy with their express checkout. Checkout out by noon the day you head home having seen all the sights and caught all the sun you want. Come enjoy the bustle of Tallahassee and the Florida sun! Book your stay at the beautiful Four Points by Sheraton through EscapeWizard.com today (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Tallahassee
By Nicole Bozzella
Aloft Tallahassee Downtown
200 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL
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During a stay in Florida’s busy capital, look no further than the Aloft Tallahassee Downtown. The hotel is a seven-mile drive from the Tallahassee Regional Airport, making it a quick and easy taxi-ride or a breeze in a rental car. The hotel also offers on-site parking for a small fee. There is also a complimentary hotel shuttle that travels to and from the airport as well as to several local attractions. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Tallahassee, many of these attractions are accessible on foot or by car. The hotel is a short walk to the historic State Capital complex and is also a quick ride to both Florida State University and Florida A&M University.  Check-in is at 3 p.m.

Aloft Tallahassee Downtown provides the signature Aloft rooms, with nine-foot ceilings and beds that face over-sized windows. The Aloft room is available with either a king bed or a roomier double queen bed arrangement. All of the guest rooms come with standard amenities, such a walk-in shower with an oversized showerhead in the bathroom, a mini-fridge, and complimentary coffee, tea, and bottled water. Wired and wireless High-Speed Internet Access comes complimentary in every guest room, as well as an ergonomic work area that resembles a productive home-office. Every room is equipped with a connectivity hub, which allow laptops, cellphones, and MP3 players to connect, charge, and stream straight to a 42-inch flat screen television.

Be sure to note the “splash outdoor pool”, which allows guests to take a swim and enjoy additional complimentary Wi-Fi, all in the same relaxing spot. The re:mix(SM) lounge at Aloft Tallahassee Downtown offers guests a chance to unwind after a long day with other patrons over refreshments at the w xyz bar(SM) or reenergize at the re:fuel(SM) self-operated snack area. As with many of the rooms at Aloft Tallahassee Downtown, the re:mix lounge’s chic and modern atmosphere offers guests the perfect environment to surf the complimentary web, play a billiard game, or socialize with others: a versatile room for a versatile traveler.

Before you know it, your business trip or family vacation will be drawing to an end in Tallahassee, so be sure to note that check-out time is 12 p.m. Remember to click the link to allow EscapeWizard.com to assist in booking the reservation (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Tallahassee
By Summer Brons
Wyndham Garden Inn
1355 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL
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Located in downtown Tallahassee, Florida,Wyndham Garden Inn (formally the Holiday Inn Capitol East) provides a perfect location for enjoying the city. The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle, and is just minutes from Governors Square Mall, Florida State University, the Koger Center, Tallahassee Civic Center, and all the dining and entertainment options downtown has to offer. Guests of the hotel can check in at 3 p.m. on the day they arrive in the city and check out is at 11 a.m. on the day of departure.
   
Wyndham Garden Inn has its own Applebee's restaurant right inside the hotel, and provides lunch, dinner, and room service. Additional amenities include free high-speed wireless Internet access, outdoor pool, free passes to the Gold's Gym across the street from the hotel, an on-site fitness center, and a 24-hour business center. The hotel is also pet friendly, and parking space can accommodate tour buses and RVs.    

Each of the hotel's 148 guest rooms is well-equipped for comfort. Cable television, workspace, phone with voicemail, coffee maker, hairdryer, and bath amenities provide the all the basics. The options as far as sleeping arrangements are either 1 king bed or 2 queen size beds. The hotel offers the standard room, or vacationers can select a feature room that has a microwave and miniature refrigerator. Additionally, members of the Priority Club Rewards program will earn points for their stay.    

With a prime downtown location, Wyndham Garden Inn is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. Great proximity to the city's offerings and relaxing comforts are sure to enhance any visit to Tallahassee. Just click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl), to book your hotel experience in Tallahassee, Florida with EscapeWizard.com.
 
Hotels in Tallahassee
By Brandi N.R. Rhone
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tallahassee
2987 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Tallahassee is conveniently located 2 miles from the Downtown State Capital Complex and just 15 min From Tallahassee Regional Airport. If you are renting a car they have parking included or you can taxi to Homewood Suites. They do not have courtesy shuttle service available at this time. Check in time is at 3pm and check out is 12pm at Homewood Suites Hilton Tallahassee. This hotel is a great option if you are going to visit the nearby universities Florida State University or Florida A&M University.
 
Homewood Suites Tallahassee has 94 suites on property. They a King or King and Queen in the spacious suites and have pull out sofa beds. Bedroom suites offer one and two bedroom sleep areas separate from living space. All Suites have full kitchens equipped with grant counter tops, full size refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and two burner stove.  Also available in room is complimentary high-speed internet access, MP3 compatible alarm clock and 32” LDC flat screen TV with premium cable channels. An added convenience for families they have babysitting, children’s movie rentals and cribs are available upon request and if you have four legged family members, pet are allowed at this location. There is a pet deposit required that is non-refundable.
 
Some of the other great amenities at Homewood Suites Tallahassee are the Fitness and Business. If you are looking to break a sweat while staying there, the fitness center on premise will allow you to work out or practice your jump shot on the basketball court. If you are looking to relax instead they also have an outdoor pool with seating.  If on Business you can utilize the business center with computers or they arrange meetings in one of the conference spaces. You can print, copy or send express mail with Homewood Suites as well.
 
Suite Start Breakfast is offered daily for Homewood Suites Tallahassee guests in the on-site dining lodge, and Monday thru Thursday evening s they treat the guest to the Welcome Home Reception serving refreshments and a light meal. If you prefer eating out, there are some great options nearby that include Melting Pot, Olive Garden and Chilies bar and grill restaurants.
 
Whether you are in town or business or pleasure Homewood Suites Hilton in Tallahassee has all the comforts of a home away from home and a whole lot more. Book your stay by visiting (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Tallahassee
By Summer Brons
Candlewood Suites
2815 Lakeshore Drive, Tallahassee, FL
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Ideal for extended stay visitors to the Tallahassee area, the Candlewood Suites provides all the comforts of home. The hotel is located near Florida's capitol building, and is just 10.5 miles from the Tallahassee Regional Airport. Guests of the hotel can check in at 3 p.m. or after on the day of arrival into the city, and check out is at 11 a.m. on the day of departure. Getting around the city from the Candlewood Suites is easy, which makes this hotel equally convenient for both business travelers and vacationers.     

While the Candlewood is within walking distance to many restaurants and entertainment options, on-site amenities are plentiful. The hotel features 24-hour fitness and business centers, free high-speed wireless Internet access, an outdoor pool, guest laundry facilities; and the Candlewood Cupboard, the hotel's own well-stocked convenience store equipped with everything from personal items to groceries.     

The hotel has various options as far as rooms. There is a 1 Queen size bed, 2 Queen size bed, 1 King size bed studio, or 1 King size bedroom with separate living room. Suites at the Candlewood are each equipped with a full kitchenette that includes a refrigerator, microwave, stove, toaster, dishwasher, and serving utensils, allowing guests to cook full meals in the comfort of their rooms. Premium cable television, DVD player, and complimentary movie library offer entertainment options. Bathrooms include a hairdryer and bath amenities. Priority Club Rewards members will earn points for their stay.     

With no lease or minimum required stay, the Candlewood Suites provides an ideal option for folks who need a location in Tallahassee for an extended length of time. Likewise, the hotel is also convenient to those in town for even just a night, thanks to the great location and generous accommodations. Click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl), to book with EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Tallahassee
By Jessica Howell
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tallahassee
101 South Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL
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Located in the heart of sunny Tallahassee, Florida the DoubleTree Hotel Tallahassee offers guests premium accommodations in an ideal location.  The DoubleTree Tallahassee hotel features 243 comfortable rooms that will please any traveler.  Offering guests free shuttle services to and from the airport (which is only 6 miles away) the DoubleTree Hotel Tallahassee has thought of everything to cater to its guests’ comfort and convenience.  Check in at the DoubleTree is at 3 p.m. and check out is at 12 noon. 

Whether you are in town for business or pleasure, the DoubleTree Tallahassee offers spacious room options and suites, all featuring either queen or king sized beds.  Each bed is outfitted with a fluffy duvet cover and down pillows to give you a good night’s sleep while you are away from home.  The rooms at the DoubleTree Tallahassee also have a plethora of entertainment amenities for your viewing pleasure, including a 32 inch LCD television, pay-per-view, premium cable channels, and specially featured video games for those who are young, or just young at heart. 

If you are visiting Tallahassee on business, you will be happy to learn that every room features business related amenities that will prove valuable during your stay.  A spacious desk area accompanied by an ergonomic desk chair will provide you space and comfort while you are burning the midnight oil.  Every room also features high speed internet access and a telephone with voicemail and data port.

At the DoubleTree, the safety of its guests is also a top priority.  For your own piece of mind, the DoubleTree has automatic closing doors, wide angle door viewer, thumb dead bolt, electronic smoke detector, and scald proof shower/tub.  Not only will you leave the DoubleTree Hotel Tallahassee feeling pampered, but you will also leave feeling that the staff there truly cares about your concerns, needs, and safety. 

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