Set amid glorious, semitropical greenery, Tallahassee is a great urban oasis. Roadside hotels offer convenient accommodations for people passing through. Alternatively, settle into the laid-back atmosphere of the city. In the spring and fall, book a room in advance to avoid the rushes of parents coming to pick up and drop off students at the city center's two universities, Florida State University and Florida International University. With the exception of the very center of the city, Tallahassee's neighborhoods are a place where personal vehicles are generally required, so it's a good idea to bring the car for any stay.
Where to stayin Tallahassee
Where to Stay for Nature
Some of Florida's most beautiful nature lies just outside Tallahassee's borders, contributing to a delightful stay for those who get a hotel on the outskirts. See the landscapes filmed for the Tarzan movies every morning from a hotel in Wakulla Springs, where other residents of the neighborhood are largely reptilian. Keep a camera handy in the room to be able to snap pictures of alligators as they float by. Stay in Lakewood to spend days bird-watching, biking, and exploring through large, well-preserved parks and sanctuaries a short drive from the quiet residential neighborhood's accommodations options.