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>> Visit the Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens, on Thomasville Road, an exquisite floral oasis that features more than 200 varieties of native and exotic plants, a beautiful reflection pool, a secret garden, a brick walkway and a walled garden.


Outdoor enthusiast can also enjoy hiking, swimming or fishing opportunities, and tours of the historic house are also available.


>> Have fun at the Fun Station, located on Sharer Road, a great amusement center that features a 36-hole miniature golf course, a 20 000-foot arcade, a laser tag arena, batting cages, bumper boats and a go-cart track.


>> Explore the Gulf Specimen Aquarium and Marine Laboratory, where you can learn interesting things about the magnificent and intriguing world of marine biology, through interactive, hands-on aquarium and demonstration programs, and you can even pick up and touch sea creatures such as octopuses, starfish, shrimp and sand dollars.


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The Annual Tallahassee Marathon & Half Marathon, happening in February, is perhaps the premier annual sporting events in Tallahassee, FL.


The marathon takes runners though an out-and-back course that starts at FAMU continuing through the city streets of Tallahassee, on a flat and fast course, perfect for first-time marathoners.


The 2011 Tallahassee Marathon will be held on February 6, starting at FAMU, and will be celebrating its 37th edition. The 2010 Tallahassee Marathon will be benefiting the American Lung Association of Florida by giving one half of the net proceeds.



Every year, Tallahassee hosts more than 75 annual events which attract crowds from all over the region, and among the most popular and favorite, there are:


- January: Children's Day, Heritage Blues Festival.

- February: Romantic Readings, Seven Days of Opening Nights.

- March: Jazz & Blues Festival, Springtime Tallahassee.

- April: Florida State University Flying High Circus, Tallahassee Chain of Parks Art Festival.

- May: Florida History Fair, Annual Florida African Dance Festival.

- July: Celebrate America Fourth of July Festival.

- September: TallaFesta.

- October: Historic Ghost Tours, Blessing of the Animals.

- November: Big Bend Folklife Festival, Winter on the Farm.

- December: The Winter Festival, Luminaries/Knott House Candlelight Tour, Annual Holiday Exhibition & Lighted Sculpture Garden, Making Spirits Bright.



Whether you're looking for a quiet place in town to relax, have a drink or two with friends, or dance the night away and leave the worries behind, you will find all the ingredients you need, here, in Tallahassee, in order to put together a fun night out that you and your friends will long remember after your vacation ends.


Amongst the places that fit on the list of the most popular and favorite nightspots in Tallahassee, there are: The Engine Room, located on Railroad Avenue, Barnacle Bill's Seafood Restaurant, situated on N Monroe Street, Waterworks, on Thomasville Road, Bullwinkle's Tavern, on W Tennessee Street, which is known as one of the `hottest` and most entertaining bars in town, and Cafe Cabernet, which can be found on N Monroe Street, considered to be one of the best dining spots in Tallahassee, boasting with elegance, featuring 800 vintage wines and a fabulous dessert menu, also serving the best martinis and cocktails around.


Whatever your choice will be, you will certainly not be disappointed of your night out in Tallahassee!


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