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Ten Authentic Things to do in Tallahassee, the “Other Florida”


Enjoy 10 Authentic Things to do in Tallahassee, the state’s capital city with canopy roads, plantations, floral gardens, springs, rivers and a younger vibe that will help you get to know the “other Florida.”

For many, Florida represents a tropical oasis with sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, amusement parks and golf courses. But Tallahassee, Florida’s Capital City provides an experience into “the other” Florida.

Author Gloria Jahoda, who lived in Tallahassee during the 1960’s wrote a book entitled The Other Florida, chronicling her discoveries of the people, history, flora and fauna of the Florida Panhandle’s back roads.

Much has changed in Tallahassee since then, but even today, the area is more than the hub of Florida’s state government. Tallahassee is home to moss covered canopy roads, gentle rolling hills, old plantations, floral gardens, deep history, scenic outdoors with springs, sinkholes, rivers and lakes, locally inspired cuisine, and a younger vibe – all with delightful southern charm. Tallahassee is also home to one of the youngest and most educated populations per capita in the state with two major universities, Florida State and Florida A & M.

Robin Draper, AuthenticFlorida, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Aug. 22, 2017 

A Florida resident since 1974, Melanie Lentz-Janney is the owner/CXO of AuthenticFlorida.com, a travel and lifestyle blog devoted to the Sunshine State's most unique and quirkiest treasures. Authentic Florida is intended to inspire discovery of the accessible, yet under-appreciated areas of the state as well as celebrating good old-fashioned Florida kitsch. Lentz-Janney’s lifelong passion has been discovering Florida’s genuine side – some old, some new – with a focus on “fun and affordable.” Authentic Florida has been recognized as the BEST Blog of the Year, the BEST Travel Blog (twice), and BEST Food Blog at the Florida Sunshine Awards. Lentz-Janney is a member of Florida Outdoor Writers Association and the Society of American Travel Writers. She is also a well-respected marketing expert and an award-winning filmmaker.


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