Friends of Maclay Gardens, Tallahassee Nurseries Collaborate for Virtual Maclay Tour of Gardens

By Cristi McKee TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Due to COVID-19 concerns, the annual May event, Maclay Tour of Gardens, hosted by Friends of Maclay Gardens, was canceled this year. In lieu of the garden tour, Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park and Tallahassee Nurseries have partnered up to highlight one local garden through a 20-minute long virtual tour. In this virtual tour, Tallahassee resident, Scotti Holm, … Continue reading Friends of Maclay Gardens, Tallahassee Nurseries Collaborate for Virtual Maclay Tour of Gardens

Maclay Gardens’ 31st Camellia Christmas to be Held on December 6

By Cristi McKee | Photo: Friends of Maclay Gardens, Inc Alfred B. Maclay Gardens will be celebrating the 31st anniversary of their annual Christmas event, Camellia Christmas, on December 6, 2019. Beginning at 5:00 p.m., and concluding at 8:00 p.m., admission fees to this state park are waived for this special event.  In Tallahassee, camellia flowers bloom in December, and this event celebrates this by … Continue reading Maclay Gardens’ 31st Camellia Christmas to be Held on December 6

A guide to state parks in (or around) Tallahassee

By Cristi McKee As the capital of Florida, Tallahassee is most known for the government buildings it is home to, like the “old” and “new” capitol buildings, the Florida Supreme Court, and the Florida Department of Education. What many don’t know is that Tallahassee and its surrounding communities are actually home to numerous historical, unique and expansive state parks. From sites of Florida Civil War … Continue reading A guide to state parks in (or around) Tallahassee

How to Be a Tourist for a Day in Tallahassee

By Amy Marcos | Photo: Mason B Tallahassee natives and those who have lived here for years can take for granted some of the unique and special attractions, events, restaurants, stores, and more that this city has to offer. This season, on a lazy weekend or holiday, consider being a “tourist” for the day in the capital city to renew your appreciation for the place … Continue reading How to Be a Tourist for a Day in Tallahassee

10 Tallahassee Parks and What to Do at Them

By Cristi McKee Tallahassee is abundant in gorgeous, woodsy, multi-use parks, with nearly every park in town lending itself to a unique activity which can be done there. Some offer places to canoe, others offer places to swim (any Florida resident knows that one most likely cannot swim and canoe in the same body of water due to alligators), while some parks are optimal for … Continue reading 10 Tallahassee Parks and What to Do at Them