6 Things To Do In Tallahassee For Spring Break

6 Things To Do In Tallahassee For Spring Break

Staying in town for spring break? Here's some things you could consider doing!

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With spring break around the corner, I think we can agree it is something all of us are looking forward to considering all of the exams and midterms that we have piling up. So with that being said not everyone is able to go out of town for spring break. You might think this leaves you with nothing to do in sweet old Tallahassee but you're wrong! It may seem like Tallahassee has nothing to offer but you've just gotta look more closely. Here are some things that you could either do by yourself for some relaxing time or with a friend for a bonding experience.

1. Bike riding in Tom Brown Park.

Spring weather is perfect for bike riding. Tom Brown Park has numerous trails that you can bike through. Do not be intimidated by the trails! There are different trails for different skill levels and you can find these trails on the map that they have in the park. The map shows what trails are available to bike and color codes them by the level of difficulty. So if you're looking for a nice stroll or a challenging trail, there's something for you.

2. Visiting the Tallahassee Museum.

If you're a Tallahassee native you can probably recall taking numerous field trips as a kid to visit this museum. While those trips are fun, now that we are older it offers a lot more activities for us. One of the newest additions to this museum is that they offer zip-lining. For zip-lining, there are also different courses you can decide to take depending on your adventure level. There are options for the little ones and for adults. One of the great features of the courses is that a couple of them take you zip lining over lakes! Another perk of going zip-lining is that with the purchase of a zip lining ticket you gain access to tour the grounds of the museum which means nice nature walks and wild animals you can look at.

3. Boat tours in Wakulla Springs State Park.

Springs are great places to visit during this time because you never know what you might find, in the water or out! A cool fact about Wakulla Springs water is that the water maintains a temperature of 70 degrees all year round. While it may be too cold to swim during spring break, they will still allow it. If you're not into the idea if swimming during this time another thing they offer is boat tours. You can see the schedule of boat tours online or upon arrival. These tours are not only educational on the springs but they are also fun. If you get lucky enough you will even spot the beautiful manatees that live there.

4. Visiting the Old Capitol.

This is another example of things natives to Tallahassee have done in the past during school field trips. The best thing about this option is that it's completely free, while they do accept donations there is no admission price to enter. The outside of this Old Capitol will not only give you great Instagram shots but you will also learn about what was going on in Tallahassee around the time when this capital was still the main capitol. Inside there are different exhibits and rooms you can look in, it'll feel like you're traveling back in time. After seeing the capitol there are great food places nearby that you could walk to get lunch also.

5. Having a picnic or going kayaking in Maclay Gardens.

Maclay Gardens is a lot different than Wakulla Springs. Over time Maclay Gardens has become a place where people come to take their prom or graduation pictures but it has a lot more to offer. If you pick the right day you could make plans with your friends to have a picnic on their beautiful green fields and just be one with nature. If having a picnic isn't really your cup of tea you're in luck because they also allow kayaking. You can either bring your own kayak or rent one of the ones that they have available at the park.

6. Taking a stroll around Lake Ella.

Lake Ella always offers something new to see. Depending on the day you go you can either take a walk around it and admire the views that it has to offer or you'll see musicians are artisans showing off their work. If you end up going on a Thursday you're in luck because every Thursday they have an event called Food Truck Thursday. At this event, there is live music and plenty of food trucks you could grab a bite from. Bring a friend or two and a picnic blanket and enjoy the music along with delicious food.

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12 Items To Buy From Five Below That Will Inexpensively Modernize Your Dorm Room

You would be amazed at what you can get at this store!

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When you're redecorating your bedroom, you might not think to stop by Five Below, considering everything is $5 and under. But you would be amazed at what you can find in that store.

I went not to long ago to get those cube storage boxes, that go into the shelf, and I left with almost $200 worth of stuff. Now mind you, I've been to this store a million and one times and never have spent this much, but while I was there I figured I would get Easter basket things for my niece and then the idea to redecorate dorm rooms popped into my head as I was looking around. Because let’s be real we all could use a more modern dorm....even if you school just bought new furniture. So here’s 12 things you need to buy from Five Below to modernize your dorm.

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2. 3 clip photo frame

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Okay so one isn't out of its package yet, but this is what Five Below's website showed for it.

3. A white fuzzy rug

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4. Cordless hexagon cage lamp

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5. Cute storage basket

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7. Letter board

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8. An initial light

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So this I've had for years but I'm 100% positive it came from Five Below.

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10. Salt rock lamp

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Mines pretty big, but they have smaller ones.

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Your 2019 Spring Break Packing List

It is coming up so you better get packing!

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Are you ready for the sun and the sand? I am! However, I constantly procrastinate packing. It seems to be a lot of work and without a list, it feels impossible. So, I have put off my procrastination and made a pretty detailed 2019 spring break packing list!

1. Bathing suits

You know you need them! I suggest going and finding the perfect fit for you. Swimsuits can be tricky. However, everybody is a bathing suit body! So, go get a suit so you can go get a tan!

2. Sun screen!

You need it, so get it! Trust me, you do not want to get burnt. It could ruin your entire spring break. So lather that sunscreen on and hit the beach!

3. Shorts

You can dress them down or dress them up! Plus, you won't be hot. Long pants at the beach? Nope!

4. Sun glasses

Keep those eyes protected! The sun can damage your vision, so do not risk it. Also, with the right sunglasses, you can make quite the fashion statement.

5. Sweatshirt

The beach can get a bit chilly at night or if you aren't going far south. So, you might want to be prepared. Also, you don't wanna be cold all day after being in the water!

6. Pants

Like the sweatshirt sometimes you just want to be warm. I would suggest a loose beach look instead of jeans, but you can make jeans beachy too! just be prepared in case you have a chilly day,

7. Pajamas

You have to sleep, or at least try too. Also, you might want a lazy day! don't forget to pack something to sleep or chill in.

8. Beach towel

You need something to dry off with! Also if you want a good tan a beach towel is perfect to lay on when on the beach. you need it, and they can be pretty cheap.

9. Something to hold water

Like a water bottle or Yeti cup. Hydration is important when it is hot outside. You can easily get dehydrated on the beach so make sure you have something that allows you to have cold water constantly

10.  Hat

The sun is not great for your skin. So, having a hat is pretty important. Keep your skin healthy by keeping in the shade!

Spring break is a great time where you get to relax and not worry about school. If you pack right then you can avoid unnecessary stress. Have fun and be safe. Try to actually relax and take a week to treat your self!

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