One of the first places Thomas and I visited as a tourist in our new city was Wakulla Springs. I moved to Tallahassee over Christmas break in 2011-2012. On our first long weekend Thomas' parents came down and we journeyed to Wakulla Springs. We had lunch in the lodge and then took a boat tour.
I loved being so close to the Manatees. It was a great time of year to do the boat ride, because plenty of manatees had come into the spring from the ocean for warmth. (Side note, we had a very entertaining conversation while in Sweden this summer. Apparently a manatee is not a common animal there. Explaining them as a sea cow was not that helpful.)
There was a lot of wildlife, including alligators of which I am not so fond.
In case you didn't know, Wakulla Springs is where several early Tarzan movie were filmed. However, all that's left of his tree is a stump.
I love that not too far from where we live there are so many state and national parks. We really enjoyed getting to see native wildlife and look forward to traveling to other parks soon. Thanks for journeying with me for a Taste of Tallahassee.