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Closest resort area

Dearborn, Michigan
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Closest resort area

Planning on visiting some relatives, but would like to stay in a relaxing area, as my mom is 97. Somewhere more touristy.. any suggestions nearby to Tallahassee ? Doesn’t have to be on the water but would be nice to be close...

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1. Re: Closest resort area

I dont think you will find any resort areas very close to Tallahassee. Closest waterfront area would be Apalachicola. About 1.5 hours drive. About 2 hours and you can be in Panama City Beach or Destin. Those areas will have resorts.

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2. Re: Closest resort area

Wakulla Springs may be a good fit. The lodge is very old south and the food is very good too. A lovely place. It’s about 30 minutes from Tallahassee. There are no resorts - as Born said- in the immediate area.

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3. Re: Closest resort area

The Lodge at Wakulla Springs might be relaxing, but is not what I would call touristy. Also the rooms do not have TV's, if this is important to you.

How does relaxing and more touristy fit together for you?

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4. Re: Closest resort area

St. James Bay is probably the closest 'resort' to Tallahassee. About an hour to the southwest.

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5. Re: Closest resort area

Agree with above. Carabelle is not as 'touristy' as Apalachicola ~ 45 min west, but there are some good restaurants and some nice scenery. Marine Street Grill has great food and Harry's Bar can be a lot of fun. The Old Carabelle Hotel is beautiful and I heard a nice place to stay, but we have not stayed there.

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