Exploring In and Around

April 12-15, 2016

In mid-April we will be touring the Tallahassee area.  By then we should be well into the spring season, with lots of sunny, low 70's, top down weather, and gardens and flowers in full bloom.


Our tour will encompass about 600 miles, round trip. We will travel non-interstate roads whenever possible.  We plan to depart The Villages about 8 A.M. Tuesday morning, April 12 and return early on evening on Friday, April 15.  


The tour headquarters will be the Hilton Homewood Suites, Tallahassee, which includes a nice complementary hot/cold breakfast buffet each morning and a complementary early evening manager's beer/wine and appetizer reception.


Note: Once you have registered we will send you the full itinerary and instructions for booking your hotel room.  You are not fully confirmed for the trip until your hotel room is booked.




First Day:

  • Mission San Luis in Tallahassee and enjoy a picnic lunch catered by Firehouse Subs.  For those so inclined, there can be a quick side drive up to Havana Fl, the self-proclaimed "antique Capitol of the Panhandle".

  • Register at our hotel; relax a few minutes by enjoying the "manager's reception".

  • Marie Livingston's Steak House for wonderful dinner.  Marie's is one of the top 5 restaurants in the area and is known for excellent grilled steaks and seafood.


Second Day:

  • Tour of the downtown Capitol area

  • Tour the beautiful 1800's fully furnished Knott House Mansion.

  • Guided tours of 2 Capitol buildings and the History Museum An optional auto tour of the nearby Florida State University campus will be mapped out.


Third Day:

  • Guided tour of the Goodwood Museum and Gardens. It features an 1830's plantation home with 11 outbuildings.

  • Visit the Tallahassee Auto Museum for a buffet lunch and a self-guided tour.

  • Boat Tour of Wakulla Springs State Park on the Springs outflow and 4 miles of the pristine Old Florida River.

  • The day will close with a delicious dinner in the beautiful, historic 1937 Lodge (like Marie's, the Lodge is one of the area's top dining places). 

Fourth Day:

  • Drive the Panhandle's back roads to visit the Florida Caverns and the Civil War era town of Mariana

  • FL Lunch is on your own. 


Cost:  $170 per person    (Hotel rate of $145 per night paid separately)


Limited to 40 cars


Trip Leaders:

Jim and Carol Peters

Email: jepeters@milwpc.com