How do I make the most of the summer season from my Tallahassee apartment?

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Having an apartment in Tallahassee during the summer months is great. School is out, the snowbirds are still away, and the days are long. Living in this exciting city means you are near a lot of fun activities, so don't be fooled into thinking you have to drive down to the beach to have fun. You can have tons of fun close to home, both in and around your apartment.

First things first, if you want something fun to do this summer start by looking close to home. Several apartments in Tallahassee provide amenities including sparkling swimming pools and fitness centers for their renters to enjoy. Utilizing the summer's extra daylight hours to go to the gym after work can benefit you and elevate your healthy lifestyle. Likewise, lounging by the pool on your day off is almost always guaranteed to boost your mood. If you enjoy swimming as your form of exercise, try going to the pool in the early hours of the day or in the evening. Chances are there won't be many people there, and you can get some laps in without navigating around splashing children.

If you happen to be a college student looking to do your own thing, summer is a very exciting time. Depending on your personal interests, that could mean going on a big adventure or relaxing with a good book. If your idea of the perfect summer is less noise and more tranquility, having a quiet apartment may suit you well. Not only will you have uninterrupted study time during the school year, you will also have the peace to explore new hobbies at home with little to no distraction.

If you're looking to do some exploring outside of your Tallahassee apartment, there are a slew of summer activities to enjoy. Downtown marketplace is a great spot to spend a day walking around and seeing what the city has to offer. If you're lucky enough to go on a Saturday between March and November, there will be a farmers' market with local food, music and crafts. There is also a free concert downtown on the third Saturday of every month, so if you plan it correctly you can make a full day out of it and do both. Attending community events like the farmers' market will give you a sense of what's happening on a smaller, local scale, which can be great if you're new to the area.

Whether you're a college student or a working adult, summer is meant to be enjoyed. Each and every community has its own unique and fun offerings - if you're willing to look for them! Take pride in where you live; get outside and see what makes our state capital great. That being said, when you live in Florida it can be hard to ignore the fact that there are fantastic beaches just minutes away. If you're gung-ho on soaking up the sun and getting in some beach time, there are several options nearby. Decide for yourself whether you want to make it a day trip or a weekend stay, and don't forget to wear sunscreen!

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