So you're studying hard and desperately need to leave your TCC apartment for some R&R? The good news is that TCC is on the west side of Tallahassee, so you're already closer than everybody else to the water. In just a little over half an hour, you can be at Alligator Point, a small community with a nice quiet beach. Alligator Point is a great beach for a quick daytrip to get some sand in between your toes when you need a day off from studying. But if you're like most college students and are looking for a little bit more excitement, Destin, and Panama City Beach are a little bit further down the road. Some of the best beaches in the world are a short distance away. The Emerald Coast has several beaches that consistently rank among the most beautiful in the United States.
Panama City Beach is about 2 hours away from TCC. Every year, Spring Breakers from all over migrate to Panama City for beautiful beaches, abundant nightlife, and great food and shopping. Make your plans early to stay in a beautiful water-front hotel and wake up to amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico. Panama City Beach has tons of nightclubs to choose from. Club La Vela is famous for being the largest nightclub in the United States with a venue for practically every taste; The Thunderdome, the Rock deck, the pool deck, Underground, Two-buck saloon. I'm sure you can find something to do.
About an hour down the road is Destin, Fl. Destin's award-winning beaches are breathtaking. Destin has everything you need for a great vacation on the beach; scuba diving, Kayaking, and water parks to name just a few. Dolphin Cruises allow you to take a daytime or sunset cruise through Destin Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. You will be amazed at how many Dolphins you see in their natural habitat. Some Dolphin cruises have glass bottom viewing areas and some are family oriented and still others cater to the college groups, be sure to get the one that's right for you.
If you need to do some shopping to fill up your closet in your TCC apartment, then Silver Sands Outlet mall is the place for you. Silver Sands is a 110-store outlet mall with great stores like GAP, Aeropostale, Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, DKNY, I could go on but I think my point has been made. I'm pretty sure you can find what you need to look good at your classes at TCC. You can easily spend an entire day at Silver Sands, don't worry there are plenty of restaurants to keep up your shopping strength.
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is adjacent to Destin. There is something for everyone at Sandestin, whether you decide to stay Beachside, Bayside, Lakeside or at the Village is up to you. Sandestin aims to provide you with an entire vacation. Shops, eateries and nightspots keep the Village of Baytowne Wharf busy, tennis and golf are available Lakeside, and the aptly named Beachside has those beautiful beaches. Spa Sandestin offers a hair salon where you can also get aromatherapy facials, manicures and massages.
After all that fun in the sun, you can go back to your TCC apartment relaxed and ready to go back to classes at TCC. Have fun!