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Tallahassee is quite different from the sun-and-surf coastal towns. The only Southern capital spared in the Civil War, Tallahassee has preserved its history and vestiges of the city's colorful past are found throughout. For example, in the Capitol Complex, the Historic Capitol building is strikingly paired with the new Capitol skyscraper.

The canopies of ancient oaks and spring bowers of azaleas line many streets; among the best "canopy roads" are St. Augustine, Miccosukee, Meridian, Old Bainbridge, and Centerville. Between March and April, flowers bloom, and the Springtime Tallahassee festival is in full swing.

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