North Central: Where everything comes together, naturally. (Florida).In the area of Florida known as "The Nature Coast," plantations replace palms and sand succumbs to fresh springs. Visitors to this region nestled between Georgia and the Gulf of Mexico Noun 1. Gulf of Mexico - an arm of the Atlantic to the south of the United States and to the east of Mexico
Golfo de Mexico
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east are sure to be spoiled, even though the terrain is not.
Capital city Tallahassee mixes history with high tech as the home to two state universities and impressive convention facilities totaling 350,000 square feet. The Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center, admired for its first-class facilities and size, seats 14,000 and features nearly 70,000 square feet of convention space. A 40,000-square-foot exhibition hall has six connecting meeting rooms, which can be configured in a variety of floor plans to accommodate gatherings large or small.
Adjacent to the civic center is the Tumbull Conference Center, which is operated by Florida State University Florida State University, at Tallahassee; coeducational; chartered 1851, opened 1857. Present name was adopted in 1947. Special research facilities include those in nuclear science and oceanography. . Located just steps from the capitol, the center's convenience, beautiful design, and stunning surroundings make it an idyllic i·dyl·lic
1. Of or having the nature of an idyll.
2. Simple and carefree: an idyllic vacation in a seashore cottage. site for conferences, meetings, workshops, and special events. It offers 36,000 square feet spanning 10 large meeting rooms, two computer training labs, an executive boardroom, 375-seat auditorium, and large dining room that accommodates up to 300.
Not far from town is the newly renovated Wakulla Springs Wakulla Springs is located 14 miles (22 km) south of Tallahassee, Florida and 5 miles (8 km) east of Crawfordville in Wakulla County, Florida at the crossroads of State Road 61 and State Road 267. It is protected in the Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. Lodge and Conference Center, a tranquil alternative for executive gatherings. Other nearby spots for smaller meetings include the Brokaw-McDougall House The Brokaw-McDougall House is a historic home in Tallahassee, Florida. It is located at 329 North Meridian Road. On July 24, 1972, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. , a restored downtown antebellum home; Helen Lind Garden, a sculpture park in the heart of Tallahassee's historic district; and Bradfordville Hunt Club, an authentic 1900-era farmhouse surrounded by oaks and pines.
To the east is Gainsville, home to the University of Florida University of Florida is the third-largest university in the United States, with 50,912 students (as of Fall 2006) and has the eighth-largest budget (nearly $1.9 billion per year). UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. and plenty of possibilities when it comes to meetings. The university's Center for the Performing Arts has a total floor size of 62,000 square feet, featuring a 6,000-square-foot exhibit area and two meeting rooms. The largest, at 23,000 square feet, can be configured to seat 1,753 theater-style.
The Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center on the university's campus is one of Gainesville's premier facilities, with 25,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space and 245 luxury guest rooms, all with high-speed Internet See broadband. access. When it comes to meetings, you will love the exceptional educational environment found here.
But in addition to its university connections, Alachua County's appeal lies in its collection of quaint towns: Micanopy, the oldest inland town in Florida; Hawthorne, long considered the "Heart of Freshwater Fishing"; and High Springs, a railroad town turned rustic paradise that beckons birdwatchers This is a list of the world's greatest birdwatchers, based on the number of species of birds seen. Depending on the taxonomic viewpoint, there are about 8,800–10,200 living bird species. to bask in its beauty. Any one of these towns would be the perfect place for a pre- or post-conference retreat.