Tallahassee is a wonderful place to visit, whether you are taking that special someone on a first date, looking for summer activities for the kids or simply enjoying the amazing scenery. There are all kinds of exciting things to do in Tallahassee, but if you are really looking for a good time, you should check out one of Tallahassee's beautiful parks. The following landmarks are, in my opinion, the best parks in Tallahassee.

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

This sprawling state park features lovely botanical gardens with magnolias, azaleas and other stunning flowers. The gardens are the perfect place to take a first date. Families can camp out at the park and check out the gardens and historical site, or spend time with kids and pets at the beach.

Tom Brown Park

Located on the east side of Tallahassee, this city park offers plenty of exciting summer activities for families to enjoy. The park is home to a disc golf course, several baseball fields and tennis courts, a BMX trail and a dog park for pets to hang out at. If that doesn't give you enough things to do in Tallahassee, try relaxing by Lake Leon, located inside the park.

Lake Jackson Mounds State Park

Another one of the best parks in Tallahassee, Indian Mounds State Park is a well known archeological site containing the remains of a village, an old trading post and six historical burial mounds. The park is also home to a number of nature trails, interpretive exhibits and picnic areas.

Dorothy B. Oven Park

A favorite site for weddings, family reunions and other large gatherings, this charming city park has a beautiful garden, gazebo, archway and fountain. Its historic manor house is open for groups to rent, boasting wooden floors, antique furniture and impressive artwork.