county seat of Leon County, Florida, USA and Florida federated state capital city

Tallahassee is the capital city of Florida, in the Florida Panhandle region of the state. In addition to housing the state government, it is a university town home to Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Tallahassee Community College. Tallahassee has a good selection of restaurants for a city of its size. The universities' theater, art, and music programs, in addition to an active Council of Culture and Arts, also make for an unusually vibrant arts scene.

Tallahassee City Hall
Leon County Courthouse in Tallahasee

UnderstandEdit

HistoryEdit

ClimateEdit

Visitor informationEdit

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

By carEdit

  • Tallahassee is on Interstate Highway 10.

By busEdit

  • Greyhound has bus service

Get aroundEdit

By footEdit

Tallahassee is not as pedestrian-friendly as some cities. Some areas of the city are more conducive for walking than others. Downtown, Midtown and Lake Ella are probably the most picturesque and convenient for walking.

By public busEdit

Tallahassee's public bus system is known as STAR Metro. The full schedule typically runs from about 6AM to 7 or 8PM during the week and about 7AM to 7PM on Saturdays. Routes and hours are limited after 7PM and on Sundays. To get anywhere other than Downtown or one of the university campuses typically requires at least one transfer.

By taxiEdit

There are several taxi companies serving Tallahassee. Outside of the airport there are not many taxi stands around the city, so it is better to call and arrange for a pick-up.

SeeEdit

 
Old State Capital building in foreground, with the high-rise new Capital behind it
 
Museum of Florida History
 
A mound in Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

DoEdit

  • Tallahassee Skate Park (Between James Messer Fields and TalTran Administrative Offices Jackson Bluff Road at Appleyard Drive). Sunrise to Midnight. A 26,000 square foot facility.
  • 1 Lake Ella (in north central Tallahassee on US 27 just south of Tharpe Street). Lake Ella has an area of 12 acres (49,000 m²). Lake Ella is attached to 6.5 acre (26,000 m²) Fred Drake Park. The park has picnic shelters, a site for community activities and a paved walking trail that completely encircles the lake. The lake is bordered on the west side by quaint little shops and cafes. One vendor is the Black Dog Cafe where joggers can get a cup of coffee for their morning run around the trail. Visitors can walk, skate, or skateboard around the lake.
  • 2 Maclay Gardens (Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park), 3450 Thomasville Rd (In north Tallahassee near I-10 and Capital Circle), +1 850 487-4556. Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park has at its heart the winter home and gardens of Maclay and his wife Louise. The house is open to the public as an interpretive museum. The surrounding gardens are known especially for their camellias and magnolias. Other than the gardens, the park offers biking, hiking and equestrian trails as well as kayaking, canoeing and fishing among other activities. The park is open all year round during most daylight hours. The gardens are open all year round 9AM-5PM.    

BuyEdit

  • 1 Governor's Square, 1500 Apalachee Parkway.
  • 2 Centre of Tallahassee, 2415 N. Monroe St. Formerly known as the Tallahassee Mall
  • 3 Railroad Square (Railroad Square Art Park), 567 Industrial Dr (Between the FSU and FAMU campuses on Railroad Ave.), +1 850 224-1308. The Railroad Square Art Park is a collection of studios, galleries and other unique shops. On the first Friday of each month Railroad Square hosts a gallery hop called First Friday. Businesses stay open late and offer live music and even food.    

EatEdit

DrinkEdit

  • Bullwinkle's, 620 W. Tennessee St.
  • Leon Pub, 215 E 6th Ave, +1 425-4639. A smoking-friendly pub with dozens, if not hundreds, of beer selections from all over the world.
  • Waterworks, 1133 Thomasville Rd, +1 224-1887. A funky tiki bar with the occasional great live music act.
  • Bajas Beachclub (at the intersection of Pensacola St and Ocala Rd). A trendy, yet sketchy, night club.
  • Fermentation Lounge (All Saints District). A hip, but still down-to-earth lounge featuring a wide selection of wines and beers and even harder to find items such as mead, sangria and ciders.

SleepEdit

Go nextEdit

Routes through Tallahassee
PensacolaQuincy  W   E  → Jct N   SLake CityJacksonville
ColumbusBainbridge  N   S  OcalaMiami
PensacolaQuincy  W   E  Lake CityJacksonville
ApalachicolaCrawfordville  SW   NE  ThomasvilleTifton



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