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Visit Tallahassee

The capital of Florida combines the spirit of a college town with the culture of a true metropolis. Browse museums and galleries and join locals at a football game.

Tallahassee may be the capital city of Florida, but at heart it is a college town. It is home to both Florida State University and Florida A&M University and several other college branches. During football games, Tallahassee becomes a sea of garnet and gold, and roars from Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium can be heard throughout the city.

Immerse yourself in local culture at one of the city’s many museums. The Florida Historic Capitol Museum is the original capitol building of Tallahassee. Although the state government has moved to a newer building, the original Capitol Museum has been meticulously restored to preserve it for generations to come. Tour the exhibits and learn about Florida’s political and governmental history.

Admire classic cars and vehicles from television series, including Batman, at the Tallahassee Automobile and Collectibles Museum. The museum also has a diverse range of other exhibits, from rare Steinway pianos, to a doll collection, to Native American artifacts.

The Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science is an oasis tucked away in the center of the city. The Natural Habitat section is home to several native species, such as panthers and red wolves. Take an exhilarating ride through treetops and over swamps on the ropes course in the Tallahassee Tree to Tree Adventures section.

Pick up souvenirs and mementos of your visit to Tallahassee at Railroad Square Art Park, a group of studios and galleries.

Fly into Tallahassee Regional Airport, a 15-minute drive from downtown. Or, drive into town via one of the major highways that connect Tallahassee with other major cities, such as Georgia, located 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) north.

Tallahassee enjoys a cooler climate than the rest of Florida. Winters can dip down to freezing point, while fall and spring are fairly mild. Its beautiful weather and collegiate atmosphere make Tallahassee a fun place to visit any time of year.

Where to stay in Tallahassee

Tallahassee featuring a pool and a garden as well as children

Capitol Hill

4.5/5Wonderful!(87 area reviews)

While visiting Capitol Hill, you might make a stop by sights like New Capitol Building and Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.

Capitol Hill
Great little boutique hotel

Governor's Walk

3.5/5Good!(44 area reviews)

Governor's Walk might not have many top sights, but Florida Governor's Mansion and New Capitol Building are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Governor's Walk
Tallahassee Junior Museum 

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Lake Bradford -Cascade Lake

When in Lake Bradford -Cascade Lake, you can plan a visit to Tallahassee Museum and New Capitol Building, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Lake Bradford -Cascade Lake
Enjoy a walk or picnic by this small pond next to Myers Park.

Woodland Drives

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

While Woodland Drives might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Governor's Square Mall and New Capitol Building.

Woodland Drives

Top Hotels in Tallahassee

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Baymont by Wyndham Tallahassee Central
Baymont by Wyndham Tallahassee Central
2 out of 5
2850 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL
$49
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27

Situated in the entertainment district, this motel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Governor's Square Mall and 3.1 mi (5 km) from New Capitol Building. Hilaman Golf Course ...

3.1/5 (2,075 reviews)

"Very convenient to my grandchildren and great grandchildren"…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Tallahassee Central
Courtyard by Marriott Tallahassee Downtown/Capitol
Courtyard by Marriott Tallahassee Downtown/Capitol
3 out of 5
1018 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL
$109
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25

Located in the heart of Tallahassee, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of New Capitol Building, Tallahassee Memorial Medical Center, and Florida State ...

4.2/5Very Good! (981 reviews)

"This was our 2nd time staying here. We booked both times via Expedia.com at a good price. We stayed here on our way to Miami and then on the way back. The hotel is in downtown Tallahassee, not right off of I-10 but to be honest, it was worth the extra few min to get there for the price and the amenities ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Tallahassee Downtown/Capitol
Best Western Plus Tallahassee North Hotel
Best Western Plus Tallahassee North Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2727 Graves Rd, Tallahassee, FL
$93
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27

Located in the heart of Tallahassee, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of The Centre of Tallahassee, Levy Park, and Lake Ella Park. Lake Jackson Mounds State ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,655 reviews)

"They had a rugby team here and they was banging on the door tearing down the joint. Tell 1am. Had little ones in bed Kept them up all night GA Tech rugby. Besides that I loved it"…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020

Best Western Plus Tallahassee North Hotel

Popular things to do in Tallahassee

Governor's Square Mall
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Governor's Square Mall

4/5(428 reviews)

When you visit Governor's Square Mall, a favorite shopping spot in Tallahassee, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Amble around the area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

Florida A&M University
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Florida A&M University

4.5/5(201 reviews)

Enjoy the collegiate vibe around Florida A&M University, a top university in Tallahassee. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

Florida State Capitol Building
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Florida State Capitol Building

4/5(248 reviews)

Florida State Capitol Building is just one of the places to see in Tallahassee, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Amble around the area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium
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Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium

4.5/5(168 reviews)

Catch an event at Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium during your trip to Tallahassee. Amble around the area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

Tallahassee Museum
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Tallahassee Museum

4.5/5(93 reviews)

You can spend time studying the exhibits at Tallahassee Museum during your trip to Tallahassee. Amble around the area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

Wakulla Springs State Park
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Wakulla Springs State Park

4.5/5(146 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Wakulla Springs State Park, a lovely green space in Wakulla Springs. Wander around the natural setting or enjoy the area's restaurants.

Top activities in Tallahassee

Operation City Quest of Tallahassee, FL
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Operation City Quest of Tallahassee, FL

$10

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

Zombie Scavengers Game - Tallahassee, FL
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Zombie Scavengers Game - Tallahassee, FL

$3

Itinerary Recommended starting location to start Zombie Scavengers. This is where you will begin your hunt to survive the zombie apocalypse. (Please start outside) Stop At: • Florida Historic Capitol Museum, 400 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-653

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Tallahassee, FL
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Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Tallahassee, FL

$10

Itinerary Recommended starting location to start Operation City Quest. This is where you will begin your scavenger hunt. (Please start outside) Make sure your phones are fully charged. Stop At: • Florida Historic Capitol Museum, 400 S Monroe St, Tall

Reviews of Tallahassee

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 30.058939096267192%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 46.16895874263261%
3 - Okay
408
3 - Okay 20.039292730844792%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 2.701375245579568%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.031434184675835%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 19, 2020

I came to support friends in the MLL BCS tournament and I was able to book this room on a Monday at a small price. The room was ready when I paid

5/5 - Excellent

RobertLangdon

Jan 1, 2020

You have to make Legal U Turns to get to your motel and there is heavy traffic at 4:30 pm on. Once you figure it out it is okay. It is due to a center median on most of the street.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 30, 2019

Tallahassee, overall, has a lot to offer as a college town and as the capitol of the state of Florida. However, it's just a stop over for us on our frequent trips to northwest FL.

3/5 - Okay

Josh

Dec 27, 2019

I'm sure Tallahassee is lovely, but this motel, Baymont by Windham, soured my first taste of it enough that I don't care to see it again.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 22, 2019

Things were not far apart.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 22, 2019

We were just passing through.

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