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9 Best Things To Do in Tallahassee, USA and Where to Stay

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor October 24th, 2021 Posted in Destination, North America Travel Blog, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Are you planning to travel to Tallahassee soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Tallahassee with suggested tours!

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Some people might assume that Miami or Orlando is the capital of Florida (given that they are the most popular), however, it’s actually Tallahassee. The city of Tallahassee is home to some of the most popular and important sites in the state. Its history museums and its history Capitol are just some of the examples. To give you more idea, check out our list below of the places to visit and things to do in Tallahassee.

List of Best Things to do in Tallahassee, USA

1. St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge


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The viewing platform at the visitor center alone is worth the visit because the lake you look at offers turtles, kingfishers, and various herons very close by. Here, they hold many events and conferences about the fauna of the area, as there is an event when butterflies migrate, which can be observed in the area. There are also stuffed animals with the description of the places where they are located, and a souvenir store where they sell allusive books and souvenirs. The park is extensive with beautiful landscapes.

2. Tallahassee Antique Car Museum

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Tallahassee Antique Car Museum is a crazy hodgepodge of vehicles and other collectibles presented in a loving atmosphere. Here, you will find cars, motorcycles, boats, dolls, weapons, knives, keyrings, sports photos, etc. It’s a bit overwhelming but without a doubt, the collection of cars from the oldest to the new cannot be described as such a quantity of collected objects, anyone who goes on route here must pass this place.

3. Florida State University

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The gigantic campus of Florida’s most famous college makes you want to go back to school. This is a university that can be visited as a tourist attraction. Very well maintained and safe, its various sectors and attractions are in the heart of the city. It’s worth a stroll through its buildings and other leisure areas. It’s recommended to visit the Visitor Center and Doak Campbell Stadium.

4. Tallahassee Museum

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Tallahassee Museum is located in a forest on the outskirts of Tallahassee. Going here is a good activity because it consists of different areas. It takes you through different trails of the history of the life of slaves and a cotton farm until you reach the area of different animals. The museum has a playground for children, places to eat, and a store. It also has a zipline for both kids and adults. So in addition to the history of Florida, you can also admire native animal species in the zoo while having fun. All in all a recommendable excursion.

5. Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park is located to the north of the city with lots of greenery and lakes. The place housed the Maclay family’s winter residence. The gardens built around the main residence are just wonderful as they render spectacular photos. Worth a visit to spend a pleasant summer afternoon.

6. Mission San Luis de Apalachee

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On the outskirts of Tallahassee, the capital of Florida is this engaging Mission, largely restored and inhabited today by people who, in period clothing, they strive to recreate the old times. A reconstruction was made on the original site of Mission San Luis. It’s very interesting to see the way they show how everything happened at that time when the Spanish Missionaries and the Conquerors settled in Florida. The space is very large and used as a green area in which various buildings are lowered that demonstrates the interrelation between the Spaniards and the Appalachian natives in the early 1600s when the Mission was built. If you like history, then you should visit here.

7. Museum of Florida History

The museum is located behind the capitol and tells the story of the State of Florida and its importance for the formation of the United States of America. Although it is not very big, it is worth the pass.

8. Cascades Park

Cascades Park is a very pleasant park, located in the middle of the city, ideal for walking and watching the sunset. It also has a small park for children and an amphitheater, in addition to a huge lagoon with a green lawn. Inside the park is The Edison restaurant, whose parking lot gives access to the park’s lake. In the background, there is a small waterfall in the middle of the gardens, with a beautiful view of the city.

9. Florida Historic Capitol Museum

A very beautiful historic building that can be visited independently. It presents on two floors the explanations of the 3 branches of the American system: judicial, legislative, and executive as well as a short film. Allow yourself about an hour for the visit.

Aside from all these, it is also easy to reach Orlando from Tallahassee for a quick trip to the theme parks. You can do this by traveling via bus from Tallahassee to Orlando.

Where to stay in Tallahassee, USA

Budget Hotel

Motel 6-Tallahassee, FL – Downtown

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This motel is located in Tallahassee and is within a 15-minute drive from Florida State University. Its rooms include cable TV and air conditioning. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. Guests at the Motel 6 Tallahassee can use the laundry facilities or get a snack from the vending machine.

Price: Starts at $55 per night for a King Room, add $7 for taxes and charges, and offers a free cancellation.

Luxury Hotel

Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown

9 Best Things To Do in Tallahassee and Where to Stay

This modern hotel is located in Central Tallahassee and 10 minutes’ walk from Florida State University. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Rooms have plush, white, and tan bedding at the Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown. Guests can dine in the on-site restaurant, Juicy Blue, which serves tapas made with fresh, local ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel also has a hot tub.

Price: Starts at $134 per night for a Guest Room, 1 King, add $17 for taxes and charges, $12 for breakfast (optional), but it offers a free cancellation.

These are the possible things you can do in Tallahassee. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Tallahassee.

Fun Facts About Tallahassee

  • Tallahassee is the capital of Florida.
  • It is also the largest city in the Northwest Florida Region.
  • The nickname of Tallahassee is “Tally.”
  • The third tallest capitol building in the US is located in Tallahassee.
  • The city got its name from a Muskogean Indian word. It means “Old Fields” or “Old Towns”.

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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.​​​​​​​


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