Tallahassee travel guide

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You're Going to Love Tallahassee

The capital city of Tallahassee is located on Florida's northern pan handle and is known for its abundance of parks and green spaces that offer endless opportunities for hiking, skating, fishing, and rowing.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Tallahassee

1. Apalachicola National Forest

In Florida's second-largest National Park you can enjoy canoeing, fishing, and hiking.

2. Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

This 1,200-acre park features manicured gardens and historic sites as well as many water sport activities.

3. Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park

This landmark is named after the last successful confederate battle fought here during the Civil War.

4. Tallahassee Skate Park

Practice your skateboarding skills at this facility offering 26,000 square feet of ramps and varied platforms.

5. Museum of Florida History

This building houses artifacts, exhibits, and stories that provide visitors fascinating insight into Florida's history.

Where to Eat in Tallahassee

Coosh's Bayou Rouge offers Cajun-influenced seafood typical of the Northern Florida region. Meals including a beer and a large plate of Gumbo cost around $15.

When to visit Tallahassee

Tallahassee in June
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Tallahassee in June
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The best time to visit Tallahassee is in March or April before the summer humidity sets in and tourists flock to the state's many parks and watering holes.

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How to Get to Tallahassee


Tallahassee International Airport (TLH) is located five miles outside of the city center. The most common way to travel into town is by car, with Highway 263 connecting you from the airport to central Tallahassee.


After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Tallahassee train station was closed. Plans are being made to reopen the station in coming years.


The I-75N and I-10W will take you from Florida's popular Orlando destination to downtown Tallahassee in around four hours.


Greyhound, Megabus, and Busbud all offer routes from Orlando to Tallahassee, which take around 6.5 hours. One-way tickets range from $15-30.

Airlines serving Tallahassee

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Where to stay in Tallahassee

SpringHill Suites Tallahassee Central offer rooms with free breakfast, pool access, and meeting facilities, while Quality Inn & Suites also provides pet-friendly rooms.

Popular neighbourhoods in Tallahassee

Downtown - here you will find the majority of hotels, restaurants, and administrative buildings of the Florida State government.

College Park and F.A.M.U - this area hosts the city's student population, with Florida State University and Florida A&M being the central focus points.

Ferndale Place - this neighborhood holds the popular Governor's Park as well as the Governor's Square mall.

Where to stay in popular areas of Tallahassee

Most booked hotels in Tallahassee

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tallahassee
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Tallahassee Central
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
Sleep Inn and Suites Tallahassee-Capitol
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Baymont by Wyndham Tallahassee Central
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Wyndham Garden Tallahassee Capitol
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Howard Johnson by Wyndham Tallahassee
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How to Get Around Tallahassee

Public Transportation

StarMetro buses operate around most places within the city including transfers. One-way tickets cost $1.50.


Taxis are not as common as in other cities, and should be reserved beforehand when needed. Tariffs start at $2.50 with a standard inner-city fare costing $15.


Rental car prices start at $25 a day and can be picked up from the airport, bus station, or downtown.

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The Cost of Living in Tallahassee

Shopping Streets

Railroad Square Art Park hosts many studios and small shops selling art and other local handicrafts, with live music and food offered on the first Friday of the month. Governor's Square is the main shopping mall, located downtown.

Groceries and Other

Whole Foods Market, Earth Fare, and Publix are the three main food shopping markets. A dozen eggs costs $3.

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