Tallahassee

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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.

Understand[edit]

History[edit]

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Climate[edit]

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

By car[edit]

  • Tallahassee is on Interstate Highway 10.

By bus[edit]

  • Megabus. Service from Orlando, Gainesville, Mobile, and New Orleans. The bus stop is located at Gate 24 of the Star Transit Terminal at W Tennessee St and N Adams St.

Get around[edit]

By foot[edit]

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 bus[edit]

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 taxi[edit]

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.

See[edit]

Old State Capital building in foreground, with the high-rise new Capital behind it
  • Old State Capital museum (Monroe Street at Apalachee Parkway). The state government has moved to the new skyscraper capital building nearby, and the old building has been made into a museum, restored to how it looked in 1902.
  • Capital Building (Monroe Street at Apalachee Parkway). The State Capitol is open Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM. Closed weekends and state holidays. Visit the 22nd floor for a panoramic view of Tallahassee. Stop on the 5th floor to see Florida's Legislative chambers.
  • Tallahassee Automobile Museum6800 Mahan Dr (a short drive on Interstate-10 East of the main part of the city). Large collection of classic and antique cars and other curiosities.
  • The Brogan Museum350 S Duval St.
  • Goodwood Museum & Gardens. The plantation home is now a historic house museum known as Goodwood Museum & Gardens that features original family furniture, porcelain, textiles, glassware, art and personal effects. The rooms have been decorated to appear in the years surrounding World War I. The house is visited by guided tour. The grounds cover 16 acres (65,000 m2), and the gardens also feature an early 20th-century design. Admission to the gardens is free.

Do[edit]

  • Tallahassee Skate Park, Between James Messer Fields and TalTran Administrative Offices Jackson Bluff Road at Appleyard Drive. Sunrise to Midnight. The Tallahassee Skate Park is a state-of-the art, 26,000 square foot facility designed to provide maximum enjoyment and challenge for all who utilize it.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Buy[edit]

  • Tallahassee Mall2415 N. Monroe St.
  • 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.

Eat[edit]

Asian[edit]

  • Sakura Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar1318 N Monroe St +1 850 222-9991.
  • The Rice Bowl Oriental Restaurant3813 N. Monroe St +1 850 514-3632.
  • Mori Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar2810 Sharer Rd # 8 +1 850 386-8449.
  • Osaka Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar1690 Raymond Diehl Rd +1 850 531-0222.
  • Far East Cuisine- VietnameseCarriage Gate Shopping Center (Thomasville & S.R. 0352),  +1 850 907-9400.

BBQ[edit]

  • Wilson's BBQ & Soul Food Cuisine325 N. Bronough St +1 850 575-3554.

Breakfast[edit]

  • Craig's Killer Coffee1447 E. Lafayette St.

Cajun[edit]

  • Coosh's Bayou Rouge Market & Eatery2910 Kerry Forest Parkway +1 850 894-4110.

Cuban[edit]

Dessert and Coffee[edit]

French[edit]

  • The Crepevine Restaurant2020 W Pensacola St +1 850 562-7373. Also open for breakfast.
  • Albert's Provence1415 Timberlane Rd (Market Square),  +1 850 894-9003.
  • Au Peche Mignon1415 Timberlane Rd # 109 +1 850 668-5533. Coffee, tea and French pastries.

Gourmet[edit]

  • Food Glorious Food1950-C Thomasville Rd (Betton Place),  +1 850 224-9974.

Indian[edit]

Italian[edit]

  • Anthony's Italian Restaurant1950-G Thomasville Rd +1 850 224-1447.
  • Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant4175 Apalachee Parkway +1 850 877-4518.

Mexican[edit]

Seafood[edit]

  • Barnacle Bill's Seafood Emporium1830 N. Monroe St +1 850 385-8734.
  • Cabo's Island Grill and Bar1221 E. Lafayette St +1 850 878-7707.
  • Calico Jack's Seafood House and Oyster Bar2745 Capital Circle N.E +1 850 385-6653.

Steaks[edit]

Drink[edit]

  • Leon Pub215 E 6th Ave +1 425-4639. A smoking-friendly pub with dozens, if not hundreds, of beer selections from all over the world.
  • Waterworks1133 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.

Sleep[edit]

  • Comfort Inn2727 Graves Rd +1 850 562-7200fax: +1 850 562-6335. Free high-speed wireless internet access, seasonal outdoor pool.
  • Comfort Suites1026 Apalachee Pkwy +1 850 224-3200fax: +1 850 216-0558. 100% smoke free, exercise room, free high-speed wireless internet access, seasonal outdoor pool.
  • Econo Lodge809 Apalachee Pkwy +1 850 877-2755fax: +1 850 877-2755. Pet-friendly hotel, and free high-speed Internet access in all rooms.
  • Quality Inn3090 North Monroe St +1 850 562-2378fax: +1 850 562-2378. Pet-friendly, free high-speed wireless internet access, seasonal outdoor pool.
  • Quality Inn & Suites2020 Apalachee Pkwy +1 850 877-4437fax: +1 850 878-9964. 100% smoke free, pet-friendly, free high-speed wireless internet access, seasonal outdoor pool.
  • Sleep Inn1695 Capital Circle N.W +1 850 575-5885fax: +1 850 576-5788. Pet-friendly, free high-speed wireless internet access, seasonal outdoor pool.
  • SpringHill Suites Tallahassee Central1300 Executive Center Dr , +1 850 325-1103. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 12noon. All-suites hotel in downtown. Spacious rooms, free hot breakfast, swimming pool, free internet, meeting facilities, and Florida vacation packages. $110.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Tallahassee
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ColumbusBainbridge  N US 27.svg S  PerryOcala
PensacolaQuincy  W US 90.svg E  Lake CityJacksonville
ApalachicolaCrawfordville  SW US 319.svg NE  ThomasvilleTifton


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