What makes the capital city of the U.S. state of Florida (Tallahassee) special and famous? Qualifies as a significant college town (owing to establishments of Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Tallahassee Community College), Tally or Tallahassee is the largest city in the Panhandle region and is known for gardens and parks. Infact, visitors will have more than just manicured lawns and beautiful parks. Tallahassee has several must-see places to visit.
While college students are busy studying, you have the advantage of exploring Tallahassee’s most popular tourist attractions, which remain less-crowded (probably, a myth). A paradise for outdoor lovers, vacationers will have a plethora of options to let loose and relax in nature – rejuvenating, lounging, and revitalizing. From Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park to Tallahassee Automobile and Collectibles Museum, Tally has every reason to be called special.
Famous Parks and Wildlife Refuges
Yes, Tally has an amazing range of outdoor recreational opportunities. But its subtropical climate and vivid topography make it a prime spot for wildlife conservation. Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park is a must-visit attraction in the city. The state park flaunts 1,076 acres of azaleas, camellias, etc. This is an ornamental garden located on Thomasville Road. For adventure enthusiasts, Lake Hall makes the most ideal destination. Boating, kayaking, and swimming can be done here. St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge is another popular habitat for migratory birds. Opened in 1931, the wildlife refuge has been home to chickadees, owls, ducks, cranes, loons, and other birds. You can go fishing during daylight. The refuge spans over 68,000 acres across northwest Gulf Coast of Florida. Is there any biker or walker in the group? The 50-mile Florida National Scenic Trail will see bikers and hikers taking on the challenging trails for good reasons.
Why would you travel to St. Augustine when Tallahassee’s historic districts can take you back in time? The college town also boasts a handful of restored buildings dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries peppered the streets of Adam’s Street Commons. One of the prominent restored buildings is Gallie’s Hall. This is where Florida A&M’s African-American students graduated in the year 1892. Hungry? Restaurants and cafes are dotted through the area. Visit the Park Avenue Historic District and admire the regal old mansions, live oaks, and the promenade.
Live up Tallahassee’s Southern Heritage – Visit Museums
Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee Antique Car Museum, Tallahassee Museum, Goodwood Museum and Gardens, Knott House Museum, Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee, Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park, and John G. Riley House & Museum exude Tallahassee’s Southern Heritage. Marvel at the contemporary paintings, modern arts, sculptures, and exhibits tracing the history of the Sunshine State. Tucked inside Old Capitol of Tally, the Florida Historic Capitol Museum talks about the state’s political history and aims at imparting knowledge to locals and visitors and educate them.
Pamper Your Taste Buds with Authentic Cuisines
Tally, too, takes pride in its fine dining scene comprising upscale restaurants to local eateries. Leading chefs are at work - you can delight in all types of cuisines including American, Italian, Mediterranean, and the Caribbean. 101 Restaurant has got late-night hours, happy-hour specials, live music, etc. The Front Porch is a cozy spot to savor scrumptious seafood. Miccosukee Root Cellar is the best-kept cuisine secrets. Cypress Restaurant is an elegant Southern regional-style dining zone perched in a metropolitan setting.
Are you traveling alone or with your partner or with a large group and wish to stay under one roof? Not hotel, but choosing Florida vacation rentals will help you get all the fun. Tallahassee vacation rentals are found near the historic districts, museums, restaurants, and shopping complexes. Just like your home, you will have a full kitchen at your disposal. The cozy living area has comfortable sofas and chairs. High-speed internet helps travelers stay in touch with the business. Wish to get around the capital city? Most vacation rental owners offer car rentals too. Do check with them?