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A Day in Tallahassee

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Just arrived in Tallahassee? You have 24 hours? Don’t worry! We’ve you covered. While it’s true you can’t explore and experience the entire city in 24 hours, but you can definitely get a taste of the culture, history, flavors and spirit of the city. Savor this moment and take in the beautiful sights. This one-day itinerary guide should satisfy art, history and nature lovers. And of course, there’s something for foodie and shopaholic as well. In short, we’ve got ample to keep your entertained and occupied.

A day in Tallahassee
Image By Zverzver at English Wikipedia (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

9:00am- Eating out at Canopy Road Cafe!

A good day starts with a scrumptious breakfast! Start you day at Canopy Road Cafe that serves up yummilicious breakfast and coffee.  Savor traditional breakfast like omelet, sweet potato pancake, French toast, biscuits and gravy. Pair it with a cup of tasty coffee. 

Address: 1913 N Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32303, United States
Phone: 1 850-668-6600
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 6:30am-2:30pm

10:00am- View from the Top!

Immerse yourself in history, culture and politics of the state at the Florida State Capitol Museum. Learn about Florida’s governmental and political history from the 1900s to the present. Check out the Governor’s Suite, Senate, Supreme Court and House Chambers. Walk the stunning staircase and head over to 22nd observatory floor, where you can see Tallahassee laid-out before you. Enjoy the panoramic views of the city.

Address: 400 S Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399, United States
Phone: 1 786-218-3449
Distance from Canopy Road Cafe: 2.5miles or 7minutes drive

11:00am- A Heritage Tour!

Now, head off to Museum of Florida History that features exhibits and artifacts reflecting the past and present cultures and historical events in the state. Florida in the World War II, Civil War, Naval Ships named Florida, and early Floridians and their role are exhibited here. Get your fix of Florida souvenirs at the Florida History Shop onsite. 

Address: 500 S Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399, United States
Phone: 1 850-245-6400
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00am-4:30pm; Saturday: 10:00am- 4:30pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-4:30pm
Distance from Florida State Capitol: 0.2 miles or 1 minute drive

12:00pm-Experience life in the past!

Make your way over to Mission San Luis de Apalachee, which is a national landmark and a living history village in Tallahassee. Actors are dressed in period garbs demonstrating the lives and experiences of the Spanish settlers and Apalachee Indians in the village. 

Address: 2100 W Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304, United States
Phone: 1 850-245-6406
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Distance from Museum of Florida History: 3.0miles or 9minutes drive via W Tennessee Street

1:00pm- Time to fill yourself up!

Step into Super Perros (2010 West Tennessee Street) for some South American cuisine. If craving for sushi or Asian cuisine, head off to Kiku (800 Ocala Rd Ste 370). For American fare, go to Prime Time Lounge and Restaurant (1921 West Tennessee Street). Try Mexican cuisine at Tijuana Flats (2020 W. Pensacola Street).

2:00pm- Venture into Tallahassee Museum!

Tucked away in the center of Tallahassee, the Tallahassee Museum showcases the natural and cultural history of the city through interesting exhibits and displays. From the 19th century to the present day natural history is exhibited here. Check out the numerous native species like red wolves, Florida panthers, river otter and more at the Natural Habitat section. Other section of the museum includes Southern cotton plantation, Dinosaur exhibit made from discarded auto parts, Big Bend Farm, restored buildings exploring the ecology and environment of the area, and Tree to Tree Adventure. This museum combines history and nature!

Address: 3945 Museum Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32310, United States
Phone: 1 850-575-8684
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm

3:00pm- Pop in Goodwood Museum and Gardens!

Had enough of history and culture? Now, make your way over to Goodwood Museum and Gardens to soak in some outdoor beauty. It is a magnificent antebellum plantation house and garden dating back to the 1830s.  With century-old oaks, beautiful gardens and lawns with an array of flowers and plants, this place is truly a delight for nature lovers. Inside the museum are the original furnishings, glassware, porcelain, art, textiles and personal items of the family who lived here during the 19th and 20th century.

Address: 1600 Miccosukee Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32308, United States
Phone: 1 850-877-4202

4:00pm- Back to nature! 

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, make your way over to Alfred Mac Lay Gardens that has a large variety of local flora, over 5 miles of biking and hiking trails, picnic areas, a reflecting pool, boat rentals and several gardens. Walk along the scenic walkways through the ornamental gardens’ or enjoy outdoor activities like fishing, riding horses, kayaking, swimming and more. A thousand acres of outdoor heaven it is, loaded with something for every outdoor enthusiast and nature lover!

Address: 3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309, United States
Phone: 1 850-487-4556
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Distance from Goodwood Museum and Gardens: 5.7miles or 15 minutes drive via Thomasville Rd

5:00pm- Ready to do some Shopping?

Head off to Market District Shopping Center where you can get everything you need and whatever you budget permits. You’ll find men and women clothing, health & fitness, jewelry, home goods & furnishings, gifts, decor, cafes, banking, and salon at this shopping center. 

Distance from Alfred Mac Lay Gardens: 1.8miles or 8minutes drive

Next, head off to Midtown to do some more shopping. Find high-end beauty items at Kanvas Beauty Essentials shop; and latest fashion at Divas and Devils or Cole Couture. It features clothing stores, boutiques, jewelry stores, home decor shops, spas and several restaurants. Walk around the area and take your pick!

Address: Between North Moore Street and Thomasville Rd., between W. 7th Avenue and W. 4th Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida, 32303, United States
Distance from Market District Shopping Center: 3.6 miles or 8 minutes drive

7:00pm-Get ready to be entertained!

Theatrically inclined? Visit the Tallahassee Little Theatre that showcases live entertainment and theatre arts. It features plays, Broadway-style productions and independent shows.  Discover art from a different angle! 

Address: 1861 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303, United States
Phone: 1 850-224-8474
Distance from Midtown: 0.5miles or 2minutes drive 


Visit the Young Actors Theatre where you can see an up-and-coming star in action. It offers a mix of drama and comedy, dance and music entertainment. Some of the popular shows in the performed in the past include “Anything Goes”, “The Cat in the Hat”, and “To Kill a Mockingbird”. 

Address: 609 Glenview Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32303, United States
Phone: 1 850-386-6602
Distance from Midtown: 0.7miles or 2minutes drive

8:00pm- Dinner!

If sushi is on your mind, make you way over to Siam Sushi (1700 North Monroe Street), or go to Liberty Bar and Restaurant (1307 North Monroe Street) for tapas/small plates. Head off to Taco Republik (1122-8 Thomasville Road) that serves up Mexican fare. 

10:00pm- Party has started in the Tally!

Energy levels and spirit still high? No trip to Tally is complete without hitting the nightclub. Those with incredibly high energy, head to Bullwinkle’s Tavern. Dance the night away to the music spun by the DJs. Unwind with one of their fab cocktails while listening to live bands. 

Address: 620 W Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304, United States
Phone: 1 850-224-0651
Opening hours: Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00pm-2:00am; Thursday & Friday: 8:00pm-2:00am; Sunday: 9:00pm-2:00am

Step through the doors of Level 8 Lounge and enjoy the sky-high views while sipping on a drink. You’ll find classic drinks, appealing decor, stunning views, tapas food menu, live music and an environment to suit your mood. Here you can sit back, relax and consider all that you have done and seen in this wonderful city.

Address: 415 N Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304, United States
Phone: 1 850-224-6000
Opening hours: Monday & Tuesday: 4:00pm-12:00am; Wednesday: 4:00pm-2:00am; Thursday: 4:00pm-12:00am; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm-2:00am

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