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Tallahassee is the capital city of Florida, the United States. It is an inland city in the Florida Panhandle. In addition to the state government, it is a university town, housing the 1993, 1999, and 2013 National Champion Florida State University [1] and Florida A&M University [2]. 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 [3], also make for an unusually vibrant arts scene.

Old State Capital building in foreground, with the high-rise new Capital behind it

Understand[edit]

History[edit]

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Check the weather forecast for Tallahassee from NOAA.


Climate[edit]

Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 62 67 73 82 88 90 94 96 91 83 75 65
Nightly lows (°F) 36 39 45 49 58 69 75 77 70 60 45 37
Precipitation (in) 4.34 5.00 6.00 3.00 5.05 8.00 7.50 7.30 5.00 3.23 3.50 4.00

Tallahassee may be in Florida, but that does not always mean its warm. Beacause of its Northern Panhandle location, winters in Tallahassee have cold nights with cool days (lows in 30s F, highs in 60s F), so be sure to pack some coats and scarves. Lows of 10 degrees F is not uncommon in January, and the coldest temperature in the city is -2 degrees F. Snow is stil rare; usually it is dry, clear cold. However, it can be warm or even hot (as hot as 88 degrees F in January or February). Summers are hot, and humidity can make temperatures quite unbearable. Summers average in the 90s F while nighttime lows average in the upper 60s to lower 70s F. Temperatures will often surpass 100 F, and when added with humidity, can be a nasty mix. Fall and Spring is mild.

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

  • Tallahassee Regional Airport (IATA: TLH), 3300 Capital Cir SW, ☎ +1 850 891-7800, [4].

There are non-stop flights to Tallahassee Municipal Airport from several cities:

Atlanta, Charlotte, DFW, Fort Lauderdale, Memphis, Miami, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach.

By car[edit]

  • Tallahassee is on Interstate Highway 10.

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, [5]. 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][add listing]

  • Old State Capital museum, Monroe Street at Apalachee Parkway, [6]. 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.
  • Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science, 3945 Museum Drive, [7].
  • Tallahassee Automobile Museum 6800 Mahan Drive (a short drive on Interstate-10 East of the main part of the city) [8] Large collection of classic and antique cars and other curiousities
  • The Brogan Museum, 350 S Duval Street, [9].  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • 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. Tallahassee, FL 32312 (In north Tallahassee near I-10 and Capital Circle), (850) 487-4556, [10]. 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.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Governor's Square Mall, 1500 Apalachee Parkway, [11].
  • Tallahassee Mall, 2415 N. Monroe Street, [12].
  • Railroad Square (Railroad Square Art Park), 567 Industrial Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310 (Between the FSU and FAMU campuses on Railroad Ave.), (850) 224-1308, [13]. 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.  edit


Eat[edit][add listing]

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Asian[edit]

  • Kiku Japanese Fusion, 3491 Thomasville Road #12, ☎ +1 850 222-5458
  • Sakura Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar, 1318 N Monroe St., ☎ +1 850 222-9991.
  • Mori Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, 2810 Sharer Rd # 8, ☎ +1 850 386-8449.
  • Osaka Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, 1690 Raymond Diehl Rd, ☎ +1 850 531-0222.
  • Kitcho, 1415 Timberlane Rd, ☎ +1 850 893-7686.
  • Chou's Dynasty, 3507 Maclay Blvd. S., ☎ +1 850 906-0990.
  • Reangthai Restaurant, 2740 Capital Circle NE, ☎ +1 850 386-7898.
  • Bahn Thai Restaurant, 1319 S. Monroe St., ☎ +1 850 224-4765.
  • Far East Cuisine- Vietnamese, Carriage Gate Shopping Center (Thomasville & S.R. 0352), ☎ +1 850 907 - 9400.
  • Masa, 1001 N Monroe St., ☎ +1 850 847-0003.

BBQ[edit]

  • Jim & Milt's Bar-B-Q, 1923 W. Pensacola St, ☎ +1 850 576-2998.
  • Wilson's BBQ & Soul Food Cuisine, 325 N. Bronough St., ☎ +1 850 575-3554.

Breakfast[edit]

  • Angelette's Cajun Kitchen, 3551 Blair Stone Rd, Suite 124, [14]
  • Craig's Killer Coffee, 1447 E. Lafayette St.
  • Another Broken Egg Cafe, 3500 Kinhega Drive, ☎ +1 850 907-3447.

Cajun[edit]

  • Coosh's Bayou Rouge Market & Eatery, 2910 Kerry Forest Parkway, ☎ +1 850 894-4110.

Cuban[edit]

  • Black Bean Cuban Cuisine, 2205 Apalachee Pkwy., ☎ +1 850 656-7848.
  • Gordo's, 1907 West Pensacola St., ☎ +1 850 576-5767.
  • Carlos Cuban Grill, 2743 Capital Cir NE.' 1-850-523-9135

Dessert and Coffee[edit]

  • Black Dog Cafe, 229 Lake Ella Dr., ☎ +1 850 224-2518.
  • Lucy and Leo’s Cupcakery, 1123 Thomasville Rd., ☎ +1 850 765-0374.

French[edit]

  • The Crepevine Restaurant, 2020 W Pensacola St, ☎ +1 850 562-7373. Also open for breakfast.
  • Albert's Provence, Market Square, 1415 Timberlane Rd., ☎ +1 850 894-9003.
  • Chez Pierre, 1215 Thomasville Rd, ☎ +1 850 222-0936.
  • Au Peche Mignon, 1415 Timberlane Rd # 109, ☎ +1 850.668.5533. Coffee, tea and French pastries.

Gourmet[edit]

  • Andrew's 228, 228 S. Adams St., ☎ +1 850 222-3444.
  • Cafe Cabernet, 1019 N. Monroe St., ☎ +1 850 224-1175.
  • Clusters and Hops,707 N. Monroe St.,☎ +1 850 222-2669.
  • The Cypress Restaurant, 320 E. Tennessee St., ☎ +1 850 513-1100.
  • Food Glorious Food, Betton Place,1950-C Thomasville Rd, ☎ +1 850 224-9974.
  • Kool Beanz Cafe, 921 Thomasville Rd.,☎ +1 850 224-2466.
  • Mozaik,The Pavilions, 1410-D Market St., ☎ +1 850 893-7668.
  • Urbane, 115 E Park Ave., ☎ +1 850 422-2221.

Indian[edit]

  • Samrat Indian Restaurant, 2529 Apalachee Parkway, ☎ +1 850 942-1993.
  • Essence of India, 1105 Apalachee Parkway, ☎ +1 850 656-7200.

Italian[edit]

  • Bella Bella, 123 E. Fifth Ave., ☎ +1 850 412-1114.
  • Anthony's Italian Restaurant, 1950-G Thomasville Road, ☎ +1 850 224-1447.
  • Z. Bardhi's, 3596 Kinhega Drive., ☎ +1 850 894-9919.
  • Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant, 4175 Apalachee Parkway, ☎ +1 850 877-4518.

Mexican[edit]

  • Los Compadres, 2690 N Monroe St, ☎ +1 850 385-7130.
  • La Hacienda II, 2207 Bannerman Road, ☎ +1 850 894-8655.
  • San Miguel, 200 W. Tharpe St., ☎ +1 850 385-3346.
  • El Tapatio, 1002 N Monroe St, ☎ +1 850 224-0351.

Seafood[edit]

  • Barnacle Bill's Seafood Emporium, 1830 N. Monroe St., ☎ +1 850 385-8734.
  • Cabo's Island Grill and Bar, 1221 E. Lafayette St., ☎ +1 850 878-7707.
  • Calico Jack's Seafood House and Oyster Bar, 2745 Capital Circle N.E., ☎ +1 850 385-6653.
  • Crystal River Seafood, 2721 N. Monroe St., ☎ +1 850 383-1530.

Steaks[edit]

  • Andrew's Capital Bar and Grill, 228 S. Adams St., ☎ +1 850 222-3444.
  • Georgio's, 3425 Thomasville Road, ☎ +1 850 893-4161.
  • Ted's Montana Grill,1954 Village Green Way, ☎ +1 850 561-8337.
  • Torreya Grill, 2971 Apalachee Parkway, ☎ +1 850 877-3511.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Bullwinkle's, 620 W. Tennessee Street, [15].
  • Leon Pub, 215 E 6th Ave., 425-4639. A smoking-friendly pub with dozens, if not hundreds, of beer selections from all over the world.
  • Waterworks, 1133 Thomasville Rd., 224-1887. A funky tiki bar with the occasional great live music act.
  • Bajas Beachclub. A trendy, yet sketchy, night club located at the intersection of Pensacola St and Ocala Rd.
  • Fermentation Lounge. 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. Located in Tallahassee's All Saints District.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

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  • Best Western Pride Inn & Suites, 2016 Apalachee Pkwy, ☎ +1 850 656-6312, Toll-free: +1 800 827-7390, Fax: +1 850 942-4312, [16].
  • Best Western Seminole Inn, 6737 Mahan Drive, ☎ +1 850 656-2938, Toll-free: +1 800 996-6537, Fax: +1 850 656-6380, [17].
  • Comfort Inn, 2727 Graves Rd., ☎ +1 850 562-7200, Fax:+1 850 562-6335, [18]. Free high-speed wireless internet access, seasonal outdoor pool.
  • Comfort Suites, 1026 Apalachee Pkwy, ☎ +1 850 224-3200, Fax:+1 850 216-0558, [19]. 100% smoke free, exercise room, free high-speed wireless internet access, seasonal outdoor pool.
  • Courtyard Tallahassee Capital, 1018 Apalachee Parkway, ☎ +1 850 222-8822, Fax: +1 850 561-0354, [20].
  • Econo Lodge, 809 Apalachee Pkwy, ☎ +1 850 877-2755, Fax: +1 850 877-2755, [21]. Pet-friendly hotel, and free high-speed Internet access in all rooms.
  • Econo Lodge North, 2681 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, ☎ +1 850 385-6155, Fax: +1 850 385-6155. [22]. Pet-friendly hotel, and free high-speed Internet access in all rooms.
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 1330 Blairstone Rd, ☎ +1 850 893-8300, Fax: +1 850 656-2033, [23].
  • Holiday Inn, 1355 Apalachee Parkway,☎ +1 850 877-3171, [24].
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 2725 Graves R. ☎ +1 850 536-2000, [25].
  • Holiday Inn Select, 316 West Tennessee St, ☎ +1 850 222-9555, [26].
  • Motel 6 Tallahassee - Downtown, 1027 Apalachee Parkway,☎ +1 850 877-6171, Fax:+1 850 656-6120, [27].
  • Motel 6 Tallahassee North, 1481 Timberlane Rd, ☎ +1 850 668-2600, Fax: +1 850 894-3104, [28].
  • Motel 6 Tallahassee West, 2738 N Monroe St, ☎ +1 850 386-7878, Fax: +1 850 385-5616, [29].
  • Quality Inn, 3090 North Monroe St, ☎ +1 850 562-2378, Fax: +1 850 562-2378. [30] pet-friendly, free high-speed wireless internet access, seasonal outdoor pool.
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 2020 Apalachee Pkwy, ☎ +1 850 877-4437, Fax: +1 850 878-9964. [31] 100% smoke free, pet-friendly, free high-speed wireless internet access, seasonal outdoor pool.
  • Ramada, 2900 North Monroe St, ☎ +1 850 386-1027, [32].
  • Sleep Inn, 1695 Capital Circle N.W.,☎ +1 850 575-5885, Fax:+1 850 576-5788, [33]. Pet-friendly, free high-speed wireless internet access, seasonal outdoor pool.
  • Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, 522 Silver Slipper Ln, ☎ +1 850 386-2121, Fax: +1 850 386-3632, [34]. Seasonal outdoor pool, and free internet access in all rooms.
  • Tallahassee Microtel Inn & Suites, 3216 North Monroe S, ☎ +1 850 562-3800, Fax:+1 850 562-8611, [35].
  • SpringHill Suites Tallahassee Central, 1300 Executive Center Dr ,, +1 850 325-1103, [36]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 12noon. All-suites hotel in downtown. Spacious rooms, free hot breakfast, swimming pool, free internet, meeting facilities, and Florida vacation packages. $110.  edit

Get out[edit]

  • The Gulf coast is less than 1 hour south
  • Wakulla Springs 20 minutes south of Tallahassee


Routes through Tallahassee
PensacolaQuincy  W noframe E  Lake CityJacksonville
ColumbusBainbridge  N noframe S  PerryOcala




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