One thing I really love about Florida is how large it is. Every weekend you can pick up and go explore a new area, and that’s exactly what we did last weekend. My boys have never been to the panhandle so we took a short drive from Orlando to check out the fun things to do in Tallahassee. Florida’s capital has an abundance of entertaining things to see and do!
This is a partnered post with Visit Tallahassee. All opinions are my own.
Fun Things to Do in Tallahassee Florida
Uniquely located just a few miles south of Georgia, Tallahassee caters to a variety of visitors who want to visit the state capital. We chose to stay in the heart of downtown where we had the ease of walking to breakfast hotspots while being minutes from the Florida State University campus, the Historic Capitol Museum, and a short drive from many family-friendly activities.
Day 1 of Fun Things to do in Tallahassee
We began our visit by taking a stroll through Railroad Square Art District. This outdoor venue has a playground, restaurants with open patio seating, and more than 50 artist studios, galleries, and shops. Make sure to stop by The Other Side of Vintage – this huge warehouse is filled with trendy finds from furniture to clothing to jewelry and more.
Cosmic Cat Comics is great for comic lovers and has been in business for 40 years. We also loved Jim Russell’s art studio. His work is incredible!
As you walk through this open area, you’ll find a variety of amazing photo spots too.
Next, we grabbed pre-dinner drinks and apps at Proof Brewing Company. This place is hopping! The former 32,000 sq foot Coca-Cola bottling factory features a modern tasting room and expansive lawn too.
Afterward, we headed to Andrew’s Downtown for dinner. The food was delicious but we highly recommend choosing this as an afternoon lunch spot or weekday dinner. You’ll find it way less crowded than a Saturday night.
The next morning, we walked a few blocks to the award-winning and local favorite breakfast spot, Egg Cafe & Eatery. We had the best service and the food was delectable!
Our next stop was at the Tallahassee Museum to enjoy Tree to Tree Adventures Ziplining course. Set amidst 52 acres of breathtaking landscape, this 60-year-old landmark is a local favorite too.
Don’t forget proper footwear so you can take a walk on the wild side with this three-course adventure! It opens at 11 am on Sundays and 9 am all other days of the week. We highly recommend getting there just as it opens to get geared up and begin the ziplining courses. It can quickly get backed up unless you visit on a weekday.
Tree to Tree Adventures offers families the incredible opportunity to zip through treetops, soar over cypress swamps, and more than obstacles along the way. As you’re swinging from the ropes you’ll enjoy Florida’s natural surroundings, but look out below as you fly over multiple animal habitats too.
This activity is not to be missed! Depending on how many courses you choose to complete (we did all 3) it can take anywhere from 1-3 hours approximately.
A late lunch at Lofty Pursuits was next on the fun things to do in Tallahassee guide. Here you can watch Victorian candy making in action as well as shop for unique toys, and it’s a restaurant too. We dined on salads, sandwiches and ice cream too. I appreciated that they had non-dairy ice cream options for me!
We headed back to our hotel to shower and freshen up for dinner at Hangar 38 – an upscale family-friendly entertainment center offering bowling, arcade games, food, and drinks. Our family had so much fun and enjoyed picking out some cool prizes once done.
There are so many cool things about the Doubletree by Hilton hotel we stayed at in Tallahassee. This polished hotel is different than most Doubletree properties we’ve stayed at. It’s absolutely beautiful inside! It includes a gym, coffee shop, pool, and rooftop restaurant and bar.
For our final morning, we chose to dine at Eve on Adams – the Doubletree rooftop restaurant to enjoy the beautiful city views and affordably priced breakfast options.
Next, we made our way to Wakulla Springs State Park for a guided Jungle Boat Cruise across one of the largest freshwater springs in the world.
Our tour guide Collin began the boat ride with a song then we made our way down the springs. This sanctuary has been untouched since 1937 and offers up-close glimpses of wildlife like alligators, manatees, turtles, birds, and more. The water that feeds into the 8-mile river comes from an 8 story cave located near the 2-story dive tower on the property.
Near the dive tower, there’s a roped-off swimming area for guests. And a nearby lodge where guests can stay, eat and shop.
This was such a peaceful visit to the springs and we learned a lot about the area’s history and animal habitats.
We worked up an appetite so our next stop was Midtown Caboose – a cool spot for uniquely delicious burgers. Have you ever heard of a S’mores Burger? Neither had I, but this chocolate lover just had to try it! The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating options and an extensive menu.
Before heading home, we made one final stop at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum for photos. While the building is currently closed due to Covid-19, we took a few minutes to walk the grounds and take a peek inside.
As you can see, there are so many fun things to do in Tallahassee! Whether you’re looking for history, adventure, cool dining spots, or something else – Tallahassee has something for everyone.
What are you most looking forward to exploring the next time you visit Tallahassee? Don’t forget to pin this Tallahassee travel guide!
Sounds like a nice place to visit. I would love to do the ziplining.
There are so many interesting places to visit in Tallahassee! The jungle boat cruise sounds really fun.
We live near FL so this looks like a great spot to visit. Lots to do!
Shelly Peterson says
Looks like a great place to visit. I have never been to Florida.
Michelle A Smith says
I would love to visit FL. I have seen all I can see in SD (22yrs) Its time to explore other places.