Tallahassee is the capital of Florida and is the eighth-largest city in the state. Florida's most pristine beaches are on the nearby Panhandle's Forgotten Coast, and the Gulf of Mexico is just 20 miles away from Tallahassee.
The proximity to the coast means there is plenty of fresh seafood, including shrimp, scallops, groupers, snappers, and oysters. The city is a mix of laid-back old Florida charm and bustling big-city energy, the latter exemplified by the variety of dining and drinking options that range from established foodie favorites to hip new bakeries and breweries.
Tallahassee is the entertainment center of Florida, hosting many cultural exhibitions, festivals, fairs, and more. The city is also home to Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and the Tallahassee Community College. Education levels are among the highest in the state, at 41% with a bachelor's degree or higher. This has helped to make Leon County's population relatively young, well educated, and prosperous.
Local attractions include the Tallahassee Museum, Goodward Museum & Gardens, Tallahassee Automobile Museum, and many more. The city also has a variety of hiking trails, parks, and other outdoor attractions. Popular city tours include walks throughout the historic city and its city center.
In the heart of downtown Tallahassee, you'll find the oldest historic building in Florida and the only one of its kind. It features a brick walkway to historic buildings such as churches, monasteries, forts, and log cabins, as well as a variety of museums and other attractions.
Built in 1834 by George Proctor, Knott House served as an important site during the Civil War. Today, downtown Tallahassee is a growing mix of renovated historic buildings that have been converted into banks, offices, restaurants, and boutiques.
From historic museums to parks to everything in between, Tallahassee has a lot to do that will keep you connected with wonderful family memories for a lifetime. The Tallahassee Museum offers a wide range of outdoor activities that will appeal to family members of all ages. The museum's natural history exhibit will appeal to both children and adults.
The Cherokee Sink Trail is one of the less traveled trails in the city and features a large sinkhole and swimming area.