Tallahassee is Florida’s capital city, located in the north east of the sunshine state, which is known as the ‘Florida Panhandle’. Home to two higher education institutions, Florida State University and Florida A&M University, the city comprises various neighbourhoods, each with their own individual character and charm. Boasting a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere, Tallahassee is brimming with attractions from cultural sites such as museums, to leisure venues providing endless opportunities for shopping, exercising and eating, amongst other things. Many of the theatres and galleries are run or at least influenced by the local university.
Like any other major city, Tallahassee has an extensive public transport system, allowing visitors and locals to tour the city at ease. For those who prefer the comfort and convenience of their own car, a small, economical vehicle will fit the bill.
Driving in Tallahassee
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Important things to note
There are four major highways leading into Tallahassee, which are the I-10, US 27, US 319 and US 90.
Parking in Tallahassee generally requires a fee to be paid, so do make sure that you have plenty of change on you person.
If getting to the city centre, the best route to take coming in from the east or west is the US 90, which has exits leading to many of the major attractions.
Highlights & Hotspots
The New Capitol Building is tallest building in Tallahassee, offering panoramic views across the city and northern Florida from the 22nd floor. This government building comprises an equally impressive art gallery, while you can also take part in a self-guided tour which will allow you to see key areas of the building, such as the Senate Chambers and the Governor’s Office.
The intriguing past of the Sunshine State is the main focus the Museum of Florida. With a range of exhibits, programs and collections, visitors can come away having gained a thorough understanding of the key events that have taken place in Florida, from prehistoric times, right up to the present day.
To escape the hustle and bustle of the city, head to Lake Ella in the north of the city. This glistening expanse of water is accompanied by an idyllic park, featuring plenty of picnic areas, trails for walking and jogging as well as a handful of small shops and cafés. It tends to get very popular with locals during the summer, although there’s still plenty of space to roam.
Offering services to a several US destinations with some of the world‚Äôs biggest airlines, Tallahassee Regional Airport is located four miles to the southwest of the city.
While the airport is serviced by convenient and frequent public transport links, Route 263 is the best way to get there by car, as it is linked to the major roads. It can be reached via the I-10, which goes towards downtown Tallahassee.