Discover North Florida Wildlife & Nature at the Tallahassee Museum

By Carrie McLaren Located southwest of town, the Tallahassee Museum is a 52-acre living museum featuring North Florida’s nature and history. In the wildlife area of the museum, an elevated boardwalk allows visitors to see animals in their natural surroundings. Many of the animals were either…

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4 Top Places to Explore in Tallahassee

By Carrie McLaren As the state capitol, Tallahassee offers visitors ways to look back at the state’s rich history and at unique areas to explore, including a car museum and outdoor nature centers with zip lining. History nature and fun are all wrapped into one in Tallahassee. Here are some fun…

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Off the Beaten Path from Tallahassee: Hamilton County, Fla.

Gary McKechnie More than a few native Floridians have looked back on their childhood and longed to return to the Florida of their past. Chances are they’ll find it in Hamilton County where, in the 1950s, some of the county’s standout attractions were found along two-lane Highway 41. But just a few…

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Shopping at Governor’s Square Mall in Tallahassee

By Janet K. Keeler The names of Florida’s governors change with regularity as voters send them to the state’s capital for four, maybe eight, years. But since 1979, Tallahassee’s main shopping mall has kept that title without nary a vote cast. Governor’s Square was the first two-level mall in…

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7 Things You Should Do in Tallahassee's Gaines Street

By Florence Snyder Tallahassee's Gaines Street Corridor is a foolproof destination. You can't get lost. You can't go wrong. You can get anywhere from anywhere on Gaines Street in Tallahassee. It doesn't take long... if you can resist the nooks and crannies and side streets. The G Street area is…

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Florida Football Weekends: 48 Hours in Tallahassee

By Martin Merzer Friday: Come downtown and plan to stay a while. You won’t be sorry. 2-5 p.m.: Visit the Capitol and enjoy the view. Find your way to the new Capitol. It won’t be hard – it’s the tallest building not only in Tallahassee, but for 100 or more miles in every direction…

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Day Trips from Tallahassee: The Blues, Springs, Caves

By Kevin Mims Tallahassee is known as the center of Florida’s government and the home of major higher learning institutions, but it also happens to perfectly situated within driving distance of many of north Florida’s outdoor, cultural, and family-friendly destinations. The Capital City is a…

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Tallahassee Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Julie Landry Laviolette Along with southern hospitality and charm, Tallahassee has a bounty of natural treasures that are a must-see for any visitor looking for an ecotourism experience. From farm-to-table restaurants to parks with plentiful wildlife viewing and earth-friendly activities…

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Tallahassee's Museum of Florida History: A Must-See

By Gary McKechnie There are hundreds of museums around Florida, but the one I enjoy most is the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee. I could (and have) stayed here for hours. The museum helps visitors understand how dynamic this state is. Honestly. A lot of visitors assume our history began…

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