With its rolling hills, canopy roads and moss-draped oaks, Florida’s state capital reflects the grace and charm of true local hospitality blended with contemporary touches and high-tech amenities. Whether exploring Tallahassee’s lush, green landscape, award-winning local restaurants and breweries, engaging attractions or impressive range of complimentary services, groups of all sizes will find authentic experiences.
“Tallahassee makes a lasting impression on groups,” said Kerri Post, executive director of Visit Tallahassee. “From fascinating museums that transport you back in time to its unparalleled outdoor adventure and trail systems, vibrant arts scene and fresh, locally sourced dining — Tallahassee has it all.”
Visit Tallahassee shared these four stops for groups to get a taste of the capital city’s unique offerings.
Mission San Luis
One of early Florida’s largest colonial outposts, Mission San Luis functioned as the capital of the western missions in La Florida from 1656 to 1704. Today, the 65-acre National Historic Landmark allows groups to travel through history and explore the re-created, 17th-century structures, including an Apalachee Council House.
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
Covering more than 1,180 acres, Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park is a masterpiece of floral architecture surrounding the winter home of New York financier Alfred B. Maclay and his wife Louise. The grounds offer more than 200 floral varieties, a secret garden, reflection pool, nature trails and fishing/boating on Lake Hall.
Railroad Square Art Park
Once a historic warehouse district, Railroad Square Art Park is now home to more than 50 artist studios, galleries and unique small shops. Each first Friday of the month, the park comes to life while thousands of people browse the shops and enjoy gallery showings, live music, delicious food trucks and local brews.
One of North Florida’s most visited attractions, Tallahassee Museum features historic structures and native habitats of indigenous wildlife such as the Florida panther, red wolf and others. Groups can also experience nature from a bird’s-eye view, soaring over a cypress swamp and zipping through the trees at Tallahassee Museum’s zip line adventure.