Tallahassee, Florida’s vibrant capital, offers a mix of downtown energy and natural adventure. This “college-town cocktail” is a perfect blend of culture, performing arts, history, and nature that pleases residents and visitors alike. Tallahassee is rich with innovation and higher education, offering many opportunities for personal and professional growth—sprinkled with the perfect touch of Southern charm!
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Top 5 Restaurants
Backwoods Crossing – Backwoods Crossing brings farm-to-table dining to the next level! In addition to sourcing local fruits, vegetables, meats, and wine from local producers, they also grow their own. What began as a small, on-site herb garden has grown into a three-and-a-half acre “farmette” featuring fresh, farm-grown ingredients.
Cypress Restaurant – The team at Cypress strives to provide an exceptional dining experience. Locally owned and operated, this sophisticated Southern-style restaurant offers a creative menu of fresh in-house preparations, featuring chef-cut aged meats, local produce, and fresh seafood.
Sage – Sage serves a wide range of freshly prepared, made-from-scratch foods in a casual environment. The reasonably priced New American fare has global influences and is served with excellent service in a friendly atmosphere.
Wells Brothers Bar and Grill – This relaxed, low-key eatery features an impressive burger menu with plenty of design-your-own options. For three years running, Wells Brothers has received “Best Burger” honors in the FSView & Florida Flambeau and the Best of Tallahassee!
Kool Beanz Café – Voted one of the best restaurants in Tallahassee, this award-winning café is funky and eclectic. With a vibrant setting, tantalizing entrees, and friendly, energetic staff, Kool Beanz is more than a restaurant—it’s truly an experience.
Top 5 Attractions
Tallahassee Museum – Nestled amid 52 acres of beautiful scenery, the Tallahassee Museum features a working 1880s pioneer farmstead, native Florida wildlife habitat, cypress swamp, and an all-ages outdoor zip line and adventure course. Enjoy the great outdoors at the Tallahassee Museum—where nature, history, science, and fun come together!
Cascades Park – In the heart of downtown Tallahassee, Cascades Park offers a variety of outdoor and recreational amenities. When you visit, enjoy a state-of-the-art amphitheater, interactive water fountain, children’s play area, and miles of multi-use trails.
Florida Historic Capitol Museum – Restored to its 1902 appearance, the Historic Capitol stands as an icon at the center of Florida’s Capitol complex. Through exhibit panels, photographs, and interactive multimedia, this museum is a true journey where political history and tradition come alive.
Florida State University – In addition to a well-known university to attend, FSU is rich with history. The campus has a wonderful theater and sports stadiums, including a famous football team. It’s a beautiful place to visit for both students and spectators alike!
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park – These gardens feature beautiful floral architecture, a picturesque brick walkway, secret garden, reflection pool, and a walled garden. In addition to attending the park’s annual special events, walkers, hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians are welcome to explore the many miles of winding trails.
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