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5 Reasons LGBTQ+ Visitors Love Tallahassee

By Visit Tallahassee

The Tallahassee community prides itself on welcoming all travelers to Florida’s Capital City! Experience our progressive attitude, lively art scene, 700+ miles of trails for exploring, world-class events and award-wining culinary scene and discover 5 great reasons why the LGBTQ+ community loves Tallahassee.

Tallahassee PRIDEFEST

Each spring, Tallahassee’s LGBTQ+ community takes to the streets to celebrate the rich diversity Florida’s Capital City has to offer. A weeklong celebration, Tallahassee PRIDEFEST features parties, pageants and a street festival in downtown Tallahassee.


Charlie Park Cocktails

Enjoy artful aperitifs, cool cocktails and sassy sips complemented with haute hors d’oeuveres at one of Tallahassee’s four rooftop bars. Tallahassee’s newest rooftop bar, Charlie Park is perched atop the new AC Marriott Hotel and offers dramatic views of Cascades Park. For visitors looking to dance the night away, Bar 926 is Tallahassee only LGBTQ+ Bar offering a killer sound system, delicious libations and as their motto states, a “home for all misfits.”

Railroad Square Art District

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Once a WWII-era industrial warehouse, Railroad Square is now an urban core art district tucked between Florida A&M University and Florida State University that serves as a 10-acre haven for the creatives of Tallahassee. With more than 70 shops, galleries and small businesses, there is much to see and do in Tallahassee Art District. Experience the First Friday Monthly Festival, offering a lively experience with open galleries/shops, live music and food or catch a show at the famed Mickee Faust Club, an arts/activist Community Theater for all of Tallahassee.

700+ Miles of Trails to Explore

For the serene and scenic seeking traveler, explore the area’s more than 700 miles of trails for running, hiking, paddling, riding or biking. Whether it’s a state park, a natural wildlife refuge or one of the city’s many greenways and trails, our outdoor experience is one not to miss. It’s no wonder the Capital City is known as Trailahassee! Start exploring trails today.

Drag Queen Bingo

With the motto, kid friendly, dog friendly, anybody friendly….you know, the way a community should be, visitors and residents alike flock to Happy Motoring. Operating as a restaurant and bar that openly welcomes the LGBTQ+ community, once a month Happy Motoring hosts Drag Queen Bingo, where members and non-members of the LGBTQ+ community come together to play bingo on the lawn with drag queens calling the numbers. And if that wasn’t cool enough, all ticket sales from Happy Motoring’s bingo nights go to various LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ friendly charities around town.


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