5 Reasons LGBTQ+ Visitors Love 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-winning culinary scene, and discover 5 great reasons why the LGBTQ+ community loves Tallahassee.
Our Perfect Score on the Human Rights Campaign Annual Municipal Equality Index
Over the years, Tallahassee has consistently rated high on the Human Rights Campaigns’ annual Municipal Equality Index – a standard of LGBTQ+ inclusiveness for cities. In 2021, the city received a 100 score and an ‘A’ ranking. The score particularly looks at city government’s efforts to minimize discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community in the distribution or availability of city services and programs.
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.
Enjoy artful aperitifs, cool cocktails and sassy sips complemented with haute hors d’oeuvres 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 a popular LGBTQ+ Bar offering a killer sound system, delicious libations and as their motto states, a “home for all misfits.”
Railroad Square Art District
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.