An Artful Weekend in Tallahassee
Railroad Square Art District is a destination within a destination. Here, visitors spend hours lost in time, immersed in the color of Tallahassee’s most creative district. Filled with an everchanging landscape of outdoor murals, eclectic shops, restaurants, artist studios and bespoke makers, here, vintage vibes and modern musing spark artful adventures galore.
Book a stay at the new Hyatt House and escape to a peaceful retreat. Located at the entrance to Railroad Square the property is surrounded by the eclectic style of Railroad Square, the arts, and creative hub surrounding the hotel. Steps away from Florida State University and Florida A&M University, the beautiful nature trails of Cascades Park, the exploration of art, shops, galleries and exciting dining options offer something for every traveler.
Guests of the Hyatt House are surrounded by works of art by local artists within the property. Most of these artist’s galleries and many more can be found just a few steps from the front door at Railroad Square. Gallery 621 is a contemporary art exhibition and gathering space offering a diverse experience while providing access to quality art and interactive opportunities.
If the work of Marc Dickson looks familiar, it may be to his installations found throughout Tallahassee as well as in the interior and exterior of the Hyatt House. Find Mark at Railroad Square at Dickson Studios where you’ll find him in his working metal sculpture studio utilizing a wide range of media, with a primary focus on metals including Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum and Bronze.
While there is always something happening at Railroad Square, the best known monthly event is the monthly First Friday Festival on the first Friday of every month. The event provides a lively, enjoyable family and pet friendly experience with open galleries/shops, live music, and food.
Fuel up for the afternoon at Railroad Square Craft House, where you’ll find tasty pub grub in a newly renovated Art Garden with and abundance of outdoor seating serving brunch, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Located in the red caboose, Crum Box Gastgarden offers hot hoagies, cold beverages and their own house, grind to grill sausages.
Looking for lighter fare, gab a gourmet cup of coffee at the Square Mug Cafe or stop for a refreshing fresh squeezed cup at Oh Leomonade!
Shop till you drop for everything from bespoke made to measure jeans at Skinner Jeans to one of a kind finds in home decor at Centsible Style offering cool, curated vintage, antique, repurposed and new furniture at “centsible” prices. Fans of Flipping Furniture word at the Village Art Co-Op where an elite duo being hand-painted furniture into the modern age.
For women’s clothes on trend, look no further than Curio Vintage and Uncommon Goods. A myriad eclectic mix of vintage and modern goods curated / crafted / designed by female entrepreneurs and artists.
Browse the shelves of The Other Side of Vintage and delight in those unique finds reminiscent of another time with Over 35 booth flea market style spaces with an eclectic variety of treasures.
Fun for all ages can be found at the Flippin’ Great Pinball Arcade featuring 35 plus pinball machines dating back to the 1950’s.
Another option for indoor fun can be found at Gamescape, a hobby store and LAN Center where the latest hit video games and Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon, Warhammer 40K or board games can be played for hours.
Comic Book lovers spend hours browsing the shelves at Cosmic Cat Comics.
To explore Tallahassee’s water trails, book a kayaking adventure with Harry Smith Outdoors. provides a safe and enjoyable way to experience north Florida’s most valuable asset: water! Kayak along spring-fed rivers, cypress swamps, freshwater lakes and coastal marshes. Half day, full day and multi-day eco-tours and fishing trips are available. Great fun for the whole family!
For more information about Railroad Square and a full listing of business to plan your day, visit https://www.railroadsquare.com/directory