Updated Travel Information

By Visit Tallahassee

UPDATED August 5, 2020

Your Health and Safety Are Our First Concern

Visit Tallahassee understands that this is an unprecedented time and our primary focus is the health and safety of our visitors and locals. Please follow all recommendations from CDC and health professionals – practice social distancing and observe other safe behaviors, such as wearing a mask and frequent hand-washing.

To Protect Public Health, Leon County Requires Face Coverings

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health of our community, Leon County has issued an ordinance requiring that all individuals must wear a face covering while in any Leon County business establishment. For more information go to: LeonCountyFL.gov

Phase 2 of the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery Is Now In Effect

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has authorized a slow, phased reopening of local restaurants, museums and businesses. Download the Governor’s Phase Two re-opening plan HERE. Additional details of how this affects Tallahassee /Leon County can be found here.

Hotels & Motels: Open

Hotels and motels are permitted to be open. If you choose to stay at a hotel or motel, be aware that new health and safety protocols are likely to be in place, with extra-thorough cleaning of public areas and guest rooms, as well as social distancing measures on-property.

Most Tallahassee area hotels are open. The properties listed below are temporarily closed.

  • Rodeway Inn
  • Courtyard Tallahassee North/I-10 Capital Circle (Closed for Renovations)

Vacation Rentals: Open

Vacation rentals are now permitted at this phase of Tallahassee/Leon County’s recovery plan.

Restaurants, Bars, Pubs: Open with Restrictions

Restaurants may offer outdoor seating with six feet between tables and indoor seating at 50% building capacity, excluding employees. Restaurants may allow bar-top seating with appropriate social distancing. Bar areas may be open with seated service. In addition, outdoor seating is permissible with appropriate social distancing. This does not apply to nightclubs.

As of June 26, Florida suspended on premises consumption of alcohol at standalone bars statewide. This does not impact restaurants that serve alcohol.

Follow our Curbside Brewery Tour for a sample of the Tallahassee breweries that offer curb-side pickup.

These links provide current listings of local restaurants that are open or have delivery or takeout options.

Open For Takeout

Tallahassee Table

Tallahassee Foodies

Tallahassee Democrat

Nightclubs: Remain Closed

Local Parks & Greenways

  • OPEN: Greenways, trails, and dog parks.
  • CLOSED: Campgrounds, community centers, playgrounds, active recreation facilities.

To explore the County’s outdoor offerings, visit www.Trailahassee.com. If you have any questions about park facility closures, contact Leon County Parks and Recreation at (850) 606-1470

State Parks: Open Parks Listed Below

Lake Overstreet Trails at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

  • Open 8am – sunset
  • No facilities

Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail

  • Open 8am – sunset
  • Restroom and trash cans available
  • All other park facilities are closed

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

  • Open 8am – sunset
  • Restrooms and trash cans available
  • Other facilities are closed

Lake Talquin State Park

  • Open 8am – sunset
  • Boat/Kayak ramp available
  • No other facilities

Natural Bridge Battlefield State Park

  • Open 8am – sunset
  • Boat/Kayak ramp available
  • Restroom and trash cans available
  • No other facilities

St. Marks River State Preserve

  • Open 8am – sunset
  • No other facilities

Attractions and Activities

Here’s a list of attractions and activities that are open:

  • Tallahassee Museum (See website for updated park hours and restrictions TallahasseeMuseum.org)
  • Tallahassee Automobile Museum
  • Goodwood Museum & Gardens – The gardens are free and open to the public. The museum, café and buildings remain closed at this time.

Businesses and Employers

  • Retail establishments may operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols.
  • Gyms may operate at full capacity with appropriate social distancing and frequent sanitization.
  • Entertainment businesses, including but not limited to movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys and arcades, may operate at 50 percent capacity with appropriate social distancing and sanitization protocols.
  • Personal services businesses, including but not limited to tattoo parlors, acupuncture establishments, tanning salons and massage establishments may operate while adhering to guidance from the Florida Department of Health.
  • Individuals over 65 or with underlying medical conditions are strongly encouraged to avoid crowds and take measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
  • All individuals that work in long-term care facilities should be tested for COVID-19 on a routine basis.
  • All persons in Florida are encouraged to avoid congregating in groups larger than 50.

Additional details of how the phased re-opening affects Tallahassee /Leon County can be found here.

Attractions and Museum Closures

Here is a list of area attractions and museums that are temporarily closed:

  • John G. Riley Center/Museum
  • Challenger Learning Center
  • Florida Historic Capitol Museum
  • Museum of Florida History
  • Mission San Luis
  • Grove Museum
  • Meek-Eaton Black Archives
  • Taylor House Museum

Transportation Updates

StarMetro has modified its regular weekday service to end at 8 p.m. Start times for these routes remain unchanged. Saturday and Sunday daytime service remains normal. All night service, trolley service and the Park Route are temporarily suspended. Bus capacity is being limited to accommodate no more than 15 passengers. Passengers must stay behind the yellow line and remain seated, in staggered formation, through the entire trip. StarMetro is strongly encouraging all individuals, especially k-12, to voluntarily suspend all non-essential travel. For StarMetro or Dial-a-Ride assistance, call 850-891-5200.

Public Events

While several events have been cancelled in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Florida, many are being rescheduled or held online. For a current list of events please visit our Events page.

Traveling to Florida

VISIT FLORIDA provides daily status updates to a wide variety of Florida attractions, travel regulations and much more. For the latest information, please click here.

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