The Perfect Graduation Weekend Itinerary

By Visit Tallahassee

Congratulations Graduates!

Families flock to Tallahassee to see their families, friends and loved ones celebrate commencement from college. Once the diplomas are in-hand, visitors to Tallahassee can focus on having a little fun. Here’s a look into enjoying what Florida’s Capital City has to offer.

Where to Stay?

When choosing where to stay in Tallahassee, you’ll discover a variety of lodging options suited to your style, budget and purpose. From quaint boutiques to modern, chic hotels you’re sure find the spot that speaks to you. These are just some of the hotels located close to FSU / FAMU / Civic Center / Downtown

Hyatt House Capitol-University • Hampton Inn Capitol-University • Residence Inn by Marriott Universities at the Capitol • Hotel Indigo •  DoubleTree by Hilton • Hotel Duval • Aloft • AC by Marriott at Cascades Park… plus many more.

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What to Do?


Tallahassee has a rich cultural history and natural beauty that is undeniable. When you need a break from the action, take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the blooming Alfred B. Maclay Gardens or relive the glory days of American cars at the Tallahassee Auto Museum. For a quiet place to discover fascinating books and enjoy an afternoon treat, checkout Midtown Reader located in Midtown. For a celebration dinner with the Capitol as your backdrop, watch the sun go down from The Edison, built on the site of the original power plant for Tallahassee.


Kids of all ages love to visit Tallahassee. Watch candy being made in front of your eyes at Lofty Pursuits or see a Florida panther up close at the Tallahassee Museum. Looking to burn off some energy? With go kart racing, laser tag, mini golf, batting cages and an arcade that’s second to none, the Fun Station is always a good time!

Refuel at the Midtown Caboose, a family friendly burger joint offering mouth-watering handcrafted burgers and fries. With “slices as big as your head,” Momo’s Pizza has been a Tallahassee family favorite for years.


Discover the vintage clothing, handcrafted goods and other funky shops at Railroad Square Art Park or for a more upscale shopping experience, explore the shops in Market Square including Narcissus, Nic’s Toggery, and Hearth & Soul.

Memorable Photo Ops

Florida State University:  Westcott Fountain, Unconquered Statue, Legacy Fountain, Integration StatueYoung woman tossing graduation cap for senior portrait at FSU's Wescott Fountain

Florida A&M University: *NEW* Rattler statue, Eternal Flame monument, Meek-Eaton Black Archives Research Center and Museum.

Man standing in front of FAMU's eternal flame.



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