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FOUR WAYS TO MEET IN TALLAHASSEE
Travelers to Tallahassee quickly discover that one size does not fit all. With seemingly endless combinations of hotels, meeting venues, restaurants, entertainment and more, let us customize the experience that ensures your group will be begging to come back year after year!
START YOUR DAY: Start or end your day in the heart of downtown at La Florida Coffee & Wine. Enjoy freshly baked goods paired with locally roasted coffee or light bites and a glass of wine sourced from family-owned vineyards.
SEE HISTORY: Situated within the venerable Walker Library, Bar 1903 beckons with its exquisite libations and delectable small plates. Boasting a cocktail menu that traverses 160 years of mixology history and is complemented by an extensive array of spirits. At Bar 1903, history and modern indulgence harmonize.
DRESS TO IMPRESS: Nic’s Toggery has provided the finest menswear since 1950. Listed as one of Esquire Magazines Top 100 men’s stores, this family run haberdashery will ensure you look your best.
DINING AT ITS FINEST: Seal the deal with an exquisite meal at Il Lusso. Handmade pastas, prime steaks and an extensive wine list are sure to impress. Private dining available.
Stay In the Shadow of the Capitol: Located just two blocks from the Capitol, the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is in the heart of government activities and within easy walking distance to fine dining restaurants and meeting venues.
“LEED” BY EXAMPLE: The Four Points by Sheraton Downtown is Tallahassee premiere LEED certified green hotel featuring solar power, energy efficient rooms and electric vehicle charging stations.
RED IS GREEN: Local roasters Red Eye Coffee are committed to fair trade coffee, eco-friendly growers and community philanthropy… not to mention one of the best lattes in Tallahassee!
TAKE IT OUTDOORS: Tallahassee is known for having over 700 miles of hiking, biking and paddling trails… take your group outside for a challenging ride or relaxing paddle on crystal clear waters.
SUSTAINABLE AND DELICIOUS: Okra, rainbow quinoa and scarlet kale grow in-house at Backwoods Crossing, the only “farm-to-table” restaurant of its kind in Florida. With a family-friendly atmosphere, southern flair and outside seating surrounded by flowers, southern customers will feel right at home. Group dining available.
PAST & PRESENT: Located in the heart of CollegeTown, just steps from the city’s music, food, art and fashion scene, Hotel Indigo Tallahassee is decorated to reflect Tallahassee’s fascinating history as a railroad town.
ON A MISSION: Transport back to 1703 with a visit to Mission San Luis, a living history site depicting a community where Apalachee Indians and newcomers from Spain lived together. The museum’s banquet space accommodates up to 500 people.
BE BRIGHT: Originally the power-plant for Tallahassee, explore regional cuisine at The Edison. Paired with gorgeous original exposed brick walls and the picturesque backdrop of Cascades Park, this is a favorite for groups of up to 150.
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: Showcasing one of the most extensive and important exhibitions of African American artifacts, is the Meek-Eaton Black Archives on the campus of Florida A&M University. Opened in 1908, the center is one of the largest repositories relating to African American history and culture in the Southeast.
CAFFEINE FIX: Skilled coffee roasters and expert baristas can be found at Lucky Goat Coﬀee. Order a Tallyccino to kick your day into high gear.
HIP HOTEL: Carefully crafted, AC Hotel by Marriott Tallahassee is Tallahassee’s newest full-service hotel. Located in Cascades Park, check out some of the city’s best views while sipping handcrafted cocktails and noshing on locally sourced American fusion cuisine at the hotel’s rooftop bar Charlie Park.
LUNCH BREAK: The menu at Kool Beanz Café is as varied as the colors on the walls, changing daily based on available local produce from nearby farms and seafood fresh from the Gulf of Mexico. Group Dining Available.
FEELING CRAFTY: It’z Smackin is located within the Art District and has the largest outdoor dining experience that Tallahassee has to offer with nearly 10,000 sq ft. Enjoy craft beer, craft wine, craft cocktails and pair them with tasty pub grub options.
RAILROAD SQUARE ART DISTRICT: Spend some free time drifting from store to store and gallery to gallery at Railroad Square Art District. Featuring over 70 different galleries, studios, vintage shops and cafés, there’s no shortage of funky finds here.
Tallahassee offers many walkable entertainment districts featuring world-class dining, shopping, nightlife and public art. There’s always something new to see, do and taste on your next visit to Florida’s Capital City.
Energetic, youthful, hip and exciting—in a word FUN! College students, alumni and locals come here to eat, drink, and shop. Dine at Madison Social, a gastropub serving up new-American small plates and sandwiches, while Centrale will make you feel at home with old-school Italian comfort food. Roof-top nightclub Recess keeps the party going all night long, or chill in the beer hall at Township.
All Saints / G-Street
Eclectic, artistic, diverse and funky—in the best possible way. Vintage shops like Wonsaponatime Vintage and Curio are sure to inspire your inner bohemian. The culinary arts are also on display with a homemade sausage at Crum Box Gastgarden, a train caboose turned artisanal lunch spot. The area comes alive on the First Friday of every month at Railroad Square Art Park with live music, theater performances, art exhibits and food trucks.
Market District / Uptown
A perfect blend of upscale shopping, classic dining and natural beauty. Located at Exit 203 on I-10, this is the first glimpse of Tallahassee for many visitors. Boutique shopping is plentiful in the Market District and Hearth & Soul on Market Street is a beautifully curated shop featuring unique items for the mind, body and home. Upscale dining options abound at Sage, Dao, and Blu Halo.
The heart of the city beats with live music, craft beers, and dining options for every palette. Ology Brewing and Liberty are hot spots for happy hour while dining options range from new-southern at Table 23, inventive Asian fusion at Izzy’s Pub & Sushi, and local favorite Kool Beanz Café. Midtown is home to local shopping gems like Midtown Reader, an independent bookstore with an extensive collection of unique books and crafts.
Downtown Tallahassee is where history and politics exist hand-in-hand. Witness government in action alongside museums and important civil rights markers. Enjoy delectable libations at Bar 1903 or indulge in fine dining amongst influential decision-makers at Il Lusso. For the best view of the city, enjoy a cocktail from Eve on Adams, located on the rooftop of the DoubleTree hotel.
HERE WE GROW AGAIN!
Tallahassee continues to grow and recently welcomed four new hotels and 545 sleeping rooms.
The upscale boutique property opened in August 2020 and features 143 guest rooms, 3 meeting rooms and on-site restaurant, bar and room service just steps away from Florida State University’s Doak Campbell Stadium. The seven-story boutique hotel is just three minutes from FSU’s campus and a short drive from the state Capitol buildings. Decorated to reflect Tallahassee’s fascinating history as a railroad town with rail map motifs on the walls and rugs, the 143 guest rooms and suites are welcoming to pets and include access to a 24-hour fitness center full of state-of-the-art cardio and weight equipment.
Dine in Hotel Indigo’s full-service restaurant that features dishes made from local ingredients and front-row views of FSU’s intramural fields. Hotel Indigo also overlooks Gaines Street, the city’s music, food, art, and fashion scene that will beckon you out for a day of fun
The Springhill Suites is Tallahassee’s first hotel located on the northwest corner of I-10 and Thomasville Road within walking distance of restaurants, shopping and entertainment.
Escape to a peaceful retreat at Hyatt House Tallahassee Capitol – University, and discover the eclectic style of Railroad Square, the arts, and creative hub surrounding our hotel. Stay steps away from Florida State University and Florida A&M University, the beautiful nature trails of Cascades Park, and exciting dining options—and just a short drive away from the Florida State Capitol and Tallahassee International Airport.
(Opening May 2021) Will include 154 sleeping rooms, more than 5,000 square feet of meetings space, and a rooftop bar overlooking Cascades Park.
THE FOUR SEASONS OF TALLAHASSEE
Unlike much of Florida, the Capital City experiences four distinct seasons every year. When planning your trip to Tallahassee make sure you check the weather to see if you need a jacket and gloves or a bathing suit and sunscreen.
Near perfect spring weather ushers in fresh blooms and outdoor events and festivals most weekends. Take in the awe-inspiring beauty of a city in full bloom with azaleas awakening to display a full spectrum of color and floral aromas.
Avg. Temp (Mar–May) LOW 54 – HIGH 80
There’s nothing like a dip in a crystal-clear spring or river to cool off from the summer heat. Sun worshipers love our proximity to nearby Gulf beaches, while families take the opportunity to explore fascinating museums and art galleries with the kids.
Avg. Temp (June–Aug) LOW 71 – HIGH 92
Fall brings a renewed energy with the arrival of new students as well as action-packed weekends and stunning weather. Enjoy the roar of the crowd at FSU and FAMU football games, tailgate with your friends and family, get outside to explore a new trail and witness the leaves change colors painting the landscape with shades of red, gold and orange.
Avg. Temp (Sept–Nov) LOW 58 – HIGH 83
Tallahassee experiences winter! Bring a jacket as winter is a welcome change of seasons that brings a chill to the air. Bundle up and enjoy the crisp mornings and cool evenings. While not common, Tallahassee has even seen snowfall in recent years!
Avg. Temp (Dec–Feb) LOW 41 – HIGH 66