Why Tallahassee Is the Perfect Family Vacation Destination

Why Tallahassee Is the Perfect Family Vacation Destination

By Visit Tallahassee

Nestled in the center of Leon County, Tallahassee, Florida, is the perfect getaway for the whole family.

When you visit Tallahassee, the Capital City of Florida, you’ll be amazed by the food, architecture, hiking and biking trails, and more. If you’re on the hunt for your next vacation spot for your family, read on to learn some of the exciting activities you can participate in when you vacation in Tallahassee.

Get Outside!

If you’re looking for things to do in Tallahassee, there’s no better place to explore the great outdoors. From dozens of parks and trails to getting out on the water, there’s something here for every nature-lover.

Get Outside in Tallahassee

Immerse yourself in nature when you kayak down the Wakulla River. Feel like going for a swim? Make a day out of it when you play, swim and dive into the Wakulla Springs.

If you’re in the mood to take a break from the water, there are plenty of other great outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. Challenge yourself by biking a series of trails and paths (including Lake Overstreet Trail -Mountain Bike Trail), or spend the afternoon watching some of Tallahassee’s native birds this time of the year such as the Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Swainson’s Warbler, Limpkin, Purple Gallinule and the Scarlet Tanager. And who knows, maybe you’ll even see an alligator along the way!

Delicious Food at Tallahassee Restaurants

Foodies rejoice! Get your taste buds ready to experience some of Florida’s most delicious dining experiences while here in Tallahassee.

As the Florida capital, there is plenty of great food to experience. Looking for some delicious food on the run in the morning? Stop by made fresh every morning. Here, you can choose from classic flavors like chocolate frosted or branch out and be adventurous by trying flavors like Oreo or Maple Bacon.

Teach your kids why fresh produce and ingredients matter when you visit the Backwoods Crossing, which boasts its very own farm in the back of the restaurant. You’ll taste the difference when you enjoy foods grown from seedlings in this restaurant. It’s an experience any Tallahassee visitor must try at least once.

Fun for the Whole Family

See nature come alive at the Tallahassee Museum, Tree-to-Tree Adventures. Zip through the lush, green forest and play among jungle bridges, nets and tightropes for a fun-packed afternoon you won’t ever forget.

And what kid (or adult) can resist Hangar 38 and District 850 — packed with arcade games and bowling . You and the little ones will have enough entertainment to satisfy everyone for the whole day.  There’s also a full-service restaurant and bar for when the family gets hungry. From delectable wings to specialty pizzas, these places guarantee a fun time for everyone!

History, Arts and Culture

If you’re looking for indoor activities, Tallahassee has fun and interesting options to explore. Have you ever wondered how Tallahassee became Florida’s Capital City? Take an afternoon to absorb the rich history, arts, and culture of this historic Capital City and discover what makes us integral to the fabric of American culture.

Want a dose of history? Goodwood Museum and Gardens is a great option! The Main House Museum is now open to the public. The Grounds and Gardens are free, and here you can find North Florida’s majestic oaks.

Goodwood Museum Tallahassee

Or, if you feel like exploring outside and traveling back in time to the 17th century, tour Mission San Luis, Florida’s Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum.

Plan your Trip to Tallahassee for Your Next Vacation

Ready to visit Tallahassee on your next vacation? Whether you want to take life by the horns and zip through the forest or take it easy playing arcade games all day, you can find the perfect mix of activities for the whole family.

And don’t forget to book your stay in some amazing Tallahassee hotels to get the whole experience.

Experience all there is to see and do in Tallahassee, Florida, when you visit this wonderful Capital City.


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