Tallahassee is home to lively arts and culinary scenes, natural beauty, and vibrant nightlife. It is home to two world-class universities, Florida State University and Florida A&M University, and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. It is also the capital of Florida!
It is easy to fly to Tallahassee (TLH) with direct flights from ATL, DFW, DCA, CLT, MIA, and more. We are also close enough to drive from major cities; Jacksonville is 2.5 hours, and Atlanta and Orlando are both about 4 hours.
While you are here, explore over 700 miles of trails and waterways, the Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park is full of beautiful ornamental gardens and nature trails; zipline through the Tallahassee Museum, see the Railroad Square Art District or explore the John G. Riley Center & Museum of African American History & Culture. There’s so much more to do; please see the Visit Tallahassee website for more ideas.
Just outside of Tallahassee is the world’s largest and deepest freshwater springs, Wakulla Springs. The natural beauty of Wakulla is highlighted by the diverse wildlife that can be seen, from alligators to turtles to manatees. About 1.5 hours from Tallahassee, you’ll come to St. George State Park and the beginning of the white sand beaches of northwest Florida. A little further on is the “Emerald Coast” of Florida, named because of the turquoise waters of the gulf. Cities like Destin and Panama City Beach have consistently been named the top beaches of Florida and are worth taking a few days to explore.
Please note, beginning May 3, 2023, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States. More information can be found here.
Take a look at some of the things Tallahassee and the surrounding area have to offer!