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About Tallahassee

tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee is the capital of Florida and is a hub for the best camping, entertainment, scenic views and foods the state has to offer. A college town with a reputation for a top-notch nightlife, the city is also a great spot for the urban adventurers looking to skip expensive hotel rooms to camp Tallahassee. Grab your tent and fuel up your RV to enjoy the great subtropical climate and excellent attractions the town is known for! 

 

Attractions

Tallahassee is filled with world-class attractions for the mature RVers, couples, singles and families - everyone is certain to find more than a few great activities to keep active and engaged during their visit. The Railroad Square Art Park is Tallahassee’s Arts & Culture district, and is home to more than 50 studios, galleries and small shops, operating at its own quaint pace most of the month and then putting on the city’s most exciting “First Friday Gallery Hop” on the first Friday of each month. Visit Railroad Square and you’ll find a thriving art park filled with galleries, working studios, shops and the only café in town that is built out of a real railroad caboose. Just inside the entrance is our first green space, a sculpture garden with memorial park benches. 

Travelers can also visit the historic Goodwood Museum & Gardens, bringing visitors back to the area's slavery and plantation history; explore Mission San Luis; take helicopter rides; visit wildlife at the Tallahassee Museum; kayak down The Wakulla River; or hang out with the kids at 60 feet above the ground At Tree-to-Tree Adventure. And of course, for those who prefer indoor activities, there's attractions like the Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Fun Station or Tallahassee Rock Gym; peruse more than 40,000 artifacts and permanent exhibits spanning from prehistory to the space age at the Museum of Florida History; learn about the political history of our great state at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum; or discover more than 140 rare automobiles at Tallahassee Automobile Museum. You can also get creative at Firefly Pottery Studio or Painting with a Twist, or enjoy group fun at Capital Lanes, Crenshaw Lanes at FSU, Galimore Lanes, Skate World or Tallahassee Skate Inn.

 

And of course, for the urban explorer, there's plenty of bars, clubs and entertainment centers in Tallahassee that make it a great spot for a great night on the town. Look out for popular places like Bullwinkle's, Fire Betty's Arcade Bar, Fire Betty's Arcade Bar and Poor Paul's Pourhouse. You can expect great DJs, even some live music, dancing, games like pool and excellent brews at these local bars. 

 

Outdoor Adventuring

Tallahassee boasts a spectacular outdoor environment, filled with thrills and excitement. Over 600 miles of trails wind their way through and around Tallahassee, drawing in thousands who enjoy exploring the great outdoors on foot, bike, boat or horseback to Florida’s capital city. And the sights along these trails are all unique and breathtaking as are the species of wildlife that call the city home, so be sure to grab your camera. On black water rivers, peaceful manatees slowly bob along while colorful, and sometimes rare, birds fly overhead. Atop rugged mountain bike trails, towering live oaks stand guard over the squirrels, deer and foxes that live in their shadows. And along multi-use trails where hikers, cyclists and riders on horseback share the way, wide-open terrain winds its way around sinkholes, springs and breathtaking forest prairies blooming with wildflowers.

Fall, winter and early spring are the best times to hike, and Tallahassee boasts numerous trails in the Big Bend region that are highly scenic and sometimes challenging. Torreya State Park is one of these spots; known for its deep ravines and steep bluffs, the park’s 15 miles of hiking trails are Florida’s version of the Appalachian Trail. And the 3.3 mile Garden of Eden Trail just south of the park near Bristol offers more of the same along with spectacular views of the Apalachicola River valley from atop Alum Bluff. For a more lowland subtropical paradise, the Cathedral of Palms Trail in the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge are stellar. Part of the 1300-mile Florida National Scenic Trail, this path takes you through a sabal palm canopy with a side trail leading to one of our wildest springs—Shepard  Spring. To reach the trail, you first need to walk or ride a mountain bike 1.7 miles on an unpaved road heading west from Wakulla Beach Road. 

 

And few view Tallahassee as a great spot for bird-watching, but it's one of Florida's prime birding regions. In winter, Lake Elberta on Lake Bradford Road provide refuge for wildfowl such as Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser and Northern Shoveler, and in spring Koucky Park in Indianhead Acres provides food and shelter for northbound Neotropical songbirds. Yellow-billed Cuckoos and Great Crested Flycatchers can be enjoyed in the hot summer months along the shaded trails at Lake Lafayette Heritage Trail Park and fall brings thousands of southbound migrants to the city. And there's plenty more great spots and species to interact with! And of course, gator-lovers welcome! The city has quite a few areas perfect for viewing or safely interacting with alligators, including: Wacissa River, Wakulla River, Lake Lafayette Paddling Trails and the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. 

 

Landmarks

A city steeped in history, Tallahassee is known for its abundance of landmark sites and museums to explore the region's past. Some of these sites include: Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, which features swimming, fishing and kayaking; Lake Talquin State Forest for great boating and primitive camping; San Luis de Apalache, a Spanish mission and living history museum; Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park; and Leon Sinks Geological Area for caving and hiking. And of course there's the Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway, Knott House Museum, Call-Collins House at The Grove, Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park and the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science.

 

Events

Tallahassee is a hub for great weekly, monthly and annual events, so make sure to plan your trip to catch one of these excellent festivals! Residents are proud to live in the same city that's home to the Florida Chili Fest, Saturday Matinee of the Arts, Green Arts Fest, Jazz and Blues Festival, Jazz For Justice and the Jewish Food and Cultural Festival/Temple Israel. There's also the Chain of Parks Art Festival, Bike Week, Blue Crab Festival at Panecea, Capital Cusine Restaurant Week, African Dance Festival, Get Outdoors Month and the Latin Dance Festival. Tallahassee is no stranger to celebrations, whether celebrating food, art, culture or history; this area is perfect for fun and festivities!

 

Food 

Though Tallahassee shares from of the states coastline, it's not just a coastal city that features only seafood treats, but the city is home to a wealth of cultural diversity with immigrants settling there from all over the world. Look out for influences from Cajun, Italian, Chinese and Mexican chefs at well-known local spots like: the G&G Caribbean Restaurant, San Miguel Mexican Restaurant, Sakura Japanese Sushi & Grill, Jasmine Cafe & Lounge and Little Athens Gyro. There's also Tan's Asian Cafe, 4 Rivers Smokehouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill and Super Perros Colombian Restaurant. And of course, the area is home to a number of excellent local bars and breweries offering plenty of creative brews. Here are some resident favorites: Lake Tribe Brewing Company, DEEP Brewing Company, Ology Brewing Co. and Proof Brewing Company. No matter your preference, you're sure to find excellent options to enjoy during your camping trip!

 

Campgrounds

Campers welcome! Tallahassee is a beautiful spot for outdoor-lovers looking to also enjoy the city's attractions and great foods. The town boasts a number of excellent camping options, but the Tallahassee RV Park is one of the most popular spots. There, RVers can expect a gorgeous, well-maintained park, hospitable staff and nearby attractions like: the Maclay Gardens State Park, 

Mission San Luis, Museum of Florida History, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Tallahassee Museum and the Tallahassee Parks and Trails. Travelers at this park can also look forward to onsite facilities like a book exchange, pool access, recreation room, laundry facilities, quiet areas, showers, restrooms, pull thrus sites and a horseshoe pit. And of course, there's other great camping spots like the Big Oak RV Park, Coe landing county park campground, Bayhead and Lakeside RV Park. Campers can also enjoy public parks in the area, but the private campgrounds are especially accommodating for the various types of RVers and camping styles!

 

We hope to see you soon in Tallahassee for your next camping adventure. There's tons to do, see, taste and feel, so be sure to plan an extended stay for a true Florida experience.