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Top recommendations from locals

Park
“Want to rent a bike? Or maybe a scooter?Great park right by downtown Tallahassee. There’s an amphitheater where they do live shows sometimes, a nice restaurant in case you get hungry, and a live water show to relax by. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Park
“Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, at 3540 Thomasville Rd., .5 mi. n. of I-10 exit 203 on US 319, consists of more than 1,100 acres, including 28 acres of ornamental gardens that are the focal point of the park. New York businessman Alfred B. Maclay and his wife, Louise, began the gardens in 1923. Colorful azaleas, camellias and Oriental magnolias as well as many native plants bloom January through April. The Maclay House has restored living and dining rooms and serves as a center for information about the Maclays, camellias and the gardens. Nearly 8 miles of hiking, biking and horse trails run through the park, which also features a picturesque picnic/recreation area with covered shelters, a swimming area, a paddleboat launch, rental kayak and a playground. Audio tours of the gardens are available. Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum. Admission: Park $6 (per private vehicle with two to eight people); $4 (per single-occupancy vehicle); $2 (per person arriving by bicycle or on foot). Garden admission (including house) Jan.-Apr. $6; $3 (ages 2-12); free rest of year with paid park admission.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Museum
“Educational outdoor experience over boardwalks with native Florida wildlife, including the endangered Florida Panther. Historic exhibits, buildings and zip lines through the forest canopy. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great appetizers and go to for game day viewing and locally crafted beers. Kid friendly and dogs welcome here too! ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“Florida State Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St., is a 22-story tower with House and Senate chambers on either side, both with public viewing galleries. There is an observation deck on the top floor and a Florida information center just inside the west plaza entrance. Florida's legislature is in session from March through April. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum. Admission: Free”
  • 37 locals recommend
Park
“This place has it all! Art, Shops, Food, and more! A great place to walk around. Perfect to go on the first Friday of every month. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great funky little spot that has some of the best dishes around! The pastry chef here was nominated for a James Beard award and I can see why-some of the best deserts around!”
  • 36 locals recommend
University
“FSU, designated a preeminent university in the state of Florida, is one of the most respected research and learning institutions in the country.”
  • 25 locals recommend
College Football Field
“It takes 22 minutes to get to the stadium on non- gamedays without traffic. Gameday: plan for traffic and give yourself plenty of time, it should take less than 30 minutes, but it depends on how close to game time​ you're at. Gaines street is always busy- I would avoid it going and coming. We tend to take apalachee, right on Monroe, Left on W. Pensacola to the stadium. On the way back, St. Augustine St runs parallel to Gaines​ but is much faster. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Food Court
“Enjoy local fashion shopping with corner retailers such as Macy’s, Sears, JC Penny’s, and Dillards ”
  • 19 locals recommend
History Museum
“Museum of Florida History, in the R.A. Gray Building at 500 S. Bronough St., has exhibits depicting Florida's vibrant history. Visitors can view a variety of artifacts, including a mastodon skeleton and a giant armadillo mannequin from the Pleistocene era, gold and silver from Spanish shipwrecks, flags flown during the Civil War, a partial replica of a Florida steamboat, memorabilia reflecting Florida's role in World War II and various artifacts from the changing gallery. Touring exhibits and educational programs also are featured. Food is available. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum. Admission: Donations ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A beautiful little park and walking trail surrounding Lake Ella is complete with small local shops and the occasional food truck nights (usually Thursdays) and live music. Be sure to bring some food to feed the ducks! These ducks grow up around a lot of dogs, as the trail is popular with dog walkers, so they will wag their tails when you approach with food just like a pup!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“Really great cocktails and an awesome bar menu. Lots of locally sourced ingredients. Fun atmosphere! And close!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Good theatre, we typically travel to this one over the one by Governors​ Square Mall. The other option (CMX falls chase just opened this year, and we haven't been to it yet). ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
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“Waterfront cafe with a patio, offering espresso drinks & light fare in a comfortable atmosphere.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Madison Social is a perfect place for American Food, great bar atmosphere, and large TVs to catch game day action. They even have a tasty brunch menu. ”
  • 23 locals recommend