Recommendations on what to do while visiting Talahassee
Start writing a post

3 Fun Things To Do While In Tallahassee

Sick of rallying to go out yet another night? Here are a few recommendations on how to spend time wisely in Tally.

3 Fun Things To Do While In Tallahassee
Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash

Growing up in South Florida, I always had a hustle-and-bustle presence rub off on me from modern cities such as Miami, Aventura, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, etc. The ideas of what to do after school or on weekends never ran out because I was always surrounded by so many activities like doing a Miami weekend, tanning on South Beach, going to the mall, and of course- the beach. I never found myself being bored because I always embraced the atmosphere around me and explored every inch of it. Once I moved away from home and got to Florida State University in Tallahassee, I was an actual fish out of water- or should we say mermaid? Tallahassee is very quaint and charming, but two miles outside of the campus in any direction and you're most in nowhere Georgia. I wasn't quite ready to live in such a small town but when you go to the best school on the East Coast, you have to make some sacrifices right.

On the contrary, freshman-year me was beyond excited about the collegiate nightlife and if you attend Florida State you know "that s**t is popping." After a couple months of living with a Gatorade in hand at all times, I got kind of sick and tired of trying to be facey and having to rally every night to make it out. Daytime in Tallahassee always seemed to just slug on by until the nocturnal debauchery entailed. Throughout my almost 3 years (wow that's weird to say) at Florida State, I have found a few adventurous, and interesting activities I would like to share to anyone looking for something new but fun to do in Tally.

1. Parks, Parks, Parks.

Tallahassee is a nature lover's haven. One pro to being in North Florida is having actual wooden, dense, almost mountainous parks all around you. Definitely beats my local Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale. Pack a picnic (I recommend getting takeout açaí bowls), take a hike with friends, bring your local pets on a journey (YES bring that guy's dog from Happy Hour last Friday), and just enjoy the beauty of what nature offers us. This can be extremely tranquil and almost therapeutic to get away from the crazy party environment and schoolwork and just reconnect with yourself and your friends. I recommend going to the parks around September-March time because I love how cold it gets in Tallahassee and who doesn't like bundling up for a nature trail?

Parks to check out:

  • AJ Henry Park
  • Lafayette Heritage Trail
  • San Luis Mission Park (pictured above)

2. Local Events.

I have found so many local events and concerts that anyone can attend via Facebook's 'Discover Events' section. All you have to do is filter the location to Tallahassee, set the time you're looking for, and search! To my readers who don't have a Facebook, this is definitely a disadvantage. However, this tool allows users to see what's going on in their local communities that they might not hear about through word-of-mouth. I actually found a vegan mac and cheese festival and a glass-blowing expo in Tallahassee through this method. Both events were so lively and just something different to do! The events and concerts listed are for all times and dates throughout the year and many of them are free or very low cost, which is great for a college budget.

Upcoming Facebook events in Tallahassee:

  • Tallahassee Downtown Market 2018: Every Saturday until 11/24/18
  • 2018 French Country Flea Market, Fall Show: 10/12/18 – 10/13/18
  • North Florida Literacy Festival: 08/18/18
  • Twiddle @ the Wilbury: 09/19/18, $14 for GA ticket
  • DJ Pauly D at Baja's: 10/3/18

3. Places to Be, Places to See

Lastly, Tallahassee is home a few gems different from any city I've ever been to. We tend to overlook these little places by being consumed with homework during the week, going out, or even just caving it in our rooms on the days we do have off. There is nothing that I enjoy more than getting ready, grabbing a coffee, and adventuring around town with my friends. If you're gonna call a city home for the next four years, you might as well explore every inch of it. Try new things and go different places before graduation! With that in mind, everyone needs to visit the Challenger Learning Center IMAX Digital Dome. This planetarium offers a multiplicity of soundtracks, including my favorite Pink Floyd albums, and exhibits the displays on their wide, projectional dome. The fractals, astronomical insights, and mind-blowing visuals make this place just the coolest and tickets are so inexpensive. 10/10 recommend. A lot of people were asking about this place when I posted one of the shows on my Snapchat so the secret is out- and I'm glad it is. I also recommend stopping by the trendy CollegeTown area if you're just looking to grab a drool-worthy bite and window shop. Magda's, Gypsea Boutique, and Centrale Italian Parlour are my go-to's. A little ways down Gaines Street, you will find the holy grail of shopping centers, Railroad Square. This place is great if you just want to walk around and kill some time by checking out the Crystal Portal or warehouse style thrift store!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Where To Find The Best Coffee Drinks In America, According To A Survey

Here's the coffee shop where you should get your morning brew.


Coffee, for billions of people, is one of the only things that can get us out of bed (after hitting snooze a time or two), especially in 2020. Because, if we're being honest, is there anything that beats a quality cup of coffee on those mornings when all we wanted to do is roll over and go back to sleep? The answer is no. And if you're headed to a coffee shop to pick up your caffeinated beverage, you don't want to sleep on the best coffee drinks in America.

According to LiveShopper Sassie's Coffee Project survey, when it comes to chain coffee shops, there are definitely preferred spots you'll want to hit up for your go-to order — whether you order the classic, frozen, or flavored coffee, an espresso, tea, or other. To figure out the hot spots, 1,000 coffee drinkers across the United States took to LiveShopper's mobile app, PrestoShopper, to answer various questions about their coffee drinking habits and preferences. In return, these survey respondents got money back for their coffee — something any user who downloads the app can do as well (yes, even you).

Keep Reading... Show less

The Best Bagel Recipes For Every Personality Type, In Case You Need Another Excuse To Eat Carbs

I'll approve of pasta for breakfast any day, but this is more socially acceptable.


I've had times in my life at which I've told myself I need to cut out carbs. Those moments last about a minute or two before I start daydreaming about rice and pasta.

Bagels hold a special place in my heart — for many of my college friends and me, a bagel sandwich was the go-to breakfast after a long night of drinking. Years later, I still love to indulge in the occasional carb-filled breakfast. As much as I love putting in an UberEats order from bed, nothing beats the feeling of pulling some fresh-baked bread or pastries out of the oven.

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Survey: Which Issues Are The Most Important To You In The 2020 Election

If you're a first-time voter or voting by mail for the first time, we want to hear your story.


The general election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, will decide not only the next president of the United States but also which political party controls the House of Representatives and the Senate. Young and first-time voters will play a crucial part in determining the result.

Keep Reading... Show less

Articles To Write If You're All About Saving More Money, And Waking Up A Little Bit Earlier

Get your day started right — and keep that budget tight.


For all the young professionals, parents, and students out there who've been working, learning, or even teaching remote — 2020 has likely been the longest year of your life. If you didn't know (sorry), we've been locked down for over 200 days now, and chances are, you are ready for it to be OVER.

Keep Reading... Show less

Scrolling through Instagram can get stale after a while, especially if you're constantly refreshing in the hopes of finding something new and exciting. Should you be looking to add some inspiration to your timeline in the form of self-love tips, relationship advice, or love secrets, here are 11 relationship coaches you'll LOVE following.

Keep Reading... Show less

How Much Of A Coffee Snob You Are, Based On Where You Live

Your state may determine how picky you are about your coffee.


When it comes to coffee, everyone has different criteria for what goes into their "perfect cup." Some caffeine lovers, though, are extra particular when it comes to their beloved beverage. One survey found that the state you're from (or the one you live in now) may play a part in determining how much of a coffee snob you actually are.

LiveShopper Sassie, the company behind this Coffee Project survey, received input from 1,000 coffee drinkers via their mobile app, PrestoShopper, to ask various questions about their coffee drinking habits and preferences. In return, these survey respondents got money back for their coffee — something any user who downloads the app can do as well (yes, even you).

Keep Reading... Show less

If you are a college freshman, or new to college, this is for you. If you are in a new time in life where you don't know where this change is going to take you, where you might not have your community yet, this is for you. Or even if you are stuck in a rut of everyday life where the new normal is quarantine and isolation, this is also for you.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

As Illinois Reaches Its Highest Death Toll Since June, I Urge You To Stay Home And Wear Your Mask

69 COVID-19 deaths were recorded in a twenty-four-hour period, the highest amount since June of this year.

Photo by Noah on Unsplash

As we are approaching colder weather, we are also approaching a spike in COVID-19 cases throughout the state of Illinois. On October 21, 2020, Illinois recorded its largest daily COVID-19 death toll since June of this year. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 69 deaths of people who contracted COVID-19 were recorded within a twenty-four-hour period, raising the state's death toll to 9,345 since the start of the pandemic.

Keep Reading... Show less

9 Halloween Role Play Costumes That'll Make Your Partner Want To Jump Your Bones

Whoever thinks dress up is only for Halloween is seriously disturbed.


When "Mean Girls" said "In girl world, Halloween is the one time of the year where you can dress up like a total slut and no one can do or say anything about it," they were damn right. Halloween is the perfect excuse to buy that raunchy costume and show your partner that you're that B. Coming from a very single (yes, very single) 20 something-year-old, I have already got my Halloween costume on lock, and now you will too.

Not only are these 10 Halloween costumes dangerously sexy, but you can wear them in the bedroom whenever you want to give your boo a surprise, yes, year-round. Whoever said you can only dress up on Halloween is seriously disturbed.

Keep Reading... Show less

Ariana Grande released her first single called "positions" since "boyfriend" with Social House and it is a BANGER. This song is absolutely incredible and I am SURE you will agree with me once you listen.

I'm a sucker for a single with a video and that's exactly what we got. Ariana's been pretty quiet during the pandemic, and we all assumed she was working on some new music, and we were right.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

Rejection Of Black Lives Matter Mural By Phoenix City Council Doesn’t Stop Gizette Knight

The Phoenix City Council rejected a proposal for a Black Lives Matter Mural in downtown Phoenix. But Gizette Knight says this is not the end.

Photo by Josh Olalde on Unsplash

Community organizer Gizette Knight, CEO of Reality Dreams LLC, is not giving up on the Phoenix City Council's rejection of the Black Lives Matter mural.

Keep Reading... Show less

For me, chai isn't just what I drink — it's a core part of who I am. Sure, I'll switch it up every now and then with a cup of English Breakfast, Earl Grey, rose, or Darjeeling, but I always come back to chai.

Nearly every tea lover has one tea they repeatedly drink and go back to, whether it's a daily morning ritual or an afternoon pick-me-up. One of my good friends has almost eight cups of jasmine tea every single day — she drinks more tea than water, actually.

Keep Reading... Show less

In a world where physical contact is a liability, the ease of slipping into despair and isolation has never been so tempting. Perhaps the greatest kindness we can lend to one another is reaching out to the people that meant something to us before everything changed. Here's why you should message your friend today.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments