Area Guide: Tallahassee, Florida

Aug 29 2020 | Area Guide

Tallahassee is the state capital of Florida. The Capitol Complex includes the restored Historic Capitol, now a museum with displays on political history. The 1970s Capitol tower offers city views from its 22nd-floor observation deck. Nearby, exhibits at the Museum of Florida History cover European colonization, the Civil War and WWII. The city’s antebellum mansions include the 1843 Knott House Museum.

Founded in 1821, Tallahassee is the capital of Florida, and the county seat of Leon County. Tallahassee is located in inland northern Florida near the Apalachicola National Forest and close to the Georgia border.

The weather in Tallahassee is characterized by hot summers and cool winters. Summer temperatures often top 100 degrees. The average daily summer temperature is 92 degrees. January is the coldest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Tallahassee does occasional receive snow, and is the holder of the coldest temperature recorded in Florida, -2 degrees. Enjoy playing sports in unbelievable weather while being in the capital and center of history of Florida.

Tallahassee Arts and Entertainment:

  • The Black Archives Research Center and Museum.
  • The Florida State University Mainstage/School of Theatre.
  • The Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts.
  • The Foster Tanner Art Center.
  • The Knott House Museum.
  • The Maclay State Gardens.
  • The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science.
  • The Meginnis-Monroe House.
  • The Mission San Lu’s de Apalachee.
  • The Museum of Florida History.
  • The Springtime Tallahassee Festival.
  • The Southern Shakespeare Festival.
  • The Tallahassee Ballet.
  • The Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.
  • The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.

The main sports offerings for Tallahassee residents come from the two local colleges, Florida State University (FSU) and Florida A&M University (FAMU).

There are also a variety of golf courses nearby including:

  • (FSU Golf Course) Seminole Golf Course and Club, 2550 Pottsdamer St, Tallahassee, FL 32310
  • Hilaman Golf Course, 2737 Blair Stone Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • Capital City Country Club, 1601 Golf Terrace Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • Jake Gaither Golf Course, 801 Bragg Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32305

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