TAKING TIME TO GET TO KNOW TALLAHASSEEWe found, over a long weekend, that Tallahassee is more than a blur. Tallahassee is an interesting place. An entertaining place. A place worth a drive, even if we were not on a mission to take our son back to school.
Is Tallahassee the New Savannah?Explore the fascinating sights, sounds and authentic flavors along a U.S. Hwy 319, a scenic byway that rambles through South Georgia to Florida’s historic Capital City and on to the unspoiled beaches of St. George Island. Real road warriors can reach Tallahassee in less than eight hours, or use your frequent flyer miles to hop on a direct flight and arrive at Tallahassee’s regional airport in an hour and a half. Pick up a rental car at the airport, throw your bags in the trunk and be on your way. The giant arms of moss-draped live oaks reach out to welcome you to sunny Florida. Drive along one of nine official canopy roads that create over 78 miles of naturally shaded tunnels, enhancing the local beauty of gentle rolling hills, lakes and rivers.
Although Tallahassee, Florida is known as a university city, we discovered there are plenty of fun family-friendly things to do.