Tallahassee

History

Tallahassee is the capital of Florida, named after the Apalachee Native American world which means “land of old fields”.

Apalachee Indians were the early settlers of Tallahassee area. Agricultural farming and pottery were the main sources of living for the Apalachee tribe until Hernando de Soto, a Spanish explorer arrived in the area. In 1539, Hernando de Soto along with his soldiers encamped and celebrated the first Christmas in the area. The brutality and diseases brought by Spanish led to the extinction of the Apalachees.

In 1821, when Florida was ceded by Spain to the United States, present day Tallahassee was chosen as the capital of Florida. Three years later, City of Tallahassee was founded and became the capital of Florida in 1845.

During the Civil War in 1861, Tallahassee was the only Confederate capital that was not captured by Union troops. Since then, Tallahassee enjoyed continuous growth and learning institutions were founded including present-day Florida State University and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Today, Tallahassee’s diverse heritage, museums, state parks and year-round events draw tourists who want to experience an old Florida themed holiday.

Getting There

You can reach Tallahassee by flying to Tallahassee Regional Airport served by major airlines.

Driving to Tallahassee is easy with four major highways to choose from including I-10, US 90, US 27 and US 319.

Weather

Tallahassee features a moist and mild climate with four climate seasons.

From May until September, weather in Tallahassee is very hot accompanied with high humidity. July is the wettest and hottest month of the year with average highs around 33°C / 91°F.

Locals in Tallahassee enjoy a cooler temperature and less humid weather during Fall and Summer. January is the coolest month of the year with average low around 39 °F.

What to Wear

The relax and slow paced life in Tallahassee is best paired with casual clothing such as shorts, t-shirts and sandals. Make sure to choose lightweight and cotton made materials especially if the weather is very hot. When swimming or lounging at the pool, it is best to wear swimsuit. A comfortable pair of walking shoes is a must for outdoor activities like hiking and walking. Sometimes weather in Tallahassee is cooler at night, so wear a light jacket or clothing to keep you warm.

Whether you are out in Tallahassee to shop, visit museums, art galleries and state parks, always wear sunglasses and hat to protect your eyes and face. Do not forget to wear sunblock and lip balm to shield your skin and lips from the harmful sun rays.

Fishing

Fishing in Tallahassee offers non-stop action whether fishing inshore or offshore. The area has extensive list of fishing locations for freshwater and saltwater fishing, providing abundant catch for every angler.

Angling possibilities abound in Tallahassee for expert and novice anglers for that prized trophy catches. Local lakes, rivers, bay inlets and nearby Gulf Mexico are some of the finest fishing locations allowing you to catch bass, bluegill, bream, catfish, amberjack, cobia, Spanish mackerel, snapper, grouper, redfish and speckled trout.

Tallahassee Freshwater fishing locations:

• Lake Jackson
• Lake Miccosukee
• Lake Talquin
• Lake Bradford
• St. Marks River
• Lake Hall
• Wakulla River
• Lake Munson
• Lake Saratoga

Tallahassee Saltwater fishing locations:

• Panacea
• Alligator Point
• St. Marks
• Carrabelle

BEST MONTHS TO FISH

Please refer below to see what specific fish is available in Tallahassee on a particular month.

January – Grouper, Snapper & Trout

February – Grouper, Snapper & Trout

March – Grouper, Snapper & Trout

April – Cobia, Grouper, Redfish, Snapper & Trout

May – Amberjack, Cobia, Grouper, Mackerel, Redfish, Shark, Snapper & Trout

June – Amberjack, Barracuda, Cobia, Dolphin, Mackerel, Redfish, Sailfish, Shark, Trout & Wahoo

July – Amberjack, Barracuda, Cobia, Dolphin, Mackerel, Redfish, Sailfish, Shark, Trout & Wahoo

August – Amberjack, Barracuda, Dolphin, Mackerel, Sailfish, Shark, Trout & Wahoo

September – Barracuda, Dolphin, Mackerel, Sailfish, Shark, Trout & Wahoo

October – Grouper, Mackerel, Snapper & Trout

November – Grouper, Snapper & Trout

December – Grouper, Snapper & Trout

WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR WHEN FISHING

• Appropriate clothing
• Rain gear
• Hat
• Boat shoes
• Polarized sunglasses
• Sunblock
• Camera
• Food and Snacks
• Drinks
• Camera

Attractions and Activities

No matter what your interest is, there are many things to do and see in Tallahassee. Enjoy the city’s mix of flavors; arts and crafts, festivities, cuisine and natural wonders!

The city’s downtown district and neighborhood is filled with interesting landmarks including museums, ancient homes and church. All these feature fascinating architecture showcasing Tallahassee’s good old days.

History and Heritage Attractions:

• Old Capitol
• Knott House Museum
• Presbyterian Church
• Frenchtown
• Calhoun Street Historic District
• Brogan Museum
• John Gilmore Riley Center
• Tallahassee Railroad Square Art Park
• Tallahassee Museum

Outdoor and nature enthusiasts are offered with plenty of exciting activities and places to visit when in Tallahassee. The city is overflowing with natural wonders you can explore year-round including parks and farms ideal for family picnic, biking, hiking, walking, hunting, bird watching, camping and horse back riding. Rivers allow you to see manatees, enjoy boating, kayaking and fishing.

Nature and Outdoor Attractions:

• Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park at Lake Jackson
• Farm Equestrian Center
• Happy Trails Ranch
• Maclay Gardens State Park
• Munson Hills
• Pebble Hill Plantation
• Wakulla Springs State Park
• Apalachicola National Forest
• Goodwood Museums and Gardens
• Lake Talquin State Forest
• Lichgate Cottage
• St. Marks River Preserve State Park
• Ochlockonee River

If you are a shopaholic or simply wants to browse for souvenir items, popular chains, specialty shops and local boutiques abound in Tallahassee’s shopping district. Shoppers are offered with a vast variety of options from clothing and accessories, home accessory, books, arts and crafts, antique, furniture, gifts, souvenirs and much much more.

Tallahassee Shopping Spots:

• Betton Place
• Downtown Marketplace
• Market Square
• Tallahassee Mall
• Railroad Square Art Park
• Cottages at Lake Ella
• Midtown Tallahassee
• Governor’s Square Mall

Where to Stay

Tallahassee room and accommodation options are available in wide variety from hotels, inns to suites, for all occasion, need and budget.

Governor’s Inn
Address: 209 S. Adams St. Tallahassee, FL32301
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.thegovinn.com/

Candlewood Suites
Address: 2815 Lakeshore Drive West Tallahassee, FL32312
For more information, visit this link:
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/cw/1/en/hotel/tlhcd

Staybridge Suites Tallahassee
Address: 1600 Summit Lake Drive,Tallahassee, FL32317
For more information, visit this link:
http://www.staybridge.com/h/d/sb/1/en/home?&sitrackingid=269714468&sicreative=7488459964&dp=true&sicontent=0&siclientid=6165

Double Tree Hotel
Address: 101 S. Adams St. Tallahassee, FL32301
For more information, visit this link:
http://doubletree1.hilton.com/en_US/dt/index.do

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Tallahassee North
Address: 2725 Graves Rd. Tallahassee,FL32303
For more information, visit this link:
http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/tallahassee/tlhfs/hoteldetail

Hotel Duval
Address: 415 N. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL32301
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.hotelduval.com/

Howard Johnson Express Inn
Address: 2726 N Monroe St Tallahassee, FL32303
For more information, visit this link:
http://www.hojo.com/HowardJohnson/control/Booking/property_info?propertyId=09896

Quality Inn & Suites
Address: 2020 Apalachee Pkwy. Tallahassee,FL32301
For more information, visit this link:
http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-tallahassee-florida-FL808

SpringHill Suites Tallahassee Central
Address: 1300 Executive Center Dr Tallahassee, FL32301
For more information, visit this link:
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tlhse-springhill-suites-tallahassee-central/

Wingate by Wyndham
Address: 2516 W. Lakeshore Dr Tallahassee, FL32303
For more information, visit this link:
http://www.wingatehotels.com/Wingate/control/Booking/property_info?propertyId=12664&cid=ROMLBCWG

Where to Eat

Tallahassee’s fusion of old and new style is evident in the city’s varied dining options. Get to taste the freshest seafood, local favorites and International flavors set in Tallahassee’s upscale, fine dining restaurants to low-key, casual atmosphere.

A La Provence
Address: 1415 Timberlane Rd Tallahassee, FL 32312
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.aprovence.com/

Another Broken Egg Cafe
Address: 3500 Kinhega Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32312
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.anotherbrokenegg.com/

Barncle Bills
Address: 1830 N. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32308
For more information, visit their website:
http://barnaclebills.com/

Bella Bella
Address: 123 E. 5th Ave. Tallahassee, FL 32303
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.bellabellatallahassee.com/

Jasmine Cafe & Lounge
Address: 109 E. College Ave. Tallahassee, FL 32301
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.jasmine-cafe.com/

Level 8
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.hotelduval.com/dining-entertainment/level-8-bar/index.cfm

Nick’s Restaurant
Address: 1431 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32301-4345
For more information, visit their website:

One O One
Address: 215 W. College Avenue Tallahassee, FL 32301
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.101tallahassee.com/

Coosh’s Bayou Rouge
Address: 2910 Kerry Forest Pkwy Ste P2, Tallahassee, FL 32309-6892
For more information, visit their website:
http://cooshs.com/

The Crepevine
Address: 1304 N. Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32301
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.thecrepevine.com/

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