Things to do in Tallahassee
Alive with the sunshine, students, and scenic surroundings, Florida's State Capitol couldn't be more inviting. Explore the city's attractions like the Tallahassee Museum and Challenger Learning Center/IMAX via our free shuttle that takes you to various attractions and offices within a 2-mile radius of the hotel. Or, take advantage of the Panhandle's nearby fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking and bird-watching activities.
Our hotel is situated right in the heart of downtown and a quick 7 miles from Tallahassee Regional Airport (TLH). Major airline carriers Delta, Northwest, American, Continental and US Airways offer daily flights into the city. Explore our list of things to do in Tallahassee below or check out this quick hits guide to local area attractions.
- Challenger Learning Center
Fulfill your dreams of being an astronaut with the state-of-the-art Space Mission Simulator and IMAX 3D Theatre and learn about the Great Space Race!
- Downtown Marketplace
Explore local arts, produce, music and more at this long-time outdoor marketplace. Open March - November each year.
- Cascades Park
Cascades Park is the newest social center of our community, enhancing our quality of life by offering one venue that brings together arts, entertainment, education, history, and wellness.
- Florida Governor's Mansion
Governor's Mansion is located 700 North Adams St in Tallahassee, just 10 blocks north of the Florida State Capitol. The mansion is home to the Governor and the first family of Florida.
- LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts
The LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts is a magnificent visual arts gallery that displays historical and current art exhibits for the purpose of illuminating changing trends and adaptations to the field of artistic expression over time. We've partnered with the LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts and will be featuring different local artwork on a rotation basis in the Re:mix Lounge.
- Rhythm Route
Tallahassee's free nightlife trolley takes you around Tallahassee's most popular restaurants and entertainment spots in Midtown, Downtown, and Gaines Street and stops 1 block from Aloft Tallahassee. Friday and Saturdays from 5 PM to 3 AM.
- Railroad Square Art Park
Hosting more than 50 studios, galleries, and small shops, this park puts on a "First Friday Gallery Hop" on the first Friday of each month so you can browse all the unique creative work.
- Florida State University
- Florida A&M University
- Tallahassee Community College
- Knott House Museum
Explore the history of Tallahassee at this free attraction, and visit furniture which inspired the poetry of the owner.
- Tallahassee Museum
The great outdoors come alive at this museum, which features native animals, historic buildings, and educational programs.
- Tallahassee Automobile Museum
Motorheads will love seeing over 130 rare automobiles from across the globe ranging through history over the past two centuries.
- Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Learn all about our state and the capitol by browsing the museum's political artifacts, photos, and interactive exhibits in a historic government building.
- Seminole Golf Course
The premier golf course of Florida State University, this 18-hole championship course is open to the public and players of all skill levels.
- Southwood Golf Club
This course was designed by Fred Couples and Gene Bates and provides a challenging course that has received numerous awards from golf publications.
- All Aboard Capital City Tours
Hop-on and off at any of the 9 designated Capital City stops during this 45 minutes guided electric vehicle tour. Tours run Monday-Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM.
- Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
With humble beginnings as an ornamental garden, this area grew into a 1,176 state park with beautiful trails to hike, bike and more.
- Birdsong Nature Center
565 acres of outdoors to explore and birdwatch 160 native species, meet butterflies April - November, and hike maintained trails.
- Proof Brewing Company
This brewery and beer garden is located in the heart of the Railroad Square Art Park.
- Grasslands Brewing Company
Enjoy innovative craft beers from our own facilities, as well as throughout the state of Florida and beyond, including collaborative efforts with regional breweries.
- Canopy Roads Brewing
Taste their large selection of custom and seasonal beers, brewed with as much local flavor as possible.
- DEEP Brewing Company
DEEP Brewing pays homage to historic European and American styles while diving headlong into an unknown sea of possibilities.
- Lake Tribe Brewing Company
Enjoy brewery tours and tastes of a lineup of beers fresh out of the fermenters, including latest secret recipes, before they hit the streets.