The insiders guide to Tallahassee Florida

Tallahassee is the Capitol of Florida and home to Florida State University (FSU) and Florida A & M University.

Tallahassee’s rolling hills, seasonal climate, and giant oak trees, creates a different feel for Florida than the southern part of the state. Located in the panhandle of Florida in Leon County, Tallahassee is only 30 miles to the Gulf of Mexico’s beaches and 20 miles south of the Georgia border.

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Lake Ella and Fred Drake Park

Lake Ella and Fred Drake Park Area is located in north central Tallahassee near U.S. 319 (Thomasville Road) and U.S. 27 (North Monroe Street).  Lake Ella is a small lake with fountains surrounded by a walking trail and picnic pavilions.  A variety of shops, community centers and restaurants are located within easy walking distance of the lake.

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FSU Football Schedule

For FSU fans the beginning of Football Season is a big deal. Many Seminole fans plan a trip for at least one Football Game every year. This year the Seminoles have 7 home games.

And every Thanksgiving the Seminoles and Gators play - a great way to end the season.

FSU Football

Football is the king of all sports in Florida and FSU Football has been a dominant force for 25 years.  Currently in the ACC, The FSU Seminoles won the National Championship in 1993 and 1999.

Andrews Capitol Grill and Bar

This lively casual restaurant is open for lunch and dinner in downtown Tallahassee.  It offers a little bit of something for everyone – salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and entrees, as well as sports and politics.

Andrews 228 Restaurant

Andrew’s 228 is located in the heart of Tallahassee’s downtown political scene.  It offers upscale dining featuring creative American and Italian dishes.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is located in central Tallahassee, just south of downtown.  The 419 acre campus is situated on the highest of Tallahassee’s seven hills in Leon County Florida.

Lake Ella and Fred Drake Park

Lake Ella and Fred Drake Park Area is located in north central Tallahassee near U.S. 319 (Thomasville Road) and U.S. 27 (North Monroe Street).  Lake Ella is a small lake with fountains surrounded by a walking trail and picnic pavilions.  A variety of shops, community centers and restaurants are located within easy walking distance of the lake.

Downtown Tallahassee

Downtown Tallahassee is a unique blend of politics, academia and culture.  Florida’s state government is located in the heart of downtown Tallahassee in the Capitol Complex.  The area is bordered by Florida State University on the west and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University on the South.

Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee Community College (TCC) is a two-year community college with an enrollment of over 13,000 students.  TCC provides a solid education for its many students who move on to Florida State University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and other four-year institutions. 

Alfred Maclay Gardens State Park

This beautiful ornamental garden was first planted in 1923 by Alfred and Louise Maclay on their winter property.  The Alfred Maclay Gardens State Park in Tallahassee features a brick walkway, secret garden, reflection pool, and hundreds of dogwoods, azaleas, and camellias.

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

The Lake Jackson Mounds site was once a large ceremonial center dating back to the Fort Walton period of Florida’s history (1200-1500 A.D.).  Located in Tallahassee Florida, the entire complex has six earth temple mounds, part of the village, and trading area.  The age of the Indian Mounds and area was determined by pottery, stone tools, and the shape of the mounds.  It is believed they traded with Indians in Georgia, Alabama,…

Tallahassee Restaurants

Tallahassee has a lot of great restaurants. Around FSU there are a ton of restaurants that cater to students with low cost food and food styles that college students want. And around Tallahassee from downtown near the capital to Apalachee Parkway and over to Killearn there are many great places to eat.

Florida State University

Florida State University (FSU) has 41,000 total students based on 2007 enrollment numbers. FSU offers a wide variety of degrees ranging from business, communications, education, and criminology to engineering, law, medicine, nursing, and music.

Tallahassee Historic Capitol

Experience Florida’s history stepping back 150 plus years to its historic Capitol building and supporting government.  The Inside Florida team recently visited the historic capitol in Tallahassee and took a few pictures.