A beautiful little park and walking trail surrounding Lake Ella is complete with small local shops and the occasional food truck nights (usually Thursdays) and live music. Be sure to bring some food to feed the ducks! These ducks grow up around a lot of dogs, as the trail is popular with dog…
We enjoy walking around the lake! There are also quaint shops on the property as well as Black Dog Cafe and even an antique shop with lot’s of treasures!
Wonderful small lake near center of town to walk around, feed the ducks and stop into small shops and cafe's. Food trucks and live music on Thursday evenings!
“Museum with political artifacts, photos & interactive exhibits in a historic government building. Go to the 22nd floor and overlook the Capital City!”
“Quirky and fun! Windows constantly have water dripping down to look like it's raining outside. Great food and mixed drinks. Love the atmosphere. They also do a lot of activities - like outdoor movies or have scientists give public presentations. ”
“Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, at 3540 Thomasville Rd., .5 mi. n. of I-10 exit 203 on US 319, consists of more than 1,100 acres, including 28 acres of ornamental gardens that are the focal point of the park. New York businessman Alfred B. Maclay and his wife, Louise, began the gardens in 1923. Colorful azaleas, camellias and Oriental magnolias as well as many native plants bloom January through April. The Maclay House has restored living and dining rooms and serves as a center for information about the Maclays, camellias and the gardens. Nearly 8 miles of hiking, biking and horse trails run through the park, which also features a picturesque picnic/recreation area with covered shelters, a swimming area, a paddleboat launch, rental kayak and a playground. Audio tours of the gardens are available. Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum. Admission: Park $6 (per private vehicle with two to eight people); $4 (per single-occupancy vehicle); $2 (per person arriving by bicycle or on foot). Garden admission (including house) Jan.-Apr. $6; $3 (ages 2-12); free rest of year with paid park admission.”
“Captain Crunch French Toast. Need I say more? By far the best brunch in Tallahassee. Get there early! The wait can be long. ”
“Museum of Florida History, in the R.A. Gray Building at 500 S. Bronough St., has exhibits depicting Florida's vibrant history. Visitors can view a variety of artifacts, including a mastodon skeleton and a giant armadillo mannequin from the Pleistocene era, gold and silver from Spanish shipwrecks, flags flown during the Civil War, a partial replica of a Florida steamboat, memorabilia reflecting Florida's role in World War II and various artifacts from the changing gallery. Touring exhibits and educational programs also are featured. Food is available. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum. Admission: Donations ”