Free things to do in Tallahassee are plentiful and interesting for individuals and families of all ages.
Being the capital of Florida, Tallahassee plays host to the Florida State Capitol building which holds a ton of historical and architectural significance. Its small coquina shell-lined chapel on the ground floor has appealed to many couples as their wedding site. Located right in Downtown Tallahassee, the Capitol is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for state holidays. Downtown Tallahassee has culture, academia with Florida State University and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, as well as politics in the numerous government buildings.
Tallahassee is said to be "The Other Florida" because it is a community far from the Disney-ness of stereotypical Orlando and has a low-key Southern atmosphere. There are also fresh water springs, plantations, Native American ceremonial grounds, wildlife preserves, beautiful trails to hike, many picnicking areas, and more.
The St. Marks Historic Railroad Trail and National Wildlife Refuge runs past the Apalachicola National Forest and is filled with animal and plant life. It is a paved trail so is a mecca for walkers, bikers, skaters, and even horseback riders. The trail ends in St. Marks at the San Marcos Apalache Historic State Park with a number of fishing areas and excellent seafood restaurants.
Opportunities for fun and recreation flourish in Tallahassee. The city provides community programs for citizens of all ages and a number of well-maintained parks. Recreation can include swimming at Wade Wehunt Pool, hiking at Phipps Park, tennis, arts and crafts, and participating other classes. Many free Tallahassee events are held at various locations as well.
Tallahassee events include an annual Winter Festival, a celebration of lights, music, and the arts. The entertainment and fun make this festival one of the Southeast United States' top 20 events.
As you can see, there's no shortage of free things to do in Tallahasse. Get out there and explore for yourself today!