People always say there is nothing else to do in Tallahassee besides going out and drinking. Well we are here to give you some options. All of these activities are in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas. All of them cost you $15 or less (disclaimer – some of the further away locations are intended to be enjoyed by a group of friends and carpooling will keep the costs down significantly).
Who doesn’t love going to see a good movie on the big screen? Tallahassee offers a wide array of movie theaters for all tastes and budgets.
1. AMC Theatres at the Tallahassee Mall. 2415 N.Monroe St. 888-AMC-4FUN
2. Regal Governor’s Square Stadium 12. 1501 Governor’s Square Blvd. 850-878-7211
3. Regal Miracle 5. 1815 Thomasville Rd. 850-224-2617 – Miracle 5 tends to show more of the independent and foreign flicks that may not get picked up by the larger theaters.
4. Challenger Learning Center IMAX. 200 S.Duval St. 850-644-4629
5. Starplex Cinemas – Tallahassee Movies 8. 2810 Sharer Rd. 850-671-8080 - $3 per movie, $2 per movie on Tuesdays.
6. Student Life Center. Offers a great blend of newer movies, classics and the occasional sneak peak of upcoming blockbuster – Free for FSU students
Other movie events
7. Tallahassee Film Festival – tallahasseefilmfestival.com.
8. Have a video night – go with a theme like B-Movie Marathon, Trilogies, etc.
Whether you are a participant or spectator sports are always awesome.
9. Get involved in Intramurals. Go to http://fsu.campusrec.com/im for a complete list of sports and schedules.
10. Go to the Leach Center – Join one of the many sports clubs, go for a swim, play a pick up game of basketball or racket ball. Fsu.campusrec.com/leach for listings and times.
11. Hit some Golf balls at the Don Veller Golf Course Driving Range. For $6 you can hit as many balls as you like. Bring your own club or get a free loaner.
12. Play Frisbee Golf at Tom Brown Park
13. Hit the St Marks Bike Trail
14. Play Ultimate Frisbee on Landis or anywhere else really
15. Go Rollerskating – Skate World 2563 Capital Circle NE, 850-386-4807 and Skate Inn, 1368 Blountstown Highway, 850-575-4877.
16. Become a volunteer coach for a little league sports team.
17. Support your Seminole Varsity teams. Check Seminoles.com for schedules.
18. Support the Tallahassee Rollergirls Team. Tallyrg.com
19. Join a bowling league or just go and play for fun: Crenshaw Lanes, Oglesby Union, 850-644-1819; Capital Lanes, 820 Capital Circle NE, 850-422-2695; Seminole Bowl, 1940 W.Tennessee St, 850-561-0894
Why would the Government be listed in a things to do list? Well, as a permanent resident or college student who intends to pass through Tallahassee, one has the opportunity to see government in action. Thanks to Florida’s Sunshine Law all governmental meetings are open to the public and, best of all, free. So go check out the State and Local Governments and learn how things are being done. Who knows, maybe you will even get involved and make a big difference.
20. Go see a Florida Supreme Court Case. 500 S. Duval St. floridasupremecourt.org. Take a tour of the Supreme Court Building, check out the oldest state supported library in Florida (primarily intended for legal research) and watch oral arguments (check the site for the schedule).
22. Visit the Old Capitol Building – The building was completed in 1845 and is the only Southern Capitol that did not fall into Union hands during the Civil War.
23. State Archives of Florida located in the R.A. Gray Building at 500 S Bronough St, 850-245-6600
The Tallahassee area is rich in museums and historical sites. Explore the rich heritage of the North Florida as well as southern history. Some special exhibits may cost more than $15.
24. Tallahassee Museum located at 3945 Museum Drive, 850-576-1636, tallahasseemuseum.org.
25. Tallahassee Antique Car Museum located 6800 Mahan Drive, 850-942-0137. Tacm.com.
26. The Knott House Museum located at 301 E. Park Avenue, 850-922-2459. http://s64624.gridserver.com/currentsite/knott.htm.
27. The John G.Riley Center/Museum of African American History and Culture located at 419 E Jefferson St. 850-681.7881. tfn.net/riley.
28. Museum of Florida History located at the R.A. Gray Building 500 S. Bronough St. http://www.museumoffloridahistory.com/
29. Mission San Luis de Apalachee located at 2021 W. Mission Rd, 850-487-3711. Missionsanluis.org. $5 donations suggested. Built in 1633 a visit to Mission San Luis transports you back in time. Your destination is a community where Apalachee Indians and newcomers from Spain live in close proximity drawn together by religion as well as military and economic purpose.
30. Museum of Fine Art at FSU. 250 Fine Arts Building. 850-644-6836. Mofa.fsu.edu.
31. The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science located at 350 S. Duval St, 850-513-0700. thebrogan.org.
32. LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts located at 125 N. Gadsden St, 850-222-8800. Lemoyne.org.
33. Goodwood Museum and Gardens located at 1600 Miccosukee Rd, 850-877-4202. Goodwoodmuseum.org. $6 per person.
34. Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery located at 515 Orr Drive, in 413 Tucker Hall on FAMU campus, 850-599-3831.
35. The Florida Black Archives, Research Center and Museum located in the Carnegie Library on FAMU Campus, 850-599-3020. Extension Branch – Union Bank, 219 Apalachee Parkway, 850-561-2603. http://www.cis.famu.edu/BlackArchives/expventures.html.
Tallahassee and the surrounding areas are blessed with an abundance of parks. There is something for everyone from smaller parks, that are great for hiking, bbqing, or just relaxing, to beautiful state parks. Explore the beauty that North Florida has to offer and discover the nature lover in yourself.
36. Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park located at 3540 Thomasville Rd, 850-487-4556. Floridastateparks.org/maclaygardens/.
37. Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park located at 3600 Indian Mounds Rd, 850-922-6007, floridastateparks.org/lakejacksonmounds/.
38. San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park located at 148 Old Fort Rd, St Marks, St. Marks, FL31355, 850-925-6216. Floridastateparks.org/sanmarcos.
39. Torreya State Park located at 2576 N.W. Torreya Park Road, Bristol, Fl 32321, 850-643-2674. Floridastateparks.org/torreya.
40. Old Fort Park (Fort Houston) located on Old Fort Drive in the Myers Park area close to the State Capitol.
41. Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park located at 7502 Natural Bridge Rd, Tallahassee, Fl 32305, 850-922-6007. Floridastateparks.org/naturalbridge.
42. Ichetucknee Springs State Park located at 12087 S.W. US Hwy 27, Fort White, Fl 32038, 386-497-4690. Floridastateparks.org/ichetuckneesprings.
43. Suwannee River State Park located at 3631 201st Path, Live Oak, Fl 32060, 386-362-2746. Floridastateparks.org/suwanneeriver.
44. Bald Point State Park located 146 Box Cut, Alligator Point, Fl 32346, 850-349-9146. Floridastateparks.org/baldpoint.
45. Constitution Convention Museum State Park located at 200 Allen Memorial Way, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456, 850-229-8029. Floridastateparks.org/constitutionconvention.
46. Florida Caverns State Park located 3345 Caverns Road, Marianna, Fl 32446, 850-482-9598. Floridastateparks.org/floridacaverns.
47. Tom Brown Park is located in the eastern part of Tallahassee and offers a huge park with everything you could want to do. This is the City of Tallahassee's premier place to play, with numerous baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, and wide open spaces. Tom Brown Park also hosts many of Tallahassee's special events, including the 4th of July Fireworks Show.
49. The Florida State University Reservation is at 3226 Flastacowo Road, Tallahassee, FL 32310. 850-644-5730. Fsu.campusrec.com/reservation
50. Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park located at 4500 Sunray Road, 850-922-6007. Floridastateparks.org/letchworthmounds.
51. Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park located at 550 Wakulla Park Dr, Wakulla Springs, Fl 32327, 850-926-0700. Floridastateparks.org/wakullasprings.
52. Go to the Fun Station located 2821 Sharer Road, 850-350-0788. Itsfunner.com. The Fun Station offers loads of entertainment ranging from Laser Tag, Go Carts, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Batting Cages and Video Games.
53. Go to Lake Ella – walk your dog, feed the ducks, lay out
54. The Comedy Zone located at 401 E.Tennessee St, 850-575-HAHA (4242). Comedyzonetally.com. Have a laugh with great comedians. Tickets are $12 unless otherwise specified. Thursday college students get in free with a valid student ID
55. See a play at FSU’s very own Lab Theatre. Check for schedules at theatre.fsu.edu. Tickets can be purchased at tickets.fsu.edu or by calling the Fine Arts Ticket Office at 850-644-6500.
56. First Friday on Railroad Square. Every first Friday of the month visit local museums and galleries when they are open from at least 6pm to 9pm with no admission charge. Firstfridaytallahassee.com
57. Club Downunder offers more than 150 events every year. Check the schedule at cdu.unionproductions.org.
58. Go Fishing. The Tallahassee area offers many great fishing locations.
59. Take a pottery class in the Student Union
60. The Challenger Learning Center Downtown Digital Dome Theatre and Planetarium, check schedules at challengertlh.com/info/schedule.html
61. Downtown Getdown – Tallahassee’s very own street party. Music, Food and Fun for everyone.
62. Make it a Game Night
63. Volunteer - thecenter.fsu.edu
64. FSU’s College of Music is world renowned and offer a wide range of concerts and recitals throughout the year. You can see FSU’s very own students and faculty or visiting musicians. There is something for everyone. Find a schedule at music.fsu.edu/pr/performance-dates.htm
65. Have a picnic – enjoy one of the many parks in Tallahassee and relax with your friends. http://www.talgov.com/parks/
66. Tallahassee Flea Market - 5353 Capital Circle Southeast
67. Market Days – marketdays.org
68. Become a Peer Health Educator - healthpromotion.fsu.edu
There many different kinds of Festivals and Special Events in the Big Bend Area.
69. Havana Bead, Jewelry, & Art Extravaganza – havanaextrav.com.
70. St George Island Regional Charity Chili Cook – Off and Auction – http://www.apalachicolabay.org/index.cfm/m/14/fuseaction/calendar.includedListEventDetail/dsn/ssicmt149/eventId/86
71. Monticello Watermelon Festival – http://www.watermelontimes.com/festivals.htm
72. REZ Fest - http://fsu.campusrec.com/reservation/
73. Mag Lab Open House – magnet.fsu.edu/education/community/openhouse.html
74. Panacea Blue Crab Festival – bluecrabfest.com
75. Spring Time Tallahassee – springtimetallahassee.com
76. Flying High Circus – circus.fsu.edu
77. Wakulla Wildlife Festival - wakullawildlifefestival.org
78. Rattle Snake Roundup – caironet.com/rattle.htm
79. Tallahassee Winter Festival – talgov.com/parks/winter/index.cfm
81. Swamp Stomp – http://tallahasseemuseum.org/swampstomp
82. Annual Florida African Dance Festival – fadf.org