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Charming City

An outside view of the front of the Capitol Building surround by trees.

With a population of more than a quarter million, Tallahassee combines progressive attitudes with old-fashioned charm amidst a backdrop of gorgeous scenery and lively athletics. As Florida’s capital, and home of three other higher-education institutions, students find a bustling city abundant with unique opportunities. Government internships, social and cultural events, and outdoor festivities create lasting memories and lifelong friendships for our student body.

Home to 122 properties on the National Registry of Historic Places, Tallahassee offers an array of cultural experiences such as museums, galleries, sculptures, monuments, and historic sites. Both the city and Florida State offer an assortment of theatre and dance productions, art shows, athletic events, fitness venues and restaurants.

For those who want to experience Florida’s gorgeous outdoors, Apalachicola National Forest is just 10 miles south. Or they could explore the St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge, located just 25 miles south. Tallahassee itself is renowned for its parks and wildlife, with 63 recreational parks covering 306 miles of hiking, biking, and walking trails – they can even bring their horses on some stretches. And it’s only a short drive to the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches. Tallahassee brings together a range of cultures and communities to provide a Northern Florida experience like no other.



Visit Tallahassee (tourism & visitor information)

City of Tallahassee (the city's official web site)

The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (official website)