A blend of university town, political center, forested beauty, and coastal charm, Tallahassee, Florida beckons people from all walks of life. Grab your flight to Tallahassee, and prepare yourself to explore everything from Spanish forts to eclectic shopping boutiques in this exciting panhandle city.
Taking the Scenic Byway Tour
Only 7 miles from downtown, a quick drive from the Tallahassee car rental lot at the airport puts you in the heart of the city. If you want a great area overview, drive the Big Bend Scenic Byway. The forested and coastal trails run for 220 miles and connects multiple state parks, forests, and museums. Cheap car rentals in Tallahassee make wandering easy, but if you are pressed for time, limit the drive to the Coastal Trail East. It not only presents you with stunning water views, but it gives you access to the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, St. Marks Lighthouse (built in the 1820s), and San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park (a 16th century Spanish fort), among other sights. From here, it's a straight drive back up to the downtown area, where you can venture into Mission San Luis de Apalachee, a reconstructed Spanish mission which transports you to 1703 with its living museum. Now in the city center, pop into the urban boutiques for a little recreational shopping, or enjoy some of Tallahassee's finest local cuisine. From exotic seafood places to southern grills, virtually any taste can be satisfied.
Panhandle Adventure Awaits You
When looking for hotels in Tallahassee, you can be sure to find a mix of luxury boutique charmers, as well more budget-friendly chain options when you book through Travelocity. In fact, if you book rental cars in Tallahassee at the same time as your hotel and flight, you can save up to $537. With that kind of savings, you may want to set off a different adventure every weekend!