Tallahassee is a beautiful city full of history and life. It most famously holds The Florida Capitol, Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Tallahassee Community College. It is a city bursting with things to do. Here are our top 10 favorite things to do on a weekend in Tallahassee.

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1- Exercise

Start your weekend off right and exercise. It might not be your favorite thing, but it’s good for you. Whether it’s swimming in the community pool, or lifting weights at your local gym, exercising is beneficial in keeping you happy and healthy. The best part? When you don’t have to pay for a gym membership! Check out the communities listed on our page for great fitness centers.

 

 

 

2- Go Skating

You can go alone, or call your friends and head down to the local skate center. It’s a great activity for people of all levels! Some skate centers even have theme nights! So go out and enjoy! Our favorite places to skate in Tallahassee are Skate World and Skate Inn.

 

3- Watch a Movie

“No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough.”

Roger Ebert

Whether it’s watching the latest Marvel or Disney movie in theaters, or curling up on the couch to watch a classic, movies almost seem to be a huge part of who we are as Americans. So what are you waiting for? Head to your local movie theater or check to see if your community has a movie theater like Villa Del Lago.

4- Make a Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza?! Waiting for it however, can be a pain. So why not make it yourself? Many supermarkets sell their own pizza dough. If they don’t, you can grab some in the aisle. Once you have your dough and everything else you want on it, just follow the directions and you’ll be on your way to fresh pizza in no time. Want to try a great recipe? Check out this one from Publix!

 

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5- Hang out with Friends

You don’t have to spend the weekend alone. Invite some friends over and have a party! Plan a fun-filled weekend filled with things you like to do together. Need ideas? Check out this list of creative things that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Want to go out and have fun? We do recommend Disney World or Universal Orlando.

 

 

 

6- Experience Local History

To know where you’re going, you’ve got to know where you’ve been. Tallahassee is a wonderfully historic town and has been the home of The Florida Capitol since 1824. You can visit old plantations and learn about early Florida life at the local museums. Our favorites are The Museum of Florida History and The Tallahassee Museum. We also highly recommend the Florida Historic Capitol Museum. This museum offers a free look into the local government history in Tallahassee.

 

 

7- Eat Local

 

Why settle for normal food when you can experience great food from local dives? We recommend Momo’s and Well’s Brothers. These places will make all your food dreams come true with pizza slices as big as your face and the famous Gator-Hater burger. What better way to spend a weekend than eating amazing food?

 

 

 

8- Build a Blanket Fort

After all that amazing food, you’ll probably want to binge on Netflix. What better place to do that than your own blanket fort? Building a fort is a great way to hide from all responsibilities. So, go grab a few blankets and pillows, and follow this great building guide! Bonus points if you take a coloring book with you.

 

9- Read a Book

“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”

J.K. Rowling

Experience the magic this weekend and read a great book. Whether it’s a classic that takes you to 18th Century England, or to the Magical school of Hogwarts, reading will take you to amazing places. Don’t know where to begin? Check out this list of great books and then head to your local library or bookstore.

10- Find an Apartment

It’s never too soon to begin researching and looking for your next apartment. Don’t know where to begin? We can help! Tell us what you want and we’ll show you apartments that fit your needs. Need one that’s pet-friendly? Check out this guide to help you find a great pet-friendly apartment! Sign today before your apartment is gone!

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