Family fun in Tallahassee Florida including the Tallahasseee Museum, Donut Kingdom, Lofty Pursuits and a great stay at Aloft Downtown Tallahassee.

We loved our many stops on our road trip from Chicago to Florida, most notably Tallahassee. We had plenty of fun in the short time we had in Florida’s state capital, and could see why people fall in love with Tally.

Here’s a sampling of what we did during our visit and why you’ll be saying #IHeartTally.

Disclosure: A huge thank you to Visit Tallahasee and their partners who graciously hosted our family. All opinions are our own.

Places to Play in Tallahassee:

Tallahassee Museum

The word museum is a bit deceiving – the Tallahassee Museum is more than just a museum. In fact, the majority of the things we saw and did were outdoors. We walked on the trails through animal habitats of animals native to Florida as well as the natural landscape. On the other end of the museum was the 1880s farm with hands-on demonstrations. They had an interesting exhibit on ant homes. While exploring the trails, the kids saw some of their favorite dinosaurs – as sculptures made from recycled car parts.

Family fun in Tallahassee Florida including the Tallahasseee Museum.

The real highlight though was having the boys try out Treemendous Adventures, an aerial adventure course and zip line. I was hesitant to do this after the boys were scared of their first real coaster at LEGOLAND, but rest assured this was perfect for an 8 and 6-year-old. They even have different courses to choose from that are a bit more challenging.

Family fun in Tallahassee Florida including the Tallahasseee Museum.

Places to EAT

Midtown Caboose

Family fun in Tallahassee Florida including the Tallahasseee Museum.

Oh man, there are so many items to choose from here with quirky names like The Mother of Dragons or the Count of Monkey Cristo. The kids love a good meatball sandwich so they split that. My husband, starving as usual, pounded down a couple burgers, while I enjoyed my huge burger, a tropical Maui Wowie. And how could I not pair my burger with a coconut mojito? Fantastic! Everything we had was delicious and very filling.

Lofty Pursuits

Dessert time! After quick research, we had to try the candy shop/ice cream shop, Lofty Pursuits. Gotta love places that make their own ice cream with so many flavors to choose from.

Family fun in Tallahassee Florida including the Tallahasseee Museum.

The kids loved getting a free topping when ordering in a cup. After finishing their ice cream, we liked perusing the store where they sell their candy and toys.

Family fun in Tallahassee Florida including the Tallahasseee Museum.

Donut Kingdom

Family fun in Tallahassee Florida including the Tallahasseee Museum.

Before hitting the road again, we stopped by Donut Kingdom for some treats. Donuts are made fresh in-house daily, and they had plenty of choices. We settled on a strawberry frosted donut (anything pink for my daughter), salted caramel, chocolate, Boston creme, and jelly filled. Everything was oh so good!

Places to STAY

Aloft Tallahassee Downtown

Family fun in Tallahassee Florida including the Tallahasseee Museum.

Family fun in Tallahassee Florida including the Tallahasseee Museum.

The super hip and trendy (and pet-friendly) Aloft Tallahassee Downtown gets “cool points” from kids after receiving a goodie bag of toys upon check-in, while parents can enjoy libations from their xyz bar.

 

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Have you been to Tallahassee before? What are some of your favorite things to do?

Related: Ready for the ultimate road trip from Chicago to Florida? Read our full itinerary of things that we did, places we ate, and where we slept.