5 Places to Take Visiting Family During Christmas Break in Tallahassee

By Cristi McKee | Photo: Florida Historic Capitol Museum

If you have visiting family coming to town for Christmas vacation, consider taking them on a tour of the town. Check out these 5 spots to take them in Tallahassee.

Dorothy B. Oven Park This beloved park features a gorgeous display of Christmas lights during the holiday season. Families can enjoy a stroll though a winter wonderland, listen to the Christmas music playing on loudspeakers, and take festive photos at Dorothy B. Oven Park. The park is open from 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., admission is free, and it is located at 3205 Thomasville Rd.

Tallahassee Museum — The Tallahassee Museum offers animal sightings, zip line adventures, tasty treats, and more! You can take the family to see otters, eagles, snakes, black bears, bobcats, and more, stop by their Trail Break Cafe for a treat, and go zip lining through the museum as part of their Tree-to-Tree Adventures. Get tickets, and plan your visit, here. 

Florida State University — A trip to Florida State University’s campus will involve fun for the whole family! While visiting, you can take a peek into Doak Campbell Stadium for a photo op, stop by the Sweet Shop for a snack, stroll down Legacy Walk through campus, and take a tour of the FSU Museum of Fine Arts.

The Florida State Capitol — Open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m, The Florida State Capitol is an ideal spot to take visiting family. You can take the family on a self-guided tour using the information and pamphlets offered at the Florida Welcome Center. You can stop by the “Old Capitol” museum as well, which gives insight into Florida’s government and the state’s history.

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