Surrounding Community Info
In the mood to do something different and fun? You don't have to go far to find some of the best shopping, restaurants, parks, museums, fishing or you may decide to spend the day relaxing on the beach. Our surrounding counties have an abundance of indoor and outdoor activities to offer.
Town Of Havana
Located just 13 miles north of Tallahassee, Havana is a friendly town with more than 30 specialty shops and restaurants. If you are looking for antiques, an original piece of art, or a unique gift, Havana is the place to visit. Festivals and events happen monthly and are sure to be a good time. Havana is the perfect place to spend a leisurely afternoon.
Quincy is rich in history and is only a 20 minute drive from Tallahassee. It borders Lake Seminole and Lake Talquin, both of which are known for their outstanding freshwater fishing. These desirable lakes are an ideal spot for day-sailing, canoeing, and bird watching all while being surrounded by natures beauty. Quincy was also a huge spring board for Coca-Cola, being home to a large number of the early investors. The city is also home to the historic Leaf Theater and the annual "Quincyfest" which is held at the heart of Quincy, the Quincy Courthouse.
The City of Monticello is rich in history and southern hospitality. Established in 1827, Monticello has its share of plantation homes and old farmhouses, however, newer homes with acreage also dots the landscape of the heart of natural North Florida. Less than 30 minutes from larger cities such as Tallahassee and Thomasville, GA, Monticello keeps their small town values alive. The city offers entertainment in their fully restored Monticello Opera House, hosting outstanding plays and musicals.
Just south of Tallahassee, Wakulla County is known as the "Nature Coast" for its abundance of outdoor activities. Wakulla is home to the historic Wakulla Springs, offering boat tours, swimming, bird watching, and manatees. The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge is home to the famous St. Marks Lighthouse and its serene rivers are perfect for canoeing or fishing. Wakulla also has an abundance of dining choices and unique shopping to choose from, making it a great place to visit.
Enjoy magnificent weather and some peace and quiet in the coastal communities of Franklin County! Less than 2 hours from Tallahassee, being close to the gulf has its perks and allows residents to enjoy the natural beauty Franklin County has to offer. Their award winning beaches, fresh seafood, and maritime history and culture, makes this a unique and charming place to visit. Cross the bridge to Apalachicola and spend the day shopping in this historic district or go across the St. George Island bridge and spend the day or a week soaking up the sun without the annoyance of a big crowd. Visit beautiful Franklin County and all the fun it has to offer.