Tallahassee, the capitol of Florida, offers a wide selection of recreation,
arts, restaurants, and nightlife. We are a short drive to some of the
top rated beaches in the country and we enjoy wonderful weather nearly
year-round. For more information on the area and all it has to offer,
visit the online visitors
guide to Tallahassee.
The Doctoral students work closely together in our program and also
enjoy many activities outside of the department. The long standing graduate
student softball team, the Outliers, competes in the city league each
year run by Tallahassee
Parks and Recreation.
Here is some additional information about things to do in the area
that some of our students and faculty enjoy:
Unique Things to Do in the Area
Tallahassee is close to some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida
and the nation. For information beaches within 2 hours driving distance,
click here. For beaches
in other areas of Florida, click here.
If you enjoy hiking in forests and experiencing unique
flora/fauna and terrain (including sink holes), then you should consider
a side trip. You can read about Apalachicola National forest here.
The Florida panhandle is apparently the best place in the world for
cave diving. Wakulla Springs State Park is about a 30 minute drive south
of town. The state park information is available here.
If you like European style gardens, then Maclay
Gardens (Thomasville Rd) is worth a visit.
During Reconstruction Thomasville,
GA, which is about 40 minutes north of Tallahassee, became a winter
destination for wealthy northern socialites (e.g., Goodyear, Rockefeller,
Vanderbilt). More than 50 of the 'grand homes' they built still exist
and many offer tours.
Finally, the Florida
State Park System is one of the nation's best and if camping on
the beach or hiking in pine forest appeals to you, you may want to consider
visiting one. Grayton Beach is highly recommended.
All Saints Cafe: 903 Railroad Ave.
Black Dog Cafe: 229 Lake Ella Dr.
The Bada Bean: 2500-B Apalachee Parkway
Einstein Brothers Bagels (campus): Oglesby Union
Starbucks: Strozier Library (campus), Woodward Ave. (campus), and
1703 W. Tennessee St.
The Sweet Shop: 701 W. Jefferson St.
Atomic Coffee: 625 W. Tennessee St.
If your idea of a good time is a place with a large selection of ales,
beers and stouts then visit Fermentation Lounge (113 All Saints Street) for a hip mid-century setting with over 100 craft beers, or the Leon Pub (215
E. 6th Ave.) for a small dive with over 40 selections on tap and many
more in bottles.
You can find pool tables at Snookers (1861 W. Tennessee Street).
Looking for a wine bar? The Wine Loft (1240 Thomasville Rd.) is Tallahassee's
version. They have a wine list that changes weekly, and cheeses and meats from local farms.
Tallahassee has a thriving local music scene, and frequent visits from groups making national and regional tours. Parliament
Funkadelic hails from here and George Clinton still calls Tallahassee
you want to catch some live music, pick up a copy of the FS View (FSU's
free student newspaper) in one of the many boxes on campus, or the Tallahassee Democrat's Limelight (entertainment section). FYI, the
clubs near campus are 'all ages' with hand stamps for those of drinking
age. If you want to do some advanced planning you can check out the websites