8 Ways to Visit Tallahassee Safely & Responsibly

By Visit Tallahassee

1. Take Some Time to Research

Before you take to the road, do some research to find out the most recent health and safety protocols in Tallahassee. With the rapidly changing environment, many businesses are changing their policies and procedures to ensure the safety of their guests, including reduced capacity, modified hours and advanced booking. Planning ahead has never been so important!

2. Mask up – It’s Not Too Much to Mask!

Help everyone stay safe by adding your mask or face covering to the list of trip essentials to pack for your trip to Tallahassee. Face coverings are encouraged while outdoors and are required to be worn inside all businesses in Leon County. Some outdoor businesses are also asking that patrons wear a face covering for the safety of employees and other customers. Keeping a mask with you always will ensure you are always prepared.

3. Patience and Personal Space

At some point during your trip, you are going to need to stand in line – whether it’s for the restroom or maybe to get your hands on some delicious fried Oreos from Gurlies Lemonade. For your safety and the safety of those around you, please keep at least 6 feet (roughly the length of an adult alligator) distance away from others while in public spaces. And don’t forget to remain patient and kind as businesses continue to work to keep everyone safe and healthy.

4. Be a Responsible Traveler

With the increased use of disposable masks, single-use utensils, plastic bottles of hand sanitizer, and the increase in outdoor activities, it is more important than ever to be a responsible traveler. Please remember to be kind to nature and dispose of all waste responsibly in receptacles and recycle bins. No one likes a litter bug!

5. Dine Safely

Everyone needs to eat – and local restaurants need your business now more than ever. Experience one of the many outdoor dining options or visit the Tallahassee Foodies Facebook page to find information on how to dine both deliciously and safely in Florida’s Capital City. Another great tool is the Open for Takeout Map showcasing local restaurants offering curbside pickup, takeout and delivery.

6. Travel in Smaller Groups

If you normally travel with friends or extended family, consider traveling in a smaller group. Traveling with fewer people (in groups of 10 or less) makes it easier for you to practice physical distancing in public.


7. Support Local Businesses

Our local businesses can’t wait to welcome you back and many rely on your support! Need some ideas on how to support local? Our Visitor Information Center  staff can help you plan your trip!

8. Follow Visit Tallahassee on Social Media and Download Our Mobile App

Before you come, follow us on social media and download our mobile app where you will find suggested itineraries, current updates, and everything a traveler would need for a flawless and fun trip. Available for Apple and Android.


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