Day Date Ideas in Tallahassee


If you're looking for a unique Tallahassee date for a special occasion, like Valentine's Day, look no further! We’ve put together a list of the top date ideas to do with your partner in Tallahassee featuring daytime and nighttime activities around the city.

Whether you’re looking for a unique Valentine’s Day date or just a new place to take someone special we’ve got you covered! We’ve put together some alternative date ideas. Avoid the crowds and consider sneaking away for a weekend day date perfect for Valentine’s Day, your anniversary, or any other special occasion! There are plenty of new date ideas in Florida’s Capital City that are sure to spark up some romance.

For the Foodies

Photo from Bar 1903 for date night ideas in Tallahassee.
Photo from Bar 1903.


If you’re short on time, coffee dates are always a fun idea! Head over to one of Tallhassee’s beloved local coffee shops, some of our favorites include Lucky Goat Coffee, RedEye Coffee, Agronaut Coffee, and Paperfox Coffee. Find the one nearest to you and enjoy a tasty coffee and pastry with your partner as you chat. These spots will surely provide the flavors and ambiance you need to inspire great conversation.

Who doesn’t love a good breakfast? For those juggling busy schedules filled with meetings, schedule an early morning meet-up with your partner at one of these delightful breakfast eateries. Some popular spots in town are Canopy Road Café, The Egg Café & Eatery, Bada Bean, and (contrary to its name) The Lunchbox. Their reputation stems from the undeniable and delicious Southern flavors they present at the table. Start your day with a sparkling conversation with your date as you enjoy delectable brunch classics. 


Beat the dinner crowds, and instead, go for a wine-tasting or happy hour. Tallahassee has great options to choose from, including Hummingbird Wine Bar, The Wine House on Market Street, and Poco Vino Wine Bar & Market. All of which offer sophisticated settings to drink and get to know your date. Some great bar locations in Tallahassee are Liberty Bar & Restaurant, 926 Bar & Grill, or Charlie Park Rooftop if you’re looking for a spectacular view of the city. And if drinking isn’t your thing, head over to Bar 1903 for some tasty “mocktails” in a comfortable library setting.

For the Outdoor Lovers


If you love the outdoors, you’re sure to love the Tallahassee Museum. There, you can spend the morning exploring the zoo and museum or try out the Tree-to-Tree Adventure high ropes course. With so much to see and do, we can ensure there won’t be a dull moment. If you get hungry you can grab a bite at the Trail Break Café which offers a variety of delicious small bites and snacks. Take your time and enjoy the sights from high in the sky or with your feet firmly planted on the ground!

Another great outdoor idea if you want to get active is Tallahassee’s Tom Brown Park. Spend the morning on a bike ride or hike as you explore the natural beauty of northwest Florida. Many trails in Tom Brown Park lead through dense forests that extend far into the park. Together, you can walk or ride through the trails as you take in the peaceful surroundings. For a memorable moment, cuddle up with your hiking buddy and take in the views of the lake around sunset.

The Tallahassee Farmer’s Market, open every Saturday from 8 AM to noon, is another exciting place to peruse on a date. You can browse the area, people-watch, food sample, and shop from all the local vendors. Pets are also welcome to join the fun! Seize the perfect opportunity to engage in the vibrant Tallahassee community. An added advantage is that the market is surrounded by many shops and restaurants, so you can keep the date going if desired.


This next idea is perfect for your Valentine or Galentine! Enjoy a relaxing day date at the Goodwood Museum’s Outdoor Headphone Yoga. Tune into a soothing 75-minute class in the fresh air, while taking in the the gorgeous views of the museum and gardens. This is a date you’re sure to repeat!

Sneak away on your lunch hour for a date in Cascades Park. The Edison sells tasty lunch baskets for a romantic lakeside picnic. You choose what meal comes inside (including dessert and sparkling wine), so planning will be a breeze. Share a delicious lunch on the grass while you converse, read aloud, or simply take in the scenery. Feel free to bring your furry friends along as the park welcomes pets!

Want more ideas? Keep the inspiration going by reading Tallahassee Date Night for date night plans. You can also check out our blog about 11 Free Things to Do in Tallahassee for budget-friendly activities! We hope we’ve inspired you to spend a fun day with someone special.