When parents want to keep the kids happy on a budget, most are relieved to live in beautiful Tallahassee. This city has so much to enjoy that doesn’t cost a thing, like the beautiful weather, great parks, and beautiful places to drive. In addition to the natural beauty you’ll find simply living your day-to-day routine, there are some additional spots you can stop through that will be enjoyable for you and the kids while still keeping your budget in mind.
From Cascades Park in downtown Tallahassee to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory’s free tour days, take a look at the top five things to do with the kids in Tallahassee that will have you spending less than $5 to do it!
Mission San Luis
Start off by visiting the Mission San Luis with the whole family on your next day off. It is your chance to see a piece of history, learn something interesting about the state of Florida, and do something fun as a family. Mission San Luis is a National Historic Landmark that charges just $5 for adults and even less for kids to see what life was like back in the 17th century.
Your kids may have thought that the only thing historical about Florida was being the birthplace of Disney, but this landmark will show them otherwise. You’ll get to experience the reconstructed Spanish mission with costumed characters, replicas of architecture from that time period, and hands-on exhibits.
Do the kids need a day in the park? Check out Cascades Park located in Downtown Tallahassee on the next sunny day. You’ll love this brand new park in the city that offers plenty to do. Start with a visit to the exercise trails, cool off at the splash pad, and then watch a performance at the amphitheater where A-list performers regularly stop by. On your way out, check out the historical markers that pay tribute to the African-American community that once flourished here. Most of the activities won’t cost you and the kids a thing!
Railroad Square Art Park
Speaking of parks, you should check out the Railroad Square Art Park with the kids. This park is where teens love to go because of the First Friday Gallery Hop featuring a huge block party. There are one-of-a-kind treasures to be found on the first Friday of each month where warehouses are turned into art studios for the event. Check out food trucks, vendors, galleries, and live entertainment for no charge.
Take a Drive
Maybe your kids just need to remember what’s so great about Tallahassee by having a technology-free ay on a car ride through the city. Check out the “canopy roads” that makes Tallahassee so special. These nine picturesque roads offer over 75 miles of scenic driving where you’ll find moss-covered live oak trees lining the streets.
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
If the kids still aren’t convinced that any of these ideas will be a blast, they won’t have any way to argue against a visit to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Not only is it the only one of its kind in the country, but it has the largest and most powerful magnetic lab in the world! The “Mag Lab” has a magnetic field 1 million times stronger than the planet Earth’s. If your kids enjoy science, they will love a visit here and you can schedule one for free.
Don’t let your budget get in the way of having fun with the kids. Check out these five stops around Tallahassee that will cost you less than $5 to do.