Life in Tally is what you make it. The city and the locals are very welcoming to the students, but there really isn’t much to do in the city that doesn’t revolve around FAMU or Florida State University. The clubs and parties make life here worthwhile, and school-related events, such as football games, step shows, band competitions, and choir balls, are fun. Probably the best time to enjoy life in Tallahassee is during the homecoming weeks for FAMU and FSU. However, there are a few local attractions to keep students entertained. Lake Ella is a nice spot to take a walk with your significant other, Tallahassee’s art museum is perfect for art lovers, and the local movie theaters are hot spots for students throughout the week.
When students want to venture away from campus, the first place they usually escape to is Governor’s Square Mall. Tallahassee only has two malls, which upsets students, but it doesn’t stop them from hanging out at one of them. Florida State is about a five-minute drive from the FAMU campus, and students at the two universities will hang out: FAMU students like to spend time on the FSU campus, and FSU students like to hang out on The Set at FAMU. Tallahassee also has a community college, which is about 15 minutes from both universities. Overall, most things that students like to do here revolve around college life and not the city’s limited entertainment options and attractions.