How Safe Is Tallahassee for Travel?

Tallahassee, United States
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Tallahassee is the capital city of Florida, the United States.

It is an inland city in the Florida Panhandle.

Tallahassee has a good selection of restaurants for a city of its size.

The universities’ theater, art, and music programs, in addition to an active Council of Culture and Arts, also make for an unusually vibrant art scene.

Tallahassee has a skate park, gardens, and a lake for walking.

There are also several fascinating museums that attract tourists from this region: Old State Capital Museum, Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science, Tallahassee Automobile Museum, Museum of Florida History

Warnings & Dangers in Tallahassee

Overall Risk


Tallahassee is generally not the safest city, but you can travel in it safely if you take increased precautions. For example, do not walk around the town alone late at night, do not shine with jewelry, and do not mess with drug dealers.

Transport & Taxis Risk


Public transport is not considered safe, especially at night. Gangs and pickpockets can operate here. Taxi is a convenient and secure way to get around the city. Be sure to call only licensed taxi services.

Pickpockets Risk


Pickpockets are found in crowded places, at train stations, and bazaars. Also, tourist points near museums and in the city center attract them because there are many tourists. Carefully monitor your surroundings and your pockets.

Natural Disasters Risk


There is a risk of hurricanes and earthquakes in Tallahassee, but it is not high. While in the city, follow the directions of the local authorities and listen to the news to avoid risk.

Mugging Risk


Unfortunately, the risk of severe robberies and armed attacks also exists in Tallahassee, so you need to be especially careful in dimly lit streets and at night. Try to travel in groups. If you were attacked, give the robbers everything they ask and contact the police.

Terrorism Risk


There is a medium risk of terrorism in the Tallahassee region. It can occur here due to international conflicts and the global threat of terrorists by forgiving the United States. Stay up to date on your trip to this city.

Scams Risk


Most often, fraud and telemarketing scams take place in this region. In this case, scammers try to find out your data and the data of your cards, convincing you to win the lottery. Be careful not to share personal information with strangers.

Women Travelers Risk


Women should travel to Tallahassee with precautions, do not attract unwanted attention with their appearance and behavior and do not walk around the city late at night. Use a taxi to return to the hotel at night.

So... How Safe Is Tallahassee Really?

Tallahassee has an average crime rate.

The main problems here are related to the theft of things and car theft, vandalism, and drug trafficking.

It’s better to steer clear of the south side.

There are walking areas and greenways, movies, malls, Publix that are safe.

Avoid the Southside and the Westside in there also.

The crime has jumped substantially, drugs, robberies, and children snatching.

Crimes happen here, just like it does everywhere else.

Sure, if you wander into the wrong side of town, that can be dangerous, especially at night.

If you happen to be at the wrong place at the right time, some danger could happen.

Just like anywhere else, stay aware of your surroundings, and any wrong kind of character will usually avoid you.

Danger can be found anywhere, but Tallahassee is not an overall dangerous city.

You only need to know about your surroundings every time.

Do not shine with cash and expensive things.

This can attract criminals.

It is better to park the car in a guarded parking lot – there are a lot of cases of car theft.

Also, do not leave personal things in the car – often, a car is hacked even for the sake of trifles.

How Does Tallahassee Compare?

CitySafety Index
Sydney (Australia)80
Santiago de Chile (Chile)71
Vienna (Austria)88

Useful Information

  • Visas - Visitors to the United States must obtain a visa from one of the United States diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or Visa Waiver Program countries. A valid passport is a must.
  • Currency - The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. It has a sign: $ and a code: USD. Also, it abbreviated US$. One dollar is divided into 100 cents (Symbol: ¢).
  • Weather - The best times to visit Tallahassee for ideal weather are mid-March to June. The average temperatures in Tallahassee vary greatly and the weather feels nice some year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year.
  • Airports - Tallahassee has an International Airport. It is a city-owned airport 8 km southwest of downtown Tallahassee, in Leon County, Florida.
  • Travel Insurance - The travel insurance policy is a must when visiting a foreign country. Make sure you got it before starting your journey, the customs officer may ask for it.
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Tallahassee Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 12° C
Feb 13° C
Mar 17° C
Apr 20° C
May 24° C
Jun 27° C
Jul 28° C
Aug 28° C
Sep 26° C
Oct 21° C
Nov 16° C
Dec 13° C
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2 Reviews on Tallahassee

  1. So and so

    Stay clear of the south side of town and you should be ok. The rest of the city is ok. Not very much to see. After 5 days I wanted to go someplace else.

  2. A nice place to spend a couple of days

    While Tallahassee is not among the best cities when it comes to things to see and places to visit or even safety, it still has some very interesting spots you can check out. Safety wise, during the day, it’s safe in almost all areas. During the night, well, in certain regions (south side should be avoided at night if possible) there might be some problems. Muggings do happen here plus pickpockets like to hang out in crowded areas or at big events. When in a crowded area, I recommend you are very careful with your phone or anything else that can easily be stolen.

    Car theft is also a problem. Never leave your car with its windows or doors open without supervision or you might risk getting it stolen. Also, don’t park it in shady, dark areas where it can fall prey to thieves. Unfortunately I have heard a few cases where their car was broken into even though there wasn’t much value inside.

    When here one of the first visits should be to the Tallahassee Museum. This is not a regular museum, it’s much more than this. Nature trails, animal exhibits and did I mention they have ziplines? Yes, ziplines in a museum! Told you it was special. You can select from 3 courses which are not easy, so make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into.

    I’ve also enjoyed the Museum of Florida History (has many exhibits on their 27,000 square feet location), the Tallahassee Automobile Museum (160 iconic cars including vehicles used by Batman and who doesn’t love those?) or the Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park (make sure to rent a kayak and go on an adventure here).

    There’s more to visit and see and do but these were the things I’ve explored and liked most about this place. Again, be careful with a few things and you should be just fine.

Rated 2.5 / 5 based on 2 user reviews.

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