Things to Do in Tallahassee

Spend a Day in Tallahassee

Only have a day in Tallahassee? Make the most of your time in our beautiful city! There are so many things to do in Tallahassee, it can be overwhelming to try to fit everything into one day. That’s why we handpicked only the best things to do in Tallahassee to make sure you spend your time wisely

9am: Breakfast at Canopy Road Café

2202 Capital Cir NE, Tallahassee, FL 32308

Canopy Road Café is one of the best places to grab breakfast in Tallahassee! Not only do kids love their mouse shaped pancakes, parents love their healthier options like eggs benedict and a fruit cup. Make sure to fuel up here on coffee, we have a busy day ahead!

11am: Enjoy the outdoors at Tallahassee Museum

3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310

Put on your walking shoes and bug spray! This is no ordinary museum. The Tallahassee Museum is a massive outdoor museum located on 52 acres of land. Not only are there wildlife and nature trails to see, there are also guest animal exhibits, historic buildings, and zipline and aerial adventures! With so many things to do at the Tallahassee Museum, you could easily spend hours here choosing your own adventure. Our favorite aerial adventure is Canopy Crossing, which includes 14 obstacle courses, 25 platforms and 7 zipline rides. Make sure to get here early to secure your spot in line!

4pm: Late Lunch at Proof Brewing Company

Grab a late lunch and cool off with a cold one at Proof Brewing Company. Known for being a family friendly environment, the whole family can relax and enjoy some of their great food menu items. Parents can choose from a wide variety of craft beers, and kids can play cornhole or foosball. There’s no shortage of seating options either, with both indoor and outdoor options available. Proof Brewing Company is high on our list of things to do in Tallahassee!

5pm: Hang out at Skate World

Whether you are a seasoned skater or new on the rink, all skaters are welcome at Skate World! If you have a shy skater, don’t worry – we also have an arcade and play area as well. Make sure to check our hours before coming! Our rink is a great place for kids to enjoy time exercising, giving parents a break to enjoy watching them or allowing them to join in on the fun as well.

9pm: Ice Cream for Dinner at Sugar Rush Milkshake Bar

Open until 12am

414 All Saints St #114, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Ice cream for dinner? Yes, please! You don’t need to be a kid to enjoy these mega-milkshakes at Sugar Rush Milkshake Bar. With pretty much every flavor imaginable, everyone is sure to satisfy their sweet tooth here. Sugar Rush Milkshake Bar is definitely the best place to end your best day in Tallahassee!

Skate and Save with These Don’t-Miss Deals!

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what’s jollier than skating? When you’re looking for wholesome family fun in Tallahassee, there’s no better place than the skating rink. Roller skating isn’t just fun; it’s also a great way to socialize, exercise, and burn off some of that holiday stress! There are so many reasons to join in the fun at Skate World Center, so keep reading to learn more about our current and upcoming deals.

Tallahassee Roller Skating Deals

FREE Game Card Giveaway

For a limited time, enjoy our Saturday and Sunday giveaway! Come in before noon and get a FREE game card to use in the arcade. Our arcade is the perfect place to have a friendly competition with friends or family, take a breather when you need a break from skating, or just enjoy playing your favorite classic and new arcade games. What’s your favorite game in our arcade?

FREE Party Upgrades

There’s a reason people say TGIF – Thank goodness it’s Friday! Celebrate the end of the week with our hottest party deal: Book your Friday night roller skating party now and we’ll upgrade you from a Fun party package to a Super Fun party package FOR FREE. That’s a $50 savings!

Deals on Wheels

There’s no better time to buy your own roller skates. We’ve got some awesome deals available to help you make the jump from renting to owning, or to upgrade your skates if your current pair has seen better days. We carry Crazy Skates and Zoom Speed Skates in a wide variety of colors and styles, so you can find the perfect pair for yourself or for a gift. And don’t forget the stocking stuffers… Skate bags, skate wheels, and crazy socks are the perfect finishing touch for a roller skating gift.

These deals are only here for a limited time, so don’t wait to snag your brand new roller skates!

  • Purchase a pair of adult skates from our website and get 25% off.
  • Purchase youth roller skates from our website and get a FREE admission pass plus FREE groovy socks!

Monday Mania

Garfield isn’t the only one who hates Mondays; it’s a universal feeling. (Well, almost… We can’t all be lucky enough to work at a skating rink!) Fortunately, we’re giving Mondays a brand new vibe with our Monday Mania deal! What it includes:

  • 2 admissions
  • 2 skate rentals
  • 2 game cards
  • All for only $16.50!

Winter Break Early Bird Special

Looking for fun Winter Break activities for your kids in Tallahassee? Check out our Early Bird Special.

  • When: December 20th-January 4th (excluding December 24th-25th)
  • What: Come in between noon and 4 pm and get:
    • $10 admission (includes 1 activity: Skating or Playground*)
    • $5 skate rental
  • *Playground for kids 10 years old and younger only.

Fun Family Outings in Tallahassee

Dad carrying daughter on shouldersSummer is drawing to a close, and the excitement of a new season is in the air. If you’re looking for fun fall activities in Tallahassee, check out our list of local events and things to do around town. 

Tally-Ho! Exciting Outings in Florida’s Capital City

Get your family off of the couch and out on the town for a good time! These are some of the best family outings in Tallahassee, whether you’re looking for ways to get more active, learn something new, or engage with the vibrant culture of the local art community. 

Cruise On Over to Monday Night Family Sk8 Mania

Every Monday from 4 pm to 8 pm we host Family Sk8 Mania, one of the best weekly events in Tallahassee. This night of roller skating isn’t just fun, it’s also a great option if you’re looking for affordable family activities. Skate admission is only $4 per person, and skate rental is also just $4 each. If you have your own skates, make sure you bring them and save that money for fun in the arcade or a treat at our snack bar! If you don’t have your own skates, that’s OK too. Remember to wear thick, tall socks. (Of course, once you’re a regular, you’ll definitely want to buy your own pair of skates. We have tons of stylish options, whether you want to channel retro style with colorful quad skates or go sporty with a pair of inline skates. Just visit our pro shop on your next visit!)

Catch a Planetarium Show at the Challenger Learning Center

Looking for an educational outing for your family? Head to the Challenger Learning Center for a planetarium show on their 50-foot, high-def screen with 20,600-watt Dolby 5.1 sound and cutting-edge projectors. The 128-seat theater provides an incredibly immersive experience that will have you and your kids transfixed as you explore space together. If you’ve ever been to an old-school planetarium with a star projector, you will be amazed at how far technology has come. You can also catch some cool music shows, from the oh-so-apropos Dark Side of the Moon to The Wall

Visit Railroad Square Art District

Tallahassee’s vibrant arts district, Railroad Square, is home to some of the coolest galleries and shops in the area, but it’s also a great place to be for the monthly First Friday festivals. On the first Friday of the month, head there to enjoy open houses and later hours at the galleries and shops, live music, great food from local restaurants and food trucks, and an overall laid-back evening of creativity and fun. 

What are your favorite family activities in Tallahassee? We hope to see you soon at Skate World Center to let the good times—and the family bonding—roll! 

Beat the Heat with Summer Skating

Woman in cute retro outfit wearing roller skates sitting on grass in front of palm treesSummer heat in Florida is no joke! If you’re looking for ways to stay active and have fun without braving the (sometimes not-so-great) outdoors, we’re here to help. Just say “Thank you, next” to mosquitoes, sunburns, and humidity so thick you can practically swim through it. Head to Skate World for some fun—out of the sun!

Summer at the Skating Rink

People come from all over Tallahassee and the surrounding area to enjoy our skating rink, and we think you’ll love it too, whether you’ve been skating for years or are a total newbie. Our summer hours are in effect until August 10th, 2021, and regular fall hours resume on August 11th, 2021. 

During the summer, you can join us from noon to 4 pm every day except Sunday, so you can escape the hottest part of the day in our air conditioned indoor skating rink. We even have an indoor playground, so kids under 10 years old can burn off some energy. When you need a break from busting moves on the rink, head over to our arcade to play your favorite games, or hit the cafe for an energizing snack.   

Keep an eye on our schedule for other skating opportunities throughout the week, like Family Sk8 Mania and speed skating practice, and Adults Only Skate Night. We’re also booking private parties, available every day of the week except for Sunday. If you’re planning a celebration, give us a call at 850-386-4807 or contact us online to make a reservation. 

Why Skating is the Hot New Hobby

Roller skating has always been a popular activity, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has blown up even more. TikTok videos and Instagram stories of stylish skaters grooving to music have inspired people who haven’t skated in years (or ever) to lace up some skates and get rolling. 

The roller skating boom is especially cool because skating isn’t just fun and “aesthetic.” It’s also a really good workout! Roller skating regularly gives you a cardiovascular workout while strengthening and toning your core abdominal muscles and leg muscles. Over time, you may start to notice improvements to your stamina, balance, and agility! Because skating is a low-impact sport, it’s a great cross-training activity to give your joints a break from running, CrossFit, basketball, etc. 

Of course, the cool factor can’t be totally explained by roller skating’s many health and fitness benefits. It’s also just straight-up fun and cool! There are tons of ways to express yourself through roller skating, from the moves you show off on the rink, to the roller skates you wear on your feet. Investing in your own pair of skates lets you show off your personal style, and you can even customize them with light up wheels, colorful laces, and other skating accessories. Visit us at our pro shop and we can help you choose the perfect skates from our selection of trendy and classic skates.

Don’t Miss Our Summer Skating Specials!

Stylish woman dancing on roller skatesSummer 2021 is finally here! After the chaos of the pandemic, most people felt like summer passed them by completely. This year, it’s all about making up for lost time and having the funnest summer ever. At Skate World Center, we’re doing our part! Check out our new roller skating special, along with some other ideas for summer fun in Tallahassee. 

Skate World Summer Fun

Bring the whole family for a fun outing to the skating rink! We’re making it easy with this value-packed deal.

Monday Sk8 Mania Special

This package costs $33 (regular price is $44) and includes:

  • 4 skate admissions
  • 4 skate rentals
  • 4 game cards ($3 per card)

Our Sk8 Mania special is only available Mondays from 4-8 pm. 

Beat the Heat Special

Monday isn’t your only chance for skating specials here at Skate World Center! Join us from Monday to Saturday all summer long from noon to 4 pm and get $10 admission and $4 skate rental. Your admission is good for one activity—roller skating or the playground. (Please note that our indoor playground is for kids 10 years old and younger only! Above the ankle socks are required for both skating and the playground.) 

Adult Nights

Don’t worry, grownups, the kids don’t get to have all the fun. Join us on Thursday nights from 6-9 pm for Adults Only Skate Jam! Admission is only $10 and includes skate rental. Don’t forget to bring your face mask and long socks! (Other discounts and passes cannot be applied to this event.)

Other Summer Activities in Tallahassee

Outdoor Skating

If you just can’t get enough skating and want to add outdoor roller skating to your fitness routine, come on in to buy a new pair of skates! We can help you get set up with stylish skates and the correct wheels to use outdoors. Take a sneak peek at some of our newest roller skates, and visit our pro shop next time you’re here. 

There are tons of awesome places to roller skate outdoors in Tallahassee. These are just a few of our favorites!


See a Movie

Movie theaters are a welcome reprieve from the summer heat here in Florida; head to your favorite local movie theater to enjoy the air conditioning, some buttery popcorn, and oh yeah, a movie! But you don’t have to go inside to enjoy a summer cinema experience. Be sure to check out Tally Outdoor Movies to catch an outdoor screening under the stars.

Explore State Parks

We’re lucky to be close to some really fantastic state parks here in Tallahassee. How many have you been to? Summer is a great time to start checking them off your list! One of the coolest is Florida Caverns State Park, where you can take a tour of the limestone caves.

School’s Out for Summer… And Fun Is In Session!

Woman in trendy roller skates in front of street art muralLeon County students are so close to the end of the school year, and you can already feel the excitement in the air around Tallahassee! Summer break starts on Friday, June 11th, 2021, so start planning your summer celebrations now. We’re here to make your summer awesome in every way… The only missing ingredient is YOU. 

Tallahassee Summer 2021

Lock In Your Summer Style

After more than a year of being mostly cooped up at home, this summer is going to be one to remember. If you’re ready to trade in Zoom hangouts for IRL events, prepare to see and be seen! Get your summer style game on lock with a new pair of stylish roller skates. 

At Skate World Center, we have a selection of trendy skates and skate accessories to fit your *a e s t h e t i c*. If bright color is your thing, check out Evoke Roller Skates in turquoise suede with matching wheels. Do you think everything is better with glitter? If so, you’ll love the purple and gold glitter finish on these Glam Skates. Don’t forget to add some wild socks and LED light up skate wheels to get your look TikTok- or Insta-ready. 

Don’t Miss Out on the Fun

The skating rink is the perfect place to meet up with friends for summer fun, especially on those blazing hot days when being outside feels like being baked alive in an oven! Escape the heat, humidity, and mosquitoes at Skate World, where you can relax and skate to great music with your BFFs, or even make some new friends. Need a break to rest and recharge? Head to the arcade or snack bar! We even have an indoor playground for kids, so younger siblings can have fun too. To make sure you don’t miss any of our awesome events, follow us on Facebook, or check our upcoming events page. 

Plan a Party

While our birthday parties are extremely popular, don’t forget that we host all kinds of Tallahassee group events. We offer special group rates for groups of 10 or more people; just call us at 850-385-RINK to learn more. 

Our group events are perfect for clubs, teams or even end of the year class parties, as well as youth groups and VBS outings, summer camp and daycare field trips, and fundraisers. We even offer private events if you’d like to rent out the entire rink for an exclusive function. 

Ready to make this the best summer yet? We can’t wait to see you! Get your crew together and get ready for an epic summer break like no other. 

A Plethora of Parties: 5 Skating Celebrations That Aren’t Birthday Parties

Happy young woman in graduation cap throwing blue and gold confetti

Skating birthday parties are fun, but why do they get all the attention? There are plenty of other special occasions to celebrate at the skating rink. Check out these 5 roller skating party ideas, and book your event today at Skate World Center!

5 Non-Birthday Reasons to Party at the Skating Rink

Graduation Parties

With the end of the academic year right around the corner, it’s time to book graduation parties. Celebrate your child’s (or your own!) scholastic milestone with a party that all of your friends and family can enjoy. Whether you’re celebrating a graduating high school senior, undergrad, graduate, or another milestone like passing the bar or doing well on the MCAT or LSAT, a skating party provides an opportunity to reward the honoree for all of their hard work. 

End of Year Class Parties

It has been a wild year for students and teachers thanks to the pandemic, and having to do school remotely has been hard for everyone. Kids may be missing their classmates and feeling isolated, so why not plan an end of the year class party to cheer them up? Now that more people are getting vaccinated, a class party could be the perfect way to break the ice and help kids reconnect with their peers. 

Team Parties

Sports team parties are usually pretty simple—pizzas, sodas, a speech from the coach or parents, and maybe some trophies. That’s all well and good, but why limit it to a restaurant where the kids will be bored with nothing to do? Instead, host a team pizza party at the skating rink! You can still have all the staples of a classic team party, but instead of making a mess on the tables or running around tripping waiters after they’re done with their pizza, the kids can go work off some energy on the skating rink.
Skating is not only a really good source of aerobic exercise, but it’s also fun and social, making it a perfect team bonding activity. The stronger those friendships are off the field/court/track/etc., the better the team will perform when the pressure’s on!   

Pre-Wedding Parties

A wedding is not just a party. Oh, no. It’s the culmination of an entire series of parties, from the engagement party to the wedding showers to the bachelor and bachelorette parties. If playing typical wedding shower games sounds painfully boring, or you want to plan a pre-wedding event that guests will actually enjoy, a roller skating party is the way to go.
Our spacious skating rink is perfect for private or public events when you want to entertain a crowd. Skating provides a great atmosphere for mingling, letting loose, and having fun together, all of which are important when bringing families together… Not to mention throwing your wedding party members into the mix! Don’t stress about your college roommate, your sister, your BFF, and your soon-to-be in-laws getting along; after a night of food, music, and roller skating, the ice will be broken! Everyone will be more comfortable with each other when your big day rolls around, and that will make it a lot less stressful for you and your partner.

Company Parties

Last, but not least, don’t forget about company parties! It can be challenging to plan a corporate event that doesn’t feel like work, but if there’s anything that could make a company party enjoyable, it’s roller skating!

Learn How Kids Skate FREE at Skate World Center!

Kids Skate Free badge on lanyardIt’s no secret that having kids is expensive. Food, clothing, childcare, education, and all of the other expenses can really add up. And that’s not to mention the cost of keeping them entertained! Fortunately, there are actually plenty of fun, FREE things to do with kids in Tallahassee. We might be biased (OK, fine…We’re definitely biased), but we think roller skating is one of the best activities to do with your kids. And with just a couple of simple steps, your kids can skate free! Keep reading to learn how to sign up for the Kids Skate Free program, and join us at one of our public skating sessions to let the good times roll. 

Kids Skate Free

Kids Skate Free (KSF) is a program designed to help families get out of the house and enjoy healthy physical activity while saving money. By registering for the program, you will get 2 free passes per child, per week. Each pass is only good for one week, after which it expires. Expired passes are replaced with new valid passes each Monday. That means your kids can each skate twice a week for FREE! Talk about a deal!
The program is only for children aged 10 and younger. KSF passes cannot be combined with other offers or used towards group events, birthday parties, etc.

How To Sign Up

Visit and search for your city, or go directly to our Kids Skate Free signup page. Simply fill out the quick and easy online form and submit it. Once you’ve signed up, download and install the MyHownd app. Your Kids Skate Free passes will be available to use starting on Monday morning! 

How To Use Your Passes

To use your passes, just look in the My Promos section or your MyHownd Wallet. Show us the promo at the front desk when you check-in. Once the activated promo is marked as redeemed, you’ll see it in the Redeemed Promos section. You’re all set! Your kids can enjoy roller skating for hours and you can feel great knowing that not only are they having fun, but they’re also getting some fantastic exercise. 

When To Use Your Passes

We have 3 Kids Skate Free days per week: 

  • Mondays noon-4 pm
  • Fridays noon-4 pm and 7 pm-10 pm
  • Saturdays noon-4 pm and 7-10 pm

We can’t wait for your family to experience the fun and fitness of roller skating, so don’t wait! If you have kids under 10 years old, sign them up for Kids Skate Free and join us on the rink.
And remember, that while only kids get to skate for free, skating is great for adults, too. Rent some skates, lace up, and recapture the feeling of freedom that only roller skating can provide. You’ll feel like a kid again, and maybe you can even show your kids some moves. 

Doing Our Part(y): How We’re Keeping Skate World a Safe Place to Skate and Celebrate During COVID

There’s a popular saying going around; “The pandemic’s not over just because you’re over it.” If you’re feeling really, really “over it,” just know that you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are still ways to have fun while also taking COVID safety seriously… And that’s exactly what we’re focused on at Skate World!

Whether you’re looking for a birthday party venue or just something fun to do on an afternoon, we’ve got you covered. The skating rink is open and we are doing our part to be good neighbors by providing Tallahasseeans with a place for family fun in a safe environment. Keep reading to learn about our COVID safety precautions, and plan your party or visit today!

COVID Safety at Skate World

We abide by all state and local health and safety regulations, but we also hold ourselves to a higher standard. The safety of our guests and staff is our highest priority, which is why we have chosen to institute the following COVID safety procedures and policies.

Limited Capacity

We are currently choosing to limit our capacity by 50%. While local government regulations do not require this, we want to make sure that visitors and staff can safely maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet as much as possible. We have also reduced the number of tables to create 6 feet between each table.
Additionally, we have split our Saturday open skating hours into 2 sessions. The time between skate sessions allows us to thoroughly clean and sanitize our facility before the next session. To further reduce the risk of exposure, we have drastically reduced our Saturday birthday party availability to only 3 slots. This allows each party group to be the only party during their time slot.

Heightened Health and Safety Procedures

According to the Leon County Mask Ordinance, everyone must wear a face covering at all times while in a business establishment. Our staff is required to wear masks and gloves at all times while on duty, and we require visitors to wear a mask in order to enter the facility. In addition to the local mask mandate, we have also incorporated several safety precautions into our operations, including:

  • Daily temperature checks for staff
  • Floor decals to direct traffic and assist in social distancing
  • Additional sanitizing and cleaning throughout the day
  • Hand sanitizer stations

Private Event Opportunities

While we are taking every precaution to reduce the risk of COVID during our public parties and skating sessions, we know that some customers feel more comfortable with private events. That’s why we’re offering private rink rentals starting as low as $179. If you’ve ever wanted to host a private roller skating party, this is your golden opportunity!

Thank you to all of our loyal skaters for your support during the pandemic. We appreciate you and are so glad to be able to offer a fun, social, and physically active way to de-stress in Tallahassee. Make your plan to visit today, and call us at 850-385-RINK (7465) with any questions!

Get the Best Deal on Private Events in Tallahassee at Skate World

Happy woman skating through line of party guestsWith coronavirus still weighing on everyone’s minds, party planning remains a challenge. Fortunately, if you’re trying to plan a party in Tallahassee, we’ve got an amazing deal for you! Instead of worrying about a public party with other people around, why not take advantage of our Rent the Rink special and host a private party—while also saving 20% off the regular private event fee! 

Rent the Rink With Our Private Event Special

What’s the Deal?

Want to host a party without exposing you and your guests to unnecessary outside people? We have you covered. Due to these unprecedented times, we are offering a very special deal to our customers, allowing you to enjoy our skating rink, indoor playground, and arcade all to yourselves. You choose the guest list, bring your crew, and enjoy a fun-filled hour and a half  of private event time at Skate World. It’s the ultimate party flex, whether you’re celebrating a birthday, bachelorette weekend, college event, graduation, or any other special occasion!

Rent the Rink Special Details

  • Save 20% off on Rent The Rink when you book a weekday event. 
  • Invite up to 15 people.
  • Enjoy 90 minutes of private event time.
  • Guests may choose between roller skating with free skate rental OR indoor playground.
  • We provide a live DJ playing your favorite music.
  • Face masks are legally required for everyone by county mandate. Skaters should wear long socks.
  • The playground is for kids 10 and under only. 
  • You MUST call ahead to make your reservation. Please call 850-385-7465 to reserve over the phone.
  • Limit 1 per person, not to be combined with any other offer.
  • Our team works hard to give our guests an incredible experience! Please remember to tip on the full amount of your party prior to the discount. 
  • Standard appointment and cancellation policies apply. 

Private Event Rentals for Everyone

Wondering if a private roller skating event is right for you? In short: You bet it is! Our private skating parties are the perfect solution for any type of celebration in Tallahassee, including: 

  • Birthday parties for kids, teens, and adults
  • Home school group meetups
  • School rewards for Honor Roll, etc.
  • Tiny Tot meetups, Mommy and Me events, or any group of parents with young kids
  • Small college groups, clubs, fraternities, and sororities
  • Church youth groups, small groups, Bible study groups
  • Couples for date night
  • An epic family fun night with your spouse and kids
  • Team parties
  • Much more!

Whether your group includes beginner skaters, pro skaters, or anyone in between, you’re sure to have a blast during your private event. And most importantly, we do our utmost to keep our guests SAFE! As Tallahassee’s premier skating complex, we take your health seriously, which is why our entire facility undergoes regular antimicrobial disinfecting with LAST™ Hospital Grade Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Coating. This treatment uses EPA registered, hospital-grade disinfectants applied by electric misters to coat the entire facility, reducing risk of cross-contamination and creating an antimicrobial coating. In addition, we have escalated our cleaning and sanitation processes, from assigning a dedicated staff member to clean and sanitize high-traffic areas and surfaces, to requiring temperature checks, properly-worn masks, and gloves for all staff while on duty.