Art and culture unite at this hidden neighborhood in Florida. A place where creatives feel free and the hippie soul expressive. Railroad Square Art District is a 10-acre artistic haven featuring more than 70 studios, galleries and small boutiques.
Each corner at Railroad Square feels like a hippie hangout with a quaint atmosphere. You can find a rubiginous railroad caboose serving up made-in-house coffee, hot hoagies and cold beverages.
But this artsy neighborhood will take you into a cultural adventure where you will find a sculpture garden, an art park filled with galleries and a green space to hang up a hammock to relax.
At the intersection of entertainment and hospitality, you will find breweries, dance studios, restaurants, even a rock climbing gym.
Railroad Square hosts monthly the "First Friday Gallery Hop” where you can explore all the new activities while thrift shopping for a one-of-a-kind outfit.
You can also enjoy live music while people-watching at the city's most lively event.
The best part of Railroad Square is that you can turn it into a day trip. The multiple options and shops will give you a broad perspective of the area's zeitgeist. For a good coffee and kava experience visit Serenity Coffee Kava.
According to a Trip Advisor review, "I love the shops and the murals here. This is a cultural center, for sure. This is the kind of place you could spend a whole afternoon at, admiring the art and browsing the local shops. Inside the large barn-like building there are some little shops where you can support local artisans and I really love having that kind of opportunity."
Railroad Square is an artistic neighborhood to enjoy at a slow pace with no itinerary.
Address: 618 McDonnell Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32310. Located right in the middle
Why you need to go: This artistic neighborhood features more than 50 galleries, shops and restaurants.