Leon County focusing on new tourism district

Leon County focusing on new tourism district
Leon County focusing on new tourism district
Posted at 5:41 AM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 01:28:52-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - In the first nine months of 2018, Florida saw a record number of visitors come into the state.

Following the statewide trend, Leon County also broke records for visitors with more than 2.4 million visitors stopping by.

Now the county is making plans to show more people that Leon County is a destination spot.

To most out of towners, they think of larger cities like Miami when they think of visiting Florida.

Now Leon County is making a big move to invest more in bringing those tourists up here to North Florida.

For now, you can find the one stop shop for all things tourism at the Visit Tallahasee office downtown.

But soon the county will open up a new main location in the historic Amtrack Station.

Kerri Post, executive director of Visit Tallahassee, said that "It'll be an exciting opportuinty for us being its a very historic building. It's got great bones. It helps us tell the story of Tallahassee."

The building's history and bones isn't the only reason for the move.

It's directly across from Domi Station, a place where creative minds blossom.

And it's wedged directly between Railroad Square and Collegetown, an area that offers everything from food and drinks, to shopping, to fun.