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Visit Tallahassee launches Seasoned Local campaign

Locals are encouraged to see Tallahassee like visitors
Posted at 5:49 AM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 05:49:26-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Last year, more than two million people visited the Capital City, with about 23 percent of them staying with friends or families and that’s why Visit Tallahassee has started the “Seasoned Local” scavenger hunt.

"The more we can educate our residents on a lot of the cool stuff that's happening around town, they can show their friends and relatives that are here, but then they can also invite some up and say 'you got to go to a concert,' or 'you got to go see this," said Kerri Post, Director of Visit Tallahassee.

Residents are encouraged to see Tallahassee like a visitor would. That means enjoying local hot spots, and while you're there, take a selfie.

Upload your picture to social media, and the "seasoned local" website for a chance to win prizes. In all, there are 26 different scavenger hunt sites. And we can expect a new list of sites in the fall.

"We'll start it all over again in October for the fall and again, have a different bucket list. We know of a couple of cool spots that people are going to go, 'gosh, I didn't know that was there,' or 'I didn't know that was there.' We're planning ahead and want to make sure we're also representing the destination geographically," said Post.

Local business owners are excited to see new, but local, faces with the "Seasoned Local" campaign.

"It's a great way to get locals more involved in the city. We all go into the same store every time. I'm guilty of it more than most people. It's a cool way of sort of doing a scavenger hunt for fun things to do. Go around the city and experience new things," said Gregory Cohen, with Lofty Pursuits.

Cohen plans to not only take part in the scavenger hunt, but also tell his friends and customers about it.

Just a few of the items on the checklist include visiting your favorite mural, museum, or coffee shop. You can find the full list of activities and the link to upload your photos by clicking here.