The bucolic village of Quincy makes a nice day trip from Tallahassee. Once nicknamed 'Cola-Cola Town', Quincy struck it rich in the early 20th century by investing, en masse, in Coke stock. The town struck fizzy black gold, and became the wealthiest per capita in the state. There's an original 1905 Coca-Cola mural on E Jefferson St, and 36 blocks of pretty historic buildings built on the dividends of America's favorite soft drink. Thanks to that prosperity, Quincy feels significantly more alive and energetic than many Panhandle towns of a similar size.
Historical side note: Quincy was also a flash point during the Civil Rights movement. The African American population of surrounding Gadsen County was well organized and unafraid of armed resistance against the violent militias that sought to suppress civil rights in other parts of the South.