Equal parts scenic oasis and cultural hub, Gainesville is one of the gems of sunny northern Florida.
The home of the University of Florida is one of the region’s most popular destinations with its college-town vitality and protected natural beauty. Gainesville offers miles of biking and hiking trails, along with lots of wildlife viewing opportunities in seven area Florida State Parks. The University also offers a host of spectator sports throughout the year, including: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Track and Volleyball. At the end of your day, you can head downtown for some of the best local farm-to-fork dining around. Gainesville is full of fun, inexpensive and often free attractions for the family and peaceful, relaxed outdoor experiences for those seeking a slower pace. Whatever your passion, the nature and culture of Gainesville and Alachua County await.