Known colloquially as “Gville,” “Hogtown,” and “Rainsville,” Gainesville is frequently named one of the best small towns in the nation to live and play. Replete with outdoor wonders and supported by a vibrant downtown, there’s no shortage of fun activities to explore. Home to the world-renowned University of Florida, Gainesville is a place where scholars, adventurers, foodies, and shopaholics can all run free under towering oaks and blue skies. When you pay us a visit, don’t hesitate to ask us about our recommended attractions.
Celebrate Shopping from Your Favorite Brands
Looking to kill some time? hōm hotel + suites is located mere minutes away from Celebration Pointe, Gainesville’s number one shopping destination. Shop directly from iconic brands, dine at fun restaurants, or watch a movie in the luxury Regal Cinemas. Celebration Pointe also hosts a number of exciting events throughout the year.
Get Ready to Chomp Your Heart Out
Aside from a beautiful campus and stellar academics, the University of Florida is known for a number of championship-winning athletic teams. None are more popular than the Florida Gators football team, a group of top recruits battling for dominance in the heavily-contested SEC. Catch a game and watch college football at its finest.
Beat the Heat in 72° Natural Springs
One of Gainesville’s most popular features is the abundance of natural springs surrounding our town. These springs are best enjoyed in the summer months, when the 90+ degree heat can be beaten in the crystal clear water that stays 72° year-round. Even in winter, the deep blue water and the opportunity to see manatees make these springs worth the trip.