Home to the University of Florida, is more than a college town. Here you will experience a city filled with natural treasures, a vibrant cultural scene and delightful culinary treats. Each of these parts are exciting on their own, but together they make for a memorable Florida vacation.
In the Gainesville area you can discover one of the largest collections of high magnitude cold water springs anywhere. Poe Springs, located just west of the town of High Springs, alone pumps out 44 million gallons of crystal clear cold water a day, perfect for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, canoeing, kayaking or just floating.
Ever taken a shower of butterflies? Gainesville offers the chance to come faceto-face with exotic, vibrant butterflies fluttering atop a lush tropical canvas of
foliage and flowers as you experience the Butterfly Rainforest, at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida Campus.
After all of those attractions it is time to eat. Downtown Gainesville delivers more than 25 unique eateries and pubs including favorites like Emiliano’s Café, serving Latin fusion, and Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Company. Not heading downtown? Select from the restaurant family of Mildred’s Big City Food, the New Deal Café and the newest addition, Blue Gill Quality Foods serving fresh local and organic ingredients with a southern twist.
There is more happening in Gainesville than the Gator Chomp. Come experience how friendly a spot we are and see how these things combine to make Gainesville the place “Where Nature and Culture Meet”.