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Things to Do in Gainesville

Between nationally-ranked sports, diverse annual festivals, and close proximity to the best natural attractions Florida has to offer, there’s more than one reason to come to Gainesville. Our historic Florida town is known for its exciting mix of nature and culture. No matter what brings you to Gainesville, you won’t want to leave before checking out some of these top attractions:

  • University of Florida Gator Football at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention – named after Dr. James Robert Cade, lead inventor of Gatorade
  • Jonesville Park - Multi Functional Park
  • Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
  • Champions Park, contains 16 Baseball/Softball fields
  • Hal Brady Sports Complex - Host to Babe Ruth World Series
  • Annual NHRA Gatornationals drag racing at Gainesville’s Auto-Plus Raceway
  • UF Health Shands Hospital, a cutting-edge research and medical center
  • Natural Attractions such as the Florida Museum of Natural History and Ginnie Springs
  • Annual Arts & Cultural Festivals such as the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
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Vols Fan But Gator Land!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Everything is how it's stated on the web. No surprises! I love the place. I was there with a couple more guys for the Gator vs Vols football game and we had a ball. The entire staff was AWESOME!! Wait a minute, I guess there was a surprise....The Gators football team stayed there as well! Despite TN shirts and jerseys some of them took pics with us which also made the trip much more enjoyable!!!
Reviewed by 759eugenep on September via TripAdvisor

Traveled with family

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

We have a pet and they charge $20 + Tax but so worth it for a great hotel. I will always stay if in town
Reviewed by Edward on September 2019 via Expedia

Love this Hotel!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

My family and I have stayed at this hotel numerous times because we know it’s a great hotel. My grandparents would stay here during their trips to visit our family (perfect to swing by to Newberry or jump on 75 or 39th to Gainesville). If my grandparents always returned to this hotel, then you know it’s good! We stayed here most recently for my cousins graduation. The pool is awesome, lots of lounging chairs and always clean. We were able to check in early and offered a choice of floors. Front desk is always friendly and breakfast is yummy. Whenever we are back in Gainesville, we will be back as always!
Reviewed by lindseyd1384 on May 2019 via TripAdvisor

Clean and Yummy

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Very clean room, awesome breakfast bar. Room was perfect, I needed to book a handicap accessible room and it was perfect for my needs. Only con was their shower towels were very small. Pool and Jacuzzi were very nice as well.

Reviewed by pixeldustone on September 19, 2019 via TripAdvisor