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Festival in Gainesville

Local Gainesville Attractions

Outside of football and racing, Gainesville is home to numerous annual and seasonal events. Enjoy all the fun things to do in Gainesville when you stay at the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel including outdoor adventures, world-class museums and impressive performances.

Nature-lovers will enjoy Payne’s Prairie State Reserve, the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens or visiting one of the nearby freshwater springs like Ginnie Springs or High Springs. Animal-lovers will love to visit the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo or the Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Step back in time when you come during the famous annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Watch jousting knights, explore the medieval artisan marketplace and enjoy nine stages of mesmerizing entertainment.  

If performances are more your style, catch a show at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Stroll Gainesville’s historic district and shop the local boutiques.

With so much to do, it can be hard to keep track. Make sure to refer to our Calendar of Events and Local Area Guide for more Gainesville events.

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Great service, very clean rooms

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great service, very clean rooms. We had a great time. And very clean nice pool.
Reviewed by Nicoya Mahoney on August 2020 via Google

Do It!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

It was great. We arrived late in day. Pleasant and clean. Beautiful area and hotel. Staff was so pleasant. From front desk to sales manager to the hard working cleaning maid service!!!!!
Reviewed by Barbara on August 2020 via Hotels.com

Love the staff & their services

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Had my wedding at BW this past Saturday & in the past my family has had several functions with them. I told the staff personally at the end of my function that we keep coming back to them for their EXCELLENT service. & they most certainly did not disappoint. Love the staff & their services. Will definitely continue to keep having functions with them in the future!
Reviewed by Louella Lledo on August 2020 via Google

Very clean hotel!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Very clean hotel. Staff were very friendly and helpful! Made us feel right at home!! Will definitely be staying again!!

Reviewed by Kathy Peacock on June 2020 via Google