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How To Spend A Perfect Spring Weekend in Gainesville?

By: Hotel Eleo at the University of Florida / 19 Mar 2024
How To Spend A Perfect Spring Weekend in Gainesville

A Perfect Guide on How to Spring Vacation in Gainesville

Gainesville is a city brimming with exciting spring activities and events and surrounded by the natural beauty of Florida. Wander through nature or hike at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. Enjoy the ultimate thrill of drag racing at Gainesville Raceway. Be part of spring events and festivals like the Easter egg hunt and Spring Arts Festival.

Whether you're a nature lover, a foodie, or looking to explore local culture or festivity, we've curated a list of five must-experience activities in Gainesville.

Explore the Natural Beauty of Paynes Prairie

A walk into the wild at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park for a memorable outdoor experience. Enjoy hiking, birdwatching, and spot wild horses and bison. Immerse yourself in the scenic landscapes and diverse ecosystems that make Florida one of the top destinations for nature lovers.

Experience the Art Scene at the Spring Arts Festival

Celebrate creativity at the Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville's premier cultural event, a must-visit for art enthusiasts. Wander among the vibrant displays of local and national artists, enjoy live music performances, and discover the rich artistic spirit of the community.
When: March 23

Stunning Fresh Water Springs

North Florida is home to over 1,000 freshwater springs. Discover some of the best natural springs, like Gilchrist Blue and Ginnie Springs, ideal for refreshing swimming, scuba diving, and relaxing in nature. Splash into crystal-clear water and make the most of your spring adventure.

Hop into Easter Egg Hunt Spirit

Join the community in a festive Easter Egg Hunt, perfect for families and children. This joyful event brings together the community for a fun-filled day of egg hunting, games, and springtime celebration in one of Gainesville's scenic parks.
When: March 30

La Chua Trail

Walk the renowned La Chua Trail for an unforgettable encounter with Florida's wildlife. This accessible trail offers up-close views of majestic alligators, birds, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Be sure to capture the scenic beauty of the trail, making it a must-visit for photographers and nature enthusiasts.

Dive into Spring with Hotel ELEO

Planning a spring getaway to Gainesville? Hotel ELEO is within minutes of some of the best spring break things to do and must-visit attractions in Gainesville, FL. Elevate your stay with our exclusive Dive into the Spring Package. Savor memorable dining at Covey Kitchen + Cocktails after your day out.

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