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The Ultimate Guide to Mother's Day in Gainesville, Florida

By: Hotel Eleo at the University of Florida / 03 May 2024
: The Ultimate Guide to Mother's Day in Gainesville, Florida

Mother's Day is just around the corner! Go beyond the ordinary and treat your mom to an unforgettable getaway to Gainesville, Florida—a vibrant city celebrated for its stunning natural landscapes and rich cultural offerings. Discover the beauty of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens or see the local art scene at the Muffins and Mimosas Art Market. Enjoy a delectable brunch at Covey Kitchen + Cocktails, then spend a relaxing afternoon fishing at the UF Ponds. With renowned attractions and things to do, Gainesville is the perfect place to celebrate the most special woman in your life.

Check out our guide to the top Mother's Day activities in Gainesville.

Experience Brunch Buffet at Covey Kitchen and Cocktails

Start your Mother's Day festivities with a delicious brunch experience at Covey Kitchen + Cocktails, an upscale restaurant in Gainesville. Make your mom feel extra special as you engage in heartfelt conversations over glasses of sparkling mimosas and Floridian cuisine, setting a joyous day for you and your mom.

Tour Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Discover the natural beauty of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, a 68-acre beautifully landscaped garden with a collection of exotic plants and Florida's largest public bamboo display. Enjoy a peaceful retreat with a perfect backdrop for family photos that will last a lifetime. On Mother's Day, mothers of all ages enjoy free admission.

Embrace Creativity at Muffins and Mimosas Art Market

Discover the Muffins and Mimosas Art Market at Artisans Guild Gallery—a celebration of creativity and community. You will find handcrafted jewelry, unique artworks, and special gifts reflecting Gainesville's arts scene. Perfect for a creative day out with mom, complete with mimosas.

Family Fun Fishing Day at UF

For the adventurous mom, the Family Fishing Day at the University of Florida offers a delightful change of pace. This event is more than just fishing; it's about sharing laughter, learning new skills together, and enjoying the outdoors with your mom. Whether you're an experienced angler or a first-timer, make sure to take your mom and create new memories.

Mother's Day Festival at Alachua Farmers Market

Wrap up your day at the lively Mother's Day Festival at Alachua Farmers Market. This festival is the heart of Gainesville's community, featuring fresh local produce, artisanal crafts, and live music. It's a place to discover the local culture, enjoy delicious food, and celebrate motherhood amidst the warmth of the community.

Experience A Relaxed Getaway at Hotel ELEO

Hotel ELEO puts you within minutes of the best Mother's Day things to do and experience in Gainesville, Florida. After your day out, unwind in our contemporary accommodations with lake/city views and thoughtful amenities. Make your Mother's Day unforgettable by planning your getaway with our hotel specials and deals.

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