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Top Spring Break Must-Visits in Gainesville, Florida

By: Hotel Eleo at the University of Florida / 01 Mar 2024
Top Spring Break Must-Visits in Gainesville, Florida

Spring in Gainesville, Florida, isn't just a season—it's a vibrant, welcoming invitation to outdoor enthusiasts, families, and solo travelers. The city comes alive with exciting spring activities and things to do, from visiting the exquisite breweries to enjoying the outdoors, such as hiking the scenic trails or wildlife viewing at Prairie Preserve State Park. From live concerts and performances to serene nature walks, discover our guide to the top places to visit in Gainesville this spring.

A Day Out at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Wander through the 68-acre largest public display of bamboo, vibrant flowers, and exotic plant collections in Gainesville, Florida. This garden features colorful blooms from June to September and is an ideal retreat for nature lovers and photographers alike, offering a serene escape amidst lush landscapes.

Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

Spring is a perfect time for families to visit the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, one of only two teaching zoos in Gainesville. Located on SF's college campus, this 10-acre zoo features a diverse collection of native and exotic species, from White-throated capuchin monkeys to Asian small-clawed otters, in a naturally shaded environment.

Tour Craft Breweries

Discover the heart of Gainesville's craft beer scene this spring. Each brewery tour offers a unique taste of local flavors and innovative brews in a relaxing environment. Whether you're a beer enthusiast or visiting the town for a vacation, indulge in a vibrant brewing culture at some of the famous breweries such as Swamp Head Brewery, First Magnitude Brewing, and Blackadder Brewing Company.

Witness Live Performances at The Hippodrome Theatre

Experience the magic of live theatre shows this spring season at The Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville. With an array of exciting performances, from laugh-out-loud comedies to exceptional music concerts, it offers a memorable experience for theater lovers.

Shop, Dine, Downtown Gainesville

Looking for things to do in Gainesville this spring season? Enjoy the vibrant nightlife, wander through charming streets, and explore unique boutiques for shopping or exquisite restaurants and cafes. Shop, dine, and experience the vibrant culture in the heart of the Downtown, a must-visit this spring.

Outdoor Adventure Awaits

Embrace the spirit of outdoor adventures in Gainesville this spring. Paynes Prairie and Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park invites you to witness breathtaking wildlife, hike the scenic trails, or enjoy a picnic under the sun. These state parks are a haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Fresh Water Natural Springs

Get ready for some family fun in Gainesville's freshwater springs, offering relaxation and fun outdoor activities. Take a dip, go kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or scuba diving in the crystal-clear waters of Ginnie Springs and Gilchrist Blue Springs, and soak up the breathtaking views.

Spring College Sports

Elevate your spring vacation or getaway to Gainesville by catching an exciting college game. From Florida Gators basketball to tennis, baseball, gymnastics, and golf games, the city buzzes with the energy of college sports. Are you ready to cheer on your favorite team? Check out the list of upcoming game schedules.

Plan A Perfect Spring Getaway with Hotel ELEO

Located at the University of Florida, Hotel ELEO is within proximity to the best spring things to do and places to visit in Gainesville, Florida. Our contemporary rooms and suites with lake/city views and upscale amenities offer perfect relaxation after your spring day out. Check out our Dive into Spring special offer and plan your getaway with us.

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