Gainesville, Florida, is often considered the outdoor enthusiast's dream destination. Visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing and climbing trees at one of the many parks in the area. John Mahon Nature Park, River Rise Preserve State Park, O'Leno State Park and Lake Sante Fe are just a few of the places where you can enjoy this natural playground. If you prefer to play indoors, then you can enjoy a show at Florida's oldest community theater, the Gainesville Community Playhouse. Kids and adults alike will be thrilled with the Florida Natural History Museum.
As the home to the University of Florida, there are numerous choices for accommodations in Gainesville. Surrounding the city in Alachua Country are several small towns that offer an assortment of local inns and restaurants. These are certainly worth exploring while in the Gainesville area. This area is serviced by the Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) with regularly scheduled connecting flights.
The Micanopy Historical Society Museum features displays showing area history from the early Native Americans to the Civil War. Downtown Gainesville is home to local shops, eateries and nightspots. It hosts the Downtown Festival and Art Show the second weekend in November. You can find local produce and products at the Wednesday evening Union Street Farmer's Market.
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