A list compiled from locals of their favorite things to do in Gainesville Florida!

Nature:
Hike Devil’s Millhopper
Go canoeing/paddleboarding/kayaking down the Santa Fe River in High Springs
Participate in the Gainesville Amazing Race in May
Payne’s Prairie – The La Chua Trail
Hike or Mountain Bike San Felasco
Visit the Santa Fe Zoo
Visit Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Visit the Natural History Museum and Butterfly Garden.
Hike Loblolly Trail
Hike Bolen Bluff
Visit the springs: Poe, Ginnie, Blue, and Lily in High Springs
Bike the Hawthorne Trail.
Visit Farmers Markets
Visit The Bat House in the evening to watch the bats take flight
Lake Alice
Find sharks teeth in Hogtown Creek
Tube down the Ichetuckne
Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation

Art and Performing Arts:
Visit the Harn Museum of Art.
Visit the Natural History Museum/Butterfly Garden.
Live music at Free Fridays downtown (May through October).
Downtown Art Walk the last Friday of every month
See a play or indie film at the Hippodrome.
Live music around town
Stand up Comedy
Open Mics
Tour The University of Florida
Visit The Thomas Center Art Galleries
Tour Pleasant Street Neighborhood

Nightlife:
Visit a local brewery (Swamp Head, Tall Paul’s, First Magnitude).
Live Music
Clubs

Exercise and Athletics:
Yoga
Run the stadium – Up the stairs, Gainesville Mountains by walking up the bleachers,
Pickup Games
Join a sports team

Community:
Repurpose Project
Soup Kitchens
Habitats For Humanity
Animal Shelters

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