If you love the outdoors, North Central Florida has you covered. Gainesville is so close to many state parks, natural springs, cycling trails, and more. Depot Park is a brand new park open in Gainesville, perfect for children, teens, and adults of all ages. Or, maybe you want to hike through the swampland in Paynes Prairie to see alligators, bison, wild horses, and more. Even if you’re looking for a day out on the golf course, Gainesville is home to four, 18-hole golf courses within a 10-minute drive from the city. Gainesville is home to many outdoor adventures, one reason why locals love North Central Florida.
Gainesville is home to many theaters, galleries, and events to spark anyone’s interest. The Hippodrome Theatre is just one of many venues which offers a variety of live performances, cinema, events, and more. North Central Florida also offers a variety of festivals and farmers markets, which draws a variety of vendors, performances, and art to our city.