There is so much to do, see and experience in Gainesville Florida, it’s hard to know where to begin. Rich cultural offerings, fantastic freshwater fishing, and must-see museums are just a few reasons to stay at a Gainesville FL bed and breakfast for a weekend or a week.
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The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville is the largest of its kind in the state. Perhaps one of the most impressive features of the museum is the Butterfly Rainforest: four stories of lush tropical gardens, cascading waterfalls, and hundreds of butterflies make this a magical place, indeed.
There are ample opportunities to get out in nature in and around Gainesville. Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park and Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve are just south of town. There are miles of hiking, biking and riding trails, including the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail – 16 miles of paved trail running through Gainesville, the Paynes Prairie, and Lochloosa Wildlife Management Area.
Imagine yourself floating downriver in a canoe or kayak. Near Gainesville are the Santa Fe, Ichetucknee and Suwannee Rivers, where recreation abounds. Swim, float or fish in these waters. Look for Poe Springs, which pours millions of gallons of fresh water into the Santa Fe River as it makes it way to the Gulf of Mexico.
Be sure to stroll through the historic district of Gainesville, poke around in shops, and enjoy some of the excellent restaurants while in town. There are many excellent bed and breakfasts Gainesville FL. Select one where you will feel quite at home, and take your time exploring this rich area of Northeast Florida.