Posts Tagged ‘Gainesville’

A Perfect Day in Gainesville

Monday, June 13th, 2011
Manatee Springs State Park: Spring Head

Manatee Springs State Park

Summers can be warm in Florida, which is of course why many people like to travel here. The tropical conditions give rise to opulent flowers and perfumed air. Travelers find themselves wanting to rise early, take a mid-day siesta, and stay up late. Florida Bed and Breakfasts are an ideal lodging choice for just such a vacation.

Rise with the sun and get in a few rounds of golf at one of the four courses on the outskirts of town. The tree-lined fairways, hills, and running streams of Meadowbrook Golf Course will have you using every club in the bag. Clumps of old, large pine trees and numerous lakes dot Ironwood Golf Course, (more…)

Gushing Over Gainesville

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

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.

You've never seen anything like it...

You've never seen anything like it...

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.

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