Eat.See.Do: Gainesville!

Welcome to Anders Group’s weekly location spotlight where we’ll share what to eat, see, and do in some of the most popular Travel Assignment locations! Up this week… Gainesville!

 

WHERE: Gainesville, FL

 

ABOUT: It is commonly known as the home of The University of Florida Gators. Gainesville is also a history powerhouse; housing more than 5 historical sites within the 64 square mile radius of the city.

 

EAT:

  • The Top – home of great burgers and an even better vibe
  • 101 Cantina – Sundays are definitely fundays with free tequila shots all day long!
  • Maude’s Classic Café – put you in the mind of the coffee shop from “Friends” and add in games to distract the kiddos.
  • Dragonfly Sushi – a modern Japanese pub, Gainesville’s most talked about Sushi place

 

SEE:

  • Haile Homestead – read the “Talking Walls,” the written story of the Hail family and their slaves are written right there on the walls of the home
  • The 352 Walls – an amazing collection of murals made by artist from all over the world, scattered throughout the city of Gainesville.
  • Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park – an unexpected miniature rain forest that flourishes even in Florida’s dry summers

 

DO:

  • Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation – rub fur with wild animals ranging from Sunflower the tiger to Henry the Indian rhino
  • Florida Museum – home of the Butterfly Rain forest, featuring hundreds of free-flying butterflies along with other small wildlife
  • Florida Fun Bikes – take in the city with 11 of your closest friends, a couple drinks and pedal around town – this is a good way to see The 352 Walls
  • Depot Park – an interactive playground for children; it’s filled with slides, swings, and even a splash pad!

FUN FACTS:

  • Gainesville was dubbed “Tree City, USA” by the National Arbor Day Foundation in 1982 and has known as such ever since.
  • Gatorade was invented here in 1965.
  • It was the Nation’s first Butterfly City.

 

Have you been to Gainesville? What did you eat, see, and do? Leave your recommendations below!

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