May 3-11, 2014


National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is an annual event sponsored by the Travel Industry Association and commemorated by states, cities and organizations across the nation. The goal of NTW is to highlight the powerful economic, social and cultural impacts of travel through events and celebrations recognize the incredible job travel as a major U.S. industry that is vital to the economic stability, security and perception of the United States.

Area Attraction Discounts available during NTTW

Saturday, May 3

Historic Haile Homestead- BOGO Buy one admission get one free. Located at 8500 SW Archer Road.

Monday, May 5

Florida Museum of Natural History – Free Butterfly Rainforest Exhibit admission to anyone mentioning National Travel & Tourism Week. Also, take an opportunity to visit the Wolf to Woof exhibit.

Wednesday, May 7

O’Leno State Park and River Rise Preserve State - Free admission. 410 SE O'Leno Road, High Springs, off of US 441

Thursday, May 8

Ironwood Golf Course - "Thirsty Thursday". Free 12 oz draft or 32 oz soda with green fee.

Gator Baseball Vs Vanderbilt - BOGO general admission with coupon in Gainesville Sun. First Pitch 8:30 pm.

Friday, May 9

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College - BOGO general admission. Show starts at 7 and 9 pm.

Gator Baseball vs. Vanderbilt Pepsi Family Night, purchase 4 general admission tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 soda for City of Gainesville residents with a valid I.D. (driver’s license) can purchase 2-for- 1 reserved bleacher seats.  (2 tickets for only $6). First pitch 7 pm.

Saturday, May 10

7th Annual Gainesville's Amazing Race 10 am at Infinite Energy, 7001 SW 24th Ave.Two person teams will drive to 3 different Gainesville locations to find an answer to a question or perform a task. The first three teams back with correct answers win fabulous prizes.  For an entry form or more information please visit First 50 teams to register for scavenger hunt receive a goody bag. Great prizes! Registration at 9 am. Race starts at 10 am.

Santa Fe College - Kika Silva Pla Planetarium 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm shows - BOGO Buy one admission get another Free

Sunday, May 11

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens – Mothers Free Admission. Children under six are FREE everyday!

VisitGainesville is the official tourism sales and marketing organization for Gainesville and Alachua County.  The Alachua County Hospitality Council is a non-profit member-based organization comprised of local and regional sales and marketing professionals in the hospitality industry.