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Alachua County, Florida

Enjoy world-class museums, performing arts, and live music. Explore 8 state parks with more than 100 miles of trails for biking, birding and hiking or cool off in crystal-blue freshwater springs.
Photo of Sweetwater Wetlands Park by Wesley Hetrick.

 


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Pedal, Paddle, Pub

Explore the outdoors on hiking and biking trails, on the Santa Fe River and paddling trails, then relax a the end of your day on the Sippin’ Seven Alachua County Ale Trail.


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Taste for Travel: Drive-worthy Dining

Follow your taste for travel to artisan pizzas topped with vodka sauce, meatballs and ricotta, to lemon burnt basque cheesecake and to a tiny gas station recognized for the best BBQ in Florida.


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Explore the Great Indoors

Make a cool escape at the Harn Museum of Art featuring the largest collection of Florida-themed art, the Cade Museum of Creativity and Invention and the shaded Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History.


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A Weekend Your Way

Alachua County has the corner on cool and the cure for winter blues featuring innovative experiences delivered by crafters, curators, artists and makers. A weekend your way is just a short drive away.


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Sippin’ Seven Alachua County Ale Trail

Explore Alachua County’s award-winning breweries.


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10 Great Ways for New Adventures

Explore the top family-friendly attractions perfect for a summer road trip.


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Over 30 (AMAZING) Free Things to Do in Gainesville and Alachua County

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Welcome Race Fans to NHRA Gatornationals 2024 – Rev Up the Fun! Find Dining, Craft Beer and Things to Do in Gainesville and Alachua County

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What’s Good Guide to Weekly Events in Gainesville and Alachua County, February 22-28, 2024

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Celebrate Black History Month with Guest Speakers, Performances, Exhibits and More

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Taste for Travel: Drive-Worthy Dining

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Explore the Great Indoors

shopping in high springs

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A Weekend Your Way

Kayaking on Santa Fe River

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Pedal, Paddle, Pub

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Splash Into the Springs Near Gainesville, FL

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Experience the Power of the Spoken Word with Storytelling, Poetry and Open Mic Gatherings in Alachua County

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The Best Florida Beer Competition Delivers Awards for Gainesville Breweries

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Vegilicious! With 20 Plus Delicious Dining Options, Gainesville, Alachua County is one of the most Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly Destinations in Florida.

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Start Sipping! Tap into the Gainesville and Alachua County Craft Beer Scene

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Amazing Food, Shops, and Oh So Much More to Explore in High Springs

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Plan for a Perfect Gift or Weekend Escape at a Gainesville and Alachua County Bed and Breakfast

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Discover Micanopy – One of America’s Top 10 Historic Small Towns – A Great Destination for Treasure Hunting and Shopping

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Get Your Caffeine Fix with 8 Fan Favorite Coffee Shops and Experience the Local Flavor of Gainesville and Alachua County

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Pet Friendly Hotels in Gainesville and Alachua County, FL

GNV Market at Heartwood

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The New Downtown Gainesville Farmer’s Market: GNV Market at Heartwood

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Cruise the Area’s Craft Beer Crawl and Sample Award-Winning Local Brews

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Trek Through Trails: Top 5 Family-Friendly and Dog-Friendly Hikes

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Get Off the Beaten Path. Dial and Discover the Old Florida Heritage Highway with a Self-Guided Cell Phone Audio Tour

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Lady Justice: Public Art in Gainesville and Alachua County

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10 Great Family-Friendly Adventures in Gainesville and Alachua County

Alachua County Agricultural and Equestrian Center

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Alachua County Acquires Agriculture and Equestrian Events Facility

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