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.
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.
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.
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.
Alachua County has the corner on cool and the cure for summertime 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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