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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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National Travel and Tourism Week 2024

National Travel and Tourism Week showcases the power of travel and its impact to the economy. We’re celebrating the local hospitality and tourism industry in addition to five years of the award-winning What’s Good ® Guide of Weekly Events.


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Spring Festivals and Special Events

Make your travel plans with our list of upcoming spring festivals in Gainesville and Alachua County.


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10 Family-Friendly Adventures

Plan a road trip adventure for the family with affordable local attractions and fun things to do.


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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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What’s Good® Guide of Weekly Events in Gainesville and Alachua County, May 23-29, 2024

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Join Us for National Travel and Tourism Week 2024

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10 Great Family-Friendly Adventures in Gainesville and Alachua County

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Taste for Travel: Drive-Worthy Dining

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Explore the Great Indoors

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

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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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The Craziest Critters You’ll Find in Florida

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What’s Good Guide of Weekly Events in Gainesville and Alachua County, October 5-11, 2023

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