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Gainesville overview

Gainesville is a friendly locale distinct for its live music and museums, and known for its college atmosphere and shops. You'll enjoy Gainesville's sports and theater. Spend a relaxing day at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park when the weather is nice. Popular sights like University of Florida and Florida Museum of Natural History won't disappoint. A family- and business-friendly area, Gainesville also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Gainesville

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Gainesville has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Gainesville with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Gainesville hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Gainesville hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Gainesville

Fly in to Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional), 3.7 mi (6 km) from downtown Gainesville. Jacksonville, FL (JAX-Jacksonville Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 69.5 mi (111.9 km) away.

What to see around Gainesville

Fun activities in the area include these attractions:
  • • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • • Gainesville Raceway
Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Waldo Motorsports
  • • Canterbury Equestrian Showplace
  • • Ginnie Springs
Live music, museums, and theaters stand out with top cultural places to visit like:
  • • Hippodrome State Theatre
  • • Matheson Museum
  • • Curtis M. Phillips Center
  • • Florida Museum of Natural History
  • • Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Enjoy the university setting or the collegiate vibe around the area of:
  • • University of Florida
  • • Sante Fe College
Some popular places in the area include:
  • • Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
  • • Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

When to visit Gainesville

Curious about when's the best time to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 77°F day, 42°F night
  • April-June: 91°F day, 52°F night
  • July-September: 91°F day, 66°F night
  • October-December: 85°F day, 42°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 10.98 inches
  • April-June: 12.28 inches
  • July-September: 16.85 inches
  • October-December: 7.28 inches