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Drury Inn & Suites Gainesville $90
Drury Inn & Suites Gainesville

Drury Inn & Suites Gainesville

4000 Southwest 40th Blvd, Gainesville
     
    5.0
    of 5, from 8 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Situated in Gainesville, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Fred Bear Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Florida Museum of Natural History and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and Curtis M. Phillips Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Wyndham Garden Gainesville $79
    Wyndham Garden Gainesville

    Wyndham Garden Gainesville

    2900 Sw 13th St, Gainesville
       
      3.4
      of 5, from 214 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      This hotel and conference center overlooks Bivens Arm Lake and Wildlife Preserve, a picturesque setting unique in Gainesville, and is about 2 miles from the University of Florida and 3 miles from downtown.

      La Quinta Inn Gainesville $69
      La Quinta Inn Gainesville

      La Quinta Inn Gainesville

      920 Nw 69th Ter, Gainesville
         
        3.1
        of 5, from 103 reviews
        2.5 out of 5.0

        Situated in the business district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of North Florida Regional Medical Center and Oaks Mall. University of Florida and Florida Museum of Natural History are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        Baymont by Wyndham Gainesville $67
        Baymont by Wyndham Gainesville

        Baymont by Wyndham Gainesville

        6901 NW 4th Boulevard, Gainesville
           
          3.2
          of 5, from 66 reviews
          2.5 out of 5.0

          Situated in Gainesville, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from North Florida Regional Medical Center and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Oaks Mall. University of Florida and Florida Museum of Natural History are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Gainesville $69
          Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Gainesville

          Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Gainesville

          3500 Southwest 42nd St, Gainesville
             
            3.6
            of 5, from 86 reviews
            2.5 out of 5.0

            Red Roof PLUS+ Gainesville is close to campus: a 10-minute drive from the University of Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, home turf for the Florida Gators football team. It’s 10 minutes by car to the Florida Museum of Natural History, and around twice that to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park.

            Super 8 by Wyndham Gainesville $54
            Super 8 by Wyndham Gainesville

            Super 8 by Wyndham Gainesville

            4202 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville
               
              3.3
              of 5, from 45 reviews
              2.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Gainesville, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Fred Bear Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Florida Museum of Natural History and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and Curtis M. Phillips Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              DoubleTree by Hilton Gainesville $89
              DoubleTree by Hilton Gainesville

              DoubleTree by Hilton Gainesville

              3726 Sw 40th Blvd, Gainesville
                 
                4.5
                of 5, from 47 reviews
                3.5 out of 5.0

                Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Fred Bear Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Florida Museum of Natural History and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and Curtis M. Phillips Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Extended Stay America Gainesville - I-75 $72
                Extended Stay America Gainesville - I-75

                Extended Stay America Gainesville - I-75

                3600 Sw 42nd St, Gainesville
                   
                  3.0
                  of 5, from 61 reviews
                  2.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Fred Bear Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Florida Museum of Natural History and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and Curtis M. Phillips Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                  Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gainesville, FL $93
                  Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gainesville, FL

                  Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gainesville, FL

                  4015 Sw 43rd St, Gainesville
                     
                    4.4
                    of 5, from 59 reviews
                    2.5 out of 5.0

                    Situated in Gainesville, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Fred Bear Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and Florida Museum of Natural History. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and Curtis M. Phillips Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                    Quality Inn $61
                    Quality Inn

                    Quality Inn

                    7516 Newberry Road/I-75, Gainesville
                       
                      4.2
                      of 5, from 5 reviews
                      2.0 out of 5.0

                      Situated in Gainesville, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of North Florida Regional Medical Center and Oaks Mall. Sante Fe College is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

                      Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Gainesville I-75 $93
                      Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Gainesville I-75

                      Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Gainesville I-75

                      3877 SW 37th Boulevard, Gainesville
                         
                        2.5 out of 5.0

                        Situated in Gainesville, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fred Bear Museum, University of Florida, and Florida Museum of Natural History. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

                        Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands $80
                        Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands

                        Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands

                        4110 SW 40th Boulevard, Gainesville
                           
                          4.2
                          of 5, from 53 reviews
                          2.5 out of 5.0

                          Located in the heart of Gainesville, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Fred Bear Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Florida Museum of Natural History and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and Curtis M. Phillips Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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                          Never be short on things to do in Gainesville, Florida

                          Find everything the great outdoors has to offer in Gainesville town, located between Newnans Lake and San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, Florida. A green paradise of national parks and surrounding lakes, Gainesville is also home to the mighty University of Florida and Florida Gators football team. The thriving live music scene and plentiful eateries mean your vacation is never short on entertainment. Under a two-hour drive from Jacksonville and Orlando, Gainesville is an easily accessible destination for those who want to experience a break from larger cities.


                          Attractions
                          Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

                          The largest stadium in Florida, this is the home turf for the Gators. Catching a game here involves high noise levels and crowds, but if you prefer to visit at a quieter time, you can always take a tour of the grounds when there is no game being played.

                          Florida Museum of Natural History

                          Perfect for spending time with the kids, some of the most notable exhibits here are the Florida Fossil exhibit and the Library of Life. The Butterfly Rainforest boasts free-flying butterflies, adding a magical experience that you and your children are sure to remember for years to come.

                          The Devil's Millhopper

                          Spend a day outside of the city exploring the geographical state park, The Devil's Millhopper. Take advantage of photo opportunities while hiking through the mini forests of Florida until you arrive at the famous sinkhole. Little streams sink directly into the ground, a wonderful and curious example of how nature occasionally goes off-course. Many fossils of shark teeth and other marine creatures from the prehistoric era are displayed inside the local museums.

                          A visitor's center is available for those who need additional information upon arrival. For those who brought the furry members of the family along, pets are allowed inside the park. Picnic areas are also provided for resting and regaining energy before heading out to conquer one of the many hiking trails available.

                          Wild Bill's Airboat Tours

                          With their launching point an hour outside of Gainesville, Wild Bill's Airboat Tours are well worth the bus ride. The airboat takes you through swampland, where you can spot the alligators that Florida is famous for. You might even get a tour guide who interacts with the alligators by jumping in or feeding them bits of chicken.

                          You can choose to book a private ride for you and your small group at a higher rate, or ride with a larger group and share the experience at a cheaper price. If you wish to see alligators at their most active time, seeing them at night is suggested. Shuttles and taxis are able to bring you back to your hotel afterward.


                          Travel to Gainesville

                          Although Gainesville does have a regional airport (GNV), flights are cheaper if you choose to fly into a major airport, with the closest one located in Jacksonville (JAX). From here, you can take a bus from Greyhound bus lines, Runways Transportation Company or Redcoach from Jacksonville to Gainesville. The bus will drop you off in the middle of downtown, providing easy access to Gainesville hotels available in this area.


                          Where to stay
                          Downtown

                          Be in the midst of the bustle in the heart of the city. Walk through the Bo Diddley Community Plaza and take in the sounds of live music acts, visit the Union Street Farmer's Market to taste some local fare, and treat yourself in one of the boutiques or restaurants. You can even catch a show at the Hippodrome State Theatre.


                          Climate

                          Gainesville experiences high amounts of humidity year-round, with the most humid time of the year being between June and September. Gainesville also experiences frequent thunderstorms during this time, leaving many days hot, humid and wet. Temperatures during the summer average about 80 degrees Fahrenheit during midday, but be sure to pack your umbrella, just in case.

                          The average temperature for the winter months, December through February, is about 66 degrees, and only very occasionally goes below freezing.