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2023 Travelers rated Gainesville highly for Universities and Sports

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Top Rated Hotels for your Gainesville Vacation

Drury Inn & Suites Gainesville
Drury Inn & Suites Gainesville
3.0 out of 5.0 4000 Southwest 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL
Free Cancellation
$85
4.9/5 (37 reviews)

didn't like that they only have LARGE pillows available....some people prefer flat pillows that don't kink the neck.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2019
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 ...
La Quinta by Wyndham Gainesville
La Quinta by Wyndham Gainesville
2.5 out of 5.0 908 NW 69 Terrace, Gainesville, FL
Free Cancellation
$76
4.4/5 (5 reviews)

Great place. Very clean and staff was very courteous. Just had an easy experience.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019
Situated in Gainesville, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of North Florida Regional Medical Center and Oaks Mall. Florida Museum of Natural History and ...
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gainesville, FL
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gainesville, FL
2.5 out of 5.0 4015 Sw 43rd St, Gainesville, FL
Free Cancellation
$78
4.4/5 (77 reviews)

Breakfast was nice...room spacious...cookies at check in.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2019
Situated in Gainesville, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Fred Bear Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and Florida Museum of Natural ...
hom hotel + suites, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
hom hotel + suites, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
2.5 out of 5.0 3905 Sw 43rd St, Gainesville, FL
$64
4.1/5 (57 reviews)

Excellent clean-cheap hotel for travelers, also many springs in the area. Very recommended

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2019
Situated in Gainesville, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Fred Bear Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and Samuel P. Harn Museum of ...

Things To Do during your Gainesville Vacation

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Tips for planning your Gainesville vacation

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Gainesville Vacation Package Deals

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Gainesville Travel Guide

Where is Gainesville?

Learning a bit about your destination before you get there is a good way to prepare for your trip. Ready to discover where Gainesville is on the map?

This destination is approximately 130 miles southeast of Florida's capital, Tallahassee. Gainesville is also 25 miles southwest of Starke.

Approximately 120,000 people reside in this area of Northeast Florida, so there are plenty of opportunities to make some new buddies.

Places to Visit in Gainesville

Kick-start your adventure by exploring the University of Florida. Every year, tourists head to Gainesville to take in this spectacular sight.

This locale is home to terrific attractions, like the Florida Museum of Natural History and the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.

Stop at Ironwood Golf Course and meet some of the local members back at the clubhouse. Seeking some more options? Thomas Center boasts a broad variety of local art exhibits, live music shows and courses. Stop by and see what's going on. But that's not all! Whether it's a comedy, tragedy or musical, a night at Hippodrome State Theatre is one of the best ways to while away a few hours.

Car Rentals in Gainesville

Nothing compares to exploring somewhere new with your own wheels. If you're looking for car rentals in Gainesville, Orbitz is here to help.

If you're keen to begin your adventure as soon as you land, pick up a car from the Gainesville Regional Airport area. Situated nearby, Budget and National Car Rental are both good choices.

Enterprise is positioned in the heart of the city at 730 W University Ave. This makes it a handy option for those staying central.

Where to stay in Gainesville – Hotel Accommodation

If you're a well-versed traveler, you'll understand the advantage of booking ahead of time. There are 33 hotels in Gainesville — let Orbitz assist you to find the hottest deal!

Don't want to waste time deciding where to stay? Let us make things a little easier! Our suggested accommodations here are the Sweetwater Branch Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville Downtown.

Nearest Airports to Gainesville

On your way to Gainesville and want to know more about the airport you're flying into? Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) is the most convenient terminal, sitting 4 miles to the northeast of the downtown area.

Popular Places to Visit Near Gainesville

If you've checked out all the highlights in Gainesville and have more time to spare, don't worry. There are interesting attractions right on your doorstep. You might be unaware that you're only 50 miles away from Cedar Key. It's the perfect base point to get to Cedar Key Museum State Park. This attraction is adored by tourists of all ages and stages.

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