How to Plan Your Easter in Gainesville, FL

Easter is always a fun time to go on a vacation. The sun is coming back, chocolate fountains are pouring, and spring clothes are back in fashion. If you want to celebrate the turn of the seasoin style, how about a getaway to Gainesville? Sweetwater Branch Inn welcomes you for a relaxing (and exciting!) stay filled with lots of fun things to do and delicious food. Read on to discover our three favorite activities that will make your Easter in Gainesville, FL, the best holiday possible, and start planning it today! 

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Here Are 3 Things to Do During Easter in Gainesville, FL 

Treat Yourself at Thornebrook Chocolates 

What would Easter be without chocolate? The first thing on your Gainesville weekend itinerary is to stop by Thornebrook Chocolates and treat yourself to some of the best candies you’ve ever eaten. They offer high-quality, homemade chocolates that are the perfect addition to your Easter celebration. Cave in, indulge, and thank us later! Thornebrook is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  

Have an Outdoor Easter Picnic 

Now that you’ve had sweet provisions, it’s time to head over to one of Gainesville’s parks and have a scenic Easter picnic! Depot Park is one of our favorite spots because it is at the heart of downtown while still offering beautiful nature views. Bring a blanket, your chocolates, and grab a sandwich at the General Store before finding a shaded spot on the lawn.  

Let us do the planning and organize your picnic for you! Our Picnic Basket for Two Special is ideal for couples and includes a three-course, homemade meal along with a picnic basket and blanket. 

Go for a Scenic Bike Ride 

Gainesville is a great town to enjoy a leisurely stroll, but did you know it’s also suited for biking? At Sweetwater Branch Inn, we offer free bikes so you and your loved ones can make the most of the scenery by biking around to your favorite activities. The bike rental also comes with a helmet, water bottle, and a map of all our favorite places to explore! 

Give Your Easter Holiday the Best Backdrop at Sweetwater Branch Inn 

Nora Belles_AnniesNow that you know how fun your Easter in Gainesville, FL, will be, it’s time to make it happen! Sweetwater Branch Inn welcomes you and your loved ones for a relaxing getaway. Browse our selection of rooms in search of the perfect one for you or get your very own cottage! The latter option can be great for families wanting more privacy and independence. No matter which option you choose, you’ll get our delicious, homemade breakfast every morning and, of course, access to all our amazing packages. So, what are you waiting for? Celebrate Easter in Gainesville this year! 

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