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Here’s How to Make the Most of Fall in Gainesville

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Is fall your favorite season? Do you find yourself counting the days until your first pumpkin spice latte and wardrobe switch? You’re not alone! At Sweetwater Branch Inn, fall is also one of our favorite times of the year. Even though Florida’s weather doesn’t produce the picture-perfect foliage you might see on Pinterest, we offer many fun activities to get you in the spirit of the season! Read on to discover our three favorite activities to make the most of fall in Gainesville and plan your stay with us! 

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Activities You Will Love This Fall in Gainesville! 

Go for a Refreshing Walk 

Although fall is more of an extended summer in Florida, you still get to enjoy cooler temperatures. What better way to enjoy the weather than by going on a morning walk? Gainesville offers many opportunities for hiking, whether you want to stay downtown in a city park or venture out into a state park. A great alternativeand one of our favorite optionsis to head to Sweetwater Wetlands Park. Not only is it at the heart of downtown, but it offers wonderful lake views as well as an easy trail through the prairie. Be on the lookout for alligators and other wildlife specimens!  

Enjoy a Delicious Latte 

latteIs there anything that screams fall more than a pumpkin spice latte? After your morning walk, grab a seat at Coffee Culture and enjoy a hot and comforting coffee latte. This coffee shop is one of the most popular spots in town for coffee lovers. Don’t hesitate to try their seasonal specials as well as their baked goods! If you’re not a coffee fan, don’t worry! They also offer plenty of tea options as well as sodas and hot chocolates.  

Attend a Corn Harvest Event 

Florida might not have apple orchards, but you can still attend fun fall events at the nearby farms! Head over to Dudley Farm, and enjoy a fun afternoon with your family at their seasonal corn harvest! You can also pick sweet potatoes, learn how to quilt, and even witness a Civil-War era recreation show! Do you have a sweet tooth? You will love nibbling on their delicious homegrown pecans! Learn more about Dudley Park as a historic site from the website!

Fall in Love with Sweetwater Branch Inn 

Camelot bedroomNow that you’re excited about the fall season in Gainesville, it’s time to start planning your stay at Sweetwater Branch Inn. Our lovely inn is conveniently located at the heart of the city, only minutes away from the top attractions and restaurants. In addition, we offer stunning accommodations (and cabins!) as well as elegant décor and a mouthwatering breakfast every morning. Do you know you can also grab a bike rental for free and one of our family meals togo for a fun picnic adventure? Don’t wait another second! Your fall getaway is only a click away. 

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