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What Are the Top Family Attractions in Gainesville, FL?

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Finding activities that can please the entire family can be a daunting task, especially if you’re all different ages! Luckily for you, we’ve thought about everything at Sweetwater Branch Inn. In this blog, we’ll share four of the top family attractions in Gainesville, FL, and give you plenty of options for your fun getaway! So, read on, take notes, and get ready for the most exciting family vacation ever! 

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Have the Best Vacation with These Top 4 Family Attractions in Gainesville, FL 

Scenic Walking Trails 

It’s so hard to spend quality time with your loved ones with your busy routine, so when you finally get a break, you want to make the most of it. One of the best family attractions in Gainesville that will help you achieve that is to go on a scenic and easy walk in nature! Our lovely Florida city is surrounded by gorgeous state parks that are perfect for that. Our favorite is the Sweetwater Wetlands Park as it’s right at the heart of Gainesville and offers stunning prairie and marsh views!

Fun Bike Trails Around Downtown 

An alternative to walking that is both fun and scenic is to go on a biking tour! Gainesville is a very easy city to navigate and is bike-friendly. You can see more and cover more miles, and even stop whenever you feel like it for lunch or coffee (or juice!) break. Do you want to know the best part? At Sweetwater Branch Inn, we offer complimentary bike rentals for you and your loved ones!

Historic Farms 

Gainesville is ideally located in the beautiful Florida countryside, which means it’s surrounded by plenty of orchards and farms! A fun way to entertain your little ones as well as you is to visit a farm, and we know just the place. Dudley Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features beautiful pastures as well as historical exhibitions. There, you’ll experience what life was like in the 19th century and even enjoy seasonal events depending on when you visit!

Gainesville Museums 

Another fun thing to do with kids in Gainesville is to visit a museum. The CADE Museum, for example, is at the heart of downtown in Depot Park and features fun exhibits on Science and technology. Learn more about the men and women behind the world’s most revolutionary inventions and partake in fun experiments!

Find the Perfect Family Cottage at Sweetwater Branch Inn! 

La Chua ExteriorNow that we’ve helped you fill up your vacation bucket list, it’s time to find you the ideal place to stay. Did you know that in addition to offering a splendid collection of rooms, Sweetwater Branch Inn also offers high-end cottages? It’s perfect for families with children needing more privacy. You’ll feel right at home surrounded by modern amenities and elegant décor in a relaxing atmosphere. For more convenience, we can also deliver our delicious, homemade breakfast to your door! 

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