When you’re on vacation, you want to make memories! Whether you are traveling with the whole family, a group of friends, or your sweetheart, you’ll need some fun things to do in Gainesville. Sweetwater Branch Inn is here to help! Here are a few of our favorite activities in our area to get your trip planning started.
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5 of the Most Fun Things to Do in Gainesville
1. Swim in a Natural Spring
The natural springs that are located around Gainesville draw visitors from miles away. The waters are so clear in some that they have become popular scuba diving and snorkeling destinations! If you’re looking swim in these cool springs during a hot summer day, try Poe Springs Park. Or, you can see some of the clearest waters in the country at the Ginnie Springs. Certified scuba divers may rent gear and explore the breathtaking caverns under the surface.
2. See the Scenery on Horseback
Florida has countless areas filled with gorgeous scenery. See it all on horseback! There are many companies that will provide you will horseback riding tours through the lush greenery of our area. It’s one of the most fun things to do in Gainesville because it will show you the landscape in a unique way!
3. Bike the Day Away
Gainesville is filled with breathtaking bike trails, and this universal activity is fun for all ages. Hop on one of our bikes, then pedal your day away! We’ll even pack you a picnic you can enjoy when you get to a good stopping point. If you don’t want to go all the way to a trail, our property is the perfect biking distance from downtown.
4. Enjoy the Nightlife
You’ll love the nightlife our city offers! If you want to grab a drink, there is a wide variety of bars you can enjoy. For something truly unique, try the Arcade Bar. Here, you will find 3 floors filled with games you can challenge your friends to and 2 bars. If you’d rather be entertained, try Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar. You’ll laugh the night away at this musical comedy extravaganza!
5. Bar Hop with Florida Fun Bikes
“Fun” is in the name of Florida Fun Bikes, so they had to make our list of the most fun things to do in Gainesville! This activity is best described as a party on wheels. Hop on the pedal-powered vehicle to be taken on a tour of the best bars in town! Each bike has room for 10 peddlers and 6 non-peddlers. Whether you are going with a group or opting for the Mix N’ Mingle Tour, you’re sure to have a great time.
Book Your Getaway Today
Have you booked your Gainesville getaway yet? It’s time for a vacation! Start planning your stay by browsing our accommodations at Sweetwater Branch Inn. Our property is located close enough to downtown to enjoy all the fun things to do in Gainesville, yet set back far enough to be a peaceful oasis. You’ll love our saltwater pool, Florida-style gardens, and outstanding amenities. We look forward to seeing you!