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Top Ways to Spend Your Vacation to Gainesville in July

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Come and visit Gainesville, Florida, during one of its most eventful months of the summer! If you are planning your next vacation for Gainesville in July, this is your one-stop guide for experiencing all the fun activities and exciting events that help create the fun summer atmosphere that is unique to our fantastic city. 

Do you love planning out every detail of your vacation before hitting the road? Make sure you get access to our free Vacation Guide to Gainesville! It is chock full of events, activities, outdoor recreation, delicious restaurants, and more to keep you busy with the best around Gainesville, regardless of the time of year you want to come! 


What to Expect in Gainesville in July


Nothing says summertime like the great outdoors! Gainesville has tons of ways to get outside and get active throughout the city, like grabbing a bike and pedaling around the city, or heading off to a nearby hiking trail. Or you can visit the beautifully cultivated Kanapaha Botanical Gardens! The gardens are a 68-acre facility with 24 collections for you to view from a paved path that twists and turns around the beautiful displays of flora from across the world. One of their staple features are the Chinese royal bamboo, but when you’re visiting Gainesville in July, you get to enjoy the timely blooming of giant Victoria water lilies and Asian snake arums. 


Like any other time of the year, Gainesville in July is no stranger to fun events for everyone! On July 29th, Head out to the Gainesville Art Walk and discover the best of our local artists! Many of the businesses in Gainesville team up to present the local art to the community, so there will be plenty of studios to browse, as well as artisanal foods and even live performances! If you’re a fan of the arts, you also won’t want to miss the Free Fridays Concert Series at Bo Diddley Plaza! As the name suggests, concerts are held each Friday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, with a wide variety of artists and genres to look forward to. 


Make sure you grab your sunscreen and drink plenty of water! Hot summers aren’t new to Gainesville, but that doesn’t mean you should be prepared for them. You can expect highs of 90 degrees F and lows of 75 degrees F, but the heat index can get up to 112 degrees F! Drinking water is your best way to be able to stay out and enjoy Gainesville without overheating. Luckily, July has the most rainfall in July, so there should be plenty of opportunity to cool off with short and sporadic showers. 

Plan your Trip to Gainesville in July at the Sweetwater Branch InnSweetwater Branch Inn McKenzie House

The best way to make a trip to remember in Gainesville in July is by picking the right place to stay. Come discover the Sweetwater Branch Inn! Our property is the host to numerous historically renovated accommodations with a unique Victorian style that is sure to keep you intrigued, even after you’ve spent the day in awe of local art or natural beauty! For an intimate stay with a loved one, you can book a guest room in the McKenzie House or the Cushman-Colson House. If you’re coming with the family, one of our renovated cottages might be more of what you’re looking for! Some are even pet-friendly so the pup can come along for summer vacation! Check availability and book now, before space runs out for this eventful month!