Do you have plans for a much-deserved springtime getaway? You need to treat yourself to an unforgettable escape to Gainesville! The weather is warm, outdoor activities are plentiful, and the Sweetwater Branch Inn has stunning private cottages. Learn how you can make the most out of your vacation during spring in Gainesville, Florida.
Gainesville is the perfect destination to escape to nature and reconnect with the simpler things in life. To learn all about the best things to see and do in the area, download our complimentary Vacation Guide.
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All About Spring in Gainesville, Florida
Visit Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Are you craving a refreshing dip? Head to Ichetucknee Springs State Park! With the crystal-clear waters of the Ichetucknee River running directly through this state park, there are so many ways to enjoy this serene waterway. For a laidback day, we recommend packing a picnic and enjoying a relaxing meal while listening to the sounds of trickling water. If you’re searching for more excitement, you can rent gear on–site at the park, such as canoes, kayaks, and tubes, and spend the day out on the river. Plus, you can also swim, snorkel, or try scuba diving.
Enjoy Outdoor Dining
Why would you sit inside at a restaurant when you can sit outside and enjoy the fresh air and open space. Here in Gainesville, we’re proud to have an impressive collection of eateries that offer outdoor dining. Some of our favorite local restaurants where you can dine outside include Dragonfly, Amelia’s, and Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grill.
Explore Hiking Trails
One of the best activities to enjoy during spring in North Central Florida is hiking. When you go hiking through this area, you’ll find waterfalls, wildlife, natural springs, and breathtaking scenery. Some of the best nature trails in Gainesville are found at Devil’s Millhopper State Geological Site, San Felasco Hammock Preserve State, Park Loblolly Woods Nature Park, and Sweetwater Preserve.
Dive Into Freshwater Springs
Did you know that North Florida is home to over 1,000 freshwater springs? Spring weather here in Gainesville can reach up to 90 degrees, so a brisk dip in a swimming hole will hit the spot! If you’re looking to experience natural springs, we recommend Ginnie Springs, Devil’s Den, or Rainbow Springs.
Stay With Us This Spring
This spring, treat yourself to a getaway and stay with us at Sweetwater Branch Inn. Our charming bed and breakfast features twelve beautifully restored guest suites and seven private cottages just blocks from downtown Gainesville. Plus, some of the cottages are pet-friendly, so you’re able to bring the whole family along during your stay in our Gainesville, FL, accommodations!
One of our newest cottages, located on the south side of our property, is the Cross Creek Cottage. This modern, pet-friendly cottage features a king-size bed, shower and bathtub combo, and a full kitchen. The attached sunroom is the perfect place to unwind and relax on a beautiful spring day.
Check our availability and book your stay with us today. We can’t wait to host you!