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Gainesville is a vibrant city filled with unique sights and activities for all types of travelers. While the city is most known for being the home of the University of Florida, it also offers an abundance of other attractions and points of interest. There are a surprising number of natural spaces, parks, gardens, and forested areas throughout the city, as well as a lively downtown district. It’s the perfect place to spend some time with friends, family, or your significant other.Your perfect Gainesville vacation rental
Gainesville offers a wide variety of vacation rentals for all types of travelers. Stay in a spacious, modern rental, fully equipped with all the comforts and conveniences you could ever need. Some rentals come with a garden and yard space so that you can enjoy nature right from home. The majority of rentals in this area are tastefully decorated with comfortable furnishings. Many pet-friendly rentals are available for those traveling with pets.
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The area and getting around
If you’ll be flying into Gainesville, the nearest airport is Gainesville Airport (GNV), which is just 4 miles away from the downtown center. Jacksonville Airport is the second-closest major airport at 70 miles from downtown Gainesville. Several car rental companies are available at both airports if you plan on renting a car during your stay, which is the recommended course of action. Otherwise, Uber, Lyft, and taxis are available for getting around.A walkable downtown district
While it is recommended to get around Gainesville and its nearby attractions by car, the downtown area is walkable and bike-friendly. All the restaurants, shops, boutiques, cafés, and galleries in downtown Gainesville can be reached on foot. There are several bike paths throughout the city as well.
Travelers and activities
Families of all ages will find plenty to do during a vacation in Gainesville. Families with kids should head to the Paynes Prairie State Park, where kids can frolic around in the grassy meadow areas and observe local wildlife. Another fun attraction for children is DEFY Gainesville, where kids (and parents) can spend the day jumping around on trampolines and a number of other obstacles, including a wall trampoline, a Ninja Course, a trapeze, and more.Gainesville for couples
Gainesville is filled with great activities for couples. Head out to La Chua Trail, a nature preserve with waterways, paved walking paths, and an abundance of wildlife. You can spend an entire afternoon hiking through the grounds and observing different local species of animals. Alpin Bistro in downtown Gainesville is the perfect place for a memorable date night. The trendy, upscale bistro serves authentic French dishes made from seasonal ingredients.
„Gainesville is known for its dense population of tree species, which include evergreen, conifer, and deciduous trees. It’s been given the nickname “Tree City, USA.”“
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This magnificent butterfly center is home to thousands of free-flying butterflies and birds. The 6,400-square-foot exhibit is screened, so you can walk through the space as colorful butterflies flutter all around you. There are over 50 species of butterflies, as well as birds from around the world.2. Stroll through the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Spend a couple of hours walking through the lush Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. The paved walking trails wind through an abundance of exotic plants, flowers, and trees from around the world. It takes about two hours to walk through the entire center. You’ll get to see many species of local wildlife here as well, including butterflies, dragonflies, geckos, and birds.3. Visit the Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation
Take a guided tour at Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, where a professional guide will walk you through the large enclosures of over 75 exotic animals. The animals here are given plenty of space to live and roam in natural, open spaces, and the knowledgeable guides will teach you about each one.4. Stroll downtown Gainesville
Downtown Gainesville is a lively hub, packed with top-rated restaurants, cozy cafés, shops, boutiques, and galleries. Catch an evening movie at the Hippodrome Theatre, shop the unique boutiques at the Union Street State Pedestrian Mall, or browse the books at the Alachua County Library. Downtown Gainesville is known for its spectacular food scene, which ranges from authentic Cuban cuisine, to sushi, and classic American fare.5. Visit the Florida Museum of Natural History
Browse the endless array of exhibits at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Here you can learn about how Florida’s early indigenous tribes lived, hunted, and thrived. You’ll get to see hundreds of artifacts and fossils, including skeletons dating back to the last ice age. Children will love the butterfly exhibit.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Gainesville
How much does it cost to book a vacation rental in Gainesville?
We can see from our data that Gainesville has an average price of $268.77 per night, a relatively high one for a city in the USA.
During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Gainesville?
If it is your aim to save as much as possible during your vacation to Gainesville, pack your bags and travel there in December ($190.51 per night on average), January ($196.84), or February ($211.25), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
When are vacation rentals more expensive in Gainesville?
It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the year 2020, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of October ($352.67), September ($347.01), and August ($312.57).
Is Gainesville a good location for a last-minute getaway?
It's worthwhile if you can book your stay well in advance when visiting Gainesville, as only 35% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.
When are more vacation rentals available?
April, May and June are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of accommodations free, with respective average availability figures of 54.25%, 54.2%, and 49.5%.
When are there fewer vacation rental options available in Gainesville?
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Gainesville are, in order, August (with 17.4% of available rentals), February (24.8%), and December (28%).
How many rentals does Holidu have in Gainesville?
We have 70 rentals for you in Gainesville, provided by our 3 local and international partners.