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Gainesville is known as the home of the “University of Florida”. It is located in Alachua County, Florida, and is the largest city in this county. The area of this city is 166.39 km2 with an estimated population of 133,997 according to the 2019 census. It is known for the best education, healthcare facilities, clean environment, and many mesmerizing tourist spots which will make you fall in love with this city.
Gainesville Tourist’s Attractions
Except for being the home of the “University of Florida”, Gainesville is famous for its mesmerizing views of the lakes, small hikes, forest parks, and sunsets. The several attractions for the tourists planning to visit this town include these locations. The first of them is “ButterFly Rainforest”. This forest is a part of the “Florida Museum of Natural History”. If you are in Gainesville, then this forest should in your must-go-to-list. It is a very peaceful environment to walk in and sits around. You can see a variety of tropical plants and butterflies. The next place is the “Florida Museum of Natural History”. It is a great place that tells and gives a lot of information about Florida. Its uniqueness is its diversity. Doesn’t matter what your age is, it has something of interest for all ages. You can bring your kids for their interactive learning with you. After that, there is “Kanapaha Botanical Gardens”. It's the best place to come with family for a picnic. It has a lake, waterfalls, bamboo forest, alligators, and a kids' play area. Bugs may annoy you if it’s the season. For that, you must bring a spray with you, otherwise, a must-visit place. Another beautiful place to visit is “SweatWater WetLands Park”. This park will give you an experience of a small hike with wildlife and a variety of plants on the way. The area is very clean, less crowded, and well-maintained. So if you are looking to spend some calm and quality time, must visit this park.
There are many popular restaurants in Gainesville to go and dine in. One of them is “The Bakery Mill'' which you can visit for an amazing and mouth-watering breakfast. If you want to experience a place for fast food, “The Top'' is the place you are hunting for. The delicious cuisine with the mesmerizing outdoor sitting is a soothing place to spend time. In addition to this “La Maracucha Food Truck'' is also serving fresh and hot fast food. Another top-rated place is “Underground Kitchen''. They will serve Southern African American Cuisine to give you a Wow food experience. Other than these, there are many other wonderful places to visit in Gainesville to experience a rich variety of food.
If you are looking for reasonable hotels in Gainesville, there are many factors you should consider. Try booking 90 days earlier for your visit. Try to book hotels in July or December when the hotels are at their lowest rates. If you are a Nature lover and want to travel within a reasonable budget, Gainesville has got many options for you. The most affordable and reasonable hotels in the city are near Split Rock Conservation and Clear Lake Nature Park.
The weather in Gainesville is nice except for some hot weeks in summer that is accompanied by the rain. It rains almost half of the year there. If you are trying to visit in the hottest months June, July, and August are the months you should visit. High temperature in these months goes high to 93.2°F (34°C) which falls to 73.4°F (23°C) during the night. October, November, and December are the months with the lowest chance of precipitation if you are looking for dry months to visit.
Crowded months with tourists in Gainesville are June, July, and August with the most expensive travel and hotel rates. You can either book in advance or visit in December for cheap rates when the city is not crowded with many tourists.