Things to do in Gainesville

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  • 1
    Florida Museum of Natural History

    Florida Museum of Natural History

    Ranked #1 overall in Gainesville things to do
    9.617 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withFamiliesHistoryStudents

    Be sure to check out the Florida ecosystems/ cave and the butterfly rain forest.

  • 2
    Butterfly Rainforest

    Butterfly Rainforest

    Ranked #2 overall in Gainesville things to do
    9.914 reviews
    Sights and Museums
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesStudents

    This place was awesome. The butterflies were so beautiful. Such a tranquil place.

  • 3
    Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

    Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

    Ranked #3 overall in Gainesville things to do
    9.714 reviews
    Sports, Stadium
    Popular withFamiliesStudentsAdventure

    Go Gators! Awesome stadium! Come watch a game here in the Swamp and see how much fun SEC Football and tailgating can be!

  • 4
    Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

    Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

    Ranked #4 overall in Gainesville things to do
    9.08 reviews
    Outdoors, Garden, Park
    Popular withGreenOutdoorsyWellness
  • 5
    Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail State Trail

    Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail State Trail

    Ranked #5 overall in Gainesville things to do
    10.07 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureBackpackers

    Great place to ride our bikes!

  • 6
    Hippodrome State Theatre

    Hippodrome State Theatre

    Ranked #7 overall in Gainesville things to do
    9.77 reviews
    Performing Arts, Theater
    Popular withArtsy
  • 7
    Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

    Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

    Ranked #9 overall in Gainesville things to do
    9.36 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesStudents

    It is basically a sinkhole created ages ago that resembles a mill's hopper. There is a boardwalk that runs to the bottom of the sinkhole and one can supposedly see ...

  • 8
    Oaks Mall

    Oaks Mall

    Ranked #10 overall in Gainesville things to do
    7.36 reviews
    Shopping, Mall
    Popular withTrendstersStudentsFamilies

    Some unique stores but not a great variety. Four department stores at each corner. Decent variety at the food court!

  • 9
    Lillian's Music Store

    Lillian's Music Store

    Ranked #11 overall in Gainesville things to do
    8.73 reviews
    Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Nightclub
    Popular withNightlifeStudentsTrendsters

    Great bar for an older crowd.

  • 10
    McKethan Stadium

    McKethan Stadium

    Ranked #12 overall in Gainesville things to do
    10.02 reviews
    Sports, Stadium

    Great ballpark. You get to see quality college baseball teams. Home of the Florida Gators

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