Find things to do in Gainesville near UF

Find your home away from home at the Country Inn & Suites, Gainesville, FL. The hotel is conveniently located within 10 minutes of the UF campus and the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, home of the Gators. Discover a wealth of fun things to do during your downtime, from hiking Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail or Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park to browsing the galleries at the Harn Museum of Art. You can also catch a performance at the Hippodrome theater, tour the Historic Haile Homestead at Kanapaha Plantation, or walk among hundreds of free-flying butterflies and birds at the Florida Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Rainforest. Return to the hotel for pampering amenities like an indoor pool, hot tub, and free Wi-Fi to help you wind down after a long day of adventure.

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Hippodrome Theatre

4.46 mi / 7.18 km from the hotel
Located in the heart of Gainesville's historic district, this local theater hosts film screenings, art exhibits, and plays throughout the year. To purchase tickets or to see current performances, visit their website.

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

8.05 mi / 12.95 km from the hotel
San Felasco Hammock Preserve is a 6,500-acre state park with 20 miles of mountain biking, hiking, and equestrian trails.

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

6.12 mi / 9.86 km from the hotel
A hidden rain forest in a 120-foot-deep sinkhole, this verdant oasis is filled with lush vegetation and fossilized artifacts. Pack a picnic and learn all about this sinkhole via interpretive displays.

Florida Museum of Natural History

1.69 mi / 2.72 km from the hotel
You can learn about Florida's flora and fauna at this museum owned by the University of Florida. All of the exhibits except for the traveling displays and the Butterfly Rainforest offer free admission.

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail

8.04 mi / 12.94 km from the hotel
This 16-mile path is an ideal place to hike, run, skate, or bike. Parking is available at four locations along the trail.

Harn Museum of Art

1.77 mi / 2.84 km from the hotel
The Harn Museum of Art is one of the largest university-owned art museums in the South. Its collection boasts 6,200 works by artists like Ansel Adams and Claude Monet.