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  • Writer's pictureSusannah Peddie

Looking for suggestions from Gainesville locals

Updated: Aug 21, 2019

Hi Friends!

I am looking for your favorite activities in Gainesville so that I can share them with my short-term renters.

What are some of your favorite things to do in Gainesville in the following categories:

1. Favorite Nature Outing

2. Favorite Indoor Outing

3. Best things to do with kids

If you can please add them in the comments section on FB, I will add the suggestions to this blog post. Thank you!!!

Susannah at Southern Comfort Properties

Suggestions so far from Gainesville residents:

Inge Jaffe Our family enjoys kayaking/canoeing the Ichetucknee. Vicki Damon Johnson The UF Bat houses. Dianne McKenney Orwig Ginny Springs! Deborah Rossi Cade museum Christy Urban Blue springs was a lot of fun! Cheryl Bogler Dance Alive National Ballet Megan Longanacre Martin Carson Springs Wildlife Cheryl Bogler Butterfly Rainforest, Harn, Payne's Prairie, Hawthorne Trail, Cedar Key (take a boat ride to see wildlife) Vicki Damon Johnson Floating down any of the springs nearby. Cheryl Bogler don't forget tennis! Libby Smith 1. Sweetwater wetlands park, La Chua Trail 2. Theater -Hipp, Santa Fe College, Gainesville Community Theater,UF, dining out-The Top, Satchel’s, 706, Ember’s, Mark’s, Dragonfly…See More Stephanie Rossi I ditto all of the above.. along with Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention!!! We also love sharks tooth hunting in the springs... St. Augustine for day trips... floating down Rainbow River... Carol Schneider Fiola Favorite Nature Outing-Kanapaha Gardens or Devils Millhopper Favorite Indoor Outing-Harn Museum Best thing to do with kids- Depot Splash Park Elaine Comstock Almond Don't forget to list Westside as great public hard tennis courts and JTC as clay! Wes Jones Day trip to Silver Springs. Craft breweries! (FM, C&G, Swamp Head). Day trip to Micanopy Erica Kirkpatrick I’ve always enjoyed the walking trails at Bivens Arm Nature Park. Kim Timmons Do Art for rainy day activity for Mom & kids Kelly Harvey Harn Museum of Art!! Always free Roslyn Levy 1.Biking along the edge of Payne’s Prairie.2.Visiting the Harn and Natural History Museum. 3.Cade Museum.

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