Gainesville's Fun in the Sun

July 31, 2018

Since we’ve already published a blog listing ideas for things to do indoors on a rainy or intolerable hot day, now here’s a listing of fun outdoor places or activities to enjoy when the weather is nice.

Kanapaha Botanical Garden 4700 SW 58th Dr, Gainesville, FL 32608
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon walking the paths and soaking up the fresh air and gorgeous scenery. They boast the largest display of bamboo in the state and the largest herb garden in the South East.

Butterfly Rainforest Museum 3215 Hull Road, SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
Come take a stroll through this large screened in “museum” landscaped with lush tropical plants and flowers and bursting with live butterflies. Benches allow you to sit, relax, and let the butterflies come take a perch on you.

Check out what’s going on at Bo Diddley Plaza 111 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Bo Diddly Plaza is located in the heart of Historic Gainesville and its stage has been standing for decades, hosting all kinds of events and performances. There is always something new going on from free yoga lessons, musical performances, and festivals.

Check out what’s going on at Depot Park  200 SE Depot Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Depot Park is a newer addition to the Gainesville community. Embracing the history of its location with revamped additions and always something going on. Check out our previous Depot Park blog for the full story here.

Visit an animal sanctuary - Rooterville and Kindred Spirits are two of our favorites!

Walk or bike La Chua trail - Wild Horses and Alligators. You can see both at Paynes Prairie from the La Chua Trail

Check out the springs Ginnie Springs Blue Springs Ichetucknee Springs
You can’t say that you’ve fully experienced Florida-life without having been to one of our beautiful natural springs. Click the links for more info on some that are nearby.
Lake Alice and The Bat Houses. Right across the street from each other, you can watch the alligators and their babies that call Lake Alice their home sunbathing or swimming next to the beautiful stained glass Baughman Center. If you get there later in the day, hang out until dusk and watch the bats fly out of the bat houses across the way by the hundreds!

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