Welcome to Gainesville

Are you new to Gainesville, or considering a move? We are known for Gator Sports but Gainesville has even more acitivites to offer. From a lively arts scene to a quiet day in the park, there are plenty of options to keep you entertained.


Parks and the Great Outdoors

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation

Devil’s Milhopper

Florida Museum of Natural History

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens 

Paynes Prairie

Sante Fe College Teaching Zoo


The Arts

The Gainesville Community Playhouse

Harn Museum of Art

Hippodrome Theatre

Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Local Arts Resources


Special Events Happening In and Around Gainesville

The Gainesville Sun-Events

Gainesville Cultural Affairs


Need to learn your way around town? Try this map! Or learn about our public transportation: the Regional Transit Service.

Moving with your family? Check out the Alachua County School System.