Gainesville Holidays

United States
Gainesville is the largest city in Alachua County, Florida. It’s home to the University of Florida, and has been ranked by National Geographic Adventure in 2007 as one of the “best places to live and play,” yet also as the fifth meanest city in the U.S. by the National Coalition …

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How to get to Gainesville

Here's what you need to know about getting to Gainesville. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Gainesville takes 10 hours, 4 minutes.

When to go to Gainesville

Typical Holiday Price

£1311 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Gainesville varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - January is the cheapest month to go to Gainesville.

Where to stay in Gainesville

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Gainesville, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Gainesville

Sankar | Trip by SkyscannerFlorida Museum of Natural History
Florida Museum of Natural History
Dawn Taylor | Trip by SkyscannerButterfly Rainforest
Butterfly Rainforest
jared422_80 | FlickrBen Hill Griffin Stadium
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
wallygrom | FlickrKanapaha Botanical Gardens
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Lorraine M | Trip by SkyscannerGainesville-Hawthorne Trail State Trail
Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail State Trail
Lorraine M | Trip by SkyscannerHippodrome State Theatre
Hippodrome State Theatre
MyFWCmedia | FlickrDevil's Millhopper Geological State Park
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
MikeKalasnik | FlickrOaks Mall
Oaks Mall
Lorraine M | Trip by SkyscannerLillian's Music Store
Lillian's Music Store
tvanhoosear | FlickrFlip Factory Zone
Flip Factory Zone

Reviews of Gainesville

Tracy C
Tracy CMountain View

Gainesville is the home of University of Florida and the student and faculty presence is pronounced. Also, it's the Northern Florida center for healthcare so there are lots of medical businesses. It's a suburban sprawl with rather featureless wide streets. However there are several nice parks where you can enjoy the Florida weather and the natural setting.

Callum Soukup-Croy
Callum Soukup-CroyGlasgow

Gainesville is home to the huge University of Florida and as such is a student town. There aren't many sights for tourists but if you find yourself here for a day or two or just passing through there are some things to do. Try the Museum of Natural History on campus or the Kanapaha Botanic Gardens. If you are more into the outdoors then there are some great walking and bike trails such as the Hawthorne trail. Food options are like any other town with major chain restaurants in most neighbourhoods as well as some independent gems.

Pam Todd
Pam ToddSarasota

Go Gators!!! Homecoming Weekend!! Fun fun had by all ... Making great memories!!!

Yogic Traveler ❀
Yogic Traveler ❀Puerto Vallarta

I rally love my visit to this quaint little college town! The downtown was really nice to walk around and the weather is great!

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