56 Things To Do In Gainesville, FL

  1. Sit on a bench and wait for a butterfly to land on you at the Butterfly Rainforest.
  2. Take a walk along the Gainesville Solar Walk.
  3. See the historical marker for Gatorade’s Birthplace.
  4. Get a discounted massage by a student at Florida School of Massage.
  5. Tour the Florida Museum of Natural History.
  6. Stroll through the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.
  7. Meet new animals riding around on a wildlife-themed motor device at Carson Springs Wildlife Foundation.
  8. Eat a slice of pizza then admire Satchel Pizza’s outdoor “junk museum”.
  9. Learn about the “talking walls” at Historic Haile Homestead.
  10. Go back in time at That 80’s Bar.
  11. Attempt the 5lb Mexican Burrito Challenge at Peppers.
  12. Try kava at Mai Kai Kava Bar.
  13. Relax by a salt cave at Relax Salt Rooms.
  14. Try to escape a room with America’s Escape Game.
  15. Observe bats at the Bat Houses.
  16. Visit the Devil’s Millhopper and climb down into a sinkhole.
  17. See four metal statues of massive animal male members.
  18. Take an outdoor skills class at The FOLC Farm.
  19. Enjoy a stroll and admire the grounds at A Nan Buddhist Statue Park.
  20. Check out Graffiti Wall.
  21. Do an animal encounter at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo.
  22. Admire art at the Harn Museum of Art.
  23. Step into a bats enclosure at the Lubee Bat Conservatory.
  24. Do a wine tasting at Bluefield Estate Winery.
  25. Shoot a gun at Shoot GTR.
  26. Admire the view of Payne’s Prairie from above at the Queen Snake Lookout.
  27. Have a drink and play arcade games at The Arcade Bar.
  28. Meet monkeys at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary.
  29. Take a yoga class at the Yoga Pod.
  30. Take an instrument lesson at the Academy of Music and Art.
  31. See a showing at the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium.
  32. Visit a Living History Farm at Morningside Nature Center.
  33. Sing your heart out at Stage 7 Karaoke Bar.
  34. Enjoy a beer at one of the many breweries in Gainesville.
  35. Roller skate at Skate Station Funworks.
  36. Watch a movie at Regal.
  37. Take a cooking class with Fat Tuscan.
  38. Play with cats and drink coffee at Feeline Good Cat Cafe.
  39. Throw darts or play billiards at Main Street Bar.
  40. Enjoy a spa day at Spa Royale.
  41. Smoke a cigar at Havana’s Wine & Cigar Lounge.
  42. Enjoy an evening of thrifting at Gainesville’s many thrift shops.
  43. Smoke hookah at Mystic Hookah Cafe.
  44. Take an intro to dive class with Spring Adventures LLC.
  45. Paint your own pottery at Do Art With Yopp.
  46. Ride a horse at Haile Equestrian Center.
  47. Pick your own fruit at The Family Garden.
  48. Have a drink and paint a canvas with Corks & Colors.
  49. Enjoy rolled ice cream or crepes at Ice Cream and Crepes Eatery.
  50. Learn how to throw clay and make your own pottery at Art Alley.
  51. Bounce on a trampoline at Flip Factory Zone.
  52. Throw an axe at The Hatchetbury.
  53. Learn to pole dance at Happy Kiss Pole Fitness.
  54. Climb an indoor rock wall at The Knot.
  55. Golf at Ironwood Golf Course.
  56. Paint and hide rocks with Gainesville Rocks.

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