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Review for Depot Park by Holly
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Depot Park is new since I lived in Gainesville and it's a great addition! I visited recently on a trip to Gainesville. Easy parking, free admission, and a very clean city park. Their general store sells old-timey drinks and snacks and there was live music while I was there. Beautiful ..
Review for Sweetwater Branch Inn by Chelsea
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My husband and I have stayed at Sweetwater Branch Inn two times in the past three years, and we absolutely love it! The Victorian houses and cottages are so charming, and the breakfasts are simply delicious. The staff is also friendly and helpful. Plus, it's just outside downtown where all ..
Pros: Charming atmosphere, delicious breakfast, proximity to downtown
Review for The Plant Shoppe Florist by Holly
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This florist has a great product and they deliver to the University of Florida! On special occasions like Valentine's Day, they'll do heart-shaped brownies too. They're popular for special events and weddings in the area.
Review for I Love NY Pizza (Gainesville Fl) by Holly
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The pizza is true New York style pizza. Delicious!
Pros: Great location for anyone living in Haile Plantation and they deliver now too!
Cons: If it's a game day, they'll be extra busy so order early.
Review for Sweetwater Branch Inn by Holly
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This is a charming historic B&B in Downtown Gainesville. I went for an event so it was catered food but everything was delicious. It's a beautiful house! I would definitely ..
Review for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store by Holly
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The Gainesville Cracker Barrell is immediately off of I-275 and accessible off Archer Road too if you're a local. They always deliver a delicious breakfast and those yeast rolls....perfection!
Cons: Get there EARLY if it's a game day weekend. Weekend mornings are very busy too so be prepared for a wait - although you'll find that's true for most places ..

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Gainesville is home to the University of Florida and this college-town is full of nature and culture. The city offers over 30 miles of biking and hiking trails and has seven area Florida State Parks close by. Floating down the spring-fed river at Ichetucknee Springs State Park is a can't miss Gainesville tradition. Downtown Gainesville is home to some of the best local home grown restaurants and window shopping. There is lots of college town fun, inexpensive things to do and a relaxed outdoor adventures. You'll also find local breweries and local plays and events at the Hippodrome State Theatre.

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Gator Stompin' 2018
on Thursday, 3 May, 9:00 PM
at Downtown & Midtown Gainesville Find Tickets
1 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601

The Gator Stompin' pub crawl and music festival has been a rite of passage in Gainesville for over 30 years. At the end of every Spring semester, thousands of people come together to celebrate being part of the Gator Nation.

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LIVE! on stage Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on drums

LIVE! on stage Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on drums

on Tuesday, 20 Feb, 9:00 PM
at The Atlantic Find Tickets
15 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601

Tuesday, February 20th Motorbreath Presents: Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on drums with special guest: Ane Diaz

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The Expendables- 10th Anniversary of Self-Titled Record
on Wednesday, 21 Feb, 8:00 PM
at HIGH DIVE Find Tickets
210 SW 2nd Ave, Ste A, Gainesville, FL 32609

The Expendables return to High Dive and play their Self-Titled album in its entirety, plus all your favorites from over the years ! Plus TTR and Pacific Dub who both played HD in 2017 !

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Gators Gymnastics vs Arkansas
on Friday, 23 Feb, 6:45 PM
at Stephen C. O'Connell Center Find Tickets
250 Gale Lemerand Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611

Come out and support your Gators Gymnastics team as they take on Arkansas! #GoGators *Giveaway - 3500 Pink Gators Gymnastics T-Shirts courtesy of UF Health. *Dance Marathon Check-In - DM Participants can check in at the meet to earn spirit points! *Pink Poster - Fan

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Pilobolus — Shadowland at the Phillips Center
on Friday, 23 Feb, 7:30 PM
at Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Find Tickets
3201 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611

For more than four decades, Pilobolus has pushed the limits of what modern dance is and how the human body can be used as a graphic and expressive medium.

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KRS One Live at The Wooly Downtown Gainesville
on Friday, 23 Feb, 9:00 PM
at The Wooly Find Tickets
20 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601

Motorbreath Presents: Friday, February 23rd Krs One Live at The Wooly! + more TBA Doors at 9pm $25 (18+ only) HIP HOP ICON Lawrence Krisna Parker is better known by his stage names KRS-One (an acronym for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone), and Teacha. A

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Heartwood Music Festival
on Saturday, 24 Feb, 12:00 PM
at Heartwood Soundstage Find Tickets
619 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601

Come celebrate the one year anniversary of Heartwood Soundstage - North Florida's Live Recording Venue! Presented by Springbok Booking & Media and Swamp Records, enjoy two Stages with over 20 acts of Florida's best musical acts, as well as food trucks, craft vendors,

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AJJ, Shellshag, John Hays at The Wooly
on Saturday, 24 Feb, 8:00 PM
at The Wooly Find Tickets
20 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601

Saturday, Feb 24 Motorbreath GVL Presents: AJJ (formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad) Shellshag John Hays 8pm / $15 / 18+ unless legal guardian is present.

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Active Streets + 352Creates 2018
on Sunday, 25 Feb, 11:00 AM
at Gainesville, Florida
Gainesville, Florida, Gainesville, FL 32601

Join Active Streets + 352Creates Sunday, February 25th 11am-3pm in downtown Gainesville, Florida. Stay tuned for the final route!

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Ladies Only Concealed Carry Class
on Sunday, 25 Feb, 1:00 PM
at Bass Pro Shops
2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608

Join us as we host a Concealed Carry Class taught by 3 Rivers Personal Defense! This 4 hour class will feature an inside orientation, an opportunity to ask questions, as well as a hands-on shooting practice held right behind our store.

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Spring Break Safety Fair 2018
on Tuesday, 27 Feb, 10:00 AM
at UF J. Wayne Reitz Union
655 Reitz Union Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611

The Spring Break Safety Fair is a yearly informational event presented by the University Police Department.

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Gainesville Updates

20FebLIVE! on stage Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on drums
EventLIVE! on stage Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on drums

Today at 21:00 - 23:59

The Atlantic

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Holly Hargett
Review 6 hours ago
The Plant Shoppe Florist
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This florist has a great product and they deliver to the University of Florida! On special occasions like Valentine's Day, they'll do heart-shaped brownies too. They're popular for special events and weddings in the area.

Depot Park
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Depot Park is new since I lived in Gainesville and it's a great addition! I visited recently on a trip to Gainesville. Easy parking, free admission, and a very clean city park. Their general store sells old-timey drinks and snacks and there was live music while I was there. Beautiful spot for a nice weather day!


I Love NY Pizza (Gainesville Fl)
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The pizza is true New York style pizza. Delicious!

Pros: Great location for anyone living in Haile Plantation and they deliver now too!

Cons: If it's a game day, they'll be extra busy so order early.

Haile Village Bistro
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The food is good but the best feature about this place is the convenience for anyone living in Haile Village. It's great to have a neighborhood restaurant that you can depend on for delicious food!


Mildred's Big City Food
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I went to an event so the food was catered but I enjoyed everything they served - delish! I will definitely be back. Great place for a private party!

Sweetwater Branch Inn
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This is a charming historic B&B in Downtown Gainesville. I went for an event so it was catered food but everything was delicious. It's a beautiful house! I would definitely return for dinner or a weekend.


Florida Museum of Natural History
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Located on the University of Florida campus, the Florida Museum is one of the nation’s top five natural history museums. It's open year round and is a popular spot for summer camps. They've got fun exhibits year-round - the current one is the "Scoop on Poop", who knew?!

Devils Millhopper Geological State Park
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This is a really unique park and worth a trip!


Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
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This is a really pretty spot in Gainesville and representative of the beauty of North Central Florida. So different than the beaches of South Florida or the Panhandle in other parts of the State. Next visit I want to try the guided tour and I just read they do weddings too!

18FebDigital Ethos at Simon's
EventDigital Ethos at Simon's

Feb 18 at 21:00 · Feb 19, 01:30

Simon's

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18FebPedro The Lion + Maria/Lepanto at High Dive
EventPedro The Lion + Maria/Lepanto at High Dive

Feb 18 at 19:00 · 23:59

HIGH DIVE

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Chelsea Martin on Sweetwater Branch Inn
Review 1 week ago
Sweetwater Branch Inn
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My husband and I have stayed at Sweetwater Branch Inn two times in the past three years, and we absolutely love it! The Victorian houses and cottages are so charming, and the breakfasts are simply delicious. The staff is also friendly and helpful. Plus, it's just outside downtown where all the restaurants and shops are. Needless to say, we'll be back again next time we're in Gainesville!

Pros: Charming atmosphere, delicious breakfast, proximity to downtown

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