If you're new to Gainesville, you may not be ready for the summer heat! When the pool or beach don't quite cut it and you're looking for other activities to do, check out some of the best ways to beat the heat in Gainesville.

Swamp Head Brewery

This local but well-known brewery is the perfect place to escape the heat with your friends. Dogs are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along with you.

Not to mention, Swamp Head's back room also has tons of games! During the week, Swamp Head has a rotating food truck schedule, so be sure to check their Facebook page for their food offerings.

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Regal Celebration Pointe 10 & RPX

The newest movie theatre in Gainesville, Regal Celebration Pointe it doesn't disappoint. With luxurious reclining seats and state-of-the-art surround sound and picture quality, check out the newest movies here!

Regal also offers a rewards program and free stuff the more movies you go to, which is an awesome way to continuously escape the Gainesville heat. From popcorn to Milk Duds and hot dogs to pretzels, Regal at Celebration Pointe has it all.

Splitz Bowling

Strap on your rental shoes, pick up a ball, and head over to Splitz for some super fun bowling. Splitz is the perfect escape from the Florida heat all the while being a great place to gather with friends and drink some beers.

Splitz has more to offer if bowling isn't your idea of fun. They also have arcade games and plenty of food options. Rates vary depending on the night, so check out their website for more info. Splitz is a popular destination, so make sure you reserve your bowling lanes in advance so you don't have to wait.

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America's Escape Game

You can beat the heat at one of Gainesville's newest places for entertainment, America's Escape Game Gainesville. Devise a team to beat the clock in one of their three escape rooms, all of which vary in difficulty: "Asylum," "Crisis at 1600," and "Pandemic." Regardless of the room you pick, it's only $34.99 per person! 

One thing's for sure- whether you're in the sun for long or not, be sure to wear a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen because Gainesville gets sunny.

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