Destination guide

The lively area of Gainesville awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's live music, theatre scene and festivals with a rental holiday home in Gainesville. Renowned for its university setting, sporting events and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Florida Museum of Natural History and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens are just a couple of the must-see attractions. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Gainesville

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Gainesville a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ironwood Golf Course (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Meadowbrook Golf Club (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Waldo Motorsports (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Canterbury Equestrian Showplace (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Starke Golf and Country Club (25.3 mi / 40.7 km)
  • Ginnie Springs (25.9 mi / 41.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Gainesville

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Gainesville is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Kanapaha Botanical Gardens (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Bivens Arm Nature Park (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Devil's Milhopper Geological State Park (5.4 mi / 8.8 km)
  • San Felasco Hammock Preserve (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Dudley Farm Historic State Park (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Gainesville

Fly into Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional), the closest airport, located 3.7 mi (6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Ocala, FL (OCF-Ocala Intl.), which is 33.8 mi (54.3 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Gainesville?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 141 holiday lettings around Gainesville. From 70 Houses to 13 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Gainesville?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Gainesville. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Florida Museum of Natural History: 129 holiday lettings
  • University of Florida: 141 holiday lettings
  • North Florida Regional Medical Center: 116 holiday lettings
  • Gainesville Raceway: 129 holiday lettings
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field: 141 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Gainesville listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Gainesville?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 70 Houses in Gainesville. Our other popular types of Gainesville holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 13 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 38 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 13 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gainesville?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 35 holiday homes with pool available in Gainesville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.