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.
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.
Go Gators!!! Homecoming Weekend!! Fun fun had by all ... Making great memories!!!
I rally love my visit to this quaint little college town! The downtown was really nice to walk around and the weather is great!