This summer, welcome the sun and head outside of your GW Homes home to enjoy all that your vibrant hometown has to offer. From fun family activities to outings for just the grownups, there’s an abundance of opportunities to feel the summer love all season long.
Here are our top 10 ways to experience summer fun in Gainesville:
If you’re a nature lover, head over to this National Natural Landmark that’s known for its bowl-shaped cavity that extends 120 feet deep! This awesome natural wonder leads to a miniature rainforest — prepare to be wowed!
Flower fans, rejoice! A wildly beautiful scene awaits you at these botanical gardens, which includes Florida’s largest public display of bamboos as well as the largest herb garden in the Southeast. Spend your day marveling at the magic right at your fingertips.
Temperatures are on the rise in Gainesville, and there’s no better place for your kids and grandkids to beat the heat than this free-admission splash park! Take them over to the Hal Brady Recreation Complex and let them cool off in this super fun and colorful outdoor oasis!
Rich with both natural and cultural history, this stunning prairie is home to incredible wildlife including alligators, bison, horses, and 300 species of birds. Eight distinct trails let you experience this one-of-a-kind space, where you can hike, horseback ride, fish, bike, and more!
In stunning Ocala, you have the opportunity to soar through the natural wonders of Florida like never before. Zip through cliff walls, fly over lakes, walk across rope bridges, and finish up with a rappel! You can even horseback ride, kayak, or take a nighttime zip line tour!
Experience an immersive thrill like never before at the Butterfly Rainforest! This one-of-a-kind “living exhibit” features hundreds of free-flying butterflies and birds that’ll have you and your kids feeling like rainforest adventurers. A stunning, lush landscape guides you on your journey!
You may have seen exotic animals on TV, but have you ever seen an African lion, puma, tiger, Eurasian lynx, and giraffe in person? At this unbelievable conservatory, visitors learn about conservation and get up and close and personal with the planet’s greatest beauties!
Every Wednesday from 4-7 PM, Gainesville residents gather downtown to support local farmers, bakers, and musicians within this quaint and community-oriented farmers market! Purchase fresh, delicious, local food and hang out with your neighbors.
One of only two teaching zoos in the country, your kids will truly never forget this special place. At this 10-acre zoo, they’ll get to learn about conservation and sustainability, attend fun events, and of course, see incredible animals like monkeys, crocodiles, kangaroos, and bald eagles.
Nationally-known for gorgeous golf courses, there’s no better place than Florida to unleash your inner pro. Head to the University of Florida’s stunning Mark Bostick Golf Course to work on your game or hit some balls with friends. There’s nothing like a relaxing day on the green!
Since 1968, GW Homes has been building high-quality, luxurious, and comfortable homes for families of all sizes in the gorgeous Gainesville area. Today, we continue to pride ourselves on creating forever homes in one of the most livable towns in the nation!
When you live in a GW Homes home, you’re not only getting the highest-quality living space, you’re also getting the absolute greatest hometown. No matter what you enjoy the most, there are so many opportunities for you to live your best life here.
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