Known for the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for the north central Florida region and is home to the University of Florida—Florida's largest and oldest university. Gainesville's numerous parks, museums, lakes and many nearby natural springs provide entertainment to thousands of visitors each year. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida.
Average High Temperature: 76° F / 24° C
Average Low Temperature: 54° F / 12° C
Gainesville is host to many cultural events, art and theater, as well as unique restaurants and cuisine. Outdoor activities are plentiful given the beautiful natural surroundings.
From Gainesville you can easily visit major cities, Florida's famous beaches and theme parks. Just 2 hours to the west, Tampa and serene Gulf Coast beaches await; 2 hours to the east Jacksonville and the Atlantic coastal beaches and 2 hours south, you will find Orlando, the home of Disney World and Universal Studios theme parks.