With world-class fishing, snorkeling, canoeing, diving and kayaking, there’s always plenty to do on the water. On land, those so inclined may enjoy bird-watching, hiking, biking, fishing and pretty much everything else under the sun.
Whether you’re simply window shopping or looking for something special, Gainesville and all of Alachua County has an eclectic mix of shops, boutiques, malls and galleries at the ready for your browsing pleasure.
Being home to the University of Florida helps instill a sporting culture second to none. Championship after championship has trickled down into our community sports and facilities. Local sports thrive, placing Gainesville as one of the top area destinations for youth tournaments of all kinds. Away from the field, Gainesville is also home to the NHRA Gatornationals at the Gainesville Raceway each March. It’s all made possible by a year-round temperature that gets people outside for fun and games. Exactly what it’s all about.
The faculty from the UF College of Medicine includes nationally and internationally recognized physicians whose expertise is supported by intensive research activities. Shands' affiliation with the UF Health Science Center allows patients to benefit from the latest medical knowledge and technology.
The University of Florida's network of Veterinary Clinics are some of the best in the nation.
The mission of the University of Florida Veterinary Hospitals is:
“To provide world class patient care, exemplary client and referring veterinarian communication, and the best possible education for our students and the profession.”