Ever stuck wondering what you and your special someone want to do while in Gainesville? You can call this a list of dates for you and your ificant otheror an epic bucket list like I do:Pbut no matter what you call it, take some time and see what Gainesville and surrounding areas really have to offer!
The possibilities are nearly endless! Note: Prices are based on adults. Child prices may be available. Prices per car commonly refer to occupants. Prices subject to change. If so, let me know so I can keep it updated! Take a trip to the Southwest corner of campus and walk through various exhibits. Spend some time sitting among hundreds of butterflies, or brush up on some history at the Museum of Natural History! Walk through the halls of the Harn admiring various artistic pieces.
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Diversify your culture! What better way to bond with your best friend than with hundreds of other Gator fans? Scream, yell, shout and bask in the excitement of Gator athletics! Take a break from studies and escape to the Natural Area Teaching Lab! Located near the Phillips Center on the Southwest Corner of campus, walk through nearly 60 acres of trees, ferns, and various plant life.
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When the lights go down, bring out the spray paint and paintbrushes! Brush up on your artistic abilities with graffiti, or birthday announcements in the dimly lit tunnel!
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But take caution, anything can happen there. Located in the heart of campus literally the geographic center of the main campuswalk the boardwalk paths through aisles of trees. As daylight weans, and as the dusk settles over campus, take a visit to the UF Bat Houses, and witness the exodus of an estimatedbats each night. Right by the Bat Houses, take a little time to walk around the perimeter of the area, snapping pictures through yellow flowers and student crops.
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Gaze over the lake and its reflections while sharing a meal under the shade of campus trees. Slow down your day, relax, and meditate at the Baughman Center.
Known for its lofty ceiling and sun lit interior, the beautiful Baughman Center is perfect to just sit back and enjoy. Take a walk through 5 acres of camellias and azaleas at the Wilmot Gardens. Take a little adventure through the various paths while taking in the sights and sounds of another campus trail. As the week comes to a close, swing by the Reitz Union on Friday nights for some free festivities!
Watch a movie, make some crafts, or try themed food at the weekly event open for UF students and their friends! Known for bowling, billiards, and classic game room games, stop by the Ground Floor at the Reitz union to try your hand at some of the fun games we all know and love! Head in the stars? Well take a closer look with your date and check out the UF Observatory right by the Physics building.
Open up a blanket and relax by the Century Tower listening to the carillon bell recital or take a seat at the University Auditorium for an acapella performance! Put on your dancing shoes and grab a date, because an evening with the Swing Dancing club will certainly be a night to remember! During the summer, the Swing Dancing Club has met at the Music Building by Century Tower offering beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons to all!
Boasting various activities, UF students can play some basketball, volleyball, tennis, skate, and take part in a variety of outdoor sports!
Want to get away and knock a few balls around? Try your best Happy Gilmore impersonation Orrrr… not? Lounge on the beach, canoe on the lake, or try your hand at some rock climbing or the ropes course!
On a tight budget? Want to see that movie you missed during the release? Then a trip to the Gator Cinemas is in order for you! Why not enjoy some movies on the big screen for cheap! Located by the Oaks mall, feel free to take in the sights at the mall, and catch up on that one movie all your friends have been talking about!
Of age and want to know more about the local brews? Sip on some craft brews and take a tour with your loved one. Just past the Newberry exit on I, bring out your inner child with each other at Funworks! Put on some roller skates or knock a ball around with some putt putt for a fun night to remember. Want to score a few strikes, spares, and splits? Head on over to splitz bowling for some friendly competition between you and your date.
Put your he together with your date and out wit the competition at various restaurants throughout the week! Got a song stuck in your head? Want to sing it loud for all to hear?
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Want to spread that Christmas cheer? Then head out and grab a mic for some karaoke! Make a fool of yourself; make a fool of your date. Laugh through the night, or blow away the crowds with your stunning voice! Karaoke is always a good time! Get your act together and take your date to one of the various shows put on by local and renowned actors!
Get in touch with your creative side and take an art class with your date!
It will be a great night! Want to take your date on a little bit more of an explosive experience? Train your sights at the Gainesville Targeting Range where you can fire various guns at targets for reasonable rates!
Nothing shows your love for another like nailing them in the face mask with a ball of yellow paint! No problem! Explore the galaxies at the Santa Fe Planetarium! Step back in time and walk through the orange groves at this Historic Home! A Gainesville tradition, and a time you and your friends will remember forever!
With its bright red, whites, and blues purplesstand over 13th Street and watch Gainesville come to life as the sun goes down! Like the fine tastes of wines? Or want to learn more about wine tastings? Head on over to the Bluefield Estates and try the special wines made right here in Gainesville! Want to paint some pottery or make some ceramic crafts? Bring your date along to Corks and Colors for a creative experience! Between the locations all around town, get your caffeine fix at some of the best hangouts around town!
Some shops like Curia on the Drag have movie showings as well. Other notable experiences include sipping and shopping, a study room in the back Snacks provided on Wednesdaysboard games, and trivia nights! Want to watch some old films or see a local performance?
Put on your nicest clothes and check out the Hippodrome theatre!
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Climb, belay, and rappel all around the Rock Gym! Do you trust your partner spotting your climb up and up? Drink on up, and party responsibly kiddos. After some food, why not stop by one of the pool halls for some friendly competition! Grab a drink and relax! In addition to an evening to winding down, 1 st Mag also holds various events from concerts to morning yoga sessions!
With winding down, Gainesville decided to revamp the urban art scene! Located all throughout the downtown area, take a walk and get some model worthy shots at the many art murals placed on restaurants, garages, and businesses!
Visit walls. Each year, there are food truck rallies that pass through the area. Usually located by High Dive, bring your date and try out the specialized foods from vendors near and far!