Spring is here – a new chapter in your life waiting to be written. At Social 28, we understand that you crave unique experiences that will help you discover yourself, so we’ve compiled a list of things to do this spring near our luxury community and the University of Florida campus that will give you exactly what you’re looking for.
Where Can I Go to Explore the Gainesville Area This Spring?
Get out of the city and get ready for some outdoor fun. If you don’t have much time for your adventure, stay close to home – just under 3 miles away, you’ll find the Sweetwater Wetlands Park, which features more than 125 acres of unique plants and animals. You can get some fresh air and a little exercise on their 3.5 miles of trail and boardwalk, while observing birds and alligators, not to mention the plant species you won’t find anywhere else in Gainesville.
And if you have time for a slightly longer drive, Ichetucknee Springs State Park is located about 30 miles away – a destination well worth the time it takes to get there. This park features over 2,000 acres of some of the most beautiful land and wildlife in the Sunshine State. Enjoy the opportunity to go birding, hike one of their three trails, or go snorkeling in the Blue Hole, a spring that remains 72 degrees year-round.
What Are the Best Gainesville Restaurants for a Spring Meal?
If you want to ring in the Florida spring with a little indulgence, check out the Maple Street Biscuit Company. They have taken the classic Southern biscuit to a whole new level, turning them into decadent sandwiches like The Squawking Goat (chicken with goat cheese) and desserts like The Iced Cinnamon Biscuit.
If you’re looking to get a head start on your healthy spring diet, try Curia on the Drag, which features vegan dishes like tempeh Reubens and black bean burritos.
Where Can I Go to See Something Truly Unique in Gainesville?
The Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation allows visitors to learn about the 25 different species living here, some of whom are endangered. You’ll see everything from lemurs to leopards.
Also be sure to check out the University of Florida Bat Houses, which will start to see a lot of action this spring as the bats become more active.
And don’t forget to take some time for yourself between classes at the University of Florida this spring, relaxing in your spacious, bright apartment.