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RV Rentals in Gainesville, FL

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RV Rentals in Gainesville, FL

Discover Gainesville

Famed for its world-class museums, historic buildings, and numerous state parks, Gainesville is one of North Florida's most beautiful cities. Gainesville has something for everyone — hike to the bottom of a 120-foot deep sinkhole, tour a collection of over 11,000 artifacts at the Harn Museum of Art, or learn about local history at the Haile Homestead. Hogtown is also known for being home to the University of Florida, one of the largest public campuses in the country.

The best time to book an RV rental in Gainesville is in spring, when the weather is perfect for visiting the many state parks near the city. Some of Gainesville's best events also occur in spring, including the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, the Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival, and the Hogtown Craft Beer Festival. Rent a motorhome or trailer in Gainesville and discover one of Sunshine State's most underrated vacation destinations.

Things to do in Gainesville

Gainesville is an exciting city with plenty of attractions to keep you and your crew entertained. However, before taking your rig into the city, it's worth looking at the city's traffic and where to park. Gainesville can be congested around rush hour but isn't as hectic as other big cities in Florida like Miami, Orlando, and Jacksonville. There are also several urban and state parks within a couple of miles of downtown where you can park an RV for the day.

If you fancy touring a museum during your Gainesville RV rental, consider the Harn Museum of Art. One of the largest university art museums in the South, the Harn Museum of Art boasts thousands of objects from around the world, with everything from fifth century BCE African artifacts to paintings by modern masters like Claude Monet.

Or, enjoy a family day out at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo. You'll find over 70 animal species at this small zoo, including bald eagles, Asian small-clawed otters, and Matschie's tree-kangaroos. The zoo also offers encounters where you can come face-to-face with some of your favorite critters.

With several parks a stone's throw from downtown, Gainesville is perfect for getting back in touch with nature. The Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park is one of the most interesting state parks in Hogtown, with 71 acres of pine woodlands encircling a 120 foot-deep sinkhole. Hikers can walk down staircases to the bottom of the sinkhole, where they'll find a lush miniature rainforest. While at the park, learn about the history and myths surrounding the sinkhole and plan a woodland picnic.

RV campgrounds in Gainesville

As one of the greenest cities in North Florida, you'll find plenty of peaceful campgrounds in and around Gainesville. One of the best spots to get a good night's sleep near the city is Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. This campground is less than 10 miles outside Gainesville, perched upon the tranquil Lake Wauburg. Each shaded site comes with partial hookups, some of which support 50-amp electricity. While there are no sewer hookups, there's an on-site dump station. Amenities are basic and include showers, bathrooms, and picnic areas. Spend your days spotting some of the 300 bird species that visit the park or take a canoe and drift across Lake Wauburg.

If you'd prefer to stay farther from the city, stop off at Williston Crossings RV Resort. One of the best RV campgrounds in Gainesville, Williston Crossings RV Resort, provides modern campsites 20 miles south of the city. Sites come with full hookups with 30-amp electricity. This campground is ideal for canine campers, with pet-friendly sites and a dog park. Cast a line into the lake from the fishing pier, hike through the surrounding woodlands, or relax on the sun deck during your downtime. Amenities include a laundry room, modern bathrooms, and a shaded picnic area.

Alternatively, spend a night at the Grand Lake RV Resort. This campground provides sites with full hookups and 50-amp electricity overlooking Orange Lake, 20 miles from Gainesville. You won't be short of activities at the Grand Lake RV resort. Work on your handicap at the nine-hole golf course, challenge another camper to a game of horseshoes, or cool off in the swimming pool. Amenities include showers, laundry facilities, and a camp store.

Frequently asked questions

How does RVezy work?

RVezy is a marketplace that connects RV owners with travelers looking to rent an RV. RVezy takes care of everything, including RV and renter verifications, payments, insurance, and customer support.

How much does it cost to rent an RV in Gainesville, FL?

Motorhomes in Gainesville, FL average $200/night while towable trailers are around $120/night. Most RV owners offer weekly and monthly discounts between 10 and 20%.

What’s included in the RV rental?

Most rentals include all the essentials you need for a great trip. From cookware, to linens, owners do their best to make you feel at home. Each RV listing will provide details around what’s included.

How far can I go with the RV? What’s the price for mileage?

Most owners offer either unlimited mi or very generous daily limits. The included mileage and extras appear on your booking estimate before you put in your booking request.

What’s required to rent or drive an RV?

In the majority of cases, RVezy rentals require a driver with an unrestricted license for 8 years and clean insurance profile. You don’t need a special class to drive most motorhomes.

How am I insured/covered during my rental?

Every RV rental is fully insured through our commercial fleet policy. You can also add-on our 24/7 roadside assistance at any time before your trip begins.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many owners allow pets in their RV. You can search for pet-friendly RVs or check the individual listings to see if there are any extra fees or deposits required for you to bring your furry friends.

How does RV delivery work?

As an add-on, most RV owners are willing to deliver and/or set up their RV to help simplify your trip. Ex: have a trailer delivered to a local campground so you don’t want to drive.

What do I do if I have additional questions?

RVezy’s customer support team is happy to answer any questions that come up before, during or after your rental. You can contact us anytime at help.rvezy.com.

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