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.