Top Attractions for First Timers

Florida Museum of Natural History

No trip to Gainesville is complete without a visit to the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida campus. This fascinating museum houses over 40 million specimens and artifacts, with exhibits on Florida’s natural environments, fossils, Native American culture, and more. Don’t miss the Butterfly Rainforest, a living exhibit with hundreds of free-flying tropical butterflies. Your group will love exploring this incredible museum!

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

For a taste of natural beauty, head to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. Spread across 62 acres, this stunning garden features over 4,000 plant species from around the world. Blooming flowers, fragrant herbs, bamboo groves, and tranquil lakes – it’s a serene oasis right in Gainesville. Rent one of our charter buses to easily transport your group to this gorgeous spot.

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Nature lovers will adore Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. With over 22,000 acres of wetlands, prairies, and forests, it’s a prime spot for hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. Keep your eyes peeled for bison, wild horses, and over 270 bird species! We can arrange a charter bus rental to provide easy transportation for your entire group to this incredible park.

Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park

For a geological wonder, make your way to Devil’s Millhopper. This enormous sinkhole is 120 feet deep and 500 feet wide! Walk down the 232 steps to the lush fern-filled bottom and admire this unique natural formation. Let Charter Bus Company Gainesville handle transportation to this must-see spot.

Depot Park

In the heart of downtown Gainesville, Depot Park is a hub for community events and fun. Enjoy weekly “Food Truck Thursday” gatherings, concerts, yoga classes, and more. The kids will love the imaginative playgrounds. With so much to do, it’s easy to spend a whole day at Depot Park with your group!

Hippodrome Theater

For performing arts, the Hippodrome Theater can’t be beat. This historic theater in downtown Gainesville hosts everything from Broadway musicals to indie bands, stand-up comedy, and film festivals. Check their calendar for upcoming shows and book your group’s tickets! We’ll make sure everyone arrives together on one of our comfortable charter buses.

How to Get Around Gainesville

Light Rail

Gainesville is a very walkable city, especially in the downtown area near the University of Florida campus. But when you need to go a little further, consider Gainesville’s public transit system. Rosa Parks Downtown Station is the central hub, connecting to various bus routes around the city. Daily and monthly passes are available.

Taxis and Rideshares

Of course, taxis and rideshares like Uber and Lyft operate throughout Gainesville. This can be a convenient option for smaller groups. But for larger parties, multiple rideshares can get complicated and pricey. That’s where our charter bus rentals come in handy!

Charter Buses

For ultimate ease and affordability, rent one of our charter buses! Whether you need a minibus for a small group or a 56-passenger coach for a huge party, we’ve got you covered. Leave the driving to us while you relax and focus on fun with your group. Our charter buses come loaded with amenities like WiFi, entertainment systems, and even restrooms on larger buses. Contact Charter Bus Company Gainesville to get a custom quote for your perfect bus rental today!

Ready to Get Started?

We hope this guide gets you excited to visit Gainesville! With museums, gardens, parks, theaters, and more, you’ll never run out of things to do. Avoid the headaches of complicated transportation and let Charter Bus Company Gainesville provide a comfortable charter bus for your group. Call us at 352-505-4601 for a free, no-obligation quote. We can’t wait to help you explore Gainesville in style!