Safety Score

Gainesville, FL



Exercise Increased Caution


Getting Around


Known For

  • College Town

imageCovid Status


Risk Level


Vaccination Progress


Daily new cases

17.4 Per

Infection rate


Positive test rate

32.5 %

% Vaccinated

58 1+ Dose

The best time to visit Gainesville is during the fall when the weather is cooler and the leaves are changing color. However, any time of year is a great time to visit this vibrant city.

Some of the must-see attractions in Gainesville include the Florida Museum of Natural History, the University of Florida campus, and downtown Gainesville with its many shops and restaurants.

There are many great hotels to choose from in Gainesville, depending on your budget and preferences. Some popular choices include the Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown, the Holiday Inn University Center, and the Best Western Gateway Grand.

The food in Gainesville is quite diverse, thanks to the city's large student population. You'll find everything from barbecue and Southern cooking to international cuisine. There are also many great restaurants downtown, so you're sure to find something to your taste.

Gainesville is generally a safe city to visit, but as with any travel destination, it's always best to exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings.

Before visiting Gainesville, be sure to check out the city's website for information on events and attractions. You can also purchase a visitor guide from the Chamber of Commerce.