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Day Trip Activities in Gainesville

5 minutes read Apr 06,2018
Day Trip Activities in Gainesville
Nestled in the Florida countryside, Sun Retreats Ocala Orange Lake offers a secluded spot for enjoying golf, tennis, and other activities. Our Florida RV resort is only 30 miles from the attractions, restaurants, and shopping of nearby Gainesville. During your next trip, take a day off from golf and try out some of the great things to do in this thriving metropolis!

Butterfly Rainforest

A beautiful fantasy, the Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum is home to hundreds of fluttery creatures, some of which are happy to land on the arms or shoulders of visitors as they stroll through a lush rainforest. Tropical trees and colorful flowering plants offer a scenic escape for the shyer butterflies, and gentle waterfalls provide a soothing backdrop of noise. Visitors to this unique exhibit can witness the butterflies dance and frolic amid the exquisite flowers and plants, making for a wonderful afternoon activity.

Florida Museum of Natural History

Housing an enormous number of exhibits, the Florida Museum of Natural History is a place that you'll want to visit regularly, as there's always something new to see. Regular displays include everything from mammoth bones to Native American relics and a close look at the waterways and wildlife of northwest Florida.

Currently on a limited time feature until May 6, 2018, is the Scoop on Poop exhibit, a humorous and informative take on the one thing that every living creature has in common. Learn how animals use excrement for an array of purposes such as building houses, sending messages, and hiding from enemies. You can also enjoy plenty of interactive activities including dung beetle races and a chance to find out how long it would an elephant to produce your body weight in poop (hint: not very long!).

Day Trip Gainesville

Sun Retreats Ocala Orange Lake

One of the best Florida RV parks, Sun Retreats Ocala Orange Lake offers plenty of amenities in a lush, wooded retreat. A rolling 9-hole golf course is surrounded by Florida forest, and you can practice your skills to perfection using our driving range and putting green. All the gear you need is available at the on-site pro shop, which provides inspections and service of personal equipment.

Try your hand at an outdoor activity like horseshoes, bocce ball, or tennis. A renovated fitness center provides ample opportunity to stay fit, and you can get some light cardio in as you walk your loyal companion along our grassy dog walk. At the end of the day, cooling waters await in the shimmering swimming pool.

If you're looking to host an event, there's no better opportunity than a rental of our recreation hall. As one of the best wedding venues in Gainesville, our recreation hall has stunning architecture, holds up to 250 guests, and can be decorated to fit your exact needs. An experienced team of volunteers is ready to help you plan your special day and we offer on-site catering and convenient Florida vacation rentals, perfect for hosting your guests.

Whether you're planning to play a round of golf, host an event, or simply enjoy a relaxing stay in North-Central Florida, you're sure to have an excellent time at Sun Retreats Ocala Orange Lake!  

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