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Stay Like a Local

Local Haven Stays encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the local culture by living like a resident rather than a tourist. This can mean staying in a local neighborhood, eating at non-touristy restaurants, and participating in everyday activities like going to the market or taking public transportation.

By experiencing a destination in this way, travelers can gain a deeper understanding of the local way of life, and create meaningful connections with the people and places they encounter. Overall, staying like a local can lead to a more authentic and enriching travel experience.

Welcome to your Local Haven!

Downtown Gainesville


Arts and Culture

Arts & Culture


Explore the dozens of opportunities for cultural events including theater, music, dance, concerts, museums, exhibits and so much more! Many events are even free and open to the public!

Get Outdoors

Get Outdoors

Bike, Hike or Just Change Your View – Explore Gainesville and Alachua County’s bountiful outdoor open spaces! North Florida is home to over 1,000 freshwater springs and lots of parks to visit.

Resources Provided By:

Explore Gainesville Florida
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