Travel Information

University of Florida

Whether you are visiting the University of Florida for the day or a long weekend, there is always something to do and see. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Each season, University of Florida Performing Arts presents the very best established and emerging national and international artists on the Phillips Center main stage, from Broadway, opera and dance to the superstars of pop, jazz, and classical music. For a complete season listing, visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu
  • Present meets past at Powell Hall, the Florida Museum of Natural History's Education and Exhibition Center. Stroll through a replica of a north Florida limestone cave containing small sinkholes, stalactites, and other geological features and see inhabitants including a family of opossums, a diamondback rattlesnake, a barn owl, a raccoon, crickets, blind cave crayfish, and southeastern bats. Learn more at http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/
  • The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art is one of the largest university art museums in the southeastern United States. The Museum boasts 26,000 square feet of exhibit space that maintains the museum's permanent collections featuring American, African, pre-Columbian, Asian and contemporary works of art. The museum offers a broad range of programs from film and lecture series to workshops and performances. Please visit http://www.harn.ufl.edu/

To learn UF history, trivia and facts, please visit http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/parentsfacts.html

If you are coming on campus, parking and information kiosks are located at: SW 2nd Avenue just west of SW 13th Street (closest to admissions office at Criser Hall) and Stadium Road, just east of North-South Drive, just south of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Accommodations are available at the Reitz Union Hotel in the center of campus, the UF Hilton Hotel & Conference Center and through the Alachua County Visitors & Convention Bureau.

The City of Gainesville

Gainesville visitors love the amenities and excitement that a college town brings – but once they arrive they discover that Gainesville offers so much more. Gainesville’s striking natural features, rich wildlife, excellent dining, rich cultural environment, historic downtown and youthful, artistic energy bring visitors back again and again. Learn more about the activities, accommodations and dining opportunities in Gainesville by visiting http://www.visitgainesville.com/