Based in north-central Florida, Gainesville is a vibrant college city surrounded by luscious nature. Outdoor enthusiasts visiting the town can access 30+ miles of hiking and biking trails, and there are plenty of stunning rivers to enjoy activities like kayaking and paddling. Since Gainesville is a college city, it’s home to a young population. That means the city hosts plenty of thrilling events, many of which are free. To start your vacation near Gainesville, check out our unique set of glamping accommodations. These rentals are immersed in the outdoors outside Gainesville, allowing you to enjoy the best of both worlds without having to go far. Start your search below.