The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville on a 2,000-acre campus. UF is a large school with an enrollment close to 50,000 students, yet students attest to its small campus feel. The downtown area, just two miles from school, epitomizes a true college town. School spirit runs high with everyone turning up on game days to cheer on the Florida Gators.
Stay: No one denies that The Holiday Inn Gainesville has seen better days, but it is the closest, within walking distance, to both campus and UF's nightlife. The Hilton University of Florida Conference Center is a favorite among visiting parents, located on the Southwest corner of campus.
Breakfast: Bagels and Noodles is a classic spot where you can have the usual "American" breakfast or reinvent the meal with some pad thai or pho. Metro Diner and Peach Valley Café are local chains serving a full range of breakfast selections to hungry students. Grits and Biscuits are just some of the highlights at the Flying Biscuit, a southern comfort food institution throughout Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida. For an Insta-worthy breakfast, head to Civilization.
Lunch: Italian Gator is hands down the best pizza in Gainesville is Italian Gator. For good sushi right by campus, head to Sushi Chao, where one student states: " the Spicy Tuna Salmon Don always gets the job done!" Also convenient to UF, La Tienda serves freshly made Mexican in a causal counter service spot.
Late Night Snack: One student told us: "This is an easy question! Just order Pokey Sticks from Gumby's Pizza. Late night, this is the cheesy bread concoction that you want to be munching on!" Looking for something sweet? Midnight Cookies serves fresh baked cookies till 2 am, Karma serves Everyone's favorite ice cream, and Mochi is Gainesville's go-to for frozen yogurt.
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Bagels and Noodles
Peach Valley Café
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