“The town of Gainesville, in Georgia, is a rather quaint one, with a strong sense of community within its streets”.
The town of Gainesville, in Georgia, is a rather quaint one, with a strong sense of community within its streets. Despite this, it is just large enough to offer the culture, nightlife, and attractions of a much larger, tourist city. Although the town isn’t crammed with places to visit, it does have a wide variety, so here a few you can’t miss out on.
If you are a fan of all things artistic, then The Arts Council is your place to go during your visit to Gainesville. Hosting an extensive variety of performing, literary, and visual arts for audiences across Northeast Georgia, The Arts Council, a non-profit charitable organization, can offer you anything from a movie on the lawn, to an evening of intimate jazz.
If art galleries are more your scene, allow Gainesville to provide you with The Brenau University Galleries. Consisting of a permanent art collection and four exhibition spaces, The Galleries offer free tours of select exhibits and serve as a large source of education and culture for the North of Georgia.
Food And Drink
If live music and classic American food is your thing, then look no further than 37 Main Gainesville. Residing in the very heart of Gainesville, 37 Main hosts its famous “Duelling Pianos” on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, which, trust me, is something you don’t want to miss out on.
If you’re looking for a fun and quirky place to drink, then you’ll want to go and visit Downtown Drafts. Here you can taste some of the world’s best craft beer while enjoying some free popcorn, and playing a fun board game.
Whether you are looking for clothes, jewelry, food, or gifts, there are plenty of places for you to shop in Gainesville. While downtown Gainesville plays host to a variety of quaint and quirky boutiques; There are also a few malls and department stores to exercise your shopping habit.
If you happen to be traveling with your children, there are plenty of things in Gainesville for you to be getting along with. The Elachee Nature Science Center offers a variety of family fun, all in one place. Elachee consists of an interactive museum, hiking trails, woodland refuge, and self-guided, nature walking tours, and is very close to downtown Gainesville and other attractions, so there’s really no reason to give it a miss.
The Funtastik Family Entertainment Center, formerly know as The Gainesville Bowling Center offers more than just bowling. It also contains a newly refurbished arcade, a food and beverage service, and a huge laser tag area. What’s more, on Friday and Saturday nights you can enjoy an entirely unique bowling experience with Glow Bowling.
Whether you’re intending to stay in Gainesville for a short break, or just passing through on the way to Florida, it really would be a shame to miss out on visiting some of these unique attractions. If you are just passing through, hopefully, this short guide has convinced you to take a rest stop and take in the sights.
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