Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Gainesville

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Gainesville. This city's lake, cafés and shopping draw many visitors. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Gainesville

Are you looking for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Gainesville a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Chicopee Woods Golf Course (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Stonewood Riding Stables (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Chestatee Golf Club (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Countryland Golf Club (11.5 mi / 18.6 km)
  • Hampton Golf Village (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Mayfield Dairy Farms (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Gainesville

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Gainesville is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Wilshire Trails Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Lake Lanier (6.1 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Don Carter State Park (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Lake Lanier Islands (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Bogan Park Community Recreation & Aquatic Center (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Buford Dam Park (16.8 mi / 27.1 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Gainesville

The nearest airport is in Athens, GA (AHN-Ben Epps), located 37.5 mi (60.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Atlanta, GA (PDK-DeKalb-Peachtree), which is 39.7 mi (63.9 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Gainesville Station.

Where to stay around Gainesville?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 291 vacation rentals near Gainesville. From 173 Houses to 65 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Gainesville for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Gainesville?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Gainesville. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Smithgall Arts Center: 274 vacation rentals
  • Don Carter State Park: 354 vacation rentals
  • Chicopee Woods Golf Course: 229 vacation rentals
  • Quinlan Visual Arts Center: 278 vacation rentals
  • Wilshire Trails Park: 280 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gainesville listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Gainesville?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 173 Houses in Gainesville. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gainesville include:

  • Cabins: 65 rentals available
  • Cottages: 65 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 65 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gainesville?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 33 vacation rentals with pool available in Gainesville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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