Things To Do In Gainesville

Reptiday for Two Adults and Two Children on Saturday, October 18 (Up to 50% Off)

Reptiday

Paramount Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Bottles of Wine at Bluefield Estate Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Bluefield Estate Winery

Windsor

$28 $16

Sip up to eight wines brewed from blueberries or muscadine grapes in a winery nestled on a scenic horse farm

Wine Tasting for Two at The Wine and Cheese Gallery (Up to 45% Off). 5 Dates Available.

The Wine and Cheese Gallery

Gainesville

$40 $22

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Sip 30 different wines during tastings at Gainesville's oldest wine shop

Live Concerts, Comedian Ralphie May, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Freak Show, or High Dive Season Pass (Up to 62% Off)

Glory Days Presents

High Dive

$10 $5

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Strongman variety show, roots-reggae musician Stick Figure, indie rock from Islands, Ralphie May's standup, and more

One- or Two-Month Gym Membership at The Ark School of Fitness, Inc. (Up to 68% Off)

The Ark School of Fitness, Inc.

Northeast Neighbors

$150 $56

Get moving and sweating as a member at not-for-profit gym; includes fitness classes, massage, and community yoga

Comedy Show and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. (Half Off)

Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar

Gainesville

$24 $12

Nationally touring comedians transform piano bar into a sanctum of side-splitting jokes while guests sip on delicious cocktails

One or Two Months of Aikido Classes at Aikido of Gainesville Inc (Up to 66% Off)

Aikido of Gainesville Inc

Gainesville

$100 $39

Sensei Tom Huffman guides students through the flowing motions and fluid take-downs that characterize aikido self-defense

One Month of Any Fine-Arts Class for One or Two People at Pathways Arts (64% Off)

Pathways Arts

Gainesville

$85 $31

Classes include dance, yoga, and claymation lessons for kids and manga, acting, and photography lessons for teens and adults

Sake Tasting for Two or Four at Stage 7 Karaoke & Lounge (Up to 66% Off)

Stage 7 Kareoke

Gainesville

$28 $10

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Sample up to seven courses of sake in tastings for two or four people at this karaoke lounge

One or Two Months of Capoeira Classes at Brazilian Cultural Arts Exchange (Up to 53% Off)

Brazilian Cultural Arts Exchange

Pleasant Street

$80 $40

Male and female instructors with extensive experience performing and practicing capoeira, an art that combines combat and dance

Two-Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two or Four at Alley Gatorz (Up to 71% Off)

Alley Gatorz

Gainesville

$53.98 $16

Gleaming wood lanes surrender bowling pins to speeding orbs until 1 a.m. on weekends

Eight-Hour Basic or Advanced Handgun Safety Classes at Real Combative Solutions (Up to 51% Off)

Real Combative Solutions

Gainesville

$200 $99

Certified instructor with more than a decade of experience in martial arts, corrections, executive protection, and law enforcement

4, 8, or 12 Half-Hour Private Lessons from Mariam's Flute, Saxophone, and Recorder Lessons (Up to 54% Off)

Mariam's Flute, Saxophone, and Recorder Lessons

Gainesville

$80 $40

Students learn the flute, saxophone, or recorder in one-on-one lessons conducted in person or over Skype

$206 for $375 Groupon — Studio Athletica

Studio Athletica

Gainesville

$375 $206

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Drag-Racing Spectator Pass for Two or Four at Gainesville Raceway (45% Off)

Gainesville Raceway

Waldo

$20 $11

Legendary 1/4-mile drag-racing track hosts car, truck, and motorcycle speedsters

$7 for $15 Groupon — The by Ear Musician

The By Ear Musician Studio

Gainesville

$15 $7

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One, Three, or Six Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Next Level Sports and Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Next Level Sports & Fitness

Pleasant Street

$140 $39

Boot-camp-style workouts tone and melt fat with a regularly refreshed array of cardio, strength, and plyometric exercises

Two or Four Weeks of Beginner English-Style Riding Lessons at Victory Sport Horses (Up to 50% Off)

Victory Sport Horses

Gainsville

$140 $70

Twice a week, students practice English-style riding—which uses a flat saddle and encourages both hands on the reins—on a 92-acre horse farm

Three- or Six-Month Unlimited Small Group Training Membership at Axis Training Studio (Up to 79% Off)

AXIS Training Studio

Gainesville

$741 $184

Clients can schedule small-group exercise classes through Axis Training Studio's mobile app

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Thought it was opened just in 2012, the Harn Museum of Art's 26,000-square foot David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing has quite a bit of history on its hands. There are nearly 700 works on display, all chosen from the museum's collection of more than 2,000 pieces. Dating from the Neolithic period to today, the pieces hail from countries such as India, Persia, Vietnam, and Japan.

Asian art makes up a quarter of the Harn's more than 10,000 works, which, along with travelling exhibitions, fill 32,800 square feet of gallery space. You’ll walk past African wooden masks, metalwork, and ceramics, as well as almost 1,000 modern prints, drawings, and paintings—including canvases by Claude Monet.

Breaking the tradition of many art museums’ “Do not touch” signs, the Bishop Study Center has exhibit-related objects that can be gently touched, though you are not allowed to break apart any sculptures in search of hidden treasure maps. Beyond exhibits, the Harn hosts frequent events including lectures, film screenings, live performances, and interactive programs for students and families.

Sw 34th St & Hull Rd
Gainesville,
FL
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Comprised of dieticians, physiologists, and personal trainers, the fit staff members at LifeStyle Wellness all share the same belief: prevention is the best medicine. That's why they anchor their philosophy on the benefits of regular exercise, pairing their expert nutritional counseling with yoga, Pilates, and group fitness classes. The well-roundedness of this approach is evidenced in fitness expert Laura Acosta's Living Lean program, an eight-week class exclusive to LifeStyle that combines customized meal plans with personal training and group support. By eschewing a one-size-fits-all approach to any of their programs, LifeStyle's staff members are able to provide personalized attention and custom-made programs for every client. Additionally, each group fitness class is capped at about five students to ensure instructors bestow each pupil with individualized tips and a pair of monogrammed workout socks.

519 NW 60th St
Gainesville,
FL
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Up to 22 gas-powered go-karts at a time can hug the twists and turns of Skate Station Funworks' more than 800-foot track. While the go-kart course is the park's longest attraction, it's not the tallest?that honor goes to the indoor rock-climbing wall. Besides climbing and driving, fun at Skate Station ranges from hitting homers in batting cages to putting balls past a landlocked airboat on the swamp-themed mini-golf course. Children aged 10 or younger can explore the three levels of the Kid's Adventure soft play space, whereas guests of all ages can compete in classic games such as air hockey at the arcade. All these attractions share a home with Skate Station's namesake, an indoor roller-skating rink where visitors can groove to Top 40 hits or learn skating fundamentals during lessons.

1311 NW 76th Blvd
Gainesville,
FL
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Alter Ego Fitness's facilities are designed to make exercise efficient and engaging. User-friendly gear from manufacturers such as Precor and MedX lines weight-training and cardio rooms. To keep minds engaged during workouts, Precor cardio machines are equipped with headphone outlets hooked up to flat-screen televisions.

The facility houses two separate free-weight rooms, each designed with a different ambience to invigorate iron pumpers and barbells tired of floating up and down all day. The ladies-only weight and cardio room lets women sweat and socialize in peace, while the saunas offer a place for all gym-goers to unwind their newly acquired physiques. A spacious group-fitness room hosts Pilates, yoga, Zumba, and Tai Chi classes set to upbeat or tranquil music as the lesson dictates.

101 SE 2nd Pl
Gainesville,
FL
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During the Superhero Scramble, racers of all fitness levels tear across arduous terrain littered with body- and mind-challenging obstacles. Participants must wade through mud and, to reach the finish line, persevere through a barrage of Super Slime generously donated by retired Ghostbusters.

Upon completing the race, athletes ride their endorphin high into a party stocked with ice-cold beer. There, they can mingle with other contestants, sway to live music, and see awards doled out to the fastest runners in each age bracket. Male and female Scramble Gamble contestants compete for prizes that can cover the cost of replacing the engines in their sneakers. The benefits of the race extend beyond the Gamble winners, too?the organizers donate a portion of the proceeds to charity.

16258 U.S. 301
Waldo,
FL
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With an inventory of canoes and kayaks—as well as a choice launch point on the banks of the Santa Fe River – Santa Fe Canoe Outpost is a starting point for a wide range of aquatic daytrips. There are adventures of varying length, from the 7-mile down-river trip to Rum Island, to multi-day canoe-camping trips to their furthest destination, 39 miles away. Gliding down the river, paddlers may spy some of Florida's famous springs, including the Poe, Devil's Eye, or Lilly, or can peer back at nocturnal wildlife on one of the monthly Full Moon trips. At the conclusion of each outing, a Canoe Outpost team member arrives to safely transport both guests and vessels back to home base.

2025 Northeast Santa Fe Boulevard
High Springs,
FL
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