5 Things to Do In Gainesville During Summer B To Cool Down
Jun 10, 2019
If you’re here in Gainesville for summer then you know it’s lowkey compared to the Fall/Spring! This heat is on another level so you’ll want to make sure you’re cooling down at some point. Here are 5 places you can go to find some heat relief:
#1 - This is obvi - If you’re a Nine Resident you’ll want to kick back at our pool, maybe grill out, watch something on our Jumbo Tron or just relax by floating in the pool or getting some shade under a private cabana.
#2 - Devil’s Den – located just outside of Gainesville and while it’s operated as a scuba diving training facility, it’s also a recreational facility. The water itself is 72 degrees year-round and is the perfect cooling spot. If you are not a scuba diver, don’t fret, you can still snorkel in this cave!
#3 –Lake Wauburg – a lake just for UF students and faculty and located just 8 miles south of campus. There is so much to do here like boating, swimming, volleyball, wall climbing and more! You could easily spend an entire day out here and feel like you had a weekend getaway with all the activities they have to offer UF students.
#4 – Ichetucknee Springs State Park – Local spot you should definitely visit while you’re here in Gainesville. It’s a Spring-fed river with lush canopies and cool swimming holes! Most people visit this park for the “tubing down the river” experience but many find fun in being surrounded by wildlife and nature in general. You can canoe or kayak down the river as well if you’re looking for more of a physical activity.
#5 - Ginnie Springs – they call Ginnie a slice of “Pure Florida!” There are lots of things to do in the water at Ginnie Springs from tubing to paddle boarding! They also offer camp ground space if you wanted to camp or picnic areas if you’re just looking to hang for the day! If you’re looking to celebrate July 4th a little early, June 29th they will have a firework display and live music!
Aside from some Gator Country fun in the sun and splashing around in water, you can always stay indoors with movies at Celebration Point, arcade fun at Splitz Bowling or even just having your own food crawl around Gainesville eating at places you normally wouldn’t in the school year!
First held in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22ndto demonstrate support for environmental protection. Now coordinated by the Earth Day Network, events are held annually in more than 193 countries! Below you will find some ideas to inspire your own Earth Day celebrations.
How YOU Can Make an Impact
Plant Wildflowers – Bring nature into your life with plants that attract bees
Turn Off Lights – Save energy and extend the life of your bulbs
Recycle at Home – Set up a conveniently located container for recyclables in your apartment
Run Full Cycles – Fill up your washer and dishwasher completely before running
Reusable Grocery Bags – Decrease usage of disposal plastic bags that can cause pollution
Plant a Tree – Plant a tree locally or help plant trees around the world.
March represents many different things for people. Two of the biggest things celebrated during March are the start of Spring and St. Patrick’s Day- what’s not to love about either one of those?! Below you will find some fun facts and information on both that will help you prepare for the celebrations.
Spring Time Greatness
Spring, also known as the Vernal Equinox, officially begins on March 20th
Our clocks will spring ahead for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 10th
The term Spring or “springtime” refer to the idea of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth.
The season Spring brings with it the ability to start enjoying more outside activities that you may not be able to do in the Winter season. These can include: Camping, Fishing, Flying a Kite, Playing Mini Golf & Starting your garden! More fun activities can be found athttp://www.realsimple.com/work-life/entertainment/spring-activities
All Things Green
St. Patrick’s Day, commonly referred to as St. Paddy’s Day, is on March 17th