Gainesville Named Family Spring Break Destination

Gainesville has been named one of the Top 10 Spring Break Destinations for Familiesby Livability.com, a national website that highlights more than 500 of America’s best places to live.

Livability.com editors narrowed down the list of 500 cities to those offering an attractive mix of great restaurants, fun attractions and outdoor recreation perfect for families, while steering clear of the college crowd. Editors looked at dozens of cities – both traditional destinations and off-the-beaten-path gems – to craft a diverse list that includes adventure cities, ski destinations, lake jaunts and beaches.  Gainesville was chosen because it offers families a host of activities for all age groups – both indoors and out.
 
Mayor Danny Dunagan says it’s always nice when others recognize Gainesville as a family friendly community and the credit goes to many. “Many of the attractions that are here for a family to enjoy have been created by people who started with children in mind such as the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK). And those of us who live here benefit year round from a multitude of programs offered for families through Gainesville Parks and Recreation. One of the most successful endeavors is the opening of Splash Zone Memorial Day weekend at Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center,” Dunagan said.

Top 10 Spring Break Destinations for Families
1. Sarasota, FL
2. Henderson, NV
3. Charleston, SC
4. Lafayette, LA
5. Harbor Springs, MI
6. Hot Springs, AR
7. Gainesville, GA
8. Las Cruces, NM
9. Ogden, UT
10. Del Rio, TX