Micanopy Vacations

Micanopy is located in Gainesville, a major city with a population of 120,000 residents. If you are flying in, Micanopy is approximately 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the southwest of the Gainesville Regional Airport. The city center of Gainesville is situated just 11 miles (18 kilometers) to the north.

Micanopy is the perfect place to stay while you are exploring Gainesville as many of the city’s main attractions are close. Among the most popular attractions here are the fascinating Micanopy Historical Society Museum and the remarkable Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. And if your schedule allows, be sure to visit the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park and the Fred Bear Museum.

Micanopy has plenty of museums, exhibits and show venues nearby that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Join a tour, admire the building in which it is housed or simply enjoy the fascinating exhibits at the Florida Museum of Natural History and Matheson Museum. To catch home-grown and touring acts, book tickets to the Hippodrome State Theatre and the Curtis M. Phillips Center, one of the area’s best-loved concert venues. If you enjoy art, enjoy the exhibits at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art.

If the weather is good get outdoors and enjoy the nearby green spaces. On a sunny day, visit the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, where families can spend time outdoors.

Spend an afternoon with fellow football lovers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, cheering on local legends, the University of Florida Gators. On game days follow the river of blue and orange, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join fans at a nearby pub, bar or cafe for a post-game drink.

At the end of a day discovering the sights, sounds and smells of Micanopy, rest up at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. The Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville and the Red Roof PLUS Gainesville are just some of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.

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