What are some entertaining summer activities to do during the hot Gainesville summer?

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Chill out by the Mount Vernon pool and beat the hot summer heat.

During the summer in Gainesville, it can get up to very high temperatures quickly. That means that the best activities to take part in during a hot day are ones that involve being plunged into a body of cold water or indoors with air conditioning. Just because it's hot outside doesn't mean you can't go on a hike or play in a public park. As long as the weather remains sunny and it's not dangerously windy or stormy outside, the outdoors near Gainesville apartments is yours to experience!

One of the best things you can do if you are spending an extended period outside is to invest in sun coverage for your skin and something to bring fresh food and water to stay hydrated.

Travel to a Cool Body of Water at Apartments in Gainesville

Swimming pools and jacuzzies will become your new best friend during the summer in Gainesville apartments. Whether you have a friend who lives in a house with a pool or you live in an apartment with a swimming pool, having access to cool water on a hot day during the summer is a must! Also, a great tip for outdoor water activities is to bring a cooler, especially if you are going to be out on the water for multiple hours at a time.

If this isn't an option for you, you can always travel to a natural lake or spring that has cool water and is frequented by many people. Although natural springs can get busy in the summer, if you go during weekdays and early in the morning, you can catch the smaller crowds and maximize sunlight during your trip. Popular springs and lakes near most Gainesville apartments include Ginnie Springs and Juniper Springs.

One thing to remember is that natural springs and lakes often have a tube or kayak rental service that you can access for an added fee, making days on the water much more entertaining. This activity idea is great for big groups and families as well!

Go to a Park Near Gainesville Apartments to Cool Off

Going to parks during the summertime can be a great choice for people who have kids. If you have an apartment with a playground, it can get crowded very quickly considering that playgrounds near Gainesville apartment complexes tend to have limited amenities and space. However, apartment amenities are more useful and convenient because they are located right where you might already live and often are situated close to the apartment pool.

Not to mention, apartments in Gainesville sometimes have resident activities that are not only free for residents but friends and family members can also participate in them if they happen to be close by or in town for the day.

You don't have to stop there either! If you live in a pet-friendly apartment there are also dog parks and pet-friendly amenities and activities depending on whether your apartment complex hosts events like these.

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