Being a Gainesville resident and an avid Instagram aesthetic seeker is a match made in heaven. Gainesville has beautiful springs, colorful restaurants, nature parks, cozy coffee shops and so much more just waiting to be photographed. Who knew? Read on for 15 places for Instagram worthy pictures around the UF campus!
1. Karma Cream
This is a gem right off of campus. Karma Cream is an urban coffee shop featuring vegan sandwiches and ice cream. Their ice cream will definitely get you some likes!
2. Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
This park is Florida’s first state preserve! If you’re lucky, you can spot some alligators sunning from the observation deck. You can also walk beautiful trails that make for some great pictures.
3. 3 Natives
4. Big Island Bowls
Another acai place a little farther up from campus!
5. Union Street Farmer’s Market
The quintessential small-town farmer’s market is the perfect place for some artsy pictures! You can go every Wednesday from 4 pm to 7pm.
6. Pascal’s Coffee House
Pascal’s is home to the local coffee addict. This cozy, two-story, light filled coffee bar is spacious and infinitely inviting for studying or simply hanging out! Lattes and coffee shops are always necessary on your Insta feed.
7. Cymplify Coffee
Another cute coffee spot to try out!
8. Lake Wauburg
Hop in a canoe or walk around the lake for some really awesome shots!
9. Century Tower
Century Tower at sunset is so pretty and is an iconic picture spot. Get it at the right angle and you will really wow your followers!
10. The Butterfly Rainforest of the Florida Museum
The Butterfly Rainforest is a whimsical place to go on a relaxing stroll with 60-80 species of butterflies and moths! To see the most action, visit in the afternoon when the sun is out. Also, butterfly releases are Monday-Friday at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2, 3 and 4 p.m!
11. Gainesville Flea
12. Krispy Kream
Because who doesn’t love to take pictures of donuts and then eat them?!
14. Loblolly Woods Nature Park
15. Ginnie Springs
The perfect place for a Insta-worthy nature shot!
Do you know of any other good spots to take artsy Instagram pics around UF campus!? Share in the comments below!
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Katherine, usually referred to as Kat, is a Sophomore Public Relations student at the University of Florida!