Begin your adventure with a visit to the historic downtown square. Quaint shops and locally owned restaurants make you instantly feel like you're a part of the community.
You'll be surprised to find the beginning of the Solar System Walking Tour, one of only five in the country. The tour begins at the Southeast corner of the Gainesville Downtown Square (near the courthouse) at the Sun. (Scale of Model 1 : 2,000,000,000) and ends just past the Tennis Courts and American Flag where you will come to Pluto and Alpha Centauri. For a copy of the brochure which contains descriptions of planets and an informative & directional map, call the Lake Lanier Convention at 770-536-5209.
Just off the square, there's access to a variety of local attractions. On the Brenau University campus, you'll find the Northeast Georgia History Center and the 18th century cabin of Cherokee Indian Chief White Path.
Historic Green Street is just footsteps away and the perfect setting for the Quinlan Arts Center.
The Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK) is a must for families where little ones can pretend they're a pilot or walk through a healthy body exhibit.
Summer fun awaits children of all ages at the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center Splash Zone.
Come back downtown at the end of the day for an intimate evening of jazz at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center or dine in a downtown restaurant.
Fore more information, contact Gainesville Tourism and Trade at 770-531-2664. or visit exploregainesville,org.