5 Tips to Avoid Stress During Finals Week

Finals week is hectic for every student. Whether you’re just starting your first semester at college or you’re tacking on those last credits before earning a degree, finals can be stressful and overwhelming. To help you get through the gauntlet of exams, follow these five tips, and remember to breathe.

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Thrilling St. Patrick’s Day Events Near Gainesville

It might seem like the holiday season has come and gone—most people have already put up the stockings and tinsel—but don’t give up on the holiday spirit just yet. There’s a particularly shamrock-studded festivity coming up soon: St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you are a sports fanatic, theater buff, music aficionado, or plain old fun-lover, there’s something going on for everyone in the Gainesville area when St. Patrick’s Day rolls around. Take a look at these fun St. Patrick’s Day Events happening near Gainesville.


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How To Find The Best NCAA Tournament Sports Bars In Gainesville

March Madness officially returns to Central Florida as Orlando’s Amway Center will host the 1st and 2nd-round of the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship March 16 & 18. Interest in the games is running high at UF, and throughout Gainesville and vicinity. But as everyone knows, tickets are both expensive and hard to get. Which begs the question: Where are the best places to watch the 1st and 2nd-round games in and around Gainesville? Read on for our 7 top picks.

  1. The Brass Tap, 3833 SW Archer Road, Bldg. B Gainesville 32608best-sports-bars-gainesville-fl

Arguably one of the most popular watering holes in Gainesville, the Brass Tap is the perfect place to catch all the NCAA hoops action. Wide-screen TVs, a delicious menu, and an extensive selection of beers make the Brass Tap a standout.

  1. Gator’s Dockside of Gainesville, 3842 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville, 32607


Another fan favorite, Gator’s Dockside gives you lots to cheer about. Huge TVs and great wings, steaks and seafood make this one of the area’s more popular sports bars. Continue reading

How To Keep Your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions

Checking off your ambitious list of 2017 New Year’s Resolutions takes resolve and willpower. But did you know that owning one of our new Hondas for sales near Gainesville, FL at Honda of Gainesville may actually help you accomplish your 2017 New Year’s goals? Let’s find out how.


Resolve To Get Outdoors More In A 2017 Honda CR-V

Exercising and losing weight are probably two of the most popular resolutions people make for the New Year. So how can Honda help? One of the best ways to get some exercise in 2017 is by exploring the Great Outdoors in one of our new 2017 Honda CR-Vs for sale near Gainesville. Fresh off its recent victory as Motor Trend Magazine’s 2015 SUV of the Year, the all-new and reimagined 2017 Honda CR-V is better equipped than ever to take you and your family for a hale and hearty outdoor adventure.

Use the available Hands-Free Power Tailgate to open the completely redesigned and all-new 2017 Honda CR-V and fill its nearly 80 cubic feet of cargo space with all your outdoor gear. The CR-V’s brilliant new 190-hp turbocharged Earth Dreams® 4-cylinder engine with available Real Time AWD™ will help you take the road less traveled with confident ease. The CR-V’s fresh new styling, incomparable versatility, outstanding fuel economy, and updated interior that’s packed with the latest technology make it the perfect incentive for exploring all of the natural wonders surrounding Gainesville, Ocala, Palatka and vicinity, like nearby Newnans Lake Conservation Area or the Ocala National Forest. Continue reading

Introducing the 2017 Honda Clarity Line

What a time to be alive, am I right? It seems like every day there are new technologies and inventions that are created that could revolutionize the world as we know it. Just think about it, the 3D printer has legitimately become old news. We are talking about a machine that can print objects out of thin air, and our hyper-advanced society has the nerve to say: “well that’s cool but what else do you got?”2017-honda-clarity-fuel-cell-lineWe are living in the world of tomorrow. We have self-driving cars, cordless headphones, virtual reality, and self-tying shoes, and that’s just the beginning. If you want to stay relevant in today’s world you have to evolve, and that is exactly what Honda is doing with its new Clarity line. Clarity is Honda’s latest initiative in eco-friendly vehicles, and it is set to revolutionize the auto-industry.

We here at your neighborhood Honda dealership near Alachua, Honda of Gainesville, are proud to be a part of that Honda legacy, and we are excited to present to you the latest and greatest that this crazy world has to offer. Continue reading

Fantastic Holiday Events in Gainesville, Florida

Are you guys ready for the magic of the holiday season? With Halloween in the rear-view, the most wonderful time of the year is officially in full swing. There are only 35 days separating Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year, and with all of the family parties and friend gatherings going on in between, that time frame can seem much shorter.

We have a lot of celebrating to fit in, and this year we here at Honda of Gainesville, your hometown Honda dealer near the University of Florida, are going to make it the best holiday season ever. That means taking advantage of all of the events and activities that our amazing Gainesville community has to offer.

If you are looking for some unique activities that are great for bringing the whole family together, then we have just the list for you. Read on to discover just a few of the holiday events going on in your area that family members of all ages are sure to love and remember for a long time to come.


The Nutcracker – December 18 – 20

The Nutcracker is a staple of the Christmas season, as the ballet centers around a young girl and her adventures with her Christmas themed friends like the Nutcracker Prince, Sugar Plum Fairies and her dancing dolls. This quintessential Christmas show will be performed for three days straight at the Phillips Center on the campus of the University of Florida, and is a must-see for people who love traditional Christmas fare. Continue reading

A Thanksgiving Feast That the Family Will Love


Let us be the first to welcome you to the holiday season! Sure, we are a little early, but can you blame us for wanting to get a head start? Between the highly coveted family time, refreshing holiday breaks, and pumpkin spiced everything, we have a lot to look forward to.

Just look at the holidays coming up, Halloween: October 31st, Thanksgiving: November 24th, Black Friday: November 25th, Christmas: December 25th, New Year’s Eve: December 31st, National Recommit to the Gym Day: January 2nd.

Here at Honda of Gainesville, your local Honda dealer near Alachua, we’ve got a full schedule to prepare for, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. To help the rest of our Gainesville community get into the holiday spirit, we have decided to offer you some flavorful Thanksgiving alternatives to the tried and true classics.

We know your great aunt Ethel makes the best stuffing in the world and your mom’s green bean casserole is basically world famous, so we won’t try to one-up them. Instead, we thought we could offer some delicious Thanksgiving options that may be a bit off the beaten path.

So slide on your Ugg slippers, cozy up in your Snuggie, and get ready for the most appetizing blog you’ve read all day. Continue reading

7 Unbeatable 2016 Halloween Costume Ideas

*WARNING, This post includes Game of Thrones spoilers, if you are not caught up and don’t want anything ruined for you, turn back now!

If you are like us, then you know the struggle. All year you are hilarious, witty, and full of good ideas, but once October 31st approaches your mind goes blank. Thinking of Halloween costumes is never easy, especially when you know that the quality of your costume directly correlates to how much fun you will have on the big night.

It seems like the days are long gone when Halloween used to be full of scary costumes like witches, zombies, and scary clowns. Nowadays, things have shifted to include more pop culture references and social satire costumes, and Halloween has become much funnier because of it, almost to the point where it’s like a competition for who can come up with the cleverest idea.

We here at your home for New Honda models near West Hills, Florida, Honda of Gainesville, simply cannot wait for Halloween festivities to begin. That is why we’ve created this short list of costume ideas that are guaranteed to make you the life of the party. Use them, adopt them, make them your own, just have a good time and be safe out there!


  1. Blow-Up T-Rex

If you have an internet connection, then there is no way you haven’t seen the infamous T-Rex costume taking over weight rooms, riding horses, or living like a human. This easy, one piece costume is perfect for impressing your friends and stealing the show at your yearly costume party. It may be difficult to keep on for an entire evening, but if you can take the heat, then the reward will be grand. Continue reading

Honda of Gainesville’s Tips for Incoming College Freshmen

Congratulations! If you are reading this, then that most likely means either you or someone you are close to has completed the long, treacherous path through high school and are looking forward to starting down a totally new path in the college of your choosing.

We are sure you have heard this time and time again at all of the graduation parties you’ve been attending all summer, but college truly is a magical place where people get  the opportunity to become whoever it is that they want to be. Whether you aspire to become a top-class athlete, an innovative engineer, a life-saving doctor or a world changing politician, college is where these journeys start.

College is an extremely formative time in a young person’s life, and that is why we here at Honda of Gainesville, your neighborhood new Honda dealer near Gainesville, Florida, have compiled this list of important tips to help fuel your college success.


  1. Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

If you are like most new high school grads, chances are you grew up around people that look and act pretty similar to you. That is no reason to be ashamed, the people you live around normally share your demographics and can help shape your personality. Your childhood neighborhood is where you learn your first social skills.

The thing about college is, no matter what school you go to, you will get the opportunity to meet people and experience ways of life that are completely foreign to you. The best course of action is to leave that reliable comfort zone you’ve been occupying since you were a kid and expose yourself to people from different countries, states, financial situations and backgrounds.

The amount of knowledge you can gain about yourself by exposing yourself to perspectives unfamiliar to you is truly the most valuable aspect of 4-year colleges and universities. The socialization that takes place in college is just as valuable as the classes you take and the degree you achieve. It introduces you to what the real world is like outside of the bubble most people grow up in. Continue reading

Gainesville Fourth of July Events from Honda of Gainesville FL

What a time to be alive! Summer has finally arrived, our gorgeous Florida beaches are once again buzzing with locals and tourists alike, and America’s favorite holiday is right around the corner. A certain spirit of happiness seems to sweep the nation around this time every year as we get ready to celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s independence.

For 240 consecutive years, Americans of every background conceivable have come together on the 4th of July and shared a wealth of smiles, laughs, hot dogs, and fireworks. It a beautiful thing, and we here at Honda of Gainesville, one of the leading new Honda dealers near Ocala, Florida, could not be more excited for this year’s festivities. That is why we have put together this small list of some of our favorite 4th of July events near our hometown of Gainesville! Pick your favorite!


The Largest Small Town Fireworks Display in America- Alachua County

One of our favorite parts about Gainesville is that genuine, small-town atmosphere that brings us together as a community. Everywhere you go, you are greeted with a smile and a wave, or a simple “How’s it going?” It’s the small things throughout the day that remind you how great of a town we are a part of. Continue reading