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.
The Brass Tap, 3833 SW Archer Road, Bldg. B Gainesville 32608
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.
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
*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!
- 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
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.
- 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
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
It’s hard to beat your dad. He’s the consummate Fixer Of Broken Stuff, Reader of Bedtime Stories, Griller Of Great Renown, and Killer Of Yucky Bugs. He’s always been there to tie your shoelaces, play catch in the backyard, or help you with your homework. Although your dad may have some weaknesses, they are nothing compared to his strengths. In other words, your dad is about the most perfect person you know.
You know, dad’s been driving that car of his for a long time; years in fact. And it’s getting to be a bit rough around the edges. The seats are worn, the paint is fading, it leaks oil, and is generally falling into disrepair.
Sounds to us like your dad needs a new car. And we can’t think of a more perfect Father’s Day present than to surprise Pop with a brand-new 2016 Honda Accord sedan from your favorite Gainesville Honda new car dealership, Honda of Gainesville.
There are many reasons why the newly redesigned 2016 Honda Accord is the perfect fit for your dad. First of all, let’s talk about style. Your dad is a handsome guy who gets admiring looks wherever he goes. Well, what better car for your fashion-forward father than the fantastic-looking new Accord?
Handsome New Exterior
Like your dad, the Accord’s handsome new exterior design looks sensational from any angle. The Accord’s wide stance, sweeping “coupe-like” roofline, and elegant lines are fresh and contemporary. A string of brilliant new available LED headlights frames the Accord’s wide chrome grille. The muscular lower fascia help improves aerodynamics. Large new taillights, an integrated rear deck lid spoiler, and available twin exhausts give the Accord’s rear a sporty, purposeful look. Continue reading
There’s an old adage that says “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This well-worn phrase certainly applies to the new 2016 Honda CR-V for sale in Gainesville at your hometown Gainesville Honda dealer, Honda of Gainesville.
A Stellar Award Winner
After all, last year’s redesigned 2015 CR-V won one of the automotive industry’s most prestigious awards, Motor Trend Magazine’s coveted “SUV of the Year.” The publication’s panel of judges pitted the 2015 CR-V against some of the best SUVs and crossovers in the world. Despite this fierce competition, the 2015 CR-V came out on top, earning praise for its ride, handling, responsive engine, and newly remodeled interior.
“After two hours of contentious debate, the CR-V’s stellar value, engineering, and safety features combined with the cheerful way it performs its intended functions earned Honda the win,” said Motor Trend.
So why mess with a good thing? Lucky for us, Honda didn’t. Primarily carried over from last year’s award-winner, the 2016 Honda CR-V continues the automaker’s winning ways by offering a capable, stylish, versatile, and fuel-efficient crossover SUV that handles and rides like a car, but gives buyers the added flexibility and cargo capacity of an SUV.
Whether heading over to the coast for a quick weekend getaway or just down to the mall, the CR-V gives you the room you need, the performance you crave, and the fuel economy that will keep more cash in your pocket. Continue reading
The “Boys of Summer” are back, and that means all the excitement of Major League Baseball’s Spring Training is returning to ballparks throughout the Sunshine State. Florida and Arizona are Spring Training headquarters for Major League teams looking to sharpen their skills and prepare for Opening Day, April 4th when most clubs will swing into action.
Here in Florida, the Grapefruit League’s first-class ballparks are scattered throughout the state. Here’s a breakdown of the 15 Grapefruit League teams and their locations: Continue reading
Love is in the air in Gainesville. And what better time to plan your romantic Valentine’s Day rendezvous with your sweetheart than right now? Here at your hometown Gainesville new and used car Honda dealership, Honda Of Gainesville, we’re feeling the love during this special time of year and would like to help you decide where to take your husband, wife, or significant other out for a romantic night on the town.
The Gainesville dining scene continues to evolve and mature, so there are plenty of great spots for a romantic evening. We’ve selected some of the best nightspots in town for inclusion in our 2016 Gainesville Valentine’s Day Dining Guide.
Manuel’s Vintage Room, 6 S. Main St.
This cozy Italian restaurant offers a delightful menu of Italian specialties, a private cellar stocked with exceptional wines, and an elegant, intimate atmosphere. Continue reading
Not only is Honda at the forefront of automotive innovation, engineering, and technology, Honda also produces some of the world’s most fascinating, inventive, and unique TV commercials. Not only do these remarkably creative TV spots showcase new Honda automobiles, but they also go much further than that to embody Honda’s bold, daring, and inventive spirit. From the sublime and humorous to the surreal, we here at your hometown Gainesville, Florida Honda dealer, Honda of Gainesville, take a look back at 10 of Honda’s 2015 TV best.
2016 Honda Pilot Elite “Buddy Holly”
A family in their spacious and luxurious new 2016 Honda Pilot Elite SUV find a special musical groove all their own.
2016 Honda HR-V – Australia
The new 2016 Honda HR-V makes a memorable debut down under in this thrilling, surreal, and action-packed TV spot.
Gainesville Honda, your hometown Gainesville Florida Honda dealership, proudly unveils the all-new 2016 Honda Accord.
Setting The Standard. Again.
Honda once again sets the standard with a refreshed, reimagined, and improved flagship four-door sedan. This is an Accord for the 21st Century with modern design cues that give it a bold, contemporary flair. Slender available LED headlights frame either side of Honda’s signature “H” emblem. A sloping hood with expressive character lines hints at the powerful power plant underneath. Twin chrome-tipped exhausts, an integrated rear spoiler, and expressive new tail lights on the “Sport” model demonstrate that this is one Honda to be reckoned with.
It would be easy enough for us to sing the praises of this stunning new Honda. (After all, the Accord has made Car And Driver Magazine’s coveted “10Best Cars” list a record 29 times.) We think it is far more impressive to let others do the talking. Here are what some of the auto industry’s top writers, bloggers, and pundits are saying about the 2016 Accord. Frankly, their positive reaction is music to our ears. Continue reading