The city of Alachua Florida will be the host city for the 2014 12u Babe Ruth Softball World Series for the fourth year in a row. Many families may have been here in the past, while some new families may be experiencing the city for the first time. Alachua is located off of Interstate 75 in central Florida.
Looking to spend some time outdoors? Alachua is the perfect place for your family. With plenty of outdoor recreational parks in the area there are endless possibilities of how to use your down time. San Felasco State Park is a quick 10 min. drive from the sports complex and offers bicycling trails, hiking/nature trails, horse/equestrian trails, and is a great place to bring your pets for a quality game of fetch.
A little farther away sits O'Leno State Park with plenty of outdoor activities you will not run out of options. The park offers hiking, bicycling, and horse trails, as well as fishing canoeing and kayaking. Looking to cool off? The park offers a place for everyone to take a refreshing dip.
Alachua's main street is the perfect place for your family to grab a bite to eat offering everything from Italian eateries, cafes, Mexican, Latin, pizza, Chinese, the possibilities are endless. And let's not forget the host restaurant of last year's 2013 Babe Ruth Softball World Series; Mason's Tavern of Alachua, a local sports bar that offers good eats, and a family atmosphere.
Alachua also offers plenty of lodging so there should be no worries on trying to find a place to stay. They offer everything from bed and breakfasts to inns and campgrounds. So whether your family would like to rough it in the woods or be cozy in a bed and breakfast, the options are available.
Don't forget this is Florida, and if your family is willing to take drive there are major beaches and attractions both East and South of Alachua. Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Studios Florida are both a two hour drive south, as well as plenty of beaches two hours to the east.
There are endless opportunities for families down in Alachua when they are not cheering on their favorite World Series Team.