mattyboy7we wrote:I go to UF also, however it looks like you just didn't go out much/ make friends. I can honestly say it was the best four years of my life that went by TOO FAST. It isn't a bad school and the fact that I can go for free makes that much better. So if you consider winning 4 national championships, having one of the best night life/ club/ bar scenes for a college town, and a good education not "much to make anything of" then you wasted your undergrad.
I'm not trying to be mean but I hate when people talk down about UF....
So what is there to do if you don't want your life to revolve around expensive late night booze several nights per week? The sports are cool if you're into them, but what about the rest of the year?
Beach: 2 hour one way drive, same for any boat bigger than a canoe.
Cultured stuff, museums, sightseeing, etc: Nothing
Hiking/hunting/fishing: You need a car, but tons of options within 30 minutes.
Attractions: Busch Gardens, Tampa; Disney/Universal Orlando
Pro sports: 2+ hour drive
Concerts/shows: Some small time stuff, but again 2 hours to the big cities for anything good
Entertainment: movie theaters, bars, drinking clubs; what about comedy clubs, live music (regularly), something like a Dave & Busters, etc
Shopping: a few chain stores, mall isn't that nice
Food: 2-3 local restaurants I'd recommend, everything else is cheap/crappy chains, grocery selections are limited especially fresh food because people don't cook