Micanopy is Florida's self-proclaimed antiques capital. Named in honor of a Seminole Indian chief and settled in 1821, this Alachua County town – about 15 minutes south of Gainesville – features dozens of antiques shops, many on tree-lined Cholokka Boulevard. The street also is the site of the town’s annual Fall Harvest Festival – think music and crafts. The scene is heavy on greenery, making it a pleasant spot to while away an afternoon beneath the oaks. In addition, the nearby Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park allows you to spot bison (yes, bison!) and wild horses from a 50-foot-high observation tower.