Gainesville is home to many different attractions and places to visit for your shopping pleasures, but everyone who is anyone in the Alachua County area knows that one of the best places to shop in all of Gainesville is The Oaks Mall. The Oaks Mall is located at 6419 Newberry Road, Gainesville Fl, and is driving distance from nearly everywhere in Gainesville.
The Oaks Mall opened in 1978 and has been providing locals and tourists with more than enough shopping and dining options for their preferences ever since. The Oaks Mall offers many different types of shops for men and women of all ages such as Hollister, Buckle, Guess, Victoria’s Secret, etc and of course anchor department stores like Macy’s, Belk, J.C. Penny, Sears, and Dillards.
The Oaks Mall offers multiple services outside of shopping such as harboring a Fed Ex Drop Off Station, offering High Speed Wireless Internet Access, Stroller Rentals, and an ATM for those of you who thought you would need a lot less money than you actually do. Also, for all you dads out there, while mom is trying on 70 different pairs of jeans at the Gap, you and the little ones can spend as much time as needed in the complimentary Children’s Play Area located between Macy’s and Sears.
Like previously stated, it’s really easy to get to the Oaks Mall by car (or scooter for all the college kids), but it’s also easy to visit if you do not have transportation because the Oaks has a bus stop for the RTS system in Gainesville located right outside of Macy’s. Buses 5, 75, 23, and 20 all stop at the Mall and routes 5 and 20 run until 10:30 pm and route 75 runs until 7:30 pm on weekdays. If you go to www.go-rts.com and look at the RTS Trip Planner at the bottom right hand corner of the page, you will be able to get stop-by-stop directions on exactly how to get to and from the Oaks Mall from wherever you are, so whether you’re looking for clothing, fine dining, or entertainment, take a second (or a few hours) out of your day in Gainesville to visit the best place for shopping in our town.