University of Florida
The University of Florida is a public university in beautiful Gainesville, Florida. Approximately 34,500 undergraduate students and 17,800 graduate students are enrolled at the university. The sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference and their colors are blue and orange. One fun fact is the Gator football team tested the first version of Gatorade during the 1960’s at practices and games. Gatorade is now one of the most famous sports drinks in the world. University of Florida’s immense school spirit mostly comes from the school's successful football team.
Famous "Gator" alumni include Erin Andrews - sportscaster, Tim Tebow - former football quarterback, Ryan Lochte - Olympic swimmer, Marco Rubio - politician, Faye Dunaway - actress, and Ryan Sweeting - former tennis player.
Tamara & Amanda are Juniors from West Palm Beach, Florida! One quirky fact about Tamara and Amanda..."We are twin sisters who run @collegefoodietwins on Instagram! We love to cook, bake, and try new foods. We also love to go on cruises with our family!
Fun fact about the University of Florida: Researchers at The University of Florida patented Gatorade! You can always find some in a vending machine around campus:)
Favorite Ice Cream Parlour and Flavor: Yogurtlogy for frozen yogurt and unlimited toppings! Tamara's favorite flavor here is salted caramel, while Amanda's favorite flavor is the frosted animal cookie. We like Zero Degrees for the rolled-style ice cream! Our favorite flavor at Zero Degrees is Strawberry Cheesecake topped with strawberries, cheesecake bits, graham crackers and a drizzle of white chocolate syrup.
Favorite Bakery or Sweet: Gigi's Cupcakes. Our favorite cupcake here is the "Wedding Cake" flavor.
Where to Grab a Coffee: Pascal's Coffeehouse.
Best Burger Joint: Relish Burgers! Our go-to burger is a single tasty, topped with cheese and bacon. And don't forget a side of fries.
Finger licking good BBQ spot: Sonny's BBQ! Their pulled pork sandwiches are amazing & they have several sauces you can top it with.
Pizzeria: Piesanos. We like simple pizzas, so we always order a Margherita pizza with a side of their amazing Piesano's bread rolls.
Hottest Mexican Spot and Recommended Plate: Felipe's Mexican Taqueria. Our favorite dish is the tinga chicken tacos.
Favorite breakfast place with a friend or date: Keke's Breakfast Cafe. We always order french toast with a side of crispy bacon and scrambled eggs.
Things to do:
Where to go for Yoga, Exercise Classes, or the Gym: We have two on-campus gyms - the Student Recreation Center and the Southwest Recreation Center. They both have space to work out, lift weights, and both offer exercise classes.
Night Spot for Music: Saga Nightclub for dancing. Our school also brings in musicians and rappers occasionally for concerts and they're usually held at the Stephen O'Connell Center or Flavet Field. Since we've been at UF, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, Lil Yatchy, Big Sean, Young Thug, Waka Flocka, Echosmith, Passion Pit, and DJ Khaled have performed here.
Neighborhood Bookstore: University of Florida Bookstore.
Where is your favorite spot on campus to hang: We like to hang out at The Hub or chill at Plaza of the Americas.
Where do you want to go on spring break? We want to go on a cruise to the Caribbean with our friends.
Hotel or B&B recommendation: Wayne Reitz Union Hotel (this hotel is located directly on campus).