We'll be snow-birding our way back north and hope to stop for the night somewhere in the Gainesville area. We'll be coming up I-75 and want to be able to get a good start onto 301-10-I-95 the next day (when we hope to stop at Amelia Island or maybe Kiawah Island). I'd like to find a good, quiet place for the night, within walking distance of a decent restaurant.
Thanks in advance for suggestions. (I wish there were somewhere even a little further north, but route 301 on the way to highway 10 seems to be devoid of pleasant accommodations or eateries.)
Also, will the Gainesville area be crowded this Saturday night? Anything special going on at the University?