While visiting in Gainesville, I'd like some suggestions on hotels in Jacksonville- it's not too far away but has a beach and is cheaper to fly to, with only 1 connection. (2 connections to Gainesville, and more expensive). Does anyone know of hotels along the beach area. On the beach or close enough to walk to the beach? Nice but not elaborate. Mom and Pop hotel OK. Nice to have a hotel bar/restaurant on site, or nearby, but not necessary. I dont have a specific date planned- so tell me what months are best. We're in the 50ish age group, not really into partying like rock stars, but we do enjoy a night out etc. Suggestions anyone?