Gainesville, Georgia is a city located about 55 miles northeast of Atlanta on the shores of Lake Lanier and in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Originally established at the crossing of two Native American trails under the name Mule Camp Springs, it was later renamed Gainesville for General Edmund P. Gaines, who distinguished himself during the War of 1812.
Once you land at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), you have a few options when it comes to reaching Gainesville, GA hotels. If you'd like to get there on public transit, get on the MARTA Red Line and ride to Arts Center Transit Station, where you should switch to bus 110. Ride this route for just a few minutes north to the intersection of Peachtree and Deering Roads. Here, you can catch Amtrak's Crescent Line straight into Gainesville. Gainesville, GA rental cars will be available upon your arrival, but if you prefer to just rent a car at the airport, you can do so by riding the ATL SkyTrain to the rental car center. Once you arrive and check in to one of the hotels in Gainesville, GA, enjoy a day of fishing or boating on Lake Lanier or drive up to the Don Carter State Park to go camping or take a nature walk. As long as you're passing through Atlanta, why not extend your vacation with a side-trip to experience history at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site? Travelocity can help you find the perfect Atlanta hotel deals to make it happen.
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