The city of Gainesville, GA sits on the shores of Lake Sidney Lanier, 55 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. At the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and with a population of about 30,000, it is the economic center of Northeast Georgia.
Gainesville's area main attraction is the 38,000-acre Lake Lanier, which formed behind an Army Corps of Engineers dam. The lake has over 690 miles of shoreline and over 100 small islands. It offers visitors 46 park areas and 10 marinas. In 1996 Lake Lanier served as the 1996 Olympic Rowing Kayaking and Canoe Venue.
The city of Gainesville itself has a restored downtown area with unique gift shops, antiques, and elegant dining. City points of interest include the Arts Council housed in a transformed railroad depot and Quinlan Visual Arts Center visual arts education center.
Motor sports enthusiast will enjoy Lanier National Speedway, a car-racing track sanctioned by NASCAR, and Road Atlanta where the Atlanta Grand Prix takes place. Other notable attractions in the area include Lake Lanier Islands golf courses and the Chateau Elan Winery.
Hotels and motels in Gainesville, Buford and near Lake Lanier range from luxuries to budget friendly. They all put visitors within 5 miles of area attractions.
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The Emerald Pointe Resort is set on the picturesque shores of Lake Sidney Lanier, 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta and approximately 45 miles from William B. Hartsfield International Airport. Local attractions include the Mall of Georgia and Road Atlanta.
Hampton Inn is the nation's leading chain of quality, value-priced hotels. Here you'll find clean, fresh, comfortable rooms standard with a coffee maker, iron and ironing board, data port, and free in-room movie channel (HBO).
All Super 8 Motels offer consistently clean and friendly accommodations and services. Super 8 Motel properties provide guests with complimentary coffee in the morning and many have expanded complimentary breakfast services. With more than 2,000 locations in the US and Canada you will find a Super 8 that is convenient for your travel needs.
The Days Inn is a first class property approximately located 68 miles northeast of the Hartsfield International Airport. This property is the largest full service hotel in the downtown Gainesville area. Centrally located and within close proximity to many major attractions such as Thunder Road USA Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and Cabbage Patch Kids General Hospital make this hotel the prime choice.
Surrounded By Sparkling Blue Waters Nestled Amid A Majestic 1200 Acre Of Pine Forest In The Foothills Of The Blue Ridge Mountains The Spectacular Renaissance Pineisle Resort Is A Relaxing Lake Front Paradise Just 45 Minutes From Downtown Atlanta. The 3 Star And 3 Diamond Resort Is Situated On Beautiful Lake Lanier Islands Which Includes An 18 Hole Championship Golf Course And Seven Tennis Courts. The 254 Room Renaissance Pineisle Resort I With Its Full Compliment Of Exciting Recreational Activities And Uncompromising Personal Service.
Surrounded By Scenic Lake Sidney Lanier And The Blueridge Mountains The Best Western Lanier Centre Is North Georgia's Finest Lodging In An Understated Upscale Environment. You Will Find Our Staff Of Hospitality Professionals To Be Dedicated To 100 Customer Satisfaction.
2 And 4 Bedroom Log Cabins On Beautiful Lake Lanier 45 Minut Es North Of Atlanta. Cabins Are Equipped With A Fully Equip Ped Kitchen Gas Log Fireplace Cable TV/VCR Queen Sleepe R Sofa Beds Hot Tubs On Private Decks 12 Slip Boat Dock