So, the wife and I are spending some time in Clearwater Beach in mid April, and decided to leave a couple days early so we can go to the O&B Game on 4/13. We live in Ohio and we'll be leaving early Thursday morning, driving south, staying the night at a hotel in Macon that Thursday night, then heading into Florida on Friday and staying the night somewhere near Gainesville on Friday night. Here's where I need help. We want to be close enough to Gainesville that we won't have much of a drive before the game on Saturday, but we don't really know what to do or where to stay Friday night. Is there anything on 75 south between Macon and Gainesville that's worth checking out? Are there some fun spots in Gainesville that won't be overflowing with college kids on a Friday night? We don't have kids, early 30's, we like to drink but we're too old for that college type of crowd. I'm hoping to get a hotel booked soon. I haven't been to Gainesville for 20 years when I was just a kid, so any advice would be appreciated!