Destination guide

Delight in the riverfront landscape of Downtown Jacksonville

Take a holiday to Downtown Jacksonville and enjoy the area's live music, theatre scene and festivals. Travellers to this cosmopolitan city praise the riverfront, sporting events and restaurants. Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Science and History and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra are a few of the top cultural sights. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Downtown Jacksonville

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Downtown Jacksonville a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Alexander Brest Planetarium (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Sally Corporation (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Hands on Children's Museum (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Hyde Park Golf Club (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Anheuser-Busch Brewery (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Jacksonville

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Downtown Jacksonville is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Big Talbot Island State Park (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Friendship Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Metropolitan Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Riverside Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Crabtree Park (4.4 mi / 7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Downtown Jacksonville

Fly into Jacksonville, FL (CRG-Jacksonville Executive at Craig), the closest airport, located 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Jacksonville, FL (JAX-Jacksonville Intl.), which is 11.7 mi (18.9 km) away.

Where to stay near Downtown?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 24 holiday rentals near Downtown. From 10 Houses to 8 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Downtown for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downtown?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Downtown:

  • Westside: 38 holiday homes
  • Southside: 80 holiday homes
  • Amelia Island: 918 holiday homes
  • Beaches: 286 holiday homes
  • Dolphin's Cove: 18 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Downtown. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville: 548 holiday rentals
  • Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art: 552 holiday rentals
  • Jacksonville Historical Center: 613 holiday rentals
  • River City Marina: 499 holiday rentals
  • Five Points Shopping Center: 446 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 10 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of Downtown holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 8 holiday houses
  • Studios: 7 holiday houses

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 21 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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