Destination guide

The riverfront setting of Jacksonville is ready to explore

Enjoy the area's live music, theatre scene and festivals with a rental holiday home in Jacksonville. This cosmopolitan city is known for its riverfront, zoo and sporting events. For a bit of culture, visit Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens or Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. 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.


Activities and attractions in and around Jacksonville

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Jacksonville a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. 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 (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • World Golf Village (25.6 mi / 41.2 km)
  • Alexander Brest Planetarium (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Sally Corporation (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Hands on Children's Museum (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Hyde Park Golf Club (6 mi / 9.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Jacksonville

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

  • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Big Talbot Island State Park (16.8 mi / 27.1 km)
  • Friendship Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Metropolitan Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Riverside Park (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Crabtree Park (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Jacksonville

Fly into Jacksonville, FL (CRG-Jacksonville Executive at Craig), the closest airport, located 8.5 mi (13.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Jacksonville, FL (JAX-Jacksonville Intl.), which is 11.6 mi (18.6 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Jacksonville Station.

Where to stay near Jacksonville?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,663 holiday rentals near Jacksonville. From 563 Houses to 830 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Jacksonville is on HomeAway.

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

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 Jacksonville:

  • Westside: 38 holiday homes
  • Southside: 82 holiday homes
  • San Marco: 17 holiday homes
  • Northside: 21 holiday homes
  • Northwest: 42 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 Jacksonville?

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

  • Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary: 1,337 holiday rentals
  • Jacksonville National Cemetery: 1,012 holiday rentals
  • Mandarin Museum: 706 holiday rentals
  • Tree Hill Nature Center: 972 holiday rentals
  • Florida State College - South Campus: 882 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 563 Houses in Jacksonville. Our other popular types of Jacksonville holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 830 holiday houses
  • Villas: 51 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 43 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Jacksonville?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 968 holiday homes with pool available in Jacksonville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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