Destination guide

Delight in the riverside landscape of Downtown Jacksonville

Take a vacation to Downtown Jacksonville and enjoy the area's live music, theater scene and festivals. Travelers 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 vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Downtown Jacksonville

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

  • 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 features

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 center:

  • 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)
Transport

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 center. 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 around Downtown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 20 vacation rentals near Downtown. From 8 Houses to 8 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Downtown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • Amelia Island: 850 vacation rentals
  • Beaches: 250 vacation rentals
  • Atlantic Beaches: 17 vacation rentals
  • Atlantic Shores: 48 vacation rentals
  • Riverside: 19 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts: 451 vacation rentals
  • Jacksonville Landing: 469 vacation rentals
  • Museum of Science and History: 484 vacation rentals
  • Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art: 462 vacation rentals
  • Friendship Park: 478 vacation 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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 8 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 8 rentals available
  • Studios: 6 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.