Destination guide

The riverside setting of Jacksonville is ready to explore

Enjoy the area's live music, theater scene and festivals and make a vacation rental your home during your stay 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 vacation or friends trip, 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 vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Jacksonville a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. 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 (5.6 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 features

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 center:

  • 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

Transportation 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 center. 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Jacksonville?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,663 vacation rentals near Jacksonville. From 571 Houses to 823 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 Jacksonville for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Jacksonville:

  • Southside: 78 vacation rentals
  • Riverside: 16 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 24 vacation rentals
  • San Marco: 17 vacation rentals
  • Northside: 22 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 Jacksonville?

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

  • Mayo Clinic Florida: 742 vacation rentals
  • Jacksonville Equestrian Center: 131 vacation rentals
  • Metropolitan Park: 661 vacation rentals
  • St Johns Town Center: 691 vacation rentals
  • Little Talbot Island State Park: 1,480 vacation 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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Jacksonville?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 571 Houses in Jacksonville. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Jacksonville include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 823 rentals available
  • Villas: 51 rentals available
  • Cottages: 42 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Jacksonville?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 961 vacation rentals with pool available in Jacksonville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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