Destination guide

The lively area of Northeast Florida awaits your stay

The area's live music and history are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Northeast Florida. Renowned for its beaches, sporting events and zoo, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art or Florida Museum of Natural History. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Northeast Florida

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Northeast Florida has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Starke Golf and Country Club (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Waldo Motorsports (16.7 mi / 26.8 km)
  • Ironwood Golf Course (24.9 mi / 40.1 km)
  • Southside Recreation Complex (26.5 mi / 42.6 km)
  • Bent Creek Golf Course (27.7 mi / 44.6 km)
  • Meadowbrook Golf Club (27.9 mi / 45 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Northeast Florida

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Northeast Florida is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Osceola National Forest (17.3 mi / 27.9 km)
  • Macclenny Park (17.7 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Gold Head Branch State Park (21.4 mi / 34.4 km)
  • O'Leno State Park (23.9 mi / 38.4 km)
  • Devil's Milhopper Geological State Park (25.5 mi / 41 km)
  • Southside Recreation Complex (26.5 mi / 42.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Northeast Florida

The nearest airport is in Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional), located 25 mi (40.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Jacksonville, FL (JAX-Jacksonville Intl.), which is 45.1 mi (72.6 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Jacksonville Station or Palatka Station to see more of the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Northeast Florida?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,032 vacation rentals near Northeast Florida. From 1,805 Houses to 175 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Northeast Florida for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Northeast Florida?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Northeast Florida. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Saint Augustine: 2,910 vacation rentals
  • Daytona Beach: 2,651 vacation rentals
  • Amelia Island: 926 vacation rentals
  • New Smyrna Beach: 2,679 vacation rentals
  • St Augustine Beach: 2,178 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Northeast Florida! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Northeast Florida?

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

  • Saint Augustine: 2,910 rentals
  • Daytona Beach: 2,651 rentals
  • New Smyrna Beach: 2,679 rentals
  • St Augustine Beach: 2,178 rentals
  • Jekyll Island: 1,450 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Northeast Florida?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Northeast Florida are:

  • Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV): 145 vacation rentals
  • Jacksonville International Airport (JAX): 1,015 vacation rentals
  • Jacksonville, FL (CRG-Jacksonville Executive at Craig): 1,122 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Northeast Florida?

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

  • Saint Augustine Historic District: 1,132 rentals
  • Jekyll Island State Park: 1,464 rentals
  • Golf Club at Cypress Head: 3,589 rentals
  • Jacksonville Beach Pier: 880 rentals
  • Del Webb Spruce Creek Golf & Country Club: 795 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Northeast Florida listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Northeast Florida

Saint Augustine
2,910 vacation rentals
Daytona Beach
2,651 vacation rentals
New Smyrna Beach
2,679 vacation rentals
St Augustine Beach
2,178 vacation rentals
Jekyll Island
1,450 vacation rentals
Jacksonville Beach
523 vacation rentals
Daytona Beach Shores
2,609 vacation rentals
Fernandina Beach
975 vacation rentals
Jacksonville
1,689 vacation rentals
Ormond Beach
2,073 vacation rentals
Palm Coast
1,384 vacation rentals
Ponte Vedra Beach
1,790 vacation rentals
Flagler Beach
894 vacation rentals
Ponce Inlet
3,023 vacation rentals
Gainesville
140 vacation rentals
Vilano Beach
1,975 vacation rentals
Ocala
178 vacation rentals
Brunswick
1,441 vacation rentals
Atlantic Beach
497 vacation rentals
Port Orange
3,392 vacation rentals