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.


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)
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 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Downtown?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 25 house rentals around Downtown. From 6 Houses to 13 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Downtown is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling 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: 925 vacation rentals
  • The Beaches: 298 vacation rentals
  • Southside: 99 vacation rentals
  • Avondale: 19 vacation rentals
  • South Ponte Vedra Beach: 148 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, 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 travelling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices 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:

  • Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art: 609 home rentals
  • Jacksonville Historical Center: 670 home rentals
  • Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra: 597 home rentals
  • Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center: 609 home rentals
  • Museum of Science and History: 641 home 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 6 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 13 lodging choices
  • Studios: 12 lodging choices

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation homes with pool available in Downtown.

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