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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Jacksonville?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,701 house rentals around Jacksonville. From 877 Condos/Apartments to 555 Houses, 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 Jacksonville is on HomeAway.

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

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 Jacksonville:

  • Southside: 100 vacation rentals
  • Avondale: 20 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 28 vacation rentals
  • Northside: 24 vacation rentals
  • Arlington: 59 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 Jacksonville?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices 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:

  • Mandarin Mill Family Golf & Batting Cages: 776 home rentals
  • Mayo Clinic Florida: 818 home rentals
  • Florida State College - South Campus: 946 home rentals
  • St Johns Town Center: 745 home rentals
  • Jacksonville Farmers Market: 542 home 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 Condos/Apartments in Jacksonville?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 877 Condos/Apartments in Jacksonville. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Jacksonville include:

  • Houses: 555 lodging choices
  • Villas: 50 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 41 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Jacksonville?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,013 vacation homes with pool available in Jacksonville.

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