The great outdoors meets the perks of big city living in Jacksonville. Whether you're trying to accommodate a massive family get together or a quaint couple's retreat, the vacation rental homes available in Jacksonville will have you covered.

Vacation guide

While Jacksonville is officially the largest city in Florida, its size isn't solely limited to the population. This highly frequented southern metropolis offers guests with nearly infinite options when it comes to planning for an unforgettable trip. Depending on when you travel down to Jacksonville, you can come across annual events ranging from finding the best shrimp in America to crowning the greatest golfer in the world. Simply put, Jacksonville is a Florida destination aimed at travelers who are pretty much down for anything.

What to do

Rent a bike and explore more than 30 kilometres of trails available at Hanna Park or marvel at all the masterpieces created by local artists at the downtown art walk grounds located in Hemming Plaza.

Younger travelers will relish a thriving nightlife scene, such as salsa lessons at the Cuba Libre Bar or being immersed in 1920s prohibition speakeasy atmosphere at The Volstead. Sophisticated couples will cherish a serene evening scanning the wine list at Matthew's Restaurant, where more than 2,000 award-winning bottles can be perfectly paired with equally dazzling cuisine.

Try to spend at least some of your Jacksonville holiday enlightening your mind through the sheer abundance of museums available to tour. Stroll through larger-than-life replicas of the human body at the Museum of Science and History, or take your time observing more than 5,000 acclaimed collections of artwork on display at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.

Where to stay

Anyone trying to maintain close proximity to all the downtown amenities should consider renting a home in Jacksonville Beach that's near all the exciting attractions you're looking to pack in during your stay. If tranquility is a top priority, a waterfront estate that's closer to the beach might be exactly what you're looking for.

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