Destination guide

The riverfront setting of Palatka is ready to explore

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Palatka. Renowned for its university setting, riverfront and gardens, this city welcomes all visitors. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Palatka

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Palatka a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • World Golf Village (24.9 mi / 40 km)
  • Ravine Gardens State Park (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Palatka Municipal Golf Course (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Royal Manor Winery (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • St. Johns Golf Club (20.5 mi / 33.1 km)
  • Treaty Park (22.8 mi / 36.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Palatka

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Palatka is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ocala National Forest (29.9 mi / 48.2 km)
  • Ravine Gardens State Park (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Dunns Creek State Park (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Gold Head Branch State Park (18.9 mi / 30.5 km)
  • Treaty Park (22.8 mi / 36.7 km)
  • Lake George Conservation Area (24.6 mi / 39.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Palatka

Fly into St. Augustine, FL (UST-Northeast Florida Regional), the closest airport, located 28.2 mi (45.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional), which is 34.5 mi (55.6 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Palatka Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Palatka?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 97 holiday lettings around Palatka. From 54 houses to 18 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a shore-front property in Palatka?

The tension of everyday life simply slip away when you're at the edge of the water. Gather your pals and make yourself at home — it's time you all found your zen. HomeAway has no less than 35 holiday rentals with waterfront views in this destination. Want to try a different setting? See if any of our other properties float your boat. Our options here include:

  • 26 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 21 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 20 lakefront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Palatka?

Say goodbye to standardized, cookie cutter chain-hotel rooms. Our house holiday rentals have an unique, personal touch — as well as all the space you could ask for! There are 53 houses currently on HomeAway. Prices begin at £49 per night. Or maybe you'd rather one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Mobile home: 11 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £50 per night.
  • Cabin: 9 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £71 per night.
  • Cottage: 8 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £88 per night.

Can I stay in Palatka in a large group?

There's nothing quite like staying somewhere totally new with close friends and family. And the good news is HomeAway has places to suit big groups. Currently, house holiday rentals are popular for large groups of travellers here, and we have 15 listed on our database. In the area, the properties that can accommodate large groups of guests include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we offer 23 holiday rentals perfect for that size. Book a night from just £61.
  • Require a place for 5 people? We have 15 that will be perfect. You can book one for as little as £49 per night.
  • Hunting down holiday rentals suitable for 8 guests? You'll be delighted to learn we have 11 that will fit the bill. You can grab one from just £50 per night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you can bring your uncle, your sister and all your friends to Palatka.

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