Destination guide

Delight in the riverfront landscape of Downtown Jacksonville

Take a holiday to Downtown Jacksonville and enjoy the area's live music, theatre scene and festivals. Travellers 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 holiday or a trip with friends, 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 holiday home and experience everything that makes Downtown Jacksonville a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 centre:

  • 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 centre. 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.

Where to stay around Downtown?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 20 holiday lettings near Downtown. From 9 Houses to 7 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Downtown for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Downtown:

  • Amelia Island: 929 holiday homes
  • Beaches: 259 holiday homes
  • Seaview Park: 17 holiday homes
  • Southside: 59 holiday homes
  • Atlantic Beaches: 16 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Downtown. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Metropolitan Park: 607 holiday lettings
  • Alexander Brest Planetarium: 522 holiday lettings
  • Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art: 494 holiday lettings
  • Jacksonville Historical Center: 560 holiday lettings
  • Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra: 483 holiday lettings

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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 9 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of Downtown holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 7 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 6 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 16 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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